Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
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I am interested in partnering with families whose children are seeking evaluation for developmental and behavioral concerns. My goal is to always provide patient centered, kind, supportive care and to help families gain a more complete understanding of their child's growth, behavior and development.
Dr. Akins is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician specializing in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. He has special clinical interest and expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Intellectual Disability and Trisomy 21.
Dr. Akins' research has focused on telehealth supports to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in remote communities, parterships between pediatric specialty providers, schools and medical home providers and utilization of complementary and alternative medicine in families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Child Development and Behavior
B.A., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 1994
D.O., Midwestern University, Chicago IL 1998
Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth VA 1998-1999
Pediatrics, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth VA 1999-2001
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center/MIND Institute, Sacramento CA 2007-2010
Meritorious Services Medal, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2020
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Selected by peers as recipient of the CAPT Anthony Delgado Servant Leadership Award, a lifetime service award which recognizes leadership in the care of military connected children, 2018
Meritorious Services Medal, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2016
Finalist, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Humanism in Military Medicine Award, 2014
Office of the Secretary of Defense (Akins R, contributor). Report to Congressional Defense Committees: Study on health care and related support for children of members of the Armed Forces. (2015); (RefID: C-1679FB4), Retrieved from https://health.mil/Reference-Center/Reports/2014/07/15/Study-Health-Care-Related-Support-Children-Members-the-Armed-Forces+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
Akins RS, Krakowiak P, Angkustsiri K, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hansen RL. Utilization patterns of conventional and complementary/alternative treatments in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and children with developmental disabilities in a population-based study. Journal for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2014;35(1):1-10.
Au J, Akins RS, Berkowitz-Sutherland L, Tang HT, Chen Y, Boyd A, Tassone F, Nguyen DV, Hagerman R. Prevalence and risk of migraine headaches in adult fragile X premutation carriers. Clinical Genetics. 2013;84(6):546-551.
Akins RS, Angkustsiri K, Hansen RL. Complementary and alternative medicine in autism: An evidence-based approach to negotiating safe and efficacious interventions with families. Neurotherapeutics. 2010;7(3):307-319.
Seritan AL, Schneider A, Olichney JM, Leehey MA, Akins RS, Hagerman RJ. Conversion disorder in women with the FMR1 premutation. Am J Med Genet A. 2009;149A(11):2501-2506.