2019 Winter Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 24:

  • Mesquite office Closed
  • Dallas and Frisco offices open from 8 – 10 AM

Wednesday, December 25:

  • all offices Closed

Saturday, December 28

  • only Dallas clinic open from 8 -10 AM

Tuesday, December 31:

  • Mesquite office Closed
  • Dallas and Frisco offices open from 8 – 10 AM

Wednesday, January 1:

  • all offices closed

Ranitidine Recall

The FDA has announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of ranitidine syrup.  The medication affected is a generic form of Zantac produced by Lannett Company, Inc.   By our records, your child may be currently on this product.  Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you stop giving your infant or child this medication until you can verify that your prescription is not part of this recall.  We recommend that you contact the pharmacy where you received the medication.  They can verify whether your prescription was affected by the recall and may be able to provide the same medication from a different manufacturer.  Please contact our office if you need to switch to an alternative medication.  More details about the recall are available at the FDA website.

D Magazine Best Doctors 2019

Congratulations to Drs. Kravitz, Mannering, Mitchell, and Straughn for being selected by D Magazine as Best Doctors in Dallas for 2019.

 

New Mesquite office April 2019

Forest Lane Pediatrics is pleased to announce that we will be opening a new office at 1600 Republic Parkway in Mesquite, Texas April 8, 2019! The office will be open Monday – Friday and the doctors staffing the clinic are as follows:

Monday: Dr. Blair
Tuesday: Dr. Straughn
Wednesday: Dr. Blair
Thursday: Dr. Mitchell
Friday: Dr. Blair (am) / Drs. Clarke, Copeland, Strong, or Tang (pm)

2019 Mom Approved Doctors

Congratulations to Drs. Clarke, Straughn, and Strong from our Dallas office and Drs. McGonnell and Mannering from our Plano office for being voted Mom Approved Doctors by DFW Child Magazine! We think they are great and we are pleased that local moms agree!

The Perfect Workout Event January 31, 2019

The Perfect Workout is hosting a fitness seminar for children ages 6 and up in our B-308 office at Medical City Dallas on January 31 at 4:30 pm. Come join us for:

  • 30 minutes of fun, strength building games and exercises
  • Learn ways to help kids stay active and enjoy being healthy
  • Learn about low glycemic snacks that are sweet and savory
  • Receive easy-to-follow recipes for lunch boxes and after school snacks
  • Q&A with certified personal trainers and nutritional coaches
  • Free workout session vouchers for teenagers and adults

Saturday Clinic in Plano

We are pleased to announce that we now have Saturday morning clinic in both the Dallas and Plano offices. To schedule a same day sick appointment on Saturday, call the office you would like to be seen in between 8 and 10 am. Please be aware that on holiday weekends the Plano Saturday clinic may be canceled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Forest Lane Pediatrics would like to invite you to join our fundraising efforts in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Click here to purchase a T-Shirt, and all proceeds go directly to Susan G. Komen Foundation!

2018- 2019 Flu Vaccine is Here

Flu vaccine for children ages 6 months and older are now available. This year’s vaccine has been updated to cover the new Influenza A strain that appeared last year. It is recommended that all adults and all children six months and older receive the vaccine every year. As always, we will be giving quadrivalent (four strains) preservative-free vaccines. In addition, we will be offering the Flumist nasal vaccine to children over two years old. To read more about the influenza vaccines for this year, visit the CDC website.

We will be offering several Saturday morning vaccine clinics in both offices this winter. Our first clinic will be at our Medical City Dallas office on 9/15/18 and in Texas Health Plano office on 9/22/18. We will also be able to schedule weekday vaccine appointments on select days at both offices.  You can schedule an appointment for a Saturday vaccine clinic through the Patient Portal, or by contacting either office during regular office hours. The Dallas phone number is 972-284-7770 and Plano is 972-526-0700.

2018 DFW Mom Approve Doctors

Congratulations to Drs. McGonnell, Mitchell, and Straughn on being chosen Mom Approved Doctors by DFW Child Magazine!

2017 D Magazine Best Doctors

 

Congratulations to Drs. Kravitz, Mitchell, and Straughn for being selected by D Magazine as the best Pediatricians in Dallas!

Flu Vaccine 2017

Flu Season is here and we have flu vaccine available in both offices. To schedule your child’s flu shot, please click Make an Appointment or log in to your Patient Portal and choose “Injection/Vaccination” as the Appointment Reason. When asked to choose a provider, select “Flu Clinic Dallas” or “Flu Clinic Plano” then choose your appointment time.

 

Labor Day 2017

Both the Dallas and Plano offices will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 for Labor Day. Both offices will open and resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 5.

Insurance Concerns

Due to Forest Lane Pediatrics joining Privia Medical Group you may receive a notification from your insurance provider that we will no longer be in-network with that provider come October. Please be assured that we are still in-network with all insurance providers we accepted previously except Blue Advantage. Our old contracts were terminated when we joined Privia which triggered the sending of the letter by our old contract provider. What the letter fails to mention is that we now have new contracts through Privia so there is no gap in our in-network status and ability to care for patients on the plans we accept.

As expected with insurance providers, there may be some technical hiccups during this transition. For example, if your insurance requires you to identify a Primary Care Physician (PCP) for your child, you will likely need to call them and reassign your doctor as the termination of our old contract likely disassociated your doctor’s name from your child’s insurance plan. Another problem some families may run into is that some of the insurance providers are slowly re-adding the names of our providers to their directory. This may mean that when you call to confirm that your doctor is in-network, they may say that she is not. We recognize this is frustrating and we are doing our best to resolve this issue. Please be assured, that even if the insurance provider does not have your doctor listed as being in-network, if your insurance is listed on our approved list, then we are in-network for your provider. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, please message us through the portal or email our billing coordinator Maria@ForestLanePediatrics.com.

Our pediatricians have been honored by D Magazine, Voted Best Pediatricians

Congratulations to:

Michelle B. Kravitz, MD
Chris Straughn, MD

DFW Child Magazine selected our pediatricians as Mom Approved Doctors

Congratulations to:

R. Adrian Clarke, MD
Diana V. Dickschat, MD
Michelle B. Kravitz, MD
Ann J. Liu, MD
Isha Mannering, MD
Chris M. McGonnell, MD
Damien H. Mitchell, MD
Chris J. Straughn, MD
Lily H. Strong, MD