Dr Kevin Marks feels passionate about carefully listening to and promptly addressing parents' concerns about their child's physical, developmental and emotional well-being. He went to medical school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California San Fransisco-Fresno in 1998. Dr Marks takes a comprehensive approach to well-child care for patients 0 through 21 years and works hard to promptly recognize and treat pediatric (and family) emergencies whenever they arise. For this, he has up-to-date Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification. In addition to working full-time as a clinic-based pediatrician, he also rotates as a pediatric hospitalist at Sacred Heart Riverbend.
Dr Marks' area of research and expertise is developmental and behavioral pediatrics. He has authored numerous medical journal articles and pediatric textbooks on the early identification, prevention, treatment and ongoing monitoring of children with developmental and behavioral challenges. He also enjoys providing professional guidance to enhance the development of "typical children who have their typical challenges".
Dr Marks recognizes that a team-based approach is the key to delivering high quality care for your child. This team involves parents, doctors, nurses, receptionists, schedulers, care coordination specialists, and let's not forget, the greater community in which we live. To remain timely, he asks that parents prioritize their concerns at the beginning of every visit. For well visits, it's best to come 15 minutes early as Dr Marks frequently asks parents and adolescents to complete pre-visit questionnaires. For the well-being of your child and our society, Dr Marks, along with every other pediatrician at PeaceHealth, fully supports the vaccination schedule as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Outside of his work, Dr Marks, whose wife is Danish, speaks the language, along with limited Spanish and Swedish. More than anything else, he treasures every moment he spends with his son, but also enjoys reading pediatric journals, exercising, gardening, astronomy and playing soccer with his two dogs.
JOURNAL ARTICLES/ORIGINAL RESEARCH
1. Marks KP, LaRosa AC. Understanding Developmental-Behavioral Measures, Pediatrics in Review. 2012;33;448-458 DOI: 10.1542/pir.33-10-448.
2. Glascoe FP, Marks KP, Squires J. Improving the definition of developmental delay. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2012 Jan;33(1):87; author reply 87-8.
3. Glascoe FP, Marks KP. Detecting Children with Developmental-Behavioral Problems: The Value of Collaborating with Parents. Psychological Test and Modeling. 2011;53(2):258-279.
4. Marks KP, Glascoe FP, Macias MM. Enhancing the Algorithm for Developmental-Behavioral Surveillance and Screening in Children 0 to 5 years. Clinical Pediatrics. 2011;50(9):853-868.
5. Marks KP, Glascoe FP. Helping Parents Understand Developmental-Behavioral Screening. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2010;27:54-61
6. Glascoe FP, Marks KP, et al. Making Developmental-Behavioral Screening Work in Your Practice. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2009;26(12): 38-45
7. Marks, KP, Hix-Small H, et al. Lowering Developmental Screening Thresholds and Raising Quality Improvement in Preterm Children. Pediatrics. 2009;123(6):1516-1523
8. Marks KP, Glascoe FP, et al. The Thorny Nature of Predictive Validity Studies for Developmental and Behavioral Problems, Pediatrics. 2008;122(4):866-868.
9. Marks KP. Should General Pediatricians Not Select the Ages & Stages Questionnaire in Light of the Rydz et al Study? Pediatrics, 2007;120( 2):381-389
10. Hix-Small H, Marks KP, et al. Impact of Implementing Developmental Screening at 12 and 24 Months in a Pediatric Practice, Pediatrics, 2007;120(2):381-389
1. Bricker DD, Macy M, Squires J & Marks KP (eds). (2013) Developmental Screening in Your Community: An Integrated Approach to Connecting Children with Services. Paul Brookes Publishing Co., Baltimore MD.
2. Glascoe FP, Poon J, Marks KP & Macias M (eds). (2013). Detecting and Intervening with Developmental-Behavioral Problems in Primary Care. Ellsworth and Vandermeer Press, LLC, Nashville TN.
PEDIATRIC TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS
1. Developmental Screening and Surveillance. (2011). Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics. Behrman RE, Kliegman RM, Jenson HB (ed). 19th Edition. W.B. Saunders Co. Philadelphia, PA.
2., Screening for Developmental and Behavioral Problems. (2009). Clinical and Scientific Aspects of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. M Shevell (ed.). Mac Keith Press, London, UK.
3. Developmental and Behavioral Screening Tools. (2009). Measures of outcomes and their determinants for children and youth with developmental disabilities. A. Majnemer (ed). Mac Keith Press, London, UK.
4. Marks KP, Glascoe FP. (2011). Developmental and Academic Surveillance and Screening. In M. Augustyn, B. Zuckerman & EB Caronna (eds). Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics for Primary Care. (3rd Ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.