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Dr. Laurie Berger

Dr. Laurie Berger graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She is board certified and has been a partner with West Plano Pediatrics since 1998. Dr. Berger has received many awards including “Best Pediatrician” by the Plano Star Courier, Mom Approved doctor by the readers of Dallas Child magazine and D Magazines best pediatrician. She regularly is interviewed on the nightly news. In addition, she teaches resident doctors in two departments; Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics. Dr. Berger is on the Board of The Family Place which is an organization dedicated to ending family violence. In 2013, she established a medical clinic on the safe campus of The Family Place and continues as the medical director.

Teething

Teething

Teething begins around 4 months and lasts for about 2 years. So, what is a parent to do? The best answer is to offer firm toys or teethers that are cool. Beware of frozen toys that can cause an ice burn or liquid teethers with unknown gels that can pop. […]

Eczema: When all else fails.

Eczema: When all else fails.

So, you have tried every cream and steroid and cleanser on the shelf. What is next? Sometimes, an infection may exist which requires antibiotics and a visit to us. However, there are 2 more trials of therapy that help some children: bleach baths and/or wet wraps. Bleach baths: Yuck, was […]

Eczema:  Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy

Eczema: Itchy, Itchy, Scratchy, Scratchy

Eczema is a frustrating skin condition that many children have. Eczema causes dry, red, itchy skin that gets better or worse no matter what you do! During an eczema flare, almost anything will worsen the eczema, including scratching.   Of all the things that we can offer, the most important step […]

Cold and Flu and Fever

Cold and Flu and Fever

Cold and flu season is in full swing and with it comes FEVER. Children in the first few years of life get on average 6 viral colds and 3 viral diarrheal illnesses a year. These viral illnesses do not respond to antibiotics and each one lasts 10 -12 days. In […]

Breast Feeding and Vitamins

Breast Feeding and Vitamins

Breast milk has lots and lots of advantages; breast is best. Even so, breast fed babies require additional vitamins. They should begin Vitamin D once breast feeding has become established. In the baby aisle at the grocery store, Enfamil sells D-Vi-Sol. (You may not buy their formula, but they still […]

BULLYING – TEEN DATING VIOLENCE – CYBERBULLYING

BULLYING – TEEN DATING VIOLENCE – CYBERBULLYING

“ I really enjoyed the time Dr. Berger always spent with me ensuring I was living a healthy lifestyle. She not only cared about what she was responsible for on my body but for my well being as a person as well. I’ll always see her as not only more […]

The Breakfast Back to School Juggle

The Breakfast Back to School Juggle

The Breakfast Back to School Juggle: Our goal as parents is to teach our children to make healthy choices for a lifetime AND get them to school on time. The old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is true. Breakfast gets your child’s metabolism started. […]