About Pediatrics After Hours
Pediatrics After Hours is an urgent care pediatric facility established by pediatricians to provide the same level of care for your ill child as you would receive from your regular pediatrician. We are designed as a convenient supplement to your pediatrician when your schedule or the urgency of your child’s illness necessitates care after regular business hours. Our facility accepts all major insurance plans, including Medicaid (Arlington and Garland locations only) and charge either normal office or urgent care co-pay rates, not emergency room co-pay rates. We offer a wide range of services, including on-site lab work and x-ray services, so there’s no delay in diagnosing and treating your child. Our four locations in North Dallas/Park Cities, Plano, Garland, and Arlington, have a child-friendly environment with child-friendly graphics and flat-screen TVs playing children’s favorite movies.
- Committed to excellent care – Established by experienced pediatricians recognizing the need for an after-hours facility that will provide the same level of care as you receive in your primary physician’s office.
- Board certified providers – Our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners are all board certified and nurses are licensed by the State of Texas to provide you with the assurance that you are receiving quality care from an experienced team.
- Communications with your Primary Physician– We inform the primary physician of your recent visit including X-ray, labs, diagnosis, and treatment. We communicate via email or fax within 24 hours to your primary physician so that they know the condition of your child and can include the written diagnosis and treatment provided by the Pediatrics After Hours facility in your child’s permanent chart.
- On-site lab: complete blood count, rapid strep, urinalysis, influenza rapid test, mononucleosis test, urine pregnancy test, stool for an occult blood test
- Routine X-ray services (chest and extremities)
- Treatment of wounds and burns
- Evaluation for broken bones – splinting and stabilization only
- Asthma therapy
- Removal of foreign bodies
- Treatment of common childhood illnesses – colds, flu, strep, etc.
- Sports injury initial evaluation and treatment
- Sports and School Physicals
- Pain relief
- Inform primary physician via fax of recent visit including X-ray, labs, diagnosis and treatment the day following treatment
- Immunizations – we offer required immunizations for children 11 and above
- If after your child is examined and an assessment determines that your child needs to be admitted to a hospital, we will contact your primary physician to make arrangements for admission to a hospital.
The Pediatrics After Hours facility in Plano opened in August 2007. The Dallas location was opened in November of 2008, Garland in 2011 and Arlington in 2013 The goal of Pediatrics After Hours was to provide convenient, cost-effective, quality care to pediatric patients in the Collin County area at times when their regular pediatrician was not open. Patients would be referred back to their regular pediatrician for follow-up and continuity of care using the diagnosis and treatment information provided by our facility. With the excellent feedback provided by patients and referring pediatricians for the Plano facility, the Dallas location was opened in November of 2008, followed by Garland and Arlington.
Pediatrics After Hours utilizes board-certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners to provide care for your child.
Dr. Russell McDonald
Dr. McDonald is the Medical Director and founding member of Pediatrics After Hours. Dr. McDonald graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a double major in Physics and Biophysics then moved to Dallas and completed medical school at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. After a three year pediatric residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, he went into private practice.
Russ has been involved in many charitable organizations over the years (Dallas Theater Center, The 500, American Lung Association), coached youth sports and also has been active in hospital medical staff affairs having served as Chief of Staff at two area hospitals. He opened the first Pediatric After Hours in Plano in July 2007 and opened the second location in North Dallas in November 2008.
“I have been married to Jeanne for thirty seven years and have three children: Meghan who is an anesthesiologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas; Drew, who graduated from SMU Law School and is in practice in Dallas at Andrews and Barth; and Ryan who graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson and is attending Texas Tech graduate school. I enjoy golf, all sports but especially the Dallas Mavericks, and most of all, being with my family.
Kim Erickson, CPNP
Kim Erickson has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dallas Baptist University. She worked as a registered nurse in adult medical/surgical, adult intensive care unit, emergency room, newborn nursery, post-partum, and as a pediatric nurse in private practice. She holds a Masters in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and has worked as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for 13 years at Plano Pediatrics.
In addition to seeing patients Kim is the president and founding member of Pediatrics After Hours. “In my time off I love to spend time with our children and grandchildren and travel. I grew up in central Florida, but I love Dallas and appreciate the opportunity to offer the Pediatrics After Hours service to our patients.
Dr. Devin Fernandes
Dr. Fernandes is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of the University of Southern California. After graduating from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Before joining Pediatric After Hours, Devin worked in the pediatric urgent care department at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She is a board-certified pediatrician, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas. “I attribute my success as a pediatrician to my excellent training in Dallas-based programs and my desire to always continue learning. My family and I enjoy being outdoors, trying new recipes, and spending time with family and friends.”
Dr. Eleise Weisberg
Dr. Weisberg is from Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a medical degree from the George Washington School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Eleise then completed additional training at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked in the Severe Asthma Research Program. Eleise served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical School, working in the urgent care facility at Children’s Medical Center Dallas for 3 years before joining the staff at Pediatric After Hours. “In my spare time, I enjoy drawing, traveling and spending as much time as I can with my husband, 2 little boys, and dachshund.
Jeri Tidwell, CPNP
Jeri began her APN career as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Leukemia Service at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While in Memphis she also worked as an assistant professor at Union University in Germantown, TN and as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a large underserved pediatric office. Jeri received her PhD from the University Of Tennessee Health Science Center and moved to Dallas. In addition to her work at Pediatric After Hours serves as ANCC Content Expert Panel for the Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Exam, Adjunct faculty for TCU graduate program and Adjunct faculty for TWU DNP program. “I love working with pediatric patients and their families at Pediatrics After Hours. After seeing patients I enjoy spending time with my four children, a set of four-year old twins, Jamaria and Jeremiah, a sixteen year old daughter Deanna, and a nine year old daughter Jordan.
Dr. Raymond Johnson
Dr. Johnson was born in Chicago and received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. His residency was completed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Following residency he has been practicing in the Dallas area for fifteen years. “I enjoy working with the staff at Pediatrics After Hours, providing excellent patient care in a relaxed, child-friendly environment. I’m still an avid Packer fan, decent golfer and an average guitar player. I was President of Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas in 2006.
Dr. Shelley Weiss
Dr. Weiss was born in Chicago, but came to Texas as quickly as he could! His medical degree is from Rush University in Chicago, and his residency was at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Shelley is a board-certified pediatrician, and was elected Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2004. After starting his own practice in North Dallas in 2004, he was joined by his wife, a Family Physician. “Besides taking care of children at Pediatrics After Hours, I enjoy raising our three children, sharing with them favorite experiences such as reading, camping, and attending musicals.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: With which insurance companies are you contracted?
A: Click here here to see a list of our current contracted insurance companies. If your carrier is not listed, we can see your child on a fee basis, paid in full by you. We accept payment from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Debit cards, cash and personal checks. If you have questions, feel free to contact our office.
Q: Does Pediatrics After Hours do physicals?
A: Pediatrics After Hours does Sports Physicals only. We encourage all physicals to be scheduled with your regular physician.
Q: Do you offer immunization services?
A: We offer limited immunizations – those associated with a Sports Physical, Tdap as necessary for wound treatment and flu vaccine.
Q: What if my child needs to be admitted to a hospital?
A: If after your child is examined and an assessment determines that your child needs to be admitted to a hospital, we will contact your primary physician to make arrangements for admission to a hospital.
Q: What age patients do you see?
A: Birth to age 21.