Arbor Pediatrics provides high-quality, personalized medical care for infants, children, and adolescents in Southlake, TX.

Melissa Asgaonkar, MD

Welcome Collin Naugher

We are excited to welcome a new provider to the Arbor Pediatrics team! Collin Naugher is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who joins us from North Fort Worth, where he has been practicing pediatric primary care for the last eight years.

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Inspired by patients. Created for parents.

Arbor Pediatrics was founded on the belief that long-term relationships, continuity of care, and open, accessible communication with your pediatrician are essential elements to great pediatric care.

Congratulations!

At Arbor Pediatrics, we share your joy and enthusiasm, and look forward to partnering with you on the exciting journey of raising a child. We offer prenatal phone consults, a supportive team, and first-rate medical care for your new family member.

Explore our library of expert advice from the AAP.

This collection of over 800 handouts from the American Academy of Pediatrics covers 200 topics ranging from Acne to Whooping Cough. Browse by topic or symptom, or use the search bar to find just what you need.

Take the pain out of pain reliever dosing.

Be confident that you are treating your child’s pain or fever with the correct dose of medication. We can guide you here on how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) to give, based on your child’s weight. (Benadryl too!)

Check out our upcoming events.

Sorry, we have no events scheduled at this time.

We are a vaccinating practice.

We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives, and we have complete confidence in vaccine safety. We believe that all children and young adults should receive the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Have you ever wondered what’s in 100% fruit juice?

Sugar.

Fruit juices are loaded with sugar, even if they don’t have added sugar. 100% of the calories in a serving of juice come from sugar. For reference:

Mott’s 100% apple juice contains 28 grams of sugar in an 8-ounce serving. That’s equal to 7 teaspoons of table sugar!

How does that compare to other beverages?

Coca-Cola clocks in at 26 grams of sugar for an 8-ounce serving, or 6.5 teaspoons of table sugar.

How do those compare to the foods we eat?

If you indulge in a super-sweet Krispy Kreme original glazed donut, you’ll only consume 10 grams of sugar (2.5 teaspoons of table sugar).

That means every 8-ounce serving of 100% apple juice is equal to almost THREE Krispy Kreme donuts.

But don’t kids NEED juice?

Nope. Kids need FRUIT but not juice. We recommend 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily but most kids are better off eating their fruit rather than drinking it.

As an occasional sweet treat, limit your child (12 months or older) to no more than 6 ounces per serving.

Have questions about your child’s eating or drinking habits? Let us know at your child’s next wellness visit.

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Four million cases of child abuse and neglect are reported each year. Children who are abused are often too afraid to tell anyone so you must speak up so they can get help. If you suspect your child has been abused, speak with your pediatrician at 817-865-3564, or send us a secure message via your patient portal. 

Reporting your concerns to your pediatrician will help your child receive treatment for injuries and referrals for therapy and will help provide information for investigators.

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Molluscum contagiosum. A big, scary sounding name for a not scary and very common rash of childhood.

Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that many kids get at some point in their childhood. It causes a benign infection that appears as small, pearly, flesh-colored bumps that tend to appear in clusters on the body, often spreading to nearby areas by skin-to-skin contact.

As its name implies, molluscum is contagious so siblings and friends will often contract the infection from one another.

But here’s the good news: this benign infection usually doesn’t itch and isn’t painful. And more importantly, it almost always goes away on its own, without any treatment. Just expect that it can take up to two years for your child’s immune system to recognize and clear the infection so make friends with those little bumps for the time being.

Not sure if your child’s rash is molluscum contagiosum? Need us to take a look? We love helping parents sort out scary and not scary rashes. 

Give our office a call and let our pediatric rash experts take care of your kiddos skin today.

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Approximately 1 in 36 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by the age of eight. How do you know if your child is this one?

Pediatricians are trained to screen all children for ASD during routine check-ups. While you should expect to complete these screening questionnaires at the 18- and 24-month visits, you should share concerns about symptoms of ASD with your pediatrician at any time.

Early diagnosis is key to ensuring your child can start receiving early intervention and therapies. 

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Happy Easter, from all of us at Arbor Pediatrics!

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“The absolute best office you’ll find in North Texas!”

Arbor Pediatrics is the absolute best office you’ll find in North Texas! This is no exaggeration. First off, their staff is so prompt and efficient. They make every attempt to get you in same day if you need it and greet you with such a smile! They make paperwork easy and the check in process happens as you walk in the door, they’ve got it handled.

S. R.

“Couldn’t have asked for a better doctor.”

Dr. Asgaonkar is absolutely amazing. She is very caring, knowledgeable, and respectful. She really listens to you and happily answers any questions you may have. My husband and I are so happy we found her for our baby. Couldn’t have asked for a better doctor. Also, the office is SO CLEAN.

B. G.