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About Dr. Susan L Hess
Dr. Susan L Hess, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Worth, TX, with another office in Fort Worth, TX. She has 33 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Hess is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Hess has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Susan L Hess has the following 2 specialties
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.
- Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric cardiologists are pediatricians with additional, specialized, training in the heart health of your children. When infants are born with congenital heart disease or abnormal hearts, pediatric cardiologists get involved as soon as possible — sometimes before the child is even born.
Through specific testing, they can diagnose the problem and care for the child throughout their treatment, which could range from medication to surgery and transplants. Other heart conditions they treat include arrhythmias, heart murmurs, holes in the heart and viral infections that affect blood flow.
- Chest Pain (Angina)
- Supraventricular Tachycardia
- Fainting (Syncope)
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Dr. Hess has been a crucial part of mine and my sons lives. She is caring, professional, and without doubt, knowledgeable. She has been with us for over 16 years now and has helped us deal with the sometimes heartbreakingly tough decisions that have to be made when you have a child with a heart defect. We have come to love her and respect her deeply. Thank the Lord that she had the intelligence and tenacity it must take to become a cardiologist for our children.
As a doctor myself I had a few questions concerning my child's echocardiogram. As it turned out, she was using a nomogram from 1989! When I asked her about the inconsistencies, she told me to make an appointment. When I did, she said that she couldn't see me without my child, and that he was overdue for a follow up. She stated on the phone that she didn't need to see him for 3 years. She refused to see me for the consult, even with an appointment. I don't trust her reports or her current knowledge. If you have a child with suspected Marfans or a connective tissue disorder, steer clear!
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
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Dr. Hess is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Baylor College Of Medicine
Dr. Susan L Hess accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
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