Newborn Care Q&A

Pediatric Associates of Plano

Pediatricians located on campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Plano Hospital, Plano, TX

To get your baby started on a path to optimal health and wellness, the board-certified pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of Plano provide comprehensive newborn care services. At their office in Plano, Texas, the medical team offers in-office newborn evaluations after your discharge from the hospital. The pediatric team also provides in-hospital newborn care visits at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. To learn more about newborn care services, schedule a consultation during your pregnancy or after your delivery by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Newborn Care

What newborn care services are available?

To ensure the newest member of your family is in optimum health, we at Pediatric Associates of Plano provide comprehensive newborn care services including:

  • Routine wellness checks
  • Same-day sick visits
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Jaundice evaluation


As part of our commitment to preventive health care, the team at Pediatric Associates of Plano provides support and guidance for new and experienced parents to make caring for a newborn more rewarding and less stressful.

When should I schedule an appointment for my newborn?

If you plan to deliver at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, our pediatric team will visit you during your hospital stay to evaluate the health of your baby soon after birth and continue to provide you with services in our office on the same campus, in medical office building 1.

If you’ve already delivered, we invite you to schedule your initial newborn evaluation a few days after leaving the hospital to ensure your baby is in good health and to start building a relationship with our experienced pediatricians.

What happens during a newborn evaluation?

During your baby’s first wellness exam, your provider at Pediatric Associates of Plano reviews details about your labor and delivery and your family health history. We will perform a comprehensive physical of your baby, noting important details about their health and development.

Your pediatrician will also discuss your baby’s sleeping, feeding and elimination habits, and perform certain developmental assessments that test your baby’s muscle strength and flexibility.

As part of your newborn’s initial well check, your Pediatric Associates of Plano provider discusses necessary vaccinations that help protect your child from contagious diseases while their immune system is still developing. We follow the guidelines of the vaccine schedules recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics as well as The Centers for Disease Control.

If your baby has existing health issues, your pediatrician will discuss options for treatment and continue to monitor their health and development through follow-up visits.

To schedule your newborn appointment, contact our office today using the online booking feature or by calling the office at 972-981-8380.