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!)

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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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This dry, itchy rash known as eczema may be the most common skin concern we see at Arbor Pediatrics Pediatrics. Fortunately, our providers are trained in the latest advancements to help you soothe your child’s rough patches.

1. Establishing a healthy skin barrier with the right moisturizer is key. At least twice a day, coat your child in a thick application of the richest moisturizer you can get your hands on – think cream cheese thickness. Your child’s moisturizer should not be a lotion and should not be thin enough to squirt through a pump. You should have to scoop it with your hands out of a jar or tub.

2. Avoid skin irritants. Plant-based products and fragrances can irritate your child’s sensitive skin. Be mindful of the products you use for bath and laundry and opt for fragrance-free, hypoallergenic products.

3. Call in the experts. Some children require prescription creams and other treatments to manage their eczema. If you are avoiding irritants and moisturizing effectively but your child still has a rash, give our office a call to discuss other treatment options.

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Teen depression is when a teenager feels really sad and uninterested in things they used to enjoy for a long time. It affects how they think, feel, and act, and can cause problems in their emotions, daily life, and health. Teens can feel down because of things like pressure from friends, school stress, and changes in their bodies. But for some teens, these feelings are more than just passing moods – they might have depression.

It's important to know that teen depression isn't a sign of being weak, and it can't just be wished away. It's a serious issue that needs proper treatment over time. 

Thankfully, many teens find relief from depression by taking medication and talking to a counselor or therapist.

When teenagers are depressed, they might act and feel differently than they used to. This can cause a lot of problems at school, home, and with friends. Depression symptoms can vary, but some common changes include:
- Changes in sleep or appetite
- Using alcohol or drugs
- Restlessness or sluggishness
- Complaints of headaches or body pains
- Spending a lot of time alone
- Poor performance in school
- Neglecting personal care
- Easily getting angry
- Self-harm or suicide attempts

Parents should also be on the lookout for these common signs of depression in their teen:
- Sadness and crying
- Anger or frustration
- Hopelessness or worthlessness
- Loss of interest in activities
- Conflicts with family and friends
- Dwelling on past failures
- Thoughts of death or suicide

It's hard to know if your teenager is just going through normal ups and downs or if they might be dealing with depression. Have a chat with them. See if they seem able to handle tough emotions or if everything feels too much for them.

Depression usually doesn't go away on its own and can get worse if not treated. Teens with depression might even think about hurting themselves, so it's crucial to get help early. 

If you think your teen might be depressed, don't wait. Call our office to schedule an appointment today.

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Happy Mother's Day! 

Today, we celebrate the tireless dedication, unconditional love, and endless sacrifices you make every day to raise your children. 

Thank you for all that you do! 

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Let's talk about something eye-opening today: Strabismus! 

This condition, also known as crossed eyes, occurs when the eyes don't align properly, affecting your child's vision and depth perception. But fear not, we're here to shed some light on this topic! 

Here's what you need to know:
1️⃣ Early detection is key! Regular eye exams are crucial for catching strabismus early on. If you notice your child's eyes aren't aligned or they're squinting, it's time to schedule a visit with our office.
2️⃣ Treatment options abound! From eyeglasses to eye patches and even surgery in some cases, there are plenty of ways to help correct strabismus and improve your child's vision.
3️⃣ Support is essential! As parents, it's natural to feel concerned, but remember, you're not alone! Our team is here to provide support, guidance, and the best possible care for your child.
4️⃣ Stay positive and patient! Remember, treating strabismus is a journey, not a sprint. With time, patience, and a sprinkle of positivity, we can help your child see the world in a whole new light!

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

817-865-3564
www.arborpediatrics.com
When a child does not outgrow the fears and worries that are typical in young children, and these fears start to affect their school, home, or playtime, they might have an anxiety disorder. 

Different types of anxiety disorders include:
- Being really scared when away from parents (separation anxiety)
- Having extreme fear of specific things like dogs, bugs, or going to the doctor (phobias)
- Feeling very anxious in places with lots of people, like school (social anxiety)
- Constantly worrying about the future and bad things happening (general anxiety)
- Having sudden, intense fear episodes with symptoms like a racing heart or trouble breathing (panic disorder)

Anxiety might show up as fear or worry, but it can also make children feel irritable or angry. They might have trouble sleeping and feel tired, get headaches, or have stomach aches. Some kids keep their worries to themselves, so it's easy to miss the signs.

If your child is feeling anxious, there are ways parents and caregivers can help:
- Start by talking to your child about their worries. Let them know you understand how they feel and reassure them.
- If your child is old enough, explain what anxiety is and how it affects our bodies. You could compare it to a wave that builds up and then goes away.
- Help your child find solutions to their worries and anxiety.

If your child’s anxiety persists or if it is interfering with your day-to-day life, it’s time to call our office. Our pediatric health experts will partner with you to make sure your child gets the care they need to feel better soon!

817-865-3564
www.arborpediatrics.com

“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.