News and Announcements
FLU vaccines Available from Oct 1st, 2017
Fall season is just around the corner and along with it comes the threat of seasonal INFLUENZA (the FLU). The office will start administrating FLU vaccine injectables for children 6 month and older starting October 1st. Please be aware that FLU Mist vaccine will NOT be administered this year as well because of its lack of effectiveness as per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Please call our office to schedule.
Enrollment Period Healthcare.gov ACA Nov 1 – Dec 15
As a service to some of our patient families who have health plans through healthcare.gov (aka Obamacare), please note that 2018 Open Enrollment runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. The time you have to enroll (compared to last year) is shorter.
Our association with Children’s Health
Morning Star Pediatrics is proud to be part of Pediatric Partners by Children’s Health℠ which is the region’s premier pediatric integrated network. This group of 350+ physicians have a common goal in mind to position themselves as the best in their field. The mission is threefold: Improving the patient and provider experience of care Improving the health populations Reducing the per capita cost of health care
How does our office compare to others?
We are excited to announce that Morning Star Pediatrics received a score of 93% from Pediatric Partners (professional association) who continuously surveys patient families on various quality measures and how our office manages your kids. Our office scored 9% points above current national average and among other in the DFW area. The measure includes how well patient care from the physician, our office’s relationship with our patient families, coordination of care, patient education – roughly 30 parameters). Pediatric Partners is affiliated with Childrens Health.
Cigna Care Designated Physician
We are happy to announce that Dr. Thomas is now a ‘Cigna Care Designation’ provider (i.e. a preferred Cigna physician). This distinguishes network doctors who practice in one of the specialties reviewed and who meet quality and cost-efficiency measures established by Cigna.
We are happy to announce that Dr. Thomas has added Baylor McKinney to her list of hospitals that she has privileges at. This means that if you are delivering your baby or if your child is admitted at this hospital for any reason, Dr. Thomas can come see your baby.
Your Child’s Yearly Physicals
Setup your Child’s Yearly Physicals!! If your kids are going to be active in sports it is important to have physicals done. In most case it is covered by your insurance company so take advantage of it.
Meet The Doctor
We are currently accepting new patients. Our office welcomes prospective patient families to visit with the Doctor and see if it fits your philosophy for a child’s medical home. Call our office to schedule a visit.
Learn about Prenatal Visits, Hospitalization and Post-Delivery Office Schedule