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At Cook Children's, we do it all for kids. But taking care of kids means including the whole family. We take the time to listen to you and your child, answer questions and help you navigate the "perils" of parenthood.
We're here to help you with well-child visits, illnesses, behavior problems, learning disorders, or just to answer the questions that all parents have at one time or another. Together we'll get your kids on the path to good health and help you raise happy, well-adjusted children.
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Cook Children's Emergency Department is supported by one of the country's largest pediatric transport programs. More than 2,000 children are transported to Cook Children's Medical Center annually, most for critical care.
Our doctors play an integral role in helping children stay healthy and caring for them when they become ill. Cook Children's primary care physicians and their staffs have direct access to other pediatric specialists and services at Cook Children's Medical Center, as well as Cook Children's Specialty Clinics throughout the region.
Our doctors are specialists in the health care of infants, children and adolescents. Our team includes board certified pediatricians.
Frank McGehee, M.D., continues a Cook Children’s legacy that began more than 70 years when took over the office at 1129 Sixth Avenue in Fort Worth, near the medical center.
Dr. McGehee replaced John Richardson, M.D., who had practiced out of the same office for 43 years. Prior to that Edwin Schwartz, M.D., for whom the Health Sciences Library at Cook Children’s is named, made 1129 Sixth Avenue his home. But since 2007, Dr. McGehee has followed those legends nicely. As you walk into his office, you feel comfort and long-time patient families trust Dr. McGehee adamantly. They say he’s like part of their own family.
Dr. McGehee, who has a child with Down Syndrome, works with patients with DS and other special needs children. In his role as primary care physician he treats a wide variety of children and helps them with everything from the common cold to complex issues. Dr. McGehee stresses at well-child visits the two most important things a mother can do for a child remain breastfeeding and making sure the baby’s car seat is properly fastened.
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Vanessa Charette earned her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of California, San Diego. She joined Cook Children’s 10 years ago. She first worked as a hospitalist, caring for children in the hospital. She moved to the Neighborhood Clinics four years ago to focus on pediatric care and caring for children with special needs. “The Neighborhood Clinic at McCart has become my home. I enjoy teaching parents about infant care, child development and how to care for their sick child. The best part of my job is being able to care for all of the kids in a family and watching them grow. I love that I get to know not only siblings but also cousins, aunts, uncles and grandchildren within the same family. The McCart Clinic is truly a medical home, where our goal is to keep your child healthy not to only see your child when he or she is sick.” When she is not at work, Dr. Charette is trying to keep up with her two young boys. She spends her time taking the kids on hikes and running.
New and existing patients can make an appointment by calling our office at:817-347-6859
New patients, for your convenience, please have your insurance information ready when you call.
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At Cook Children's, we provide more than 60 pediatric medical and specialty clinic offices throughout Texas.
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