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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Whether it’s by car, plane, or train, the key to traveling with children is to be prepared with ALL the things! 

Here are some essential tips to ensure a smooth journey:
~ Pack Essentials: From snacks and water bottles to entertainment like books and games, make sure you have everything to keep them comfortable and occupied.
~ Plan for Breaks: Whether on the road, in the air, or on tracks, plan regular stops or breaks for stretching, bathroom visits, and to let them burn off some energy.
~ Safety First: Ensure car seats are properly installed and adjusted for car travel. Familiarize yourself with airline regulations for child safety seats on planes. On trains, keep an eye on little ones around platforms and when moving between cars.
~ Stay Hydrated and Fed: Pack enough water and snacks suitable for travel. Avoid sugary snacks that might lead to energy crashes later on.
~ Entertainment and Comfort: Bring favorite toys, books, or electronic devices to keep them entertained. A cozy blanket or pillow can make a big difference in comfort during longer trips.
~ Prepare for the Unexpected: Pack a small first-aid kit with essentials like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, and any medications your child might need. Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures for each mode of travel.

Remember, traveling with children can be an adventure in itself! 

With a little planning and preparation, you can make the journey enjoyable and stress-free for everyone. Safe travels from Arbor Pediatrics!

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Today we’re bringing you five quick tips for pool safety. 

1) Assign a water watcher. Ensure safety by designating a responsible adult as the Water Watcher whenever children are swimming. This person should remain vigilant and undistracted, continuously monitoring the pool area to prevent accidents and respond quickly in case of emergencies. That means no cell phone, booze, or socializing.

2) Use fences/alarms/covers. Enhance your pool's safety by installing barriers like fences, alarms, and covers. These measures prevent unsupervised access to the pool, giving you peace of mind and reducing the risk of accidental drownings when the pool is not in use.

3) Have kids take swim lessons. Enroll your children in swim lessons to equip them with essential swimming skills and water safety knowledge. These lessons build confidence and proficiency in the water, significantly lowering the risk of drowning and making swimming a fun, safe activity.

4) Learn CPR. Equip yourself with life-saving skills by learning CPR. In the event of a poolside emergency, immediate and effective CPR can be the difference between life and death, providing critical support until professional help arrives.

5) Make sure everyone follows the pool rules. Promote a culture of safety by ensuring everyone adheres to established pool rules. Clear, enforced guidelines prevent dangerous behaviors, encourage respectful pool use, and help create a safe, enjoyable environment for all swimmers.

Heading to the pool this summer? Share this post with a friend or family member to ensure they stay safe too!

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Arbor Pediatrics is closing early on Friday, July 19th. We will be closed at 12:00 p.m. instead of 3:00 p.m. for a staff development meeting.
What is it? How do you get it? How do you treat it?

Impetigo is one of the most common skin conditions that we see in our office, especially in the warmer months. Caused by the bacteria that live normally on our body’s surface, impetigo is a superficial skin infection that develops when there is a disruption in the skin’s normal barrier, such as from a bug bite, scratch, or eczema. What results is crusty, oozy, itchy sores.

While impetigo can occur anywhere on the body, it’s commonly seen around the nose and mouth. It’s super contagious and kids will spread it to other body parts by picking the scabs and scratching their boo-boos.

Since it’s a bacterial infection, we treat it with either topical or oral antibiotics, depending on how extensive the rash is. We also recommend that you trim your child’s nails short and scrub under them regularly with a good antibacterial soap.

You also want to remind other household contacts to avoid sharing things like pillowcases, towels, and razors.

Most impetigo rashes will start to look better within a day or two of initiating treatment but it may take a week or two for the sores to heal completely, especially if your child is a picker.

Worried you see the signs of impetigo? Give us a call to schedule an appointment today.

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“Will you please check her ears?”

That’s one of the most common things parents ask us here at Arbor Pediatrics.

And for good reason – the ears are a body part that frequently causes trouble in young children but you can’t see them without a specialized tool and years of training.

On top of that, infants and toddlers can’t communicate well and love to “play” with their ears.

So what’s a parent to do?

Here are our top three ways to know if your child has an ear infection or is just playing with their ears:
1) No nasal congestion or runny nose – unlikely to be an ear infection. Middle ear infections are a type of upper respiratory infection and usually develop after a child has a runny or stuffy nose for at least a few days.
2) Only at nap or bedtime – unlikely to be an ear infection. Many children will rub their ears as a self-soothing technique. If they’re only finding their ears when you’re putting them down to sleep, it’s less likely to be an infection. Babies with infections are likely to be grumpy throughout the day.
3) They just finished antibiotics – possibly an ear infection. Children may rub the ears for several weeks after an infection, even when things are healing properly. Your pediatrician may recommend a recheck to be sure things are clearing. 

As with all things health-related, some kids are more prone to infections. You should have a lower threshold to call for an appointment if your child:
- Attends daycare
- Has a family history of ear infections (parents or siblings)
- Has had an ear infection before or has tubes in the ears
- Lives with someone who smokes

When in doubt, let us look. It’s not worth losing sleep over. Your pediatric care experts at Arbor Pediatrics have extensive training and experience with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating your child’s ears.

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Few symptoms prompt a parent to visit our office quite like a headache. It’s a worrisome moment when your child is in discomfort!

Luckily, most headaches in kids stem from common, fixable causes. Here are five tips from Arbor Pediatrics that you can try:

1. Stay hydrated. Headaches often signal mild dehydration. Encourage your child to drink water when they complain of a headache. Better yet, ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day, especially in summer.

2. Prioritize sleep. Even one night of poor sleep can trigger a headache in children. Consistent bedtime routines and screen-free time before bed are crucial.

3. Manage allergies. Seasonal allergies can lead to headache symptoms. Address hay fever symptoms promptly with guidance from our providers.

4. Reduce stress and eye strain. Stress, especially during exam periods, and eye strain from excessive screen time are common headache triggers. Teach stress management techniques and schedule regular eye check-ups.

5. Consider weather sensitivity. Changes in barometric pressure can trigger headaches in some children. While you can’t control the weather, you can manage other triggers like hydration and sleep.

But what if your child still has headaches despite these efforts? When should you seek medical advice?

* Headaches that disrupt daily activities like school or sleep
* Headaches that worsen or don’t improve with home care
* Headaches following a head injury
* Headaches accompanied by high fever, stiff neck, or changes in mental status

Arbor Pediatrics is here to assist if your child’s headaches are concerning you. Keep a headache diary to track symptoms and call us to schedule an appointment if needed. We’re dedicated to ensuring your child’s health and comfort.

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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.