Integrated Health Care

Pediatric Associates of Durango provides integrated healthcare. This means that our various health professionals work together as a team, combining our parts into a working whole, to provide the best possible healthcare for you and your family. We believe that involves paying attention not only to physical health, but also to emotional health, habits, and behaviors that affect overall wellness. Behavioral health specialists are part of our team, and the goal is for all of us to work together to ensure a happy, healthy, thriving child and family.


Ruth Watkins, Psy. D.

Dr. Watkins is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist with 35+ years of experience working with a wide variety of ages and issues. Dr. Watkins retired in 2017 after 18 years as a school psychologist in a large middle school and high school on the Colorado front-range. She is available to provide consultations, screen patients for behavioral issues; such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and developmental concerns. She is also able to educate and coach parents, coordinate care with schools, provide brief interventions, and give referrals to supportive community resources.



Bill Streusand, M.D.

Dr. Streusand is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with nearly 40 years of experience as a provider and medical director in various inpatient and outpatient settings. He was chief of psychiatry at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, and is co-founder of the Texas Child Study Center. He has practiced and promoted integrated behavioral health care for many years. Dr. Streusand is available for on-going collaboration with our practice, as well as for diagnostic evaluations and medical consultation.