Hill Country Pediatrics, P.A.

6618 Sitio Del Rio #A101
Austin, TX 78730
512-241-1370 ph
512-241-1374 fax Hill Country Pediatrics provides patient-centered care in a family- friendly setting.

Most of our physicians and staff are mothers themselves, so we understand how important it is to build a trusting, long-lasting relationship with your child’s physician.

Operating as usual

09/02/2021

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THANK YOU to all our patients... for all your patience!

Thank you for your patience on hold as our phones have never been busier.

Thank you for calling to in advance schedule - we are simply too busy to accept walk-in appointments at this time.

Thank you for understanding when it takes a few weeks to get an appointment for a checkup or a chronic problem, as we are struggling to meet demand for our sick kids.

Thank you for being flexible when available appointment times for our sick kids are limited as these appointments fill fast every single day.

And thank you for showing up on time - this helps us A LOT!

We are also so incredibly grateful for our amazing staff, who are working tirelessly to take care of our patients during this time. We are scheduling as efficiently as we possibly can, and we are nearing maximum capacity every day. We will continue to do our best to meet demand as best we possibly can. We are working to hire extra staff to help as well, though staff in the medical field is quite difficult to come by right now.

We are tired, but please know that we are doing our very best and appreciate your support and patience with us as we navigate this pandemic together.

And, please... vaccinate all those who are eligible!!!!! We need relief and this is the only way to turn the tide!

P.S. We will be closed for Labor Day to allow our staff a break to spend time with loved ones. We are not currently open on the weekends, but Dr. Tarrant will be on call to answer any urgent questions that arise. Call our answering service to have her contacted: (512) 323-5465

Timeline Photos 08/07/2021

Timeline Photos

Austin ISD will inform parents of a positive case.
Austin ISD will conduct contact tracing.
Families should keep sick children at home.

Photos from Hill Country Pediatrics, P.A.'s post 08/03/2021

Report from Dell Children’s today. Please protect yourselves and your children. We wouldn’t recommend something we haven’t given our own kids!

“We are now seeing a spike of hospitalizations for COVID-19. Unlike in previous spikes when children were seldom hospitalized, we are seeing a sharp increase in hospital and ICU admissions among children and adolescents. Surveys have shown that parents value their pediatricians' advice as one of the most important sources of information. Austin area schools are starting in the next 2 weeks and school districts in Texas are still unable to enforce mask mandates. Please talk to your patients about vaccines and universal masking.”

07/15/2021

With school four weeks away, we implore you to get yourselves and your teenagers vaccinated if you have been waiting. Due to the Delta variant, pediatric cases and hospitalizations are rising.

Austin Public Health is moving into Stage 3 of the #COVID19 Risk Based Guidelines.

📌 Learn more about moving to Stage 3: bit.ly/3yZcNYq
💉 Get vaccinated: AustinTexas.gov/COVID19-Vaccines

The level of risk for contracting #COVID19 in Austin-Travis County has increased, especially among unvaccinated individuals. Confirmed cases have doubled over the past week + new hospital admissions have neared 20 on the 7-day moving average – well above the threshold of 15 to move into Stage 3.

COVID-19 vaccinations continue to prove extremely effective in protecting those who have completed the required series of shots. However, with only 61.5% of local residents being fully vaccinated, unvaccinated individuals continue to facilitate the spread of new variants.

The data is showing a majority of cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been among those who are not fully vaccinated.

Stage 3 recommendations include the following:

👉 Fully vaccinated: participate in indoor + outdoor private gatherings and dine + shop without masking if allowed by the business. Travel with masking.

👉 Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals who are low-risk: Participate in indoor + outdoor private gatherings, dine, shop, and travel with masking.

👉 Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals, who are high-risk: should avoid non-essential indoor + outdoor private gatherings, dining, shopping, and travel. Mask for essential activities.

[06/24/21]   AAP News Update: Resources and Statement on Myocarditis and COVID-19 Vaccines

June 23, 2021

“As physicians, nurses, public health and health care professionals, and, for many of us, parents, we understand the significant interest many Americans have in the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, especially for younger people. Today, the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met to discuss the latest data on reports of mild cases of inflammation of the heart muscle and surrounding tissue called myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination among younger people.
“The facts are clear: this is an extremely rare side effect, and only an exceedingly small number of people will experience it after vaccination. Importantly, for the young people who do, most cases are mild, and individuals recover often on their own or with minimal treatment. In addition, we know that myocarditis and pericarditis are much more common if you get COVID-19, and the risks to the heart from COVID-19 infection can be more severe.
“The vaccines are safe and effective, and they prevent COVID-19 illness. They will help protect you and your family and keep your community safe. We strongly encourage everyone age 12 and older who are eligible to receive the vaccine under Emergency Use Authorization to get vaccinated, as the benefits of vaccination far outweigh any harm. Especially with the troubling Delta variant increasingly circulating, and more readily impacting younger people, the risks of being unvaccinated are far greater than any rare side effects from the vaccines. If you get COVID-19, you could get severely ill and be hospitalized or even die. Even if your infection is mild, you or your child could face long-term symptoms following COVID-19 infection such as neurological problems or diminished lung function.”
“We recommend getting vaccinated right away if you haven’t yet. It is the best way to protect yourself, your loved ones, your community, and to return to a more normal lifestyle safely and quickly.”
Dr. Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Ada Stewart, MD, FAAFP, President, American Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Lee Savio Beers, MD, FAAP, President, American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Maureen G. Phipps, MD, MPH, FACOG, Chief Executive Officer, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Dr. George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, President, American College of Physicians
Dr. Mitchell S. V. Elkind, M.D., M.S., FAAN, FAHA, President, American Heart Association
Richard J. Pollack, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Hospital Association
Dr. Gerald E. Harmon, M.D., President, American Medical Association
Dr. Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, President, American Nurses Association
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Scott J. Becker, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Public Health Laboratories
Dr. Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, FCPP, Chief Executive Officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Chrissie Juliano, MPP, Executive Director, Big Cities Health Coalition
Janet Hamilton, MPH, Executive Director, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists
Dr. Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS, FIDSA, President, Infectious Diseases Society of America
Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of County and City Health Officials

For more information and resources on this rare side effect, visit CDC’s website here.

COVID-19 Vaccination 06/09/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination

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COVID-19 Vaccination How to request a COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination at UT Health Austin.

COVID-19 Information 05/15/2021

COVID-19 Information

It’s going to be a gorgeous day for a COVID vaccine!

Bring your kids 12 and up (and adults, too!) out for their first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose at a drive-in clinic at Travis County Expo center, 9-5 today and tomorrow. No appointment necessary!

COVID-19 Information Welcome to the official website of Travis County, Texas.

Photos from Hill Country Pediatrics, P.A.'s post 05/13/2021

We couldn’t be more thrilled to see our patients 12 and older (including our own kids like Dr. B’s and Dr. W’s below) getting the Pfizer Covid vaccine!! By doing so, they are protecting themselves and YOU! We wholeheartedly recommend it and look forward to younger kids (like Dr. T’s daughter 😉) getting their turn by the end of the summer or early fall (YAY for school next year!). While we still don’t have immediate plans to give the vaccine in our office due to storage and logistical hurdles, we will hopefully be able to do this one day. In the meantime, UThealthaustin.org is a great resource, and we know that most pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, H-E-B, Walmart, and many others including independent pharmacies have it available. Call us if you have any questions and let’s get back to normal!!
p.s. we’d love to see your own photos!

COVID-19 Vaccination 05/12/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination

Pfizer vaccine approved for 12-15 yrs old! Awaiting clearance from ACIP and CDC hopefully later today . UT health is pre-registering teens now!

https://uthealthaustin.org/patient-resources/covid-19-updates/covid-19-vaccination?fbclid=IwAR1XAE-D1eBDfHJIDw8lqTqT3-QBVYRMYtExso965N4QAIyQQ5aJpDdV1Sw

COVID-19 Vaccination How to request a COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination at UT Health Austin.

05/09/2021
COVID-19 Vaccination 05/06/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination

Itching to get your 12-17-year-olds vaccinated for COVID?? Here's a link to preregister for the Pfizer COVID vaccine through UT Health so you'll already be on the list once the new approval is finalized, hopefully in a few short days!!

We at Hill Country Pediatrics support vaccination for ALL those eligible to receive the COVID vaccine! We're ready to put this pandemic in the history books! How about you?

COVID-19 Vaccination How to request a COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccination at UT Health Austin.

FDA set to authorize Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 by early next week 05/03/2021

FDA set to authorize Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 by early next week

https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0ZaqeNSv?share

FDA set to authorize Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 by early next week (Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images) (WASHINGTON) The Food and Drug Administration is set to authorize use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12 to 15 years old by next week, The New York Times reported Monday.

05/01/2021

We are so ecstatic to see our patients 16 years and older getting the Covid vaccine. Here is Dr. Wells’ son Benjamin getting his second dose this week!. Fingers crossed the Pfizer vaccine will be expanded to 12 and up soon.  If you are eligible to get the vaccine and haven’t done so yet, we encourage you to get it as soon as possible!

We are so ecstatic to see our patients 16 years and older getting the Covid vaccine. Here is Dr. Wells’ son Benjamin getting his second dose this week!. Fingers crossed the Pfizer vaccine will be expanded to 12 and up soon.  If you are eligible to get the vaccine and haven’t done so yet, we encourage you to get it as soon as possible!

[02/21/21]   We will be open tomorrow but the office, like most of our area of Austin, still does not have water. Hoping it will be flowing again tomorrow but advising all patients with appointments to use restroom prior to coming in!

02/18/2021

I am trying to meet patients tomorrow afternoon between 1-5 for sick visits only on a very small skeleton crew. If you feel your Child needs an urgent appointment text your child’s name and a brief description of your concern to 210-802-7334. I will try to create a schedule and text you an appointment time.... phones may not be working in normal fashion as I’m not sure how many staff can get to office.

I am trying to meet patients tomorrow afternoon between 1-5 for sick visits only on a very small skeleton crew. If you feel your Child needs an urgent appointment text your child’s name and a brief description of your concern to 210-802-7334. I will try to create a schedule and text you an appointment time.... phones may not be working in normal fashion as I’m not sure how many staff can get to office.

02/17/2021

We are hoping to open Friday ! Stay warm and off the roads!

We are hoping to open Friday ! Stay warm and off the roads!

02/16/2021

Hill Country Pediatrics remains closed today . Stay warm everyone!

Hill Country Pediatrics remains closed today . Stay warm everyone!

02/15/2021

Hill Country Pediatrics is monitoring the weather closely but it is looking like we will not be able to open tomorrow. Doctors will be on call for any questions! Don’t worry about appointments scheduled tomorrow... we will rebook the appointments once we all thaw out!

Hill Country Pediatrics is monitoring the weather closely but it is looking like we will not be able to open tomorrow. Doctors will be on call for any questions! Don’t worry about appointments scheduled tomorrow... we will rebook the appointments once we all thaw out!

02/12/2021

Brrr.... it’s cold ! Due to icy roads we are delaying opening our office until 10 am .

Brrr.... it’s cold ! Due to icy roads we are delaying opening our office until 10 am .

Timeline Photos 01/30/2021

Along with our colleagues and the Austin community in general, the team at Hill Country Pediatrics was shocked by the senseless loss of Dr. Lindley Dodson this week. We hold her family in our hearts, as well as our dear friends at Children's Medical Group. Please consider the offer below as a way to donate to an educational endowment for her three young children. In addition, donations may be made at www.dodsonfoundation.org. Thank you.

As a brand based in Austin, Texas, the tragic loss of pediatrician Dr. K. Lindley Dodson is felt deeply by our Kendra Scott Family.

Now through Sunday, January 31, 100% of proceeds from our Everlyne bracelet suite will benefit the education funds of Dr. Dodson's children, in our Austin & Baton Rouge stores and online with code ATXFAMILY. https://bit.ly/3pw0i21

01/13/2021

Vaccines are coming! HCP will not be a vaccination site at this time as only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for kids 16 yrs or older ( currently allowed for only high risk teens) and we don’t have refrigeration cold enough to store it . Ongoing trials for kids 12 and up are underway and hopefully that means the Moderna vaccine might be approved in the coming year as it is easier to store and might mean we can apply to be a provider!

01/10/2021

Hope y’all are enjoying the snow as much as we are! There is a chance we may have to delay opening the office in the morning. If you have an early morning appointment please call before you get on the road

12/31/2020

Happy New Year's but please, be careful! We saw a lot of kids this week who were exposed by family or close friends over Christmas. Stay safe!

From Dr. John Abikhaled 12-31-20:

Hey Austin-

Your Doctors are worried.

COVID-19 is surging here. The spike in cases inundating hospitals in El Paso, Lubbock, San Antonio and Waco is beginning to hit home in Austin.

As a community, we let our guard down over the recent holidays resulting in increased viral spread. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are now rising at an alarming rate.

Today, our hospitals--Ascension Seton, Baylor Scott & White and St. David's HealthCare--have enough capacity to care for all patients with COVID-19, as well as those with other medical conditions. As of December 30, the three healthcare systems reported the 2,473 staffed beds within all three healthcare systems are 78 percent occupied, and the 483 ICU beds are 85 percent occupied.

However, if the current surge continues and our ICUs and hospitals reach capacity, they may have to limit the services they can offer here in Austin, as we’ve already seen elsewhere. At that level of capacity, hospitals would not be able to meet the demand for all other non-COVID healthcare needs. We can avoid this if we change course now.

We know that COVID spreads when people don’t wear masks around those outside their immediate household, particularly with activities like eating and drinking in homes, restaurants and bars.
We also know the community can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by simply staying home this New Year’s Eve holiday – and by continuing to wear your mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance when you must be out for essential needs.
Yes, we’re all tired of this, and we just want to be done with COVID. But COVID is not done with us. These simple measures work and must not be ignored.

Vaccines are now arriving weekly, but it will still take months to get everyone vaccinated. In the meantime, we need to keep doing what we know works and buy ourselves some time. If we don’t, things will get much worse.

Don’t let 2020 have the last word by putting you or someone you love in the hospital.

Let’s enjoy this New Year’s Eve--within our own households--and save the big party for when we can all gather to celebrate the end of COVID-19.

Sincerely and urgently,

John Abikhaled, MD
President
on behalf of Travis County doctors

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6618 Sitio Del Rio Blvd, Ste A101
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