Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on the care and needs of children from infancy to early adulthood. Typically, children remain under the care of a pediatrician until the age of 21. At our practice in Carrollton, TX, we provide a wide range of services such as well-child exams, sports physicals, and adolescent medicine and sexual counseling. Our professional and compassionate team work diligently to provide your child with quality treatments and health care. We also encourage your involvement and will do everything we can to provide you with the education and understanding you need to maintain your child's health for optimal living. Our board-certified medical physicians are here to support you and your child's health and emotional well-being at Family Medicine Associates of Texas.
"Dr. Stewart had been my primary care physician for 17 years, and I couldn't be happier. He has seen me through all the ups and downs of an autoimmune disease, birthing and raising children, and the many physical and psychological / emotional challenges I've encountered through the years. He has done all of this with great compassion and kindness. I never feel rushed when I am in his office because he takes ample time to listen to my concerns and to address them. When I am unable to get in to see Dr. Stewart, Family Medicine is always able to get me into another physician or nurse practitioner quickly. It's a wonderful, efficient office with excellent medical care. I'll never change our health care provider for as long as we live in North Texas."- C.R. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2018
"Dr. Moran is the best doctor I have found in a very long time. He is very thorough and really takes time to go thru everything with you. It has been years since I had my last physical, since most doctors made me feel so rushed. I will be going to see him from now on."- J.B. / Yelp / Feb 15, 2018
"I have just returned from my 30th (yes 30th) consecutive annual physical exam with FMA, with perhaps another 30 pop-up visits interspersed over the three decades. I've read each review here on Yelp, and while I would certainly never question anyone's perception of their own experience, I can honestly say that I am personally a perfect 60-for-60 in receiving exceptionally personal, professional and deeply concerned care at FMA. I started 30 years ago with the noted patriarch of FMA, Dr. Richard Honaker, whom has recently retired from his decades of "Keeping me going." However, the key to FMA is the quality of ALL of the physicians on the team, whom are interchangeable from a professionalism standpoint, and thus one is nearly always available to see you on short notice. And if the Physicians are all booked, their staff of Physician Assistants (PA's) are both phenomenal and available. I routinely request my own PA (the simply unparalleled Marla Lehmann) at a frequency ratio of 4 to 1 over my also gifted (albeit quite busy) primary physician, Dr. Jeff Hischke (whom Dr. Honaker personally matched with me upon his retirement.) And I feel quite compelled to address the complaints (and misunderstanding of) the "Two-Part" physical exam process. This system is infinitely more informative and useful than the typical "One-stop-shop," wherein your blood is drawn at the same time as your poke-and-prod...however, given the week it takes to garner the lab results, you receive no detailed review or discussion of exactly where you stand with regard to the dozens of critical health measurements and parameters within the report, and how they relate to each other, and to you personally. The one-stop-Doc will simply tell you: "If you don't hear from us, your good to go." However each measurement is a placement within lower and upper limits, and wouldn't you like to know how close to the edge of each limit you are? And what if your numbers in vital measurements are trending steeply toward a limit year-to-year (such as safely-low to very high) but have not yet exceeded that upper limit, and thus are not brought to your attention. The analysis of each these numbers, and your personal trend (which is a core element of the FMA second visit) is the most critical part of the entire exam, which is totally ignored by the "We'll call you if it's bad" approach. Furthermore, the examination of each number individually points to specific dietary, vitamin, or lifestyle changes necessary to remedy that particular issue. For instance, if you are an aging male, is it enough to simply know that your PSA (Prostate) numbers are "Within limits?" I personally prefer to know that they are "Way" within limits, and not just barely below the line, and going to blow well into the Red a year from that visit. And as far as complaints regarding billing issues, I am not qualified to comment, as I've not experienced such an issue in 30 years. In summary, this practice is "Family" to me."- D.G. / Yelp / Feb 02, 2018
"Bethany Bryant P.A. always provides excellent care at my visits. She is a wonderful primary care provider, and I would recommend her highly. The office radiology is very convenient. C. J. from radiology is always helpful and kind."- H.M. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
"I've seen Dr. Jeffrey Stewart for almost 20 years. Dr Stewart is top notch in every way. He listens , has always been up to date on the latest drugs and procedures and has given me sound advice on multiple occasion. My entire family sees him. I like and trust him. He tells it like it is and is sensitive to wants and needs of his patience. I highly recommend Dr Stewart for your entire family"- G.H. / Google / Jan 29, 2018
We care for the needs of children from infancy through adolescence. We pay close attention to make sure your child feels welcomed and at ease during their appointments and exams. Our goal is not only to address and improve your child's health but to keep you well informed and involved in promoting your child’s health. We will provide helpful tips and educational resources so you can better understand all their stages of development and growth. Your peace of mind is just as important to us as your child's health.
During a well-child exam, we offer the following:
- Immunizations and vaccinations
- Hearing and vision screenings
- Developmental screenings
- Nutritional counseling
- School and/or sport physicals
School and Sports Physicals
Our qualified healthcare professionals perform school, camp, and sports physicals for your child. Typically, a thorough physical is required in order to confirm your child is fit and healthy for the physical demands of sports, camp, and physical exercise classes at school. These physicals are to protect your child and the well-being of others as well. Evaluating your child's physical health will confirm their physical qualifications and limits.
We all know that when children play, they tend to play hard and with all the gusto they can muster. With that being said, we also understand that accidents on the playground are almost inevitable. Our highly-trained medical physicians are fully equipped to evaluate and treat playground related injuries. No matter how minor or severe, from deep gashes to broken bones, our staff will take great care of your child's injuries.
Adolescent medicine is a sub-branch of pediatric medicine that focuses on the care of adolescents from ages 10 – 18. Typically, patients of this age group have entered puberty, which differs between boys and girls. Young male patients commonly undergo puberty around age 13 and girls around age 11. Our services include, growth and development counseling, HPV screening, and more.
Adolescent Sexual Counseling
Once your child has entered puberty, their bodies and minds begin to change. Our goal is to educate you and your child on how to navigate and manage their growing hormones, sex drive, and activity. We encourage all parents to be involved in their child's sexual development counseling. We know it can be awkward or uncomfortable to have the "sex talk," but we are here to help assist you in any way we can.
ADD stands for attention deficient disorder and ADHD stands for attention deficient/hyperactivity disorder. ADD is a type of ADHD but there isn't any one test that determines whether your child has one of these disorders. A complex and thorough examination of tests will be compiled to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan. Parents should take note if their child is having an abnormally hard time with their attention span.
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Your Child's health
At Family Medicine Associates of Texas, our goal is maintain the highest quality of medical standards and to provide service that will benefit you and your child's health. If your child is experiencing any medical concerns, or you'd like to schedule a well-child exam, please call our office today to make an appointment. We are here to help empower you as a parent and to improve your child's condition.