Ross Prochnow, MD

Ross F. Prochnow, MD

Pediatrics
4.9of 5 | (266) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

ARC Quarry Lake Ages seen: 0 - 18 Joined ARC: 1988

About Ross F. Prochnow, MD

  • Dr. Prochnow currently has long wait times for new patients. Please see below for physicians he recommends to new patients wanting to transfer or establish care at ARC.

    Dr. Prochnow enjoys reading, writing books and poetry, rock tumbling, exercising, and walking with his wife. He and his wife, Valerie, whom he met in high school, have five children. He is a member of numerous professional medical organizations, and served as an Air Force pediatrician for seven years, during which time he held several leadership roles. Dr. Prochnow believes that his training as a pediatrician, combined with his own practical experience as a parent, enables him to provide the best of a well-rounded approach to your child's medical care.

I will do my very best in serving you and your family as your pediatrician. I enjoy questions you might have about your child and am always willing to talk to you about any concerns you may have.

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.

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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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
    Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 1980
  • Residency
    Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi, MS, 1983
  • Education
    B.A. in Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1976
  • Professional Positions
    • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric
  • Awards & Honors
    • Air Force Commendation Medal for his work in the pediatric field during his military tour, June 1987
    • America's Best Physicians, 2015 & 2016
    • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016
    • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatricians 2020
    • "Austin’s Top Doctors," Austin Monthly, 2021
    • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011, 2012, 2015
    • Patients Choice Award, 2008-2015 
    • Super Doctors Award, Texas Monthly, 2010-2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 20202021, 2022, 2023
    • 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?"

4.9out of 5
  • May 30, 2024

    We always love seeing Dr Prochnow. His nurse today was very nice and helpful for my daughters 4 yr check up, which includes a lot of firsts.

  • May 29, 2024

    Dr Prochnow is the best pediatrician. He truly cares and listens to what his patients have to say. He is God sent.

  • May 24, 2024

    Thank you Dr. Prochnow for taking the time and being so genuine with us. Thank you to all the staff!

  • May 22, 2024

    The staff here are very friendly and positive, willing to work with fussy babies.

  • May 15, 2024

    Dr. Prochnow always take time to address the problem a patient is experiencing. He educated my son on growth pain and things to avoid doing and what to do when the pains gets worse. He gets down to the level of the teenagers interacting well and always remembering what activities the kids are involved in.

  • May 8, 2024

    Video visit. Very caring Dr, always making sure any questions are answered.

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