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MD

Frisco and Prosper

Dr. Chad D. Guetersloh was born and raised in Plains, Texas and moved to the Dallas area in 1992. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Baylor University in 1992. He received his medical training from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine in 1996. He then completed three years of pediatric residency training at Children's Medical Center...

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MD, PhD

Frisco and Prosper

Dr. Christopher "Kit" Newton was born in California and grew up in Massachusetts , Virginia and California before moving to Texas in 1982. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. Dr. Newton completed the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1996, receiving his M.D. and his...

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MD

Frisco

Dr. Richard C. Nail was raised in Richardson, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1987 and his Master of Science in 1991. After working for 8 years at Texas Instruments in the field of integrated circuit design and marketing, he returned to school to pursue his dream of a medical education. Dr. Nail received his Doctor of Medicine in...

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MD

Frisco

Dr. Susan W. Crow was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. Dr. Crow attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine in 2006. She then completed three years of pediatric residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at...

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Frisco

Dr. Laura McClendon was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Texas A&M University in 1999 and briefly worked in public relations before returning to Texas to pursue a career in medicine. Dr. McClendon attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in 2006. She completed pediatric residency training at...

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MD

Prosper

Dr. Erin W. Bridgewater is a native of North Texas, growing up in Celina and McKinney. She earned her Bachelor of Science in International Business and Marketing from New York University and worked in commercial insurance before pursuing a career in medicine. Dr. Bridgewater then earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and was elected into the prestigious Alpha...

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MD

Prosper

Dr. Leslie Katz Lestz was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She graduated Cum Laude from Harvard University with a degree in English and American Literature in 1994. She then completed her medical training at Emory University School of Medicine where she received her MD in 1998. Dr. Lestz completed three years of pediatric residency at Children's Medical Center of Dallas in 2001 and has been practicing general...

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MD

Frisco

Dr. Chad R. Smith was born in Irving and grew up in McKinney and Hillsboro. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Texas A&M University in 1996. He also earned a Master of Science in Entomology from Texas A&M in 1999. Dr. Smith worked as a research associate in the Department of Entomology before attending medical school. He graduated from medical school at the University of Texas Health...

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Prosper

Dr. Courtney Tran grew up in both Arlington and Decatur, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and her Doctor of Medicine from Texas A&M Health Science Center. After medical school, she moved to Oklahoma City to complete her three-year residency at the University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital. After spending several years away from home, Dr. Tran is...

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RN, MSN, CPNP

Deborah Arnold Smith is a native Texan. She grew up in Dallas and in Maryland, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1981. Upon returning to Dallas, she began her nursing career in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and later at Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas. After starting a family, she returned to school and earned a Masters...

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CNP, RN, MSN, IBCLC

Jennifer Ashton has lived in every time zone in the continental US. She earned her bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah in 2004. She worked as a nurse in the nursery, NICU and maternal units in Utah, Wisconsin and Ohio. When life took her to Ohio, Jennifer attended The Ohio State University where she graduated with her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. Since graduation she has worked in busy...

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RN, MSN, PNP

Rachel Stewart was born and raised in Louisiana. She moved to Texas in college and graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Baylor University in 2007. She has worked as a nurse at UT Southwestern in medical-surgical & oncology-stem cell transplant, Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas in hematology-oncology & general pediatrics, and at Children’s Medical Center in Plano in Endocrinology and other specialty...

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MSN, CPNP-PC

Katie Boychuk was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Allen, Texas. Katie attended Baylor University where she received a Bachelor of Music degree in 2010 followed by her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012. She has worked as a nurse on a medical-surgical unit, in pediatric urgent care and in various speciality clinics at Children’s Plano.

Katie earned her Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2016 from Texas Woman’s University...

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Affiliated Hospitals

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center of Frisco
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Centennial
  • Medical City of Frisco
  • Texas Health Frisco

Should your child require hospitalization at an unaffiliated hospital, your child’s care will be managed by the pediatric hospitalist at that facility and we will resume their care following discharge from the hospital.