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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.

Summertime Tips - Sunscreen

Summertime Tips – Sunscreen

Texas Summer means Texas Sun and Texas HOT. When the temperatures go up, our kids will want to submerse themselves in a pool to cool down.  Here is a reminder to keep our summer fun and carefree: Sunburns are simply no fun! In fact, sunburns are quite painful-Ouch!  Many of us have probably […]

Summertime Tips - Swimmers Ear Prevention

Summertime Tips – Swimmers Ear Prevention

Texas Summer means Texas Sun and Texas HOT. When the temperatures go up, our kids will want to submerse themselves in a pool to cool down.  Here is a reminder to keep our summer fun and carefree: Swimmers Ear is a term used to describe otitis externa.  Otitis externa refers to inflammation […]

Summertime Tips - Drowning Prevention

Summertime Tips – Drowning Prevention

Texas Summer means Texas Sun and Texas HOT. When the temperatures go up, our kids will want to submerse themselves in a pool to cool down.  Here is a reminder to keep our summer safe: Since accidental drowning is one of the top causes of injurious death in children ages 1-4 […]

Summertime and Tetanus

Summertime and Tetanus

Are your kids ready for Summer? Summertime means camping and spending time playing outdoors.  In addition to having plenty of fluids, sunscreen, and insect repellent- it is important to be sure that your child is up to date with a tetanus vaccine. Tetanus is a serious infection caused by the bacteria, […]

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 […]