Welcome! Thank you for choosing Shannon Clinic Pediatrics for your child's medical care. We provide care from the first day of life until the end of the teenage years. Choosing a pediatric provider is an important decision for your family, so we thought we might share a bit about our pediatric team.
Our pediatric team includes clinicians trained in all phases of pediatric care, including well-child care, immunizations, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases and neurological problems. We are trained in sports medicine, as well as school problems such as ADHD. We are here to help, so call us if there is any question we might answer about your child’s health or development.
For after-hours medical questions, please call our medical exchange number at 325.655.3142. A nurse will call you back within the hour.
In case of an emergency, please dial 911 or go straight to an emergency room (Shannon Medical Center Emergency Room, 120 E. Harris Ave.)
Below are general questions we routinely receive from our patients and parents. Your child's health is important and we encourage you to contact your pediatrician's office if you have any concerns.
When do I need to make an appointment for my newborn?
It is best to have the first doctor appointment after the first week of life. Please contact our office to set up an appointment with a pediatrician.
Is it normal for a newborn baby to lose weight? If so, how much is too much?
After birth, it is expected for a newborn baby to lose some weight, as nearly all infants experience early weight loss in the first 5 to 7 days. 5 percent weight loss is considered normal for formula-fed babies, and 7 to 10 percent weight loss is normal for breast-fed babies. Most babies should regain this lost weight within 10 to 14 days of age. If you have further concerns, you should contact your pediatrician's office.
What is the recommended vaccination schedule?
Our clinic generally follows the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.