Emergencies


If an emergency should arise, please call 911.

In the case of minor emergencies, please call our office first and we will work you into the schedule as quickly as possible. However, some minor emergencies may require ER evaluation.




After Hours


If an emergency should arise, please call 911. Emergencies are considered to be those conditions that are life-threatening. Please visit the Healthy Children Symptom Checker to learn more about common problems, interventions or medications. If you do not find your question answered, call 936.560.9000 or contact us through the Spruce App. The on-call doctor will be notified and you will be contacted as soon as possible.




Appointments


To schedule an appointment call PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A. at 936.560.9000.

We will do our best to stay on schedule; however, please remember that some patients may take longer than anticipated or we may be treating an emergency. We ask for your patience during those times and assure you that we will do all that we can to get to you in a timely manner. As time is important to all of us, if you are late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule to a later time or date.
If you miss your appointment, without providing at least 3-hours advance notice of the cancellation, your account will incur a $25 late fee.




Expecting?


Congratulations! When you're expecting, choosing a pediatrician is an important part of raising a healthy and happy child. At PineyWoods Pediatrics, we welcome you to browse our site to learn more about how we are keeping kids healthy!

We also recommend the following timeline as a planner for key health care decisions you can make for your child.
One to two months before your child is born: We encourage expectant parents to schedule a visit to our office. This visit provides expectant parents an opportunity to meet your physician and care team. It’s also a chance to tour our office and learn about our care philosophy. To schedule a consultation, call the office and tell the receptionist you want to “schedule a prenatal appointment.” One month before your child is born: Install your child’s car seat. You will not be able to leave the hospital with your newborn without a safely-installed car seat. Please have your child’s car seat installed ahead of time so you aren’t caught in the hospital with the seat still wrapped in its box.

Two weeks to one month before your child is born: Register at the hospital. PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A. is affiliated with both Nacogdoches Medical Center and Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. When you register at the hospital, please let them know the name of the pediatrician you selected if you’re unsure, just say “PineyWoods Pediatrics”, so that your baby will be seen by one of our physicians. You do not have to register your child ahead of time at PineyWoods Pediatrics, but we do encourage a prenatal visit.

When your child is born: Your physician will follow your child's progress each day in the hospital. Please call PineyWoods Pediatrics within the first week after birth to schedule your child’s first appointment. Add your newborn to your insurance. Most insurance plans require newborns to be added within 30 days of their date of birth. Please contact your employer’s Human Resources Department or your Insurance plan as soon as possible.




Sick Visits


The PineyWoods Pediatrics Care Team will perform a complete exam of your child, so please feel free to express any concerns that you have. Before you arrive for your visit, it helps to prepare a few questions to maximize your visit time. When your child is sick, some answers you should know before you leave the office include: - your child's diagnosis;
- when your child should start to get better and what the plan would be if he or she isn't feeling better (should you just call or return for a recheck);
- signs or symptoms that might indicate that your child is getting worse;
- when you should return for a follow-up appointment (this is especially important for more chronic conditions like asthma and allergies);
- how long you should take any prescribed medications and their side effects;
- when your child will no longer be contagious and can return to daycare or school. If you are not clear on something, please be sure to speak up. We are happy to explain your child’s health and wellness again so that there are no misunderstandings.




Walk-Ins


PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A. offers convenient clinic hours for sick visits! Our Walk-In Clinic is now open 8 am-10am, Monday-Friday! Walk in for quick access to our wide range of in-office services that keep kids healthy and save time for parents!




What is Board Certification?


Dr. Amy Huggins and Dr. Mary Barnette are board certified Pediatricians. Mrs. Riggins is board certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant. Certification by the American Board of Pediatrics ABP consists of a doctor’s voluntary examination at the end of training and ongoing maintenance of this certification throughout a physician's career. This program of lifelong learning and improvement has one objective – to promote excellence in medical care for children, adolescents and young adults. Certification represents dedication to the highest level of professionalism in patient care. ABP certification provides a standard of excellence by which the public can select pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.




What Payment Types are Accepted?


PineyWoods Pediatrics will gladly file claims to your insurance company on your behalf. All co-pays, co-insurances, and deductibles are due at the time of service. Any prior balances should also be paid at this time. Late fees will be applied.

For our non-insurance patients, payment in full is expected at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made. For your convenience, we have established a number of payment options, including: cash payments, personal checks and credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover), and online through the patient portal.




Breastfeeding


Moriah Riggins is board certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner and certified lactation consultant. She specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and is available to help new mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. For a Q&A breastfeeding consultation click here.




Insurance


PineyWoods Pediatrics will gladly file claims to your insurance company on your behalf.

All co-pays, co-insurances, and deductibles are due at the time of service. Any prior balances should also be paid at this time. Late fees will be applied.

For our non-insurance patients, payment in full is expected at the time of service unless other arrangements have been made.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, please speak with the office manager prior to seeing Dr. Huggins, Dr. Barnette or Mrs. Riggins.
For more questions email Info@PineywoodsPediatrics.com




Where is PineyWoods Pediatrics Located?


Our accessible, state-of-the-art office is designed to provide a friendly environment for your child’s medical, developmental and emotional well-being.

We’re located in the heart of Nacogdoches at 3614 N. University Drive.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-5pm. Appointments are available during the lunch hour and walk-in appointments are available from 8-10am.




What is the proper medication dosage?


These charts for Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen provide guidance on dosing for children of different ages/weights. If you have questions about administering medications of any kind, please call 936.560.9000. Don't give Acetaminophen to a baby under 3 months of age without a doctor's approval. Do not administer Ibuprofen to children under 6 months of age.
Acetaminophin (Tylenol) Dosing Chart **Tylenol doses may be given every 4 hours.** Safety Tips for Acetominophen: 1. Don't give to a baby under 3 months of age without a doctor's approval.
2. Use the updated dosing concentration. (160mg/5ml)
3. Always use the measuring device that comes with the medicine.
4. The proper dose is based on weight, not age.
5. Other medicines may also contain acetominophen. Make sure not to give acetominophen to these children as it could create a dangerous overdose. Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) Dosing Chart **Do not administer Ibuprofen to children under 6 months of age.**





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3614 N. University Drive

Nacogdoches, TX 75965

 

Info@Pineywoodspediatrics.com

(936) 560-9000

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Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm (Open during Lunch Hours)

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