ESD PEDIATRIC GROUP strives to grow and change to meet the healthcare needs of our families. Behavioral health concerns (such as mood or behavior disturbances) often arise in childhood and can impact a child/teen's functioning. To help with these common concerns, GRETCHEN DORMAN, LISW-S, a behavioral health specialist, joined the ESD team in AUGUST 2019. Gretchen focuses on your child's psycho-social functioning and helps problem-solve and reduce symptoms.

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Gretchen has spent most of her professional career in Tennessee.  She earned her B.S. in Child and Family Studies from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  She attended graduate school at Erikson Institute and Loyola-University-Chicago graduating with a Masters Degree in Child and Development and School Work.  In 2017, she and her family relocated to Ohio.  She is excited to join the team at ESD to provide integrated behavioral health services.  She sees patients at both the Milford and Smith Road offices.

ESD is excited to begin offering BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES.  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 ESD billing team members with questions about behavioral health BILLING CODES.