Dr. Adrienne Steckler has been warmly welcomed onto the Physician Board by the American Health Council for her outstanding achievements and dedication to helping children as a developmental behavioral pediatrician, a role she has upheld for the past 23 years.
Dr. Steckler first realized that her passion lay in pediatrics after her time in the military where she received the opportunity to train in radiology. Working closely with doctors, her fascination with the disease treatment process grew, with these experiences greatly influencing her subsequent decision to attend medical school. Whilst her original plan was to work in family medicine, it was during a pediatric rotation that she fell in love with the field of paediatrics and decided to focus her career path in this specialist area. It was also working alongside one of her mentors, Dr. Nancy Roizen, who was involved in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, that particularly sparked Dr. Steckler’s interest.
After her obligatory time in the military had ended, Dr. Steckler focused her studies on Pediatrics, graduating with her MD in 2003 from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. Following this, Dr. Steckler completed her Developmental and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship at the University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and following on from this her Pediatric Residency at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University.
Dr. Steckler has spent the past four years in her current position of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at Lee Health. Lee Heath is the leading provider of healthcare in Southwest Florida and has served the citizens of Lee County and surrounding communities. Their origins can be traced to the fall of 1916 when a group of community leaders set aside 300 dollars, and donated lumber from the dismantled Court House, to build the first hospital in Fort Myers. Today, Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center, and Cape Coral Hospital, and two specialty hospitals: Gosilano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital. With more than a million patients contacts each year, Lee Heath is the fourth largest public health system in the United States and the largest within Florida. Lee Health is a progressive, financially sound health care provider with over 13,000 employees, 1,300 community physicians and 4,500 volunteers.
Displaying extensive expertise in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, autism, spectrum disorders and ADHD, Dr. Steckler’s daily responsibilities include evaluating, counseling, and treating children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of development and behavioral disabilities. Dr. Steckler treats patients with learning disorders, habit disorders, regulatory disorders and developmental disabilities.
Looking back at her prestigious career, Dr. Steckling attributes her success to her love for the field of pediatrics, alongside her experience in the Navy and her dedication to achieving her goals. Dr. Steckler is proud of her natural ability to work with kids who are often misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It is her dedication to helping them and their families understand their illness and manage their unique differences that has aided in her success.
As a well-deserved recipient of many professional accolades, Dr. Steckler was recognized with the Castle Connolly Top Doctor Honor in 2018 and for her efforts by receiving the Best Clinical Study – Pediatric Fellow Science Day: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in 2012.
To ensure she stays ahead in an ever-developing field, Dr. Steckler is an active member of a number of Professional Associations including The Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Florida Medical Association
Dr. Steckler is proud of the impact she can make on her patients and in the future aims to continue to see her program expand and grow. Outside of work, Dr. Steckler aspires to travel, spend time with her three children and keep active by running. In her free time she is an active supporter of two charities; Autism Speaks and One Sky for all Children.
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Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at Lee Health
- Lee Health is the leading provider of health care in Southwest Florida and has served the citizens of Lee County and surrounding communities.
- Today, Lee Health consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, Health Park Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital, and two specialty hospitals: Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital.
Professional Awards & Honors
- Castle Connolly Top Doctor Honor (2018)
- Best Clinical Study – Pediatric Fellow Science Day: Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital (2012)