WELCOME TO TEJAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

Medical, Dental and Counseling

Our office is small, so we can give you and your child personal attention. We strive to develop close relationships with all of our patients, helping them to feel comfortable and secure. Our team of pediatric doctors and support staff is dedicated to providing excellent quality healthcare for our culturally diverse population of patients and families. At Tejas Medical Associates, we strive to respect, honor, empower and advocate for all of our patients, and their families. Also, we offer dental and counseling services. 

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Our Services

Tejas Medical Associates provides remarkable medical, dental and counseling services to newborns, children, and teens through age 17.

New patients are always welcome at Tejas Medical Associates!

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Meet Our Team

Susana Ramirez
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“I have enjoyed seeing my newborns grow into loud toddlers and mature into determined teens and develop into satisfied  adults."

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Languages Spoken 
English, Spanish

Professional Experience 

She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1998. She then received her Doctorate of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in 2002 and completed her pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital. 

Hanna Stewart
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"One of my favorite parts about pediatrics is watching infants, children and teens grow and helping support parents and families along the way.”

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Languages spoken
English and Spanish

Professional Experience

She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, and then moved to Houston to attend Baylor College of Medicine, graduating in 2002.  In 2005, she completed her pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals, working at Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital.
 

Marisa Colmenares
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 "I want my families to trust me and to know that I will treat their child as if they were my own" 

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Languages Spoken 
English, Spanish

Professional Experience
Dr. Colmenares graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology. She then received her Doctorate of Medicine in 2004 from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. Dr. Silen completed her internship year at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and then in 2007 she joined at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals Texas Children’s Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital to complete her pediatric residency. 

How to Protect Your Children During Flu Season

This year’s flu season has been especially prominent, not only in its duration but also in the number of reported cases of the flu in children and adults. These tips will help you protect your child during flu season:

Get the Vaccine Early

The flu shot, while not 100% effective, can help your child avoid the flu and can also contribute to an overall decrease in the strength and length of flu season. Because children under 5 are at a heightened risk for severe and life-threatening flu complications, it is especially important to fully vaccinate them whenever possible. In fact, the CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months old get the vaccine, and if your child is 8 or older, they will need two doses of the vaccine: one as soon as it becomes available and one 28 days after the first dose.

Practice Good Hygiene

Teaching your child how to properly and frequently wash their hands can help prevent them from catching and spreading the flu. Do your best to explain germs in an age-appropriate way, and encourage your child to wash their hands after coughing or sneezing, using the bathroom, playing outside, shaking hands, touching animals, and before they touch food. It’s also important to teach your child to cough and sneeze into a tissue or into their sleeve. You can also do your part by sanitizing doorknobs and other surfaces that are frequently touched.

Watch for Symptoms

The most commons flu symptoms in kids are: sudden fever, chills, dry cough, sore throat, headache, fatigue, feeling achy, diarrhea, upset stomach, runny or stuffed nose, trouble sleeping, and loss of appetite.

Seek Early Treatment

Especially if your child is 6 months to 8 years old, it’s important that you seek treatment early to prevent serious complications. Your child’s pediatrician may prescribe Tamiflu for kids or other anti-viral medicines to help prevent the flu from progressing.

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