Boris Gritzka

Boris A. Gritzka, MD Pronunciation Guide

Pediatrics
4.8of 5 | (261) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics Ages seen: 0 - 18 Languages: German, Spanish Joined ARC: 2001

About Boris A. Gritzka, MD

  • Dr. Gritzka’s interests include spending time and playing games and soccer with his wife and two sons. He is a swimmer and photographer, and enjoys Austin and the surrounding area’s parks, recreation, and camping. Dr. Gritzka also plays guitar at home, and enjoys Austin’s live music scene.

Healthy child development is the focus of my practice, and I make myself very available to my patients. My European background and openness contribute to my interest in different cultural backgrounds.

Services

Behavioral Evaluation

Behavioral Evaluation

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

Circumcision

Circumcision

Circumcision is a surgery to remove the skin covering the end of the penis, called the foreskin, and is most often done one or two days after a baby boy’s birth. ARC Pediatricians are available to perform the procedure and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

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Developmental and Autism Screening

Developmental and Autism Screening

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

Ear Piercing

Ear Piercing

Many of our trusted ARC pediatricians offer pediatric ear piercing in a comfortable, clean, and safe environment.

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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Fluoride Varnish for Children

Fluoride Varnish for Children

Regular dental care should begin by 1 year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each year for most children. Some children may need check-ups more often.

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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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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Medical School
    Freie Universitat Berlin/Humboldt Universitat Berlin, Germany, 1996
  • Residency
    Internship: Pediatrics & Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Benjamin Franklin, Freie University Berlin, Germany, 1997
    Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston
  • Professional Positions
    • Clinical Assistant Professor, UTMB Galveston
    • Has been on the faculty of the UTMB Medical Student Education Program in Central Texas since 2002
    • Board Member, Lirios Pediatrics
    • Served as the Pediatric Department Chief of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, 2008, 2009  
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatricians 2020
    • Top Doc Award, 2007
    • "Top Doc" Teaching Award, UTMB Galveston/Austin, 2008

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

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

4.8out of 5
  • July 16, 2024

    Not much waiting time was amazing.

  • July 16, 2024

    No problem staff was great

  • July 16, 2024

    We are so grateful we found Dr. Gritzka to be our pediatrician! He is wonderful!

  • June 14, 2024

    Seriously had a great experience with this Dr. visit!

  • June 13, 2024

    Always great service and helpful

  • June 13, 2024

    Not my best experience with ARC. That building is very tired. Everyone got the job done but not much more than that. (The MA was nice and had a little more personality than the rest.)