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Pediatric Cardiologist recommendations in the Houston area


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  • Pediatric Cardiologist recommendations in the Houston area

    Hello People,

    I'm looking for any experiences or recommendations for a good pediatric cardiologist and/or group in the greater Houston area, preferably as close to The Woodlands as possible.

    I'd like to find a place we can trust with basic screening, and annual echoes for our three kids. Our oldest is starting to show signs that puberty is about to come storming in with a vengeance.

    While we've been well served by a group in Tulsa (where we used to live) in the past, if we can *not* drive for several hours for basic checks, that would be a Good Thing.

    If we have no choice but to drive for hours, I'd rather head to San Antonio and the COE there, but would rather do that every few years while having a good setup locally for the regular stuff.

    None of them show any signs whatsoever, but... (I had a lifelong murmur but never really found out what it meant 'til I was in my late Forties.)


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    Re: Pediatric Cardiologist recommendations in the Houston area

    If you have been seen at a COE (and its highly recommended you do) ask them for a referral to a doctor in the Houston area. The main thing with COE is, as a research facility (usually), doctor often train there and move on so there are knowledgable doctors out there - but they are hard to find. Also - call the HCMA office, they may know of others. Most of us see locals and then our HCM experts every few years or as its warranted.
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