Choosing a Doctor

Kids First Pediatrics

Pediatricians in Highland Village TX

When looking for a pediatrician, not only is it important for you to feel confident in the healthcare given to your child, but also that you generally agree with the principals of the practice.  You should also be able to ask questions and voice concerns, whether they arise from a conversation with another mom or from an article on the internet.  This is paramount in the relationship between parent and pediatrician.  Here are a few questions (and our answers) to see if we’re a good match for you!

Who is in your practice?

Within our practice, we have physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. We all share a love of children and pride ourselves on keeping up to date on the latest advancements and best practices in pediatrics. We meet with each other on a weekly basis to further our own education and continue to make sure we are all providing the best care for our patients.

Do your hours accommodate working parents?

We are always striving to help families who have two working parents. We have Saturday hours and have extended morning and evening hours to work around most parents’ schedules.

Do you have separate waiting areas for sick and well children?

Yes, we also bring children with rashes in the back entrance and attempt to move them to a room without exposing any other children in the process in case they have a contagious rash.

Will I always see the same provider?

In most cases you can schedule appointments with the same person each time. Don’t worry if your provider is not available, however. The provider you make an appointment with will have access to your medical records to provide a seamless care experience.

How often do you see infants the first year?

We see infants often the first year for routine well infant exams. We start at 4 days old and continue at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months. Each visit gives us the opportunity to answer questions, do education and update vaccines.

How do you handle after hours calls?

We have an after hours call center based at Children’s Medical Center that handles our calls. These are registered nurses that are trained to provide phone advice. They have access to our providers and send us copies of all conversations and advice given.

What hospital are your doctors affiliated with?

We are associated with the Medical Center of Lewisville and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Flower Mound. However, we only see newborns at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Flower Mound.

Are you always on time for appointments?

No – I cannot promise to always be on time. Urgent situations take place that I have no control over and take more of my time. In addition, I strive to listen to you and sometimes either what you say or the advice I give to you takes longer then either of us planned. I do understand, however, how important your time is and work very hard to stay on schedule.

What are your views on breastfeeding?

Numerous studies point out the many benefits of breastfeeding and we actively support mothers who make this decision. Missy Nicholson, RN, MSN, CPNP, one of our Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, provides additional assistance during lactation consult visits. Joy Moffett, one of our MA’s, is also a great resource and is available to provide assistance with breastfeeding and troubleshooting breast pumps as needed. Some mothers cannot breastfeed for a variety of reasons and we will also work with you to provide different options in this case.

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