Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, General Pediatricians in Indianapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. General Pediatricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+13 percent), Salt Lake City (+13 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), and San Antonio (+7 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in New York and Charleston (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).
Pediatricians diagnose and treat infections, injuries, and many types of organic disease and dysfunction. They work to reduce infant and child mortality, foster healthy lifestyles, and ease the day-to-day difficulties of those with chronic conditions. With structured evaluation and early intervention , pediatricians identify and address developmental and behavioral problems that result from exposure to psychosocial stressors. They appreciate the vulnerability of childhood and adolescence, and actively advocate for measures to protect their health and safety.'
Dr. Zand's research focuses on how individual factors interact with environmental influences in a transactional manner throughout the developmental course of childhood to influence positive adaptation among children and their families. Specifically, she investigates processes that foster resilience in high-risk populations of children from birth through emerging adulthood (low income, deaf/hard of hearing, medically fragile), and applies this knowledge to the development and/or adaption of early intervention/prevention programs.