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Mental and behavioral health care for minors

When you have concerns about your child’s mental or behavioral health, your ARC pediatrician will help you determine the kind of help you need and will help you access the right resources for your child.

Your ARC pediatrician is actively involved with the prevention, early detection, and management of problems that affect children and adolescents, including the following:

Treatment for behavioral disorders

If you have any questions about your child exhibiting concerning behaviors, be sure to bring them to your pediatrician’s attention.

Just as we believe that we are on a team with our patients and their families, ARC pediatricians and clinical staff also work together to help keep your child’s entire healthcare team informed. ARC pediatricians work with other medical specialists and healthcare professionals to provide for the health and emotional needs of our patients.

Signs to watch for

Mental and behavioral disorders

Mental and behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors in children that last for at least six months and cause problems in school, at home, and in social situations. Nearly everyone shows some of these behaviors at times, but behavior disorders are more serious. Behavioral disorders may involve:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Defiant behavior
  • Drug use
  • Criminal activity

Behavioral disorders include:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
  • Conduct disorder

Developmental disorders

Developmental disorders are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime. Developmental disorders in children include:

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Intellectual disability

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can keep a child from developing social skills. This is in part because a child with ASD may not be able to understand facial expressions or emotions in other people. A child with ASD may:

  • Not want to be touched
  • Want to play alone
  • Not want to change routines

Anxiety disorders

All children and teens have some anxiety. It is a normal part of growing up. But sometimes, worries and fears don’t go away. They may interfere with a child’s normal activities. In these cases, an anxiety disorder may be present. The symptoms of an anxiety disorder may seem like other health problems. Symptoms may be a bit different for each child, but a few of the most common symptoms of general anxiety disorder are:

  • Many worries about things before they happen
  • Many worries about friends, school, or activities
  • Almost constant thoughts and fears about the child’s safety or the parents’ safety
  • Refusing to go to school
  • Frequent stomachaches, headaches, or other physical complaints

If you have any questions about your child exhibiting these or other concerning behaviors, be sure to bring them to your pediatrician’s attention.

Locations & Providers

  • ARC Anderson Mill
    10401 Anderson Mill Road
    Suite 110B
    Austin, TX 78750
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    • Alissa B. Brekken, MD
      Alissa Brekken, MD
      Alissa B. Brekken, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Ky Q. Nguyen, MD
      Ky Nguyen, MD
      Ky Q. Nguyen, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Vietnamese Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Angelle M. Oliver, MD
      Angelle Oliver, MD
      Angelle M. Oliver, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Limited Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Sapna Shah, MD
      Sapna Shah
      Sapna Shah, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Hindi Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Bastrop
    622 West State Highway 71
    Suite 102
    Bastrop, TX 78602
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    • Daniel T. Coelho, MD
      Daniel Coelho, MD
      Daniel T. Coelho, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Languages: Portuguese Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Melinda M. Holliday, MD, FAAP
      Melinda Holliday, MD, FAAP
      Melinda M. Holliday, MD, FAAP
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 17

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  • ARC Bee Cave
    15801 Highway 71
    Building 1, Suite 100
    Bee Cave, TX 78738
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    • Jennifer C. Christensen, MD
      Jennifer Christensen
      Jennifer C. Christensen, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Tongan Ages Seen: 0 - 20

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  • ARC Cedar Park Building C
    801 East Whitestone Boulevard
    Building C
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
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    • Arthur C. Cheng, MD
      Arthur Cheng, MD
      Arthur C. Cheng, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Cecilia L. Hipolito, MD
      Cecilia Hipolito
      Cecilia L. Hipolito, MD
      Pediatrics

      Languages: Tagalog Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Christine N. Hoang, MD
      Christine Hoang
      Christine N. Hoang, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Menaka Mahadevan, MD
      Menaka Mahadevan, MD
      Menaka Mahadevan, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Charuben C. Pandya, MD
      Charuben Pandya
      Charuben C. Pandya, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Keerti K. Peterson, MD
      Keerti Peterson, MD
      Keerti K. Peterson, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Sithara Vemuri, MD
      Sithara Vemuri
      Sithara Vemuri, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Hindi, Telugu Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Center Street
    22420 I-35
    Suite 203
    Kyle, TX 78640
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    • Thu (Stephanie) M. Nguyen, DO
      Thu (Stephanie) Nguyen, DO
      Thu (Stephanie) M. Nguyen, DO
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Vietnamese Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Amanda V. Soza, MD
      Amanda Soza, MD
      Amanda V. Soza, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Dripping Springs
    27600 Ranch Road 12
    Building 1
    Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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    • Ricardo J. Chapa, MD
      Ricardo Chapa
      Ricardo J. Chapa, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Jacqueline F. Fournier, MD
      Jacqueline Fournier, MD
      Jacqueline F. Fournier, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC East 7th
    2785 East 7th Street
    Austin, TX 78702
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    • Sunaina Suhag, MD, FAAP
      Sunaina Suhag, MD, FAAP
      Sunaina Suhag, MD, FAAP
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Hindi Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Far West
    6835 Austin Center Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78731
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    • James C. Anderson, IV, MD
      James Anderson, IV, MD
      James C. Anderson, IV, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 24

    • Rachael H. Bentley, PA-C
      Rachael Bentley
      Rachael H. Bentley, PA-C
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 3 - 24

    • William F. Getman, MD
      William Getman
      William F. Getman, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Helena C. Gonzalez, MD
      Helena Gonzalez, MD
      Helena C. Gonzalez, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Conor O. Hagen, MD
      Conor Hagen, MD
      Conor O. Hagen, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Fluent in Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 17

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    • Sangeeta S. Jain, MD
      Sangeeta Jain, MD
      Sangeeta S. Jain, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Medical Spanish, Kutchi (Hindi dialect) Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Elizabeth C. Knapp, MD
      Elizabeth Knapp, MD
      Elizabeth C. Knapp, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Limited Spanish, limited Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Grace Ann C. Nwosu, PA-C
      Grace Nwosu
      Grace Ann C. Nwosu, PA-C
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 3 - 24

    • Puneet K. Singh, MD
      Puneet Singh, MD
      Puneet K. Singh, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Four Points
    11714 Wilson Parke Avenue
    Suite 150
    Austin, TX 78726
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    • Mitchell T. Walton, MD
      Mitchell Walton, MD
      Mitchell T. Walton, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Georgetown
    940 West University Avenue
    Suite 101
    Georgetown, TX 78626
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    • Betsy M. Kadapuram, DO
      Betsy Kadapuram
      Betsy M. Kadapuram, DO
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish, Malayalam Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Hutto
    151 Exchange Boulevard
    Suite 500
    Hutto, TX 78634
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    • Violeta V. Griffin, MD
      Violeta Griffin, MD
      Violeta V. Griffin, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Amy M. Hunt, DO
      Amy Hunt, DO
      Amy M. Hunt, DO
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Kelly Lane
    2100 Autumn Slate Drive
    Suite 150
    Pflugerville, TX 78660
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    • Judith Whitmire Enders, MD, FAAP
      Judith Enders, MD, FAAP
      Judith Whitmire Enders, MD, FAAP
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Anna (Liz) E. Holliman, MD
      Anna (Liz) Holliman, MD
      Anna (Liz) E. Holliman, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Ryan P. Peterson, MD
      Ryan Peterson, MD
      Ryan P. Peterson, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Kyle Plum Creek
    4100 Everett Street
    Suite 400
    Kyle, TX 78640
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    • Julia E. Danze Blood, MD
      Julia Blood, MD
      Julia E. Danze Blood, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 17

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    • Conor O. Hagen, MD
      Conor Hagen, MD
      Conor O. Hagen, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Fluent in Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 17

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    • Rebecca Kim, MD, FAAP
      Rebecca Kim, MD, FAAP
      Rebecca Kim, MD, FAAP
      Pediatrics Same-Day Care

      Ages Seen: 0 - 17

    • Marjan A. Linnell, MD
      Marjan Linnell, MD
      Marjan A. Linnell, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 17

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    • Tessa M. Reavis, APRN
      Tessa Reavis
      Tessa M. Reavis, APRN
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Raymond L. Teoh, MD
      Raymond Teoh, MD
      Raymond L. Teoh, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 17

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  • ARC Leander
    901 Crystal Falls Parkway
    Suite 103
    Leander, TX 78641
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    • Lee R. Dockray, MD, FAAP
      Lee Dockray, MD, FAAP
      Lee R. Dockray, MD, FAAP
      Pediatrics
      4.6

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Liberty Hill
    12779 West State Highway 29
    Liberty Hill, TX 78642
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    • Lan Anh Van-Dinh, MD
      Lan Anh Van-Dinh, MD
      Lan Anh Van-Dinh, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Vietnamese, French, Spanish, Japanese Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Elizabeth C.N. Winful-Acquaye, MD
      Elizabeth Winful-Acquaye
      Elizabeth C.N. Winful-Acquaye, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.6

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish, Fanti, Twi, Ga, Ga Adangbe Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Manor
    11300 East Highway 290
    Building 2, Suite 230
    Manor, TX 78653
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  • ARC Pflugerville
    15803 Windermere Drive
    Suite 103
    Pflugerville, TX 78660
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    • Ramla Ali, MD
      Ramla Ali, MD
      Ramla Ali, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Shaili M. Singh, MD
      Shaili Singh, MD
      Shaili M. Singh, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.6

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Quarry Lake
    4515 Seton Center Parkway
    Suite 220
    Austin, TX 78759
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    • Michael J. Gennrich, MD
      Michael Gennrich, MD
      Michael J. Gennrich, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Sharon C. Leong, MD
      Sharon Leong, MD
      Sharon C. Leong, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Mandarin Chinese Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Ross F. Prochnow, MD
      Ross Prochnow, MD
      Ross F. Prochnow, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Ages Seen: 0 - 18

    • Sue M. Shieh, MD
      Sue Shieh
      Sue M. Shieh, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Round Rock
    940 Hesters Crossing Road
    Round Rock, TX 78681
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    • Kymberly T. Colman, MD
      Kymberly Colman, MD
      Kymberly T. Colman, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Kristi K. Harvey, MD
      Kristi Harvey, MD
      Kristi K. Harvey, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Nancy E. Owens, MD
      Nancy Owens, MD
      Nancy E. Owens, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Alan K. Rashid, MD
      Alan Rashid
      Alan K. Rashid, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 21

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    • Sravya Reddy, MD
      Sravya Reddy, MD
      Sravya Reddy, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Ages Seen: 0 - 18

    • Maria C. Scranton, MD
      Maria Scranton, MD
      Maria C. Scranton, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Angelyn (Angel) L. Tarrant, MD
      Angelyn (Angel) Tarrant
      Angelyn (Angel) L. Tarrant, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Amy Clark Tomkins, DO
      Amy Tomkins, DO
      Amy Clark Tomkins, DO
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Alan B. White, MD
      Alan White
      Alan B. White, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC South 1st Specialty and Pediatrics
    3816 South 1st Street
    Austin, TX 78704
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    • Scott A. Broberg, MD
      Scott Broberg, MD
      Scott A. Broberg, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Ages Seen: 0 - 18

    • Avis Meeks Day, MD
      Avis Day, MD
      Avis Meeks Day, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Boris A. Gritzka, MD
      Boris Gritzka
      Boris A. Gritzka, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: German, Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Elaine L. Hamilton, MD, FAAP
      Elaine Hamilton
      Elaine L. Hamilton, MD, FAAP
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Polly A. Retz, APRN, CPNP
      Polly Retz
      Polly A. Retz, APRN, CPNP
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Ages Seen: 0 - 18

    • Shirlene J. Samuel, DO
      Shirlene Samuel, DO
      Shirlene J. Samuel, DO
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Hindi Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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  • ARC Southwest
    1807 West Slaughter Lane
    Suite 490
    Austin, TX 78748
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    • Jennifer L. Acosta, PA-C
      Jennifer Acosta, PA-C
      Jennifer L. Acosta, PA-C
      Pediatrics

      Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

    • Geshia Austin, MD
      Geshia Austin, MD
      Geshia Austin, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Heidi W. Busceme, MD, FAAP
      Heidi Busceme
      Heidi W. Busceme, MD, FAAP
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Caroline A. Camosy, MD
      Caroline Camosy, MD
      Caroline A. Camosy, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Mai X. Duong, MD
      Mai Duong, MD
      Mai X. Duong, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Vietnamese Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Stephanie J. Harris, APRN, FNP-BC
      Stephanie Harris, APRN, FNP-BC
      Stephanie J. Harris, APRN, FNP-BC
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 5 - 18

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    • Jack E. Horton, Jr., MD
      Jack Horton, Jr., MD
      Jack E. Horton, Jr., MD
      Pediatrics
      4.7

      Accepting new patients Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Jeanette M. LaFreniere, MD
      Jeanette LaFreniere, MD
      Jeanette M. LaFreniere, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Limited Spanish Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Nitika Mimani, MD
      Nitika Mimani, MD
      Nitika Mimani, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.9

      Accepting new patients Languages: Hindi, Nepali Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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    • Rebecca E. Mouser, MD
      Rebecca Mouser
      Rebecca E. Mouser, MD
      Pediatrics

      Ages Seen: 0 - 18

    • Jennifer C. Pannell, MD
      Jennifer Pannell
      Jennifer C. Pannell, MD
      Pediatrics

      Ages Seen: 0 - 18

    • Knema P. Rezaei Bazazizad, MD
      Knema Rezaei Bazazizad, MD
      Knema P. Rezaei Bazazizad, MD
      Pediatrics
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: French, Farsi Ages Seen: 0 - 18

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