Ryan Peterson, MD

Ryan P. Peterson, MD

Pediatrics
4.9of 5 | (331) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Kelly Lane Ages seen: 0 - 18 Joined ARC: 2018

About Ryan P. Peterson, MD

  • Dr. Peterson grew up in central Nebraska. As a relative newcomer to the Central Texas area, Dr. Peterson enjoys the food offerings and live music scene of Austin with his wife (also an ARC Pediatrician), reading, and college football (Nebraska fan, of course!).

I initially chose to pursue a career in medicine because of the intellectual challenge it posed, but I later realized that relationships formed through clinical experiences are the most rewarding part of being a physician. I strive to foster open and constructive communication with my patients, to provide individualized care and guidance, and to do this cheerfully, with the goal of helping a child become the healthiest and happiest version of him/herself. I am fortunate to work in pediatrics, and I take the responsibility of caring for your child seriously.

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 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 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 of Nebraska-College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Residency
    University of California-Irvine/Children’s Hospital Orange County, Orange, CA, 2016
  • Education
    BS in Biology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 2006
  • Professional Positions
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatricians 2020
    • "Austin’s Top Doctors", Austin Monthly, 2022
    • Resident Superstar Award, 2014
    • Resident Teaching Award, 2014
    • Top Docs for Kids, Austin Monthly Magazine 2022

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

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

4.9out of 5
  • March 28, 2024

    Dr. Peterson always takes his time with visits, being very thorough. He’s always very kind and caring.

  • March 27, 2024

    Dr. Ryan Peterson is amazing! You can tell he cares for his patients. He is very caring and kind. I am glad I chose him to be the doctor of my newborn.

  • March 26, 2024

    Very quick but thorough visit. Nice and clean office. Friendly staff. Excellent service!

  • March 26, 2024

    He works well with children.

  • March 22, 2024

    I liked that Dr. Peterson validated my concerns about my son’s color and was willing to test again prior to our 2 week appointment.

  • March 19, 2024

    Dr. Peterson is always attentive, empathetic, and listens to my son and myself. I never feel rushed. He’s great.

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