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Dr. Patricia Harkins

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
San Antonio, TX
31 years experience female

Locations

Harkins And Associates, Inc

San Antonio, TX

Address

4093 Dezavala Rd, San Antonio, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

2104933444

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Humana Insurance Company

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About

Bio

I am a mother to 2 adult children - one with Asperger Syndrome, and the other with ADHD. I have extensive experience treating children with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental delays, genetic disorders, and other developmental issues. I grew up in New Jersey, worked as an engineer, and did graduate work in biomedical engineering at Harvard and MIT. My undergraduate degree was from Rice in Mechanical Engineering. I absolutely love being a pediatrician, and now specialize in developmental disorders. I am board certified in both General and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics. I have learned a great deal from other parents and from my patients. I would never choose another profession.

Specialties
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

116 Answers
54 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Harkins
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 31 years experience
Allergy and meds: The active ingredient in Concerta is methylphenidate. There can be other ingredients causing your allergy. Talk to your doctor about it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Harkins
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 31 years experience
Medications: The cheapest meds are the generics of Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (mixed amphetamine salts). They are short acting and have to be redosed every 4 or 6 hours to remain effective through the day.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Harkins
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: With adhd, too much stimulant can make you lethargic. Caffeine is a stimulant. You appear to be sensitive to it. An energy drink has much more caffeine than coffee and tea, and will likely make you very tired.

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Sep 3, 2013
Dr. Harkins provides excellent developmental pediatrics evaluations and counseling.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harkins is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I so wish I could find therapy here to help resolve the damage in uk.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks! His dad thinks his gums itch so he's rubbing them to stop it.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u anyway for ur time really appreciate

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH OF UPMC
Completed 1993

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics
Texas Pediatric Society
Bexar County Medical Association
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