Pediatric Care Overview
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.
"This office is a large practice that is a well oiled machine. Staff is always friendly, on point, knows their job, and....cares. Providers are top notch. Location is very convenient if you're in the northern burbs. Next to Baylor Regional Health. I agonized about switching my doctor from downtown, but, I've lived in the burbs for 25 years, and while the folks downtown took good care of me, these folks are just a 10 minute drive from where I live. I would recommend this practice to any of my personal or business associates."- C.G. / Google / Jul 10, 2020
"Dr Hischke has a great bedside manner, and clearly let's you know what's going on without talking down to you."- D.G. / Google / Nov 27, 2019
"My wife and I moved to this practice, as patients of Dr. Jeffrey Stewart, back in 2016. I was sick and my internist’s staff in Dallas told me to go to a ’doc-in-the-box’ or wait 3 days. Couldn’t do that, and it happened twice in a period of 2 months during flu season, so we decided to change doctors. Looking through our plan, we found this practice not far from us.We also found that Family Medicine Associates could see me that day and I was assigned to Dr. Stewart. Later we discovered they have Saturday office hours and at various times both my wife and I have been there on a Saturday if we were ill and didn’t want to go to the urgent care center or wait until Monday.A couple years ago Dr. Stewart began treating my wife’s high blood sugar and at a certain point her case became more complex so he referred us to an endocrinologist. This was a life-changing moment that probably saved my wife’s life. I’ve just been referred to a urologist for an issue that requires a higher level of specialty, the outcome of which is uncertain at this point.What you should take away from this is that it is comforting to have a physician who knows when it’s time to call in a specialist. Doctors don’t know everything about everything, if they are the right kind of person to know their own limitations and we respect this in Dr. Stewart. He has not steered us wrong yet and we have no reason to expect he would.I’d rather go to him knowing that if he feels we should dig deeper he will send us out to a professional colleague whom he knows for a higher level of care if it’s needed. It’s about what each type of physician is trained for.And for physicals, I have my annual physical every year, in 2 parts, with Dr. Stewart. This is not this medical practice’s policy, it’s standard procedure for a complete physical. Get your blood and urine work done first, and return a 2nd time to review the results and develop a plan of action. We are fortunate to have very good health care coverage and it covers the 2-part physical 100%. A lot of this depends on your coverage, so know your policy’s parameters before you go somewhere and think you are being taken advantage of.We’ve never had issue with the office staff, either, nor any billing issues. Don’t rely on others to know your coverage. Learn what is covered and for how much and pay attention, ask questions, and always review your EOBs. Especially in this tough time, this practice is well-organized to handle your needs in person or remotely and they seem to be a group of caring professionals who have just one interest - your well-being."- D.B. / Yelp / Jul 07, 2020
"Telemedicine appointment with Marla was extremely efficient and effective. Glad they are embracing telemedicine."- B.H. / Google / Jun 26, 2020
"We recently moved to the DFW area from out of state and found Dr Hamilton's practice through word of mouth. Everybody we have dealt with at his practice has been very nice and helpful and the doctors are excellent."- T.B. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
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.