River City Pediatrics is committed to staying up-to-date and proactive about how best to care for you, your family, and our community.
We’re eager to deliver personalized, high-quality care for your children starting at birth. From routine exams to immunizations to unexpected emergencies, our office is always ready to deliver the best care possible. We gladly answer routine health questions during normal office hours.
At River City Pediatrics, we work with you to understand the unique medical and developmental needs of your child as they grow. We look forward to caring for your child during these most important years.
Our on-staff registered dietitian and lactation consultant, Kristi McDonald, RD, IBCLC, can assist you along your breastfeeding journey. We can help with position and latch, low milk supply, pumping techniques, weight checks, tongue tie evaluation, mastitis, back to work consults, establishing breastfeeding with premature babies, and many other topics. Call our office at 901-761-1280 to set up your initial consultation to review proper and productive techniques for you and your baby.
Nutrition plays a critical role in your child’s development. We can help parents nourish healthy kids with nutritious foods by encouraging effective feeding strategies and healthy habits. Our dietitian consultant can assist with nutrition needs for picky eating, overweight or obese children, food intolerances, allergies, and transitioning to solids.
In accordance with the recommendations from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics River City Pediatrics is now offering flu vaccination for ALL eligible patients 6 months of age and older.
From the CDC:
Flu illness is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, millions of children get sick with seasonal flu; thousands of children are hospitalized, and some children die from flu. Children commonly need medical care because of flu, especially children younger than 5 years old.
The best way to prevent flu is with a flu vaccine. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a seasonal flu vaccine each year, ideally by the end of October. Children can get vaccinated as soon as vaccine becomes available—even if this is in July or August. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue throughout flu season, even in January or later.
The vast majority of COVID-19 infections in children are mild. Children who test positive for COVID-19 are best cared for at home to minimize exposure risk to everyone. Before arriving at our office, please call us at 901-761-1280.
Temporary changes include:
We are always just a call away. Please contact us if you have any further questions about appointments, telehealth, or new patient information.
Please schedule well-child visits during regular office hours by calling 901-761-1280. If you are uncertain whether your ill child needs to be seen, please call early during the day so that we can advise and schedule an appointment if needed.
In many situations, we can administer proper, high-quality care without the need for an office visit. Telehealth visits can be over the phone, via your computer, or over video. Activate your MyChart account to get started, and call us with any questions you have.
You can download and print a new patient form before your first appointment.