Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning (DMCDL)
provides consultation and treatment in the following areas:

Adjustment Disorders
Anxiety - childhood and adolescent
Attentional Problems (ADD/ADHD)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Brain Training
Behavioral Problems - Oppasitional, defiant and disruptive behavior
Depression - childhood and adolescent
Developmental Assessment of infants, toddlers and school-aged children
Learning Problems
Medication Management
Mood Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Pre-School problems - separation anxiety, behavior problems, tantrums
Sleep problems
Tic Disorders


Each of our doctors are board-certified pediatricians with over 75 years of combined experience in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental and learning differences and over 100 combined years in pediatric care.  They are each deeply involved locally and nationally with medical research and family support organizations, especially as they relate to developmental and learning issues.  Their involvement provides direct benefit to our patients who gain access to a rich network of resources, information, and knowledge of the most current and effective diagnostic and treatment strategies.  For a short bio on each of the doctors, see the "About Us" page.

Leonard R. Baker, M.D.
Highest Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Ricki G. Robinson, M.D., M.P.H.
Highest Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Leslie Richard, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Highest Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
     - both  General and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

C. Thomas Hartman, M.D.
Highest Degree: Doctor of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
  

  WELCOME
Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
1346 Foothill Blvd., # 301
La Canada, CA  91011
818.790.1587
  Descanso Medical Center
  for Development and Learning
Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics
Cogmed Qualified Practice
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