Jennifer Christensen

Jennifer C. Christensen, MD

Pediatrics
4.8of 5 | (292) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Bee Cave Ages seen: 0 - 20 Languages: Tongan Joined ARC: 2015

About Jennifer C. Christensen, MD

  • When she’s not at work, Dr. Christensen keeps busy with her two children, who are actively involved with sports and music. She also enjoys playing with her dog, bike riding with the family, baking, and cooking. Dr. Christensen has studied and lived in Australia and the Pacific Islands of Tonga, Samoa, and Hawaii. While she is an “island girl,” she enjoys football and basketball in Central Texas!

I chose Pediatrics because it is a pleasure and an honor to care for children from newborn to adolescence, and I am passionate about preventive care. I want to help provide the best guidance for both well and sick children, and I believe in patient education and evidence-based medicine. Each patient is unique, and I work to find out what works best for each one while embracing cultural differences. I love to watch my patients grow and thrive!

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.

Nexplanon Implantation and Removal

Nexplanon Implantation and Removal

Nexplanon is a hormonal contraceptive implant designed to provide long-term birth control for individuals. 

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
    University California, Irvine College Medicine, Irvine, CA, 2004
  • Residency
    University California, Irvine, CA, 2007
  • Education
    B.A in Molecular Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1995
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Member, American Medical Women’s Association
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatricians 2020
    • Top Docs for Kids 2021, Austin Monthly magazine

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

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

4.8out of 5
  • May 23, 2024

    Ms. Christensen always exceeds expectations Thank you

  • May 22, 2024

    Wait time was about 30 min after appt. time.

  • May 22, 2024

    Telepathy is super convenient

  • May 16, 2024

    Long waiting time once in the room.

  • May 15, 2024

    I love knowing my child's care is top priority and never feeling rushed through an exam with Dr. Christensen.

  • May 9, 2024

    Every single one of them is so kind

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