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Dr. Kalpana K Kelkar has the following 1 specialty
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Kalpana K Kelkar has the following 5 expertise
- Pediatric Diabetes
Dr. Kalpana K Kelkar has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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Dr. Kelkar does not always consider the whole picture nor the perspective of parents. She becomes extremely defensive when confronted with questions and will take a child's perspective over a parent without even considering the source. We have had to request second opinions from other doctors in the practice for viable resolutions. She will even allow teens to ×´split×´ adults and alienate parents.
I took my two year old daughter in for a well visit. Dr. Kelkar did not get height or weight for my daughter. She left us at the scale and told me to get it myself. She never introduced herself to me or my daughter or made her feel comfortable before grabbing her ears and sticking her light in her mouth. The doctor called me a liar about skills my daughter has obtained, and then told me that my daughter has a developmental delay-- all after 5 minutes of seeing her for the first time. Never again, Never.
The practice itself I would definitely recommend. Ease of appointment and promptness of service is first rate. However, my daughter was admitted to the hospital and I was treated like a second class citizen in front of my child by Dr, Kelkar. Her bedside manner is horrible. When asked to be accountable for some questions we had concerning our daughters care, Dr. Kelkar got very defensive and made some very outlandish accusations regarding myself and my family. Keep in mind my daughter was in fact in the room and in the hospital during her visit. Both of my children have been in the care of kids first for well over a year. I would strongly recommend seeing any of the other Doctors at this practice but avoid appointments with Dr. Kelkar.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
17 Years Experience
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
University Of Texas Health System
Dr. Kalpana K Kelkar accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
Imagine Health - SmartCare
- Imagine Health SmartCare
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Scott and White
- Scott and White PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsKids First Pediatrics, 2280 Highland Village Rd Ste 130, Lewisville, TX
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