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.

Meet Our Providers

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.

News & Social Media

Is TV considered screen time? 

Absolutely! 

Your pediatric experts at Arbor Pediatrics have you covered with guidelines for safe screen time limits for kids of all ages:
~ Under 18 months: Minimize or eliminate media exposure, other than video chatting.
~ 18-24 months: If you choose to introduce screen time, find high-quality programming and watch or play together.
~ 2-5 years: Limit screen use to one hour per day of high-quality programs.
~ Older kids and adolescents: Create a Family Media Plan to ensure your child gets enough sleep, at least one hour of daily physical activity, and time away from media.

Have questions about managing screen time? Ask us at your next visit or give us a call to schedule an appointment!

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Happy Father's Day to all the incredible dads! 

Thank you for everything you do for your families. Have a fantastic day!

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Curious about when to start tummy time with your baby? 

You can begin right away, even from the first day home! 

Tummy time is essential for your baby's development, helping to strengthen their neck and shoulder muscles. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends starting with 3-5 minutes of tummy time, 2-3 times a day. Gradually increase the time as your baby grows.

You can try different methods, like laying your baby on your chest while you're reclined or placing them on a play mat with interesting toys to keep them engaged. Remember, every minute counts!

Just remember, tummy to play, but back to sleep!

Have more questions about tummy time or other aspects of your baby's development? Be sure to ask during your baby's next wellness visit. And if you haven't scheduled it yet, give us a call today!

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If your teen daughter is complaining of burning with urination, it could mean a few things:
- Urinary tract infection
- Irritation in the vagina (often from soap, bubble bath, or bath bombs)
- Sexually transmitted infection

What should you do if you suspect your teen daughter has a urinary tract infection?
- Call our office for advice
- Encourage her to drink plenty of water
- Soak in a tub of plain, clean, warm water
- Do not use feminine hygiene products like douche or feminine wash
- Do not use other people’s medication, like antibiotics

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We all love getting outside after a long winter, but all the buds and blooms can mean serious allergy trouble for some kids. 

What can parents do to help their child manage if they have sneezing and itchy, watery eyes and nose just thinking about being outdoors?

1) Limit their exposure to the outdoors when you know mold and pollen counts are high. Be especially mindful when cutting grass or when an area is moist. The latter can signify increased mold growth.
2) Keep your doors and windows closed to keep mold and pollen outside. Setting the A/C to run on low continuously will also help reduce allergens in your home.
3) Wash up. If your child does play outdoors during pollen season, wash their body and hair and change their clothes when they come back inside.
4) Watch the pets. They can carry pollen inside, too, so remember to wipe them down as well.
5) Call us for advice about over the counter treatments that may be appropriate for your child or to schedule an appointment if symptoms aren’t improving with at home measures.

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Ah, ringworm. 

That mysterious creature that keeps parents up at night and sends teachers running for the hills. But has anyone actually ever seen this “worm”? Or is it as elusive as the Loch Ness Monster?

While it causes a ring-shaped rash on the body of the infected person, there is nothing worm-y about it. Despite its moniker, ringworm is not actually a worm. 

It’s a FUNGUS.

Where does it come from and how do you get rid of it?

Many ringworm infections come from the people closest to us – from person-to-person contact. You can also catch it from pets or warm, moist environments like public locker rooms.

Ringworm is usually pretty easy to treat with over the counter or prescription antifungal creams, although treatment may take three to four weeks.

Other things can mimic ringworm so if your kiddo’s rash isn’t going away, it’s best to make an appointment. We’re experts in ringworm and all its imposters. Give us a call today.

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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.