Ricardo Chapa

Ricardo J. Chapa, MD Pronunciation Guide

Pediatrics
4.9of 5 | (175) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Dripping Springs Ages seen: 0 - 18 Languages: Spanish Joined ARC: 2023

About Ricardo J. Chapa, MD

  • Dr. Chapa was born in Laredo, TX, but has lived in Austin since 2008. When he is not working, Dr. Chapa enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and going to comedy shows in the Austin area with his wife. Among his favorite area locales is the Lady Bird Lake Trail.

I chose to be a pediatrician because children are the future! It brings me joy knowing I can be part of how a child grows and develops into a healthy adult. I believe every patient is unique, and it is important to sit down, slow down, and really listen to the patient’s/parents’ concerns. Working collaboratively, we can then come up with a treatment plan that will work best for each individual.

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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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 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 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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Radiology Services

Radiology Services

Radiology services at ARC use imaging to diagnose and treat diseases visualized within the human body. Our full and partial body radiology equipment is a state-of-the-art digital radiology system that offers fast processing, elimination of films, and the ability of our doctors to view images and reports online.

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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

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Medical School
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 2010
  • Residency
    UT Southwestern Austin Pediatric Program, Austin, TX, 2013
  • Education
    BS in Biology, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX, 2006
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
    • Member, Texas Medical Association

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

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

4.9out of 5
  • February 17, 2024

    Super friendly, quick, nailed the diagnosis. ;) Pleasant vibes, which helps our worries lessen just a liitle.

  • February 7, 2024

    All good

  • February 5, 2024

    We love Dr. Chapa! He is very caring and understanding while efficiently and effectively taking care of our kids’ medical needs.

  • January 12, 2024

    Dr. Chapa was very pleasant and addressed all of my concerns. Great visit.

  • January 9, 2024

    Loved Dr. Chapa. Very patient and listened attentively to my concerns.

  • January 3, 2024

    Nice dr and staff

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