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Beating Picky Eating: Strategies for Parents

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Becca McCurdy shares some proven strategies for overcoming picky eating. Try to avoid frequent snacking, start small, use positive peer power, and prepare meals together!       Transcript: Even though most children will go through a picky eating phase, that doesn’t make it any less frustrating for you as a parent. […]

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Cooking with Kids: The Benefits of Making Food Memories

“Mom, what’s for lunch?” The next time your kids ask you what’s on the menu, turn the question around: “What would you like us to make?” Cooking with your kids has many benefits, from practicing math concepts like counting, measurement, and fractions, to helping picky eaters engage other senses to become comfortable with new foods. […]

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BEAMS Counseling Program

MD Pediatrics is pleased to announce our new Behavior, Emotional, and Mental Support program (BEAMS)! Our practice is partnering with Flower Mound Counseling to offer counseling appointments in both the Coppell and Flower Mound locations. The new BEAMS Program builds on an initial assessment to offer recommendations and guidance on what would benefit your child and family. • Parent/Child Counseling, ages […]

Starting School: A Roadmap for Change-Sensitive Kids

Kids who are worriers and sensitive to change often have problems starting school.  This process most affects kids starting kindergarten, but prior school experience does not guarantee easy adaptation to starting school. This is my basic outline that I offer parents who are navigating this transition:  1. Kids who are worriers often are more routine-driven […]

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Thank You!

You Voted, We’re Honored! Nothing makes us happier than happy, healthy patients! It feels great to get feedback from patients and parents that you’re happy with the care that we provide to your families. Every year, North Texas Magazine asks their readers for recommendations on everything from plumbers to pediatricians, and we’re honored that you continue […]

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Video: Travel Health Tips

Traveling abroad with your family? Our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Amanda Whisnant reviews some travel health tips to keep in mind, as well as how to prepare before your trip.     Transcript Hi, I’m Amanda Whisnant, one of the nurse practitioners at MD Pediatrics. Today I’d like to address some common questions regarding your family’s health when […]

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Patient Portal: Fit for Everyone

Use the Portal, Win a fitbit! Use the Follow My Health Patient Portal to communicate with us before August 1st, and we’ll enter you into a drawing to win 1 of 2 fitbits! Ask a question through the messaging feature, request an appointment, ask for a medication refill, download a form that needs signing, or […]

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Virtual Visits are Here!

Meet With a Doctor from Home We’re excited to announce that MD Pediatrics is now offering virtual visits! You can now meet with Dr. Vani, Dr. Forbes, or Dr. Kincaid from the comfort of your own home for limited types of appointments.   If your family is planning on traveling internationally, you can schedule a […]

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Beat the Back-To-School Rush!

Early summer is a great time for Well Checks Summer’s here, the sun’s out, and the kids are in full vacation mode. Visiting the pediatrician usually isn’t on a parent’s mind until August when the school reminds you that your child needs a doctor-signed physical form in order to play sports. But we’ll let you […]

4 Questions with Amanda

Amanda, what inspired you to enter medicine? As a young child, I was diagnosed with asthma. In those days, it was a scary and unfamiliar diagnosis for families to receive. I was constantly shuffled back & forth between pulmonology and allergy appointments. Though it was a scary, it helped prepare me to be more sympathetic […]

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