A recent US Census survey showed that the number of children reported to have anxiety and depression increased between 2016 and 2020 by 26% nationally, with 1.5 million more children with anxiety and depression in 2020 than 2016.


This is a time of transition that can be teriffic, too! Perspective is key, says Frisco Pediatrician Dr. Chioma Okammor.


New parents are often concerned that their newborn is "getting enough" nutrition, whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding with formula. Dr. Okammor shares insights in this "Ask Dr. O"


Taking care of your child's health is essential as they grow from infancy to young adulthood, so it’s important you have a pediatrician that you can trust. Choosing the right pediatrician for this important role in your child's life gives you more than healthcare, it provides peace of mind. Finding a pediatrician that you can rely on to help keep your child healthy and strong is important and can help you feel more relaxed knowing that your child has the best possible care.

Finding a pediatrician can start before your child is even born. While you’re still pregnant, you can start looking for a pediatrician who has your child’s best intentions in mind. If you belong to a healthcare plan, check the insurance plan's list of pediatricians in your area. You can also ask for referrals from friends, coworkers, or local health organizations.

Your pediatrician can help ensure your child's development is progressing normally and will make sure that they are on schedule with their vaccines. When health challenges or injuries arise, your pediatrician is there to help make...


If your child seems to get out of breath quickly, you may be wondering if they have asthma. We can help diagnose the condition and provide asthma management. At times, it’s necessary to refer your child to an allergy or pulmonary physician to help with the diagnosis.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a common long-term breathing problem that affects the airways. Your child may have wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. The airways become swollen or inflamed and cause a buildup of mucus that makes it difficult to breathe. Unfortunately, presently there is no cure for asthma, but the symptoms can be managed, and some children even outgrow their asthma as they get older.

What are the triggers?

It’s important to understand what triggers an asthma attack in your child, so you can anticipate it, try to avoid it and prevent the attack from happening in the first place....


A fever is one of the most frequent concerns that parents have when it comes to their baby or child. The good news is most fevers are not harmful and may last on average two-to-three days. Sometimes a fever improves on its own, but there are times that a fever is considered an emergency and need medical attention.

What is a fever?

  • Fever is the body's way to fight infections.
  • Fever is present when rectal, ear, or temporal artery temperature measures over 100.4 degree F.
  • Many things can elevate a person’s body temperature temporarily, including exercise, overdressing, or a warm environment.

So, it's important to understand that not all temperature elevation signify that your child is ill.

What can cause fever?

Fever can be a indicator that the body is fighting a viral infection, a bacterial infection, experiencing heat exhaustion, severe sunburn, inflammation, medication side effects

See a pediatrician right away for fever:

  • When babies younger...