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Immunization Policy

We believe that all children should be fully immunized per the vaccine schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), unless there are medical contraindications. We are unable to accept new patients/families unless they are willing to fully comply with Forest Lane Pediatrics’ vaccination schedule. We believe this policy advocates for children and their best interest, as well as protects our patients who are too young to be vaccinated. If you are transferring from another practice, you will be required to submit a copy of your child’s immunization record prior to scheduling your child’s first visit.

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News & Announcements

COVID, Flu and RSV Vaccine Update

It is that time of year again when we encourage all of our patients 6 months and older (who do not have a medical contraindication) to get their Flu shot…. Read More

Lactation Care Award Winner

We are very excited to announce that Forest Lane Pediatrics is a 2023 IBCLC (Lactation) Care Award recipient! This global award recognizes hospitals and community-based facilities that demonstrate their commitment… Read More

When to go to the ER

This flu season we are seeing lots of kids with respiratory infections and many of them are requiring treatment in Emergency Departments and admission to the hospital. Many of these… Read More

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Forest Lane Pediatrics LLP is proudly part of Privia Health. Privia connects us with leading doctors in the community to transform healthcare by delivering high-quality, coordinated care that is centered on our patients.

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Excellent practice. We have high expectations and every one is met and exceeded. Frankly we're surprised. – Michael

We love Forest Lane Pediatrics, always extremely attentive, informative and compassionate. Been here 8 years strong. – Bethany

We love Forest Lane Pediatrics! They take such good care of our little one, and we would highly recommend them to anyone in the area! – Nicholas

Our girls have been under the care of FLP since the girls were born. They are now 11 and 13! We trust the doctors at FLP. – Kimberly

We have been with this practice for ten years and have been very happy with them for both of my children. Their staff are caring, competent, patient and kind. While going to the doctor is never fun, my teens are always happy with the time they spend with their doctors. – K. R.

We have been going to Forest Lane Pediatrics since May of 2005. Working with these doctors, nurses and receptionist is a fantastic and comforting experience for both child and parent. My daughter has anxiety with various tests and Dr. Straughn, Dr. McGonnell and Dr. Blair always take the time to ease my daughter's mind and comfort her. They truly care about her health and making the correct diagnosis quickly to ensure health is returned quickly for comfort and for the child's happiness. Each doctor carries a smile into the room no matter how overwhelmed they may be with patients. We are thankful for these great people as they are a huge comfort to my daughter and my family. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a pediatrician - they are available 100% of the time and will take good care of your child/children!! Thanks to all of you for all you've done for my daughter and family over the years!” – David H

I’ve been coming to Forest Lane Pediatrics for 17 years and EVERYONE still makes us feel like family!!! KUDOS to the entire team and cannot express our gratitude for always making us feel like we are the only patients in the office!! THANK YOU for ALWAYS going over and beyond!! – Bill P

"Dr Lee went out of his way to make Everett laugh - which I think is important when you're meeting a new kid patient. Great listener, gave very thorough answers. Researched Everett's history before he came in room."

"If you are looking for great pediatricians then look no further. Super staff and super docs. We won't go anywhere else."

"We have been visiting Doctor Blair for over 4 years for my first son and this month we introduced our second newborn to him! My wife and I both feel privileged to receive the care we do for our children from Dr. Blair and his staff. I find that over the few years we have worked together, his passion and love for children and their parents has been demonstrated by reaching for a higher level of achievement. His generosity in service, time and resources express just how much he and all his staff care about us."

"We requested Dr. Damien Mitchell visit our daughter when she was born at Medical City. We honestly had no intentions of using him long term, as we had selected a Pediatrician closer to our home but who did not have rights to Medical City. Our daughter was born breech and had problems with her head and neck and Dr. Mitchell made us feel OK about it. He treated her like he was a member of his family. When we left the hospital, we decided we didn't care if it was a further drive for us, we wanted Dr. Mitchell to remain our daughters' permanent Pediatrician. Every visit we have had with him confirms it was the right decision. He cares for her so tenderly and talks to her after each exam He is gentle with her and NEVER rushes our appointments....and believe me I usually have a lot of questions! I have recommended him to several people and will continue to do so."

"The staff is amazing. They follow through on everything they say they will. They went above and beyond helping our family get the support and medical care that my son needed. I could not recommend them any more highly. It is always a pleasure to go and never a hassle. Thank you, Forest Lane Pediatrics!"

Dr. Ron Blair has been both my kids doctor since birth. They are 5 & 2 1/2. He is the most kind and gentle doctor I know. We had the unfortunate problem of having to use MedicAid doctors when my wife lost her job. Thank God that we now have insurance again. The whole staff is wonderful in both locations and all the doctors are better than amazing! I interviewed 6 doctors while my wife was expecting and you won't find any office better.

"Dr. Clarke was my daughter's attending pediatrician when we were still in the hospital after delivery and he was lovely. Due to my daughter's significant weight loss at discharge, we were required to make a last minute appointment the following day to ensure there weren't any underlying issues. Since Dr. Clarke is at the Dallas location and that is too far from our home, we ended up seeing Dr. Mannering in Plano for the follow-up. I cannot speak more highly of her and all of the staff at the Plano office. All of the nurses and front desk staff are friendly, informative, and super helpful. They have helped us with insurance issues, and their nurse line has helped quell "first-time mom" concerns over the phone with an extremely reasonable response time. And Dr. Mannering herself is a dream. She is such a wonderful, upbeat, positive woman, and it shows how much she cares about her patients and their parents through the time and pride that she takes in the care she provides. She makes sur

"I used to work at FLP and I think they are all phenomenal. I moved, so I no longer work there, but if I did not live so far away now I would take my child there. I highly recommend all of the physicians to anyone looking for a pediatrician for their child."

"I had to bring in my 1-year-old yesterday due to her having a rash. We saw Dr. Liu and she was amazing!! As soon as she walked in, she immediately knew my daughter had a bad allergic reaction to her medication she had been taking! We've been with these doctors since my daughter was born at Medical City, and I don't plan on switching! I absolutely love their office and their staff. They're always so sweet and kind to me and my family! Thank Y'all again so much!!!"

"Dr. Clarke and his team have been excellent with our two boys. Dr. Clarke gives practical and experienced advice, helping us make smart decisions when further treatment is needed. Robyn Riley is the best lactation consultant that I've ever been to - patient, practical and very encouraging. A great practice for Dallas-area families!"

"I am so happy that I found this doctors office! They are outstanding. Friendly staff, incredible doctors, Saturday emergency appointments, great hours and on call doctors."

"We love Forest Lane Pediatrics! Our child just turned one and has been a patient of Dr. Mitchell's. Since the day he was born, we have had a great experience with Dr. Mitchell. When our son was born and having problems, Dr. Mitchell came to the newborn nursery to see him and then came to talk to us to tell us how he was doing. Throughout his first year, he has been attentive to his medical care and truly concerned about our family. His office is very professional. They have an excellent Lactation Consultant in the office. We could not ask for a better experience with Forest Lane Pediatrics!"

"I'd like to commend these pediatricians. They take the time to listen to concerns, they also recommend other pediatric specialists when something is out of their expertise. They worked well with my son's endocrinologist and gastroenterologist. Dr. Kravitz was always attentive to my son's health."

"If you're looking for a pediatrician, look no further! He has been accurate in his diagnoses, patient in answering questions, and professional in promptly calling us if we had had questions. Our daughter was afraid to go to the pediatrician's office prior to going to Dr. McGonnell. He took the time to develop a friendship with her. Now she enjoys going for well and sick visits."

"Dr. Mannering is beyond words in how well she has taken care of our son (since he was 6 months old, and 2 3/4 now). She listens and takes time with the patients. She comes in and I have never seen her not smiling. She interacts with our son and they will just sit there chatting away for ages. She is encouraging and level headed. Very well versed and informed. I would literally trust my child with her for anything. If there were 6 Stars, she would get it."

"Dr. Straughn is wonderful! And his staff is always courteous and helpful. Yes, there is usually some wait time but there is always a wait when you're seeing a doctor. I couldn't have chosen a better doctor for my son! To Dr. Straughn and his staff... YOU ARE AN AMAZING GROUP, THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR YOUR PATIENTS!

"I found Dr. Samara to be great with kids and parents and I trust him completely with my kids. The staff is very friendly and the office decor bright and cheery."

"My baby's primary doctor is Dr. Straughn, but we have also seen Dr. Mitchell a couple of times. Both doctors, office staff, and nurses are AWESOME. Both doctors have wonderful, kind bedside manners. Everything is always explained to me in detail and I never feel rushed during her appointments. The wait time is also very acceptable for a busy doctor's office: 5-10 minutes."

"My daughters love Dr. Straughn. He is a great doctor. He's very professional, attentive and caring. He answers all my questions thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him.

"I have a complex kiddo and totally trust this office with her care. They are very friendly and accommodating."

"Dr. Samara and his staff are great! When one of my children is sick, I have been able to get them into see the doctor within hours of calling. The nursing staff are also wonderful and are available to answer questions over the phone. Very warm, caring, yet professional atmosphere. (My 2.5-year-old son also loves the fish tank in the waiting room.) Thanks for taking such great care of my kiddos Pediatric Place!"

"Dr. Mitchell spoke to me like a real person. He figured out what was going on with my son right away. My son was back to normal within 24 hours. He's a great doctor. I'm glad I found him!"

"We've had such a fantastic experience with Dr. Straughn. He has been my daughter's pediatrician for the past three years and has been so supportive, kind, and helpful. We've also seen Dr. Clarke and Dr. Kravitz for sick visits, and both were wonderful to work with. Love Forest Lane Pediatrics."

"The Doctors have never seemed rushed, my children love going to their appointments! We have recommended many families to Forest Lane Pediatrics... compassionate healthcare, solid medical advice, trained in the most cutting-edge procedures, thorough follow-up to be certain that my child is feeling better. My wife & I trust this team of pediatric experts to guide us for years to come!"

“I have been taking my kids to FLP for over 5 years now. I just had my third child and we've been having trouble with his feeding. Dr. Mitchell and Janis (the lactation consultant) quickly were able to spot his tongue tie and give us ways to improve that. Today I went in for my two week appointment and my son had actually lost weight. I have been nursing nonstop so I was pretty upset to find that out. After seeing Janis again she gave me a good plan to up his weight. I left feeling confident and hopeful! I got home and immediately put the plan to use. My newborn has never been more content and happy since doing what she suggested! I've always received amazing care with FLP but today I cried tears of happiness from the care given today! Thank you Janis for your knowledge and help! I couldn't continue to nurse my little one without you!”

"My son has been going there for the past 1.5 years. I interviewed Dr. Straughn when I was pregnant and really liked him. Dr. McGonnell took care of my son at Plano after birth so I decided to regularly go to him and I have been very impressed with his knowledge on medical topics and just giving advice in the early days. Most of these doctors have kids of their own so they are very familiar with the issues at hand."

"I'd like to commend these pediatricians. They take the time to listen to concerns, they also recommend other pediatric specialists when something is out of their expertise. They worked well with my son's endocrinologist and gastroenterologist, Dr. Kravitz was always attentive to my son's health. Sadly I moved across the country and it has been very difficult to find a pediatrician with the same qualities."

"Absolutely love Dr. Diana! She is absolutely personable, caring, and doesn't mind you asking "silly" questions! She also has a vast network of specialist she knows and has helped our journey tremendously! If you're looking for a pediatrician I recommend you do a consultation with her!"

"All the doctors in the practice are highly qualified and mom approved. I have an 11 week old and 7-year-old Dr. Mitchell is their doctor and is AMAZING! He is very knowledgeable answers my MANY questions I have during well visits very patiently. I NEVER feel rushed and he has a wonderful bedside manner. We always get to see him when scheduling appointments; we never get pushed off on other doctors or NPs. The office is VERY clean, kid-friendly, and inviting. There is a totally separate sick waiting room for when your kiddo is ill. All other staff I've interacted with are also courteous and friendly as well. I drive all the way from S. Arlington for my children's pediatrician and wouldn't have it any other way!"

"My sons are 10 years old & 7 years old and have been seeing Dr. Blair since they were each 2 days old. He is a wonderful doctor, and the practice has been great - especially since they expanded to add a Plano Office. We have seen other doctors in the practice for sick visits, and have always been impressed with their professionalism. They recently added "later hours" and it has made well visits so much more convenient. Highly recommend the practice and Dr. Blair especially."

"I couldn't be happier or more satisfied with this place and their entire staff. After several bad experiences at a different doctor's office, we came here and were so happy that we did! This place is clean, the staff is friendly, everyone was professional, and the doctors are knowledgeable and made us feel great!"

"Dr. Blair and his team are all I could have hoped for my kids' medical care. He has been my kids' pediatrician for 5 years now and has always provided the absolute best care, and I believe, best advice and treatment during every visit and for every issue. It is worth driving for 1 hour every time I have to take my kids to Forest Lane Pediatrics!! The kids deserve the best!!"

"We have been going to Forest Lane Pediatrics since May of 2005. Working with these doctors, nurses, and the receptionist is a fantastic and comforting experience for both child and parent. My daughter has anxiety with various tests and Dr. Straughn, Dr. McGonnell and Dr. Blair always take the time to ease my daughter's mind and comfort her. They truly care about her health and making the correct diagnosis quickly to ensure health is returned quickly for comfort and for the child's happiness. Each doctor carries a smile into the room no matter how overwhelmed they may be with patients. We are thankful for these great people as they are a huge comfort to my daughter and my family. I highly recommend them to anyone needing a pediatrician - they are available 100% of the time and will take good care of your child/children!! Thanks to all of you for all you've done for my daughter and family over the years!"

"Dr. Mannering is the BEST pediatrician, hands down! I can not recommend her enough. Even after moving 45 minutes away, I still take my daughter to see her because it's worth the drive. She is so kind, personable, and professional. She treats my daughter like her own. My favorite thing about her is that she does not rush during our appointments at all. Usually, Doctors will come in and spend 5 minutes with you and go onto the next. Dr. Mannering plays with my daughter for a bit, gets her comfortable before doing exams. My one year old actually loves her and gets so excited every time she sees her! Dr. Mannering thoroughly goes over any questions you have and she is so friendly! I love her. I've never left the office ever doubting her. I hope she stays in the DFW area forever. Wait time is great and we never have to wait long. Also, making appointments and rescheduling is a breeze! :)"

"Moms and Dads out there...Look no further...This is the place you want to take your children! We adore Dr. Mitchell but all of the staff is top notch. They are caring and thorough. They are helpful and comforting. Best pediatric staff in the Metroplex. I knew I had made a great choice when all of my friends said to me, "We go there too!!" I have referred Dr. Mitchell to MANY friends and all are very very happy!!! Don't waste time, call them today!"

"I was lucky enough to be recommended to this practice while expecting my first child. My daughter had a bit of a rough go of it for the first few months, but I never doubted that we were in excellent hands. Now both of my girls go here and we have actually made insurance decisions based on being able to continue to see these doctors. Our primary doctor on staff is Dr. Diana, but we've had stellar care provided by Dr. Blair, Dr. McGonnell, and Dr. Mannering as well. (Plus other doctors here and there based on who's on call.) You can tell in their interactions with children that they truly care about providing the best care possible. They encourage discussion and support through any medical difficulties. I very much appreciate all that they've done (and they have gone above and beyond) for my girls."

"Wonderful, Caring Professionals that take Special Care with First Time Parents, Forest Lane Pediatrics has been wonderful. They met with us before our first child was born and answered all our questions. They were there the day our little boy was born and helped us with breastfeeding as well as jaundice issues. The office staff is so sweet and friendly and the doctors are all great. They stayed open late on a Saturday so I could get my little boy there when he had a rash and I was nervous. My favorite part of them is their on call practice. You call in, leave a message and get a call back right away from one of the one staff pediatricians no matter what time of day or night. They are so warm and friendly when you call....I will admit...I even called because my 6-week-old was crying all day and I didn't know what to do and they were great. They didn't mind the late night Saturday call and helped me with a few tricks to get him to sleep. They really treat the child holistically and not

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