Jeanette LaFreniere, MD

Jeanette M. LaFreniere, MD Pronunciation Guide

Pediatrics
4.9of 5 | (248) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Southwest Ages seen: 0 - 18 Languages: Spanish (limited) 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

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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Locations & Hours

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?"

4.9out of 5
  • June 21, 2024

    She was excellent. My kid is 11 and getting more engaged with her body and health. Doc explained everything in age appropriate but scientifically accurate terms. Didn’t dumb it down but also didn’t assumed my daughter knew everything. Doc answered her questions, talked to her more than me (which I liked) and answered all my questions. Excellent communication, approachable, and would 100% recommend— especially for adolescent female patients.

  • June 11, 2024

    The visit was great! All of the staff were exceptional and great with my son.

  • June 8, 2024

    Nurse and Dr. LaFreniere are Anaya so kind and thorough, we love their pediatric care for our toddler!

  • June 6, 2024

    My babys doctor is amazing! She was so quick and helpful i love her and super trust her with my babys life decisions.

  • June 4, 2024

    Dr LaFreniere was very kind and took the time to give us helpful information. We didn’t feel rushed and like she genuinely cared.

  • June 1, 2024

    We adore Dr. LaFreniere. She gave both mom and baby so much caring attention and practical medical advice on this first newborn visit.

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