According to a recent article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), flu activity is at a high and is expected to keep on rising. Sadly, there have been five child deaths reported caused by the influenza virus this flu season. The AAP recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get the annual flu vaccination. Because it takes 2 weeks for protection
The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported two outbreaks of mumps in the Dallas area among both children and adults. Mumps is among the highly contagious diseases that can be spread from person to person. With the holiday season fully underway, such diseases can be easily passed with people in close contact with each other at airports, malls, schools, and such. Please
Pediatric Center at Renaissance is Honored to Welcome Physician Assistant Erica Tijerina to the Practice!
Erica Tijerina, a certified physician assistant, graduated from the University of Texas Pan American in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and Psychology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in May 2007. She then went on to obtain her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009.
Patients of Pediatric Center at Renaissance are held responsible for any patient portion of their visit not covered by insurance at the time of service. This includes co-pays and deductibles, as well as any coinsurance depending on your specific plan. You will receive an automated phone call or a paper bill in the mail regarding any unpaid balances. Our expectation is that these balances
Are you or someone you know having a baby and are looking for a pediatrician? Come meet Dr. Juan Jorge Saenz and Dr. Daniella Rodriguez-Rico on Tuesday, December 1st, at 6pm. The doctors will be on hand to answer your questions. Pediatric Center at Renaissance has been offering care to the Rio Grande Valley’s youth for over three decades and has recently been designated
Dr. J.J. Saenz and Dr. Jenny Saenz-Siedow recently attended the American Academy of Pediatrics annual conference in Washington D.C. Dr. Saenz-Siedow first attended the conference in her mother’s womb in 1980. She has since attended many times, each time wearing a green “Guest” badge. This was her first year as a conference participant with a blue “Resident” badge. She is currently completing her pediatric
Pediatric Center at Renaissance offers Fluoride Varnish to Help Prevent Dental Caries, Supports AAP Reccomendation
In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) added the recommendation that pediatricians should make sure patient’s teeth are being varnished with fluoride. This recommendation will be included in the 2015 version of its Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care, which it published online August 31 and in the September issue of Pediatrics. According to an article published online, dental caries, or cavities, remain the most
Pediatric Center at Renaissance is committed to staying connected to patients and families. We are happy to announce that we are now on Facebook! Like our page to keep updated with important office information, to learn about trends in pediatric care and to find valuable articles on kids health.
Pediatric Center at Renaissance is proud to now provide an online system that allows you to log-in and complete questionnaires at home before your visit. “CHADIS” stands for “Child Health And Development Interactive System.” CHADIS helps you communicate securely with your doctor over the Internet before your office visit. You can use CHADIS on a computer, tablet (such as an iPad) or smart phone (Android, Windows, iPhone, etc.) to:
We are proud to announce that Pediatric Center at Renaissance has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home 2011 Program! According to NCQA President, Margaret E O’Kane “The NCQA Patient – Centered Medical Home is a model of 21st century primary care that combines access, teamwork and technology to delivery quality care and improve health.” NCQA’s