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Dr. Elizabeth Leon

Dr. Elizabeth Leon established West Plano Pediatrics in 1995. She graduated from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago, and completed her residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She is board certified in pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Leon has over 23 years of experience as a pediatrician in the community, and shares her knowledge through her blogs. Her blogs include topics such as financial awareness, memory making ideas, bike safety, and reasons not to start vaping.

A Comeback for Measles?

A Comeback for Measles?

In 2004, the US was glad to announce that endemic measles was eliminated due to effective vaccination. Historically, before the measles vaccine was introduced in 1963, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that measles outbreaks lead to approximately 2.6 million deaths each year. Sadly, there has been a dramatic increase in […]

What’s up with Vaping?

What’s up with Vaping?

The term “vaping” is used to differentiate between smoking an electronic cigarette versus the conventional cigarette.  The electronic cigarettes were initially introduced in 2003 in China, and later in the US and European markets in 2006 as a method to help individuals to stop smoking.  Unfortunately, there isn’t any clear […]

Thanksgiving Poem

Thanksgiving Poem

by Dr. Elizabeth Leon It’s a time for giving thanks… Thanks to our past families who began with our practice 22 years ago. Thanks to our present families who come to visit us currently. Thanks to our future generation of patients who now have babies of their own. Thanks to […]

Tylenol vs. Aspirin

Tylenol vs. Aspirin

Now that the flu season is beginning again, it is a good time to remind families to use acetaminophen (Tylenol) rather than aspirin. Why? In 1963, the first case of Reye’s syndrome was described and presented as encephalopathy and liver disease. This particular disease was noted to occur within a […]

New Vaccine Recommendations

New Vaccine Recommendations

Why get 3 shots instead of 2 ??? For the ages of 9-14 years, the HPV vaccine series has been decreased from 3 doses down to 2 doses! Just recently, a new recommendation for the HPV vaccine series was made by the CDC and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  […]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for me to express my gratitude towards all the families of West Plano Pediatrics. It has been a joy to see patients grow up from infancy to young adulthood. I never grow tired from seeing a 2 month old baby smile at me, a 1 […]

Grandparents

Grandparents

National Grandparents Day was celebrated last month on Sept. 11th, 2016. This special day to honor grandparents was initiated by Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade in 1970. It was first celebrated in West Virginia in 1973, and later US Congress passed legislation in 1978 to celebrate National Grandparents Day on the […]

Milestones

Milestones

Our lives are highlighted by many milestones; the first which begins from the time we are born and take our first breath. As a parent and physician, it has been a wonderful journey watching not only my own children achieve their milestones, but observing hundreds of patients develop and mature. […]

Summer Road Trips & Audiobooks

Summer Road Trips & Audiobooks

School is out! Summer vacation starts! As a child growing up in a family of five, I often took road trips with my family whenever we traveled on vacation. I remember sitting snugly between my sisters in the backseat for hours and hours. I also remember having to choose which […]

Plant Safety

Plant Safety

When the weather warms up, our children enjoy being outdoors- especially exploring wooded areas and looking for creatures in the creeks. At other times, they simply enjoy spending time with us as we work on our yards and gardens. Now that the outdoors are green and lush with vegetation, it […]