After moving to Houston in 1997, I worked for a solo practice physcian in North Houston before joining TCPA in 1998. I then worked in several offices for TCPA until 2006. During part of this time, I was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor from 2001-2005 when I was the Pediatrician at Shriner's Hospital for Children- Houston.
I started V.I.P. Pediatrics as I wanted to provide top-quality pediatric care without the large corporate structure that seems to limit creativity and the personal touch. Our facility is constructed to be a "kid" friendly environment with an emphasis in helping entertain and distract children of all ages. We love hearing how children just want to stop by our office to play!
Another priority for me was ready access to the doctor and staff. If your child is sick and you want to see the doctor- you are seen the same day. If you just want to ask the doctor a question- your call is returned the same day. We treat all our patients like they are VIPs.
I believe in teaching parents and children about medicine and how to manage medical issues in children. During my academic career, I enjoyed teaching future doctors about pediatrics. Now, I want to teach families about the medical needs of their children. I teach parents how to manage most common childhood issues and when a trip to the doctor's office is warranted.
I am also a strong advocate for breastfeeding infants. I have seen benefits of breastfeeding for any length of time, and I think that a goal of 6 breastfeeding for 6 months is a realistic goal for most mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least 1 year, and I applaud all moms who continue breastfeeding for this length of time or more.
We practice western medicine but are comfortable with our families seeking alternative health care for some conditions. We always try to explain the medical conditions and the pros and cons of our recommended treatments. This does include vaccines, which we strongly recommend for all our patients. While we allow our families to do alternative vaccine schedules or not vaccinate their children at all, we do try to emphasize the risk such practices pose to the child and all those around the child as well as epidemics have developed in several undervaccinated communities in the US that put all children at risk.
In today's world, a pediatrician is a member of a team whose goal is to raise a healthy and happy child.
- Aetna - Open Choice PPO
- Aetna - POS
- Aetna - PPO
- BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
- BC/BS - HMO
- BC/BS - PPO
- Cigna - Open Access
- Cigna - POS
- Cigna - POS Open Access
- Cigna - PPO
- Golden Rule
- HealthSmart - PPO
- Humana - PPO
- MHealth - EDGE
- MultiPlan - PHCS
- Self Pay (No Insurance)
- Texas Children's Health Plan - CHIP (Children's Health Ins. Program)
- Texas True Choice - PPO
- UMR - Insurance Plans
- United Healthcare
- United Healthcare - Options PPO
- United Healthcare - POS
- United Healthcare - PPO
- US Family Health Plan - Tricare
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