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Texas Children’s Pediatrics opens clinic in northwest Fort Bend County

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Texas Children’s Pediatrics celebrated the launch of its new practice in Fulshear with a ribbon cutting on September 30.

The new clinic, which opened Sept. 13, is the 64th pediatric pediatrics location in Texas, with 50 such clinics in Houston, 13 in Austin and one in College Station.

The event drew patient families and hospital leaders, including Michelle Riley-Brown, executive vice president and president of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus and Texas Children’s Hospital-The Woodlands; Daniel Gollins, president of Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Dr. Stan Spinner, chief medical officer of Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care; and Texas Children’s Pediatrics-Fulshear Chief Medical Officer Dr. Alexander Gonzalez.

Fulshear Mayor Aaron Groff also attended the dedication and, along with Texas Children’s trustees, delivered a brief address to the assembled families. He presented a proclamation from the city of Fulshear noting September 30 as “Texas Children’s Pediatrics Day” on behalf of the city of Fulshear. Fulshear City Council members Sarah Johnson, Jason Knape, Debra Cates. Paula Gibson, district manager for state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, also attended the event.

CEO/Chairman Mark A. Wallace described the journey as “incredible” and that hospital leaders made all decisions knowing that Fulshear is one of the fastest growing communities in the region.

“We knew families in this community would need access to high-quality pediatric care, and all of us at Texas Children’s promised to provide just that,” Wallace said.

Texas Children’s Pediatrics-Fulshear, located at 6623 W. Cross Creek Bend Lane, provides convenient, high-quality pediatric care for all children, from birth to 18 years old. Pediatrician Dr. Christopher Neumann joins Gonzalez in treating patients at this clinic.

Gollins said Texas Children’s Pediatrics is excited to expand its care to Fulshear and surrounding towns, including Sealy and Columbus. He said specialized pediatric services are in high demand. He also praised Dr. Gonzalez.

“Dr. Gonzalez has been a trusted and beloved pediatrician at Texas Children’s Pediatrics for more than a decade,” Gollins said. “His patients — old and new — are in safe hands as he launches our 50th practice. history in the Greater Houston area.”

Gonzalez said it was a privilege to join the Cross Creek Ranch community.

“I look forward to building lasting connections with my new patients and their caregivers, as well as continuing to provide trusted care to my established patients visiting the clinic from Katy,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said he is grateful to Texas Children’s for the opportunities given to him during his hospital career.

“I could never have accomplished everything I have in my career without the support and resources of the nation’s largest children’s hospital,” Gonzalez said.

The Texas Children’s Pediatrics-Fulshear clinical care team offers a wide range of services, including:

  • Newborn and infant care.
  • Comprehensive healthy child visits, including immunizations, hearing and vision screening, and developmental assessments.
  • Support for adolescents.
  • Treatment of most acute and chronic diseases.
  • Laboratory work and routine screening.
  • Camp, school and sports physics.
  • Asthma preventive care.
  • Diet and weight management.
  • 24 hour emergency call service.

Gonzalez joined Texas Children’s Pediatrics in 2008 and has longstanding relationships with patient families in Katy, where he served as a pediatrician for 19 years. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is the former medical director and board member of the Breath of Life Children’s Clinic, which became Texas Children’s Pediatrics-Kingsland. He earned an MD from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Rice University, and a BS in chemistry from the University of St. Thomas.

For more information about Texas Children’s Pediatrics-Fulshear, or to make an appointment, call 291-885-6000 or visit the website texaschildrenspediatrics.org/locations/texas-childrens-pediatrics-fulshear.

For more information on Children’s Hospital of Texas, visit the website texaschildrens.org.