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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…

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…

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…

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…

Here comes the sun…

Here comes the sun…

The sun is shining…outdoor play is calling. How can you protect you and your family from the sun’s harsh rays? Limit time outdoors from 10am-2pm as this is when the sun’s rays are strongest Protect your skin by keeping it covered and by wearing a…

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Spring is here…mosquitoes will start to appear. Zika and West Nile viruses are known to be transmitted via mosquito bites. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your family. Generally, it is recommended to avoid being outside during dawn and…

Loving Your Child

Loving Your Child

As parents, we unquestionably love our children. How could anyone resist a cuddly and smiling infant? However, during the teenage years, our love is often put to the test with teenage attitudes and behaviors. Yet, our love remains unquestionable. But, does your teenager know it?…