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    Meet Our New Licensed Pediatric Psychologist


    Dr. Jillian Austin joined us in September, 2019 as a licensed pediatric Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Austin earned her Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis and Doctoral Degree in Health Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received pre-doctoral training in clinical child and pediatric psychology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She then completed a two year pediatric psychology post-doctoral fellowship at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Dr. Austin is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and their families improve their overall quality of life and day-to-day functioning. Dr. Austin works with families to develop a toolbox for success so they can navigate normal developmental issues, work through difficult transitions, and overcome unexpected challenges. As a pediatric psychologist, Dr. Austin specializes in helping families and children with common childhood topics, such as falling and staying asleep, eating enough food to support healthy weight gain and growth, tackling toileting problems such as accidents or constipation, adjusting to a chronic illness diagnosis, adhering to medical regimens, and learning to cope with acute or chronic pain. In addition, Dr. Austin can help children manage general mood and behavior problems such as anxiety, depression, tantrums, and non-compliance.

    Dr. Austin’s grew up in Columbus and is excited to be moving back closer to her family and friends in Ohio.

    Families need to be aware that BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES are different from MEDICAL HEALTH SERVICES. A SEPARATE bill will be submitted to your insurance for the BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES. Depending on your specific coverage, you will either be charged a SECOND CO-PAY or be billed for any balance not paid by your insurance (deductible and/or co-insurance). If you have OHIO MEDICAID (CARESOURCE) the services will be COVERED.

    Because specific benefits differ among insurance plans, please contact your INSURANCE COMPANY and ask for COVERAGE INFORMATION. Please see one of the PAMC billing team members with questions about behavioral health BILLING CODES.

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