Alissa Brekken, MD

Alissa B. Brekken, MD

Pediatrics
4.8of 5 | (137) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Anderson Mill Ages seen: 0 - 18 Joined ARC: 2013

About Alissa B. Brekken, MD

  • Dr. Brekken is originally from Minnesota and moved to Austin in 2013. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and has a variety of interests, including travel, tennis, music, movies, and church activities. Dr. Brekken greatly looks forward to developing long-lasting relationships with families in the Anderson Mill area.

I strive to deliver excellence in medical care through a partnership with parents and their children, in a welcoming and comfortable environment. It is important for me to provide individualized care to each of my patients as I encourage them to reach their utmost potential.

Services

Behavioral Evaluation

Behavioral Evaluation

ARC Pediatrics provides behavioral evaluations to gather information to help your child and family.

Developmental and Autism Screening

Developmental and Autism Screening

Developmental and Autism screenings are tests that help diagnose developmental challenges in children.

Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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Hearing Screenings for School-Age Children

Hearing Screenings for School-Age Children

Hearing screenings are tests to help identify hearing loss in children and its severity.

Lactation Support

Lactation Support

If you choose to breastfeed, your ARC pediatrician, ob/gyn, and care team can provide advice and recommendations. We also partner with Breastfeeding Success (BFS) to help new parents fwith specialized educational materials, classes, and visits with a lactation consultant, as needed.

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Newborn Hearing Screenings

Newborn Hearing Screenings

Hearing loss screenings for newborns help determine if your baby has hearing loss.

Pediatric Eye Exam

Pediatric Eye Exam

ARC pediatric eye exams check eye health and scan for amblyopia risk factors, blurry vision, farsightedness, nearsightedness, vision loss, and more.

Pediatric Immunizations

Pediatric Immunizations

Immunizations are a safe, effective way to protect children from diseases, including some cancers, as well as hospitalization, disability, and death. It is important to maintain routine immunizations during a pandemic or other public health emergency to prevent further outbreaks.

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Pediatric Mental Health

Pediatric Mental Health

When you have concerns about your child’s mental or behavioral health, your ARC pediatrician can conduct a screening or refer you to a provider who can determine the kind of help you need and help you access the right resources for your child.

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Pediatric Newborn Visits

Pediatric Newborn Visits

Our dedicated pediatricians offer comprehensive 3-day and 2-week newborn visits designed to ensure the health and well-being of your newest family member.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Well-Check Exam

Well-Check Exam

A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctors and APCs cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.

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Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 2007
  • Residency
    Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN, 2010
  • Education
    B.S. in Biochemistry with High Distinction, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2003
  • Professional Positions
    • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
    • Performed extensive community service both nationally and internationally
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatricians 2020
    • Received several key honors and scholarships during medical school and residency training
    • Top Docs for Kids, Austin Monthly magazine 2021, 2022

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • July 17, 2024

    She is very nice every time helpful

  • July 1, 2024

    We love Dr Brekken!!

  • June 24, 2024

    The doctor was at least 15 minutes late, but I get texts to arrive 15 minutes early?

  • June 10, 2024

    Dr. Brekken is amazing with kids and always answers all my questions and takes her time with the exam.

  • June 7, 2024

    Our favorite (North Austin area) ARC!!! Always our first choice. Great team

  • May 31, 2024

    Dr Brekken is always so kind and helpful. We never feel rushed and she always answers all our questions.

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