Jeanette LaFreniere, MD

Jeanette M. LaFreniere, MD Pronunciation Guide

Pediatrics
4.8of 5 | (283) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Southwest Ages seen: 0 - 18 Languages: Limited Spanish Joined ARC: 2021

About Jeanette M. LaFreniere, MD

  • Dr. LaFreniere grew up in Kansas City and moved to Austin for her residency. She says she “loved the heat and decided to never leave!” When she is not working, Dr. LaFreniere loves being outdoors and being active, including golf, gardening, and visiting local nurseries to add to her plant collection. She and her sister are also on a mission to hike/visit every state park in Texas. Dr. LaFreniere also enjoys having family and friends visit, reading and visiting libraries on her bucket list, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and K-State Wildcats! Among her favorite local spots are the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Austin Central Public Library.

In 4th grade I took a summer school science class and from then on, I wanted to be a doctor. I worked with and volunteered in child-focused activities, so I chose pediatrics, and it was the best choice! Every day I love working with my patients and their grown-ups, and teaching them about their bodies and health. I believe the best care for a child is evidenced-based and team-based, with the patient, grown-up, and pediatrician as a team. Building relationships is one of the best parts of pediatrics, so I hope my patients see me as someone they trust, so when they grow into teenagers they have an additional adult to turn to during the rocky moments.

Services

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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Immunizations and Schedules

Immunizations and Schedules

Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio and more.

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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 Meet & Greet

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Preparing for your baby's arrival is an exciting time that can raise questions about the health care your child will receive. A free ARC Pediatric Meet & Greet is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about our practice and inquire about an individual doctors' philosophy of caring for infants, children, and teens. 

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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 will help you determine the kind of help you need and will help you access the right resources for your child.

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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 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

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    ARC Southwest
    1807 West Slaughter Lane Suite 490
    Austin, TX 78748
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    512-282-8967 Fax: 512-406-7351

    Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 9:00pm
    Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Mon - Fri: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sat & Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Call 512-346-6611 for an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.

    COVID-19 Curbside Testing

    Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

    Sat & Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Medical School
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, 2018
  • Residency
    University of Texas Dell Medical School, Austin, TX, 2021
  • Education
    BS in Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2014
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2021
    • Karen Teel Award of Excellence during Pediatric Residency, University of Texas Dell Medical School, 2021

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

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

4.8out of 5
  • January 27, 2023

    She was friendly and didn’t dismiss my concerns for my son

  • January 25, 2023

    Doctor was informative and explained the symptoms and remedies throughly. Answered all my questions greatly.

  • January 17, 2023

    I loved the doctor we saw!! She was amazing!

  • January 14, 2023

    The visit was great the doctor was nice and had a great bedside manner, however, she didn't covid test my son even though he had symptoms. My son and I did end up having covid and I am a high risk patient so that had the potential to become a serious problem. Luckily I made an after hours appointment for myself and got a positive test and some Paxlovid. If I had been feeling my normal self I would have pressed the pediatrician to do a covid test on my son, but having covid myself I was barely hanging on.

  • January 13, 2023

    The doc was so kind to my littles and made sure to include them in the discussion. She gave great tips and has already influenced my children’s choices for better habits.

  • January 13, 2023

    The doc was so kind to my littles and made sure to include them in the discussion. She gave great tips and has already influenced my children’s choices for better habits.

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