As pediatricians, we aspire to provide the best possible anticipatory guidance to promote the optimal health, growth, and development of your child. We do this by applying the principles of evidence-based medicine and the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics to the unique needs of each individual child and family.
Dr. Chad D. Guetersloh was born and raised in Plains, Texas and moved to the Dallas area in 1992. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Baylor University in 1992. He received his medical training from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine in 1996. He then completed three years of pediatric residency training at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, and served an additional year as Chief Resident in Pediatrics. Dr. Guetersloh has been in private practice since 2000. He is active in his church and community in Prosper, TX where he has lived for the past 6 years. Dr. Guetersloh has been married to his wife Buffie since 1995 and has three children. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, taekwondo, and physical fitness.more
Dr. Christopher "Kit" Newton has lived in Texas since 1982. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Dr. Newton completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1996, receiving his M.D. and his Ph.D. in molecular biology/biochemistry. He then completed three years of pediatric residency training at Children's Medical Center in Dallas in 1999 before beginning his private practice career. He married his wife Kara in 1991 and they have four children. He is an active triathlete who is involved in medical education, community service, coaching youth sports, and spending time with his family.more
Dr. Richard C. Nail was raised in Richardson, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1987 and his Master of Science in 1991. After working for 8 years at Texas Instruments in the field of integrated circuit design and marketing, he returned to school to pursue his dream of a medical education. Dr. Nail received his Doctor of Medicine in 1999 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He then completed three years of pediatric residency training at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, and served an additional year as Chief Resident in Pediatrics before going into private practice. He is very active in medical student education at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and UT Health Science Center in Galveston. Dr. Nail has lived in Plano with his wife Jill since 1988, and has two sons and one daughter. He enjoys family activities, physical fitness, tennis, fishing, household repair, and is an avid Ford Mustang enthusiast.more
Dr. Susan W. Crow was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Dr. Crow attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine in 2006. She then completed three years of pediatric residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Children's Medical Center of Dallas in 2009. With her background in Nutrition, she is especially interested in lactation, infant and toddler nutrition, and eating disorders. Dr. Crow recently married her husband Brandon in 2011. She enjoys traveling, yoga, tennis, and spending time with her family and her dog, Charlie.more
Dr. Laura McClendon was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas A&M University in 1999 and briefly worked in public relations before returning to Texas to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. McClendon attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in 2006. She completed pediatric residency training at Children's Medical Center Dallas in 2009 and worked in the Newborn Nursery at Parkland Memorial Hospital for three years. Dr. McClendon is especially interested in newborn care, breastfeeding & lactation support, and medical education.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, traveling, scuba diving, cooking, and playing with her dog, Daisy.more
RN, MSN, CPNP
Deborah Arnold Smith is a native Texan. She grew up in Dallas and in Maryland, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1981. Upon returning to Dallas, she began her nursing career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and later at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas. After starting a family, she returned to school and earned a Masters Degree in Pediatric Nursing at Texas Woman's University and became certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2006. Debbie has lived in Dallas since 1981 and has three sons and a dog. She enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, and children...of course.more
Amanda Ragan, Barbara Cross, Shannon Suddreth, Amy Taylor, Judy Johnson, Donna Hofstra, Amy Wieden, Angela Earls, Lisa Rogan, Tammy Sanders, Amy Paul, Miriam Jaime, Ashleigh Alred, Sabrina Dunham, Ashleigh Noble, Tiffany Lugo, Lakesha Love, Patricia Kemp, Not Pictured: Czaireen Cain, Kathleen McConnell, Lauren Cook
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Should your child require hospitalization at an unaffiliated hospital, your child’s care will be managed by the pediatric hospitalist at that facility and we will resume their care following discharge from the hospital.