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TCAMP: Take Charge Asthma Management Program

Does your child take daily asthma medications? Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Becca McCurdy reviews MD Pediatrics’s TCAMP (Take Charge Asthma Management) Program for our patients who use asthma medications on a daily basis. It’s important to use your medications everyday, even when you’re feeling well!       Transcript: “Hi, I’m Becca McCurdy, one of the pediatric […]

4 Questions with Dr. Shumate

  Dr. Shumate, what inspired you to enter medicine? When I was six, our local hospital held a Teddy Bear Clinic where we all got to go through the ER and “heal” our stuffed animals “hurts.” I was sold. I decided I wanted to be a doctor and haven’t turned back.   What do you […]

Level 3 Certification!

The new year started with good news at MD Pediatrics: we received word from the National Committee for Quality Accreditation that we are Certified Patient Centered Medical Home, Level 3. This means that we are “demonstrating strong performance” in meeting three key goals: better patient experience, better health outcomes, and lower per capita cost. We are […]

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Exam Room Etiquette: Take A Break From Your Devices 

In today’s connected world, it can be necessary to fill up every free second checking emails and responding to never-ending phone notifications. It is common for me to hear buzzes and beeps emanating from purses and pockets while I am in exam rooms, and as a doctor, I can empathize with feeling like you’re always […]

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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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