Matthew Heeren, MD
I'm an advocate for children and their families. My philosophy is that children grow and develop best when the entire family is well.
I want to partner with parents to promote each child's health and well-being. This includes all areas of cognitive, emotional, and physical development.
I'm a good listener, with a combination of a sense of humor and knowledge to be an effective practitioner.
As the father of three children, I understand the challenges involved in raising healthy and happy children. Through my background in clinical psychology, I gained experience working with ADHD, behavioral problems, academic difficulties and family dynamics. I also have a special interest in asthma and allergies and have done research on these conditions.
Talking to the pediatrician is often the first step parents take when their child develops behavioral problems. I can help families by recognizing and diagnosing problems. Ultimately, my goal is to connect parents with any number of resources, which will benefit both child and family.
I enjoy children of all ages. I treat children and adolescents from birth to age 21. I also welcome appointments with pregnant couples seeking a pediatrician before the birth of their child.
Medical Degree, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, CA
Residency in Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
Board Certified in Pediatrics