We strive to create a long-lasting and trusting patient-doctor relationship built on understanding and communication. Park Cities Pediatrics is dedicated to providing personalized and straight forward care for children from birth through college.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Dallas, Texas in Preston Center. Our goal is to assist your family in raising healthy and happy children. We seek to keep our patient volume low, which allows us to spend as much time as necessary with you and your child. At our practice, your child can expect to have the same physician for both well and sick visits. Please call us at any time with quest
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[07/04/21] Park Cities Pediatrics will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. Have a safe and happy 4th!!
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Your child’s wellness visit is acceptable for most school/camp/sport forms for 365 days. Call us to check when your child’s latest wellness visit was and schedule their next. Some visits were missed last year due to Covid, but we can remedy that.
Don't wait too long.
Please call us if you have any questions!
[02/18/21] We will be open 2/18/21 for a short time. Please call if your child needs to be seen today. We will update tomorrow’s availability soon.
[02/17/21] We will be closed 2/17/21 due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for updates for the rest of the week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
We will be open 2/16/21 for a short period of time. If you absolutely need an appointment, feel free to call us.
If you have concerns about not being able to physically make it to your appointment this week, please call us and we will reschedule you.
[02/15/21] Due to the winter weather we will be closed 2/15/21. If you had an appointment you should have been contacted to reschedule already. Thank you for your understanding and feel free to call us with any questions or concerns.
Due to icy road conditions, we will be closed Thursday 2/11/21. Please feel free to call us with any questions. If you had an appointment today you should have received a call to reschedule.
We appreciate your understanding and please be safe today.
Drs. Kammerer and Simon are so happy to have received their Covid-19 vaccinations. Park Cities Pediatrics has always been supportive of vaccinations and as soon as you are able to get this one, we highly recommend it!
Please continue to be safe and wear your masks. Call our office if you need anything or have any questions.
We are so pleased to welcome the newest member of our Park Cities Pediatrics family!
Dr. Kristen Kammerer is a board-certified pediatrician with 10 years of experience caring for children. She grew up in Michigan and trained in Florida. Her residency and early career was as an Air Force Pediatrician in DC, Alaska, Japan, and Colorado. Her husband is from Plano and they returned to Dallas 5 years ago with their two young children. She is an active volunteer at her children’s school library and PTA as well as the Richardson ISD Clothes Closet. Her favorite activities are gardening, bike-riding, and exploring new cities.
She enjoys partnering with parents, caregivers, and children to achieve optimal health. Dr. Kammerer is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Medical Association, Texas Pediatric Society, and Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas and is able to care for newborns at Medical City Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian-Dallas. She is excited to join the team at Park Cities Pediatrics and continue their long tradition of excellent pediatric care.
We are so proud of our patients for their dedication to social distancing! We still recommend everyone due for routine immunizations keep their appointments. We have changed our schedule to allow for only well visits in the morning and then very limited sick visits and many telehealth visits in the afternoon.
We don’t want anyone’s health to be neglected, so we have expanded our telehealth utilization. If you think your child needs to be seen, please call our office and inquire about telehealth. You don’t need any special equipment other than a cell phone with a camera. A link is texted to your phone immediately prior to your appointment and we connect. To assist with the care of your child we ask for an accurate weight (home scales are fine) and the ability to see and interact with them on the phone (no telehealth visits while the child is asleep in the other room).
As always our Nurse Advice Line is happy to take any questions after hours. We appreciate everyone’s patience during these trying times.
At Park Cities Pediatrics, we are following the developments of SARS-CoV-2 also known as Coronavirus very closely. Our goal is the health of your children, but also of the entire community. Right now we are experiencing a sharp increase in positive cases in Dallas and surrounding counties, but we think this number underestimates the actual number of cases. Because of the widespread nature of the illness, we continue to recommend that everyone practice “social distancing” in order to slow the spread of illness.
As of right now we have changed our schedule to allow for well child visits (especially those with vaccinations) in the morning and sick visits only in the afternoon. If you have not been contacted about rescheduling your appointment, you will be soon. We have not had any problem accommodating everyone, but as this illness spreads, we might see a sharp increase in patient visits. For the time being, we have asked parents to postpone lower acuity visits if possible. For example, mild upper respiratory symptoms, behavior concerns, stable chronic concerns, and mild injuries. We are always happy to advise some good home care over the phone.
Currently there is no readily available test for Coronavirus for mildly ill individuals (tests are being rationed for sicker individuals) so we cannot offer any testing presently. We expect that to change in the future and will let you know when that happens. If your child is experiencing mild congestion, cough, and/or fever, and you are concerned for Coronavirus, we ask that you manage it at home.
If you have questions or concerns feel free to call us and thanks to everyone for bearing with us during these troubling times.
[01/19/20] I don’t know who needs to hear this, but being a mom is hard and you’re doing an awesome job. Keep it up!!
The office will be closed 12/25 and 12/26. We will reopen 12/27. Please feel free to call the nurse advice line if you have any concerns while we are closed.
Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed today and tomorrow in celebration.
Cold and flu season is here! Please call us if you have any concerns.
dfw.cbslocal.com A variety of bugs are making their way through the region right now, including respiratory viruses and the first wave of the flu.
[05/24/19] We will be closed for Memorial Day on 5/27/19 and will close early Friday 5/24/19. Please call for an appointment and we will see everybody.
Greetings Park Cities Pediatrics Families!
We wanted to reach out and let you know that we are filling up for the next few weeks. Please check your child’s camp and school form deadline dates and plan accordingly. We will do our best to try to fit all of our families in. Please know that there is limited availability for coveted times, specifically latest and earliest appointments, and we ask that you work with us on that.
Please keep in mind that most insurance only covers one well child visit in 365 days. If you know that you need a form signed and it asks that you have a physical done after a certain date (ex: 5/15/19), and your child has had a well visit in the last year (ex: 11/19/18) call your insurance company and ask if they cover year to date well child exams (once every 365 days) or once every calendar year (ex: if they cover a well visit done 2018 and one in 2019, but not exactly 365 days apart). You may have to pay out of pocket which is $85.00 per office visit plus any additional services.
We are able to fill out forms when well visits have been in the past year. If your child has not had a well visit in the last year they will need to have one before we fill out forms.
You can always email or fax us your forms. Our email is [email protected], and our fax is 214-373-4841.
Thanks for your understanding!
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We will be open 12/24 in the morning for sick visits. Please call first thing if your child needs to be seen.
We will be closed 12/25 and 12/26.
We will be closed Thursday and Friday of this week to celebrate Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Happy Halloween from Park Cities Pediatrics! Stay safe (and dry) tonight!!
[06/07/18] We continue to have problems with phones and internet but we have a slow working solution in place. Please be patient with us. Your call may not go through initially but wait a minute and try again.
[06/06/18] We have had problems with our phone and internet all day. Thank you for bearing with us. Our phone provider promises everything will be working again after 5pm tonight (just in time for our office to close. Sheesh!)
Always remember to wash your hands! Hand hygiene is the best way to prevent illness.
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[02/01/18] Our phones are not working intermittently this morning. Please be patient with us.
Happy Halloween from Park Cities Pediatrics! Some of our patients came dressed up today too!
Delaying your baby's first bath is probably a good thing! See this video Dr. Simon collaborated on for more information.
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We are hiring! There is a referral bonus for whoever refers our new employee to us.
dallas.craigslist.org Small Pediatric Doctor's office looking for front desk/receptionist. Medical Assistant preferred with both front and back office experience. Part time or full time depending on applicant's abilities.
Remember, the best place for medical advice is the doctor's office. Feel free to call if you ever have any questions.
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Flu season is upon us! We are seeing a big spike in flu cases. If you haven't gotten your flu vaccine then hurry up and get it!
If you have any concerns about your child having the flu, please call us immediately. We are happy to make all the same day appointments you need.
[01/06/17] Our landlord has cleared up the delay with the city for our Certificate of Occupancy and we plan on opening up in the new suite on Tuesday January 10th! We would like to thank everyone for their patience in this matter. See you in Suite 150!
EDIT: Due to circumstances beyond our control we will have to delay our move. Check back for updates on an official move date and thank you for your patience.
We will be closed 12/26/16 and 1/2/16 in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day this year.
We will reopen 1/3/16 in our new office! Same building but down the hall in Suite 150. You should look forward to a nice new office but with the same great loving people of Park Cities Pediatrics!
Thanks Dallas Child Magazine for recognizing Dr. Simon as a Mom Approved Doc!
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