Recipe for Healthy Holidays: Food for Thought

Holidays can bring out the relaxing, upbeat best (and sometimes the hectic,tense worst) in kids and parents. These times highlight the challenges of effective parenting. They are a “tester” of sorts. How can parents promote the warm atmosphere that defines the best of life in a healthy family? Parenting starts with understanding your own personality […]

Effects of Electronics: How Screen Time Can Affect Our Children

Electronics affect almost every aspect of our daily lives. They are sources of communication, organization, entertainment and distraction. Our children have more exposure to electronics than any generation before them and the question many of us are asking is: How is it affecting them? A patient of ours sent MD Pediatric Associate providers some questions […]

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Beline Boyle Retires

With heavy hearts but immense gratitude, this summer we say goodbye to one of our longterm team members, Nurse Practitioner Beline Boyle. Beline has been a part of the MD Pediatrics family for over twenty years, and though we will dearly miss her we are excited for her next steps in life. Her last day […]

Thank You!

Nothing makes us happier than happy, healthy patients! It feels great to get feedback from patients and parents that you’re satisfied 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 to vouch for us as […]

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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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