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 […]

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 […]

Virtual Visits with Dr. Vani

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 […]

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 […]

4 Questions with Dr. Vani

Dr. Vani, what do you like about being a pediatrician? I love the challenge of ever-changing growth and development that makes every age unique and diverse in pediatrics. Also, there is something special about the smile of young patients and the trust that their parents place in me. It drives me to the best I can at all times. […]

Amanda Medical Mission

Pediatric Care, At Home and Abroad

I’m Amanda Whisnant, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at MD Pediatrics. I love taking care of your children at our Flower Mound office. For the past 10 years, I’ve also been traveling to Belize as a volunteer to provide medical care for children who would otherwise not have access to healthcare.    Many of the children […]

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