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Beth A. Trevino, MD

Office: Phoenix Childrens Medical Group - Developmental Pediatrics
Address: 1919 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-7710
Phone: (602) 933-0970
Fax: (602) 933-0068
Degree/Certifications: MD
Board Certifications: Pediatrics
Medical School/Education: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Houston, TX
Residency: Driscoll Childrens Hospital Corpus Christi, TX
Fellowship: (Behavioral Pediatrics) David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Mattel Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, CA
What led you to your career in Developmental Pediatrics?
I was a middle school teacher before I became a doctor. The intensive focus on education is what drove me to developmental pediatrics. I think it complements my strengths.

What is the best thing about your job?
I love working with the Hispanic community to promote academic success through early developmental stimulation. The potential that a young brain has to make a positive change in this world makes my job so important to the individual patient, the larger family unit, and the community in general.

Have you received a special gift of thanks or piece of artwork from a child?
My daughter keeps my office door decorated with her art. I love to see the developmental progression in complexity through her art. I use to help teach pediatric residents.

What is your favorite children’s book?
Horton hatches the egg. “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful 100%”. The dedication is priceless. This is probably why I love elephants too.

How do you go about calming a child’s fears? Aside from the wonderful work of the Child Life team?
Communication. A child is typically afraid of what they don’t understand. When the issue is explained to them in words that they comprehend, you not only demystify the situation but also help the child feel understood. That is what everyone wants to feel, understood.

How do you build trust with a parent?
Listening to their questions and taking the time to answer them. Explaining what I am doing and how I plan to help their child is critical in child development, as we cannot help to advocate for the child without the parent involved. Parents need to be on board with the plan, because they are the ones that do the actual work. I just serve as a guide.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love spending time with my husband as we both work to build the best brain possible for our young daughter. We routinely plan developmental stimulating activities and enjoy watching her grow and develop. She is great entertainment.

What is your favorite local restaurant?
Carrabbas Italian Grill. They don’t have this restaurant in California where I used to live. I can’t get enough.

Can you tell us about your family?
I am the perfect blend of my doctor father and teacher mother. My father graduated as the 32nd Hispanic physician in Texas, and my extended family works hard with philanthropy to support Hispanic educational success in multiple ways. My contribution to this family focus is through my work as a developmental pediatrician.

Where are you originally from, and how did you get here?
I was born, raised, and educated in Texas. This is also where I met my husband. After spending a year in California for fellowship training, I fell in love with the weather and started my first job in San Diego. After five years in California, I moved over one state, to Arizona to fill the need for a Spanish-speaking developmental pediatrician here at Phoenix Children's Hospital.