Healthy Kids Pediatrics - Deborah Z. Bain, MD

★★☆☆☆
Your Child's Health Is Our Passion. Treating Newborn to 18 Year With An Emphasis On Nutrition & Preventive Medicine.
  • 4851 Legacy Dr Ste 301

    Frisco, TX 75034

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  • 972-294-0808

About Healthy Kids Pediatrics - Deborah Z. Bain, MD

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Mon 08:30 AM-05:00 PM;Tue 08:30 AM-05:00 PM;Wed 08:30 AM-05:00 PM;Thu 08:30 AM-05:00 PM;Fri 08:30 AM-01:00 PM
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We've been quite happy with Dr Bain. It can take a bit too long to get in if you want to see her and not the other doctor or nurse, but we are happy with all of the staff.

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★★★★☆

We've been quite happy with Dr Bain. It can take a bit too long to get in if you want to see her and not the other doctor or nurse, but we are happy with all of the staff.

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Great Doctor! Knows her stuff! No, she is not going to thrown a prescription at your child every time you come in, but she will make recommendations using homeopathy, vitamins, tinctures,massage, stem baths, etc. to help your child get through the problem. If it is absolutely necessary she orders prescription meds. \nIt seems to me that people care more about how they are treated than their child! Sad to say but there are alot of people out there that think they are the bomb!\nGet over yourselves! This doctor does great work for her kids and explains to patients what to do. Perhaps that is also a part of the problem. Parents have to work to help get their kids well!!\n

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★★★★★

Great Doctor! Knows her stuff! No, she is not going to thrown a prescription at your child every time you come in, but she will make recommendations using homeopathy, vitamins, tinctures,massage, stem baths, etc. to help your child get through the problem. If it is absolutely necessary she orders prescription meds. \nIt seems to me that people care more about how they are treated than their child! Sad to say but there are alot of people out there that think they are the bomb!\nGet over yourselves! This doctor does great work for her kids and explains to patients what to do. Perhaps that is also a part of the problem. Parents have to work to help get their kids well!!\n

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I've been looking for a holistic dr for a while. I made my appointment which took 3 month. The day of the appointment finally came, and to our worse luck a big accident happen on the highway which delayed me. i called to notify them I running late. Once i get there, they just told me i was late over 15 minutes so had to reschedule. THEY couldn't tell me that over the phone and save me my time, gasoline, and money. I ended up rescheduling for a couple of weeks later. I called to verify the time, as I had no confirmation call and they told me there is no appointment. The Receptionists recalls that at some point my kid was scheduled and something happen w/ the computer. Well they just asked me to reschedule for another couple of days, Completely unapologetic of their mistake, and pretty arrogant. I just gave up w/ them. As i can read in other reviews i 've not being the only one . So much for a HOLISTIC Dr, i guess it doesn't translate into kindness and basic customer service. Luckily i called and didn't drive over 60 miles roundtrip for another wasted appointment. Please look into google reviews as well i should've believe them before wasting my time.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been looking for a holistic dr for a while. I made my appointment which took 3 month. The day of the appointment finally came, and to our worse luck a big accident happen on the highway which delayed me. i called to notify them I running late. Once i get there, they just told me i was late over 15 minutes so had to reschedule. THEY couldn't tell me that over the phone and save me my time, gasoline, and money. I ended up rescheduling for a couple of weeks later. I called to verify the time, as I had no confirmation call and they told me there is no appointment. The Receptionists recalls that at some point my kid was scheduled and something happen w/ the computer. Well they just asked me to reschedule for another couple of days, Completely unapologetic of their mistake, and pretty arrogant. I just gave up w/ them. As i can read in other reviews i 've not being the only one . So much for a HOLISTIC Dr, i guess it doesn't translate into kindness and basic customer service. Luckily i called and didn't drive over 60 miles roundtrip for another wasted appointment. Please look into google reviews as well i should've believe them before wasting my time.

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As of 11/11 Dr. Bain has a sanction with the Texas Medical Board. Tread carefully if you take your children there.

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★☆☆☆☆

As of 11/11 Dr. Bain has a sanction with the Texas Medical Board. Tread carefully if you take your children there.

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I have taken my daughter to Dr. Bain's office twice. She has seen Dr. Bain and Dr. Naidoo. Both are EXCELLENT. If you want a natrual approach to raising your child, this is where you should be. \nBoth Dr. Bain and Dr. Naidoo had excellent bedside manner and actually listented to what I said, rather than discounting my opinion because I wasn't an MD and ""only a parent.""\nOther reviews have commented about the office staff: I do have to admit that the front office staff is not very friendly over the phone. They are much more helpful in person, but still not of the level I would like to see. However, I would much rather deal with this downside than to send my child to a doctor who is going to pump my child full of unneeded medications!

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★★★★★

I have taken my daughter to Dr. Bain's office twice. She has seen Dr. Bain and Dr. Naidoo. Both are EXCELLENT. If you want a natrual approach to raising your child, this is where you should be. \nBoth Dr. Bain and Dr. Naidoo had excellent bedside manner and actually listented to what I said, rather than discounting my opinion because I wasn't an MD and ""only a parent.""\nOther reviews have commented about the office staff: I do have to admit that the front office staff is not very friendly over the phone. They are much more helpful in person, but still not of the level I would like to see. However, I would much rather deal with this downside than to send my child to a doctor who is going to pump my child full of unneeded medications!

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I really like that Dr Bain does holistic solutions for illness but her bedside manner is not good. The front desk office staff is not friendly or understanding. I called ahead to let them know I would be late b/c I had a newborn who had just been hospitalized and she needed to nurse since she had not been eating the last day very much due to an illness. They said they would cancel my appt if I was 15 min late which I understand is standard for a lot of offices but it wasn't like I was going to be late to get a breakfast burrito at McDonald's. I even explained that I was pumping milk so that I could feed my baby there who won't take formula but that she was crying so much that she needed to nurse for just a little while before we got in the car. I also said that the hospital said that she had to be seen by the doctor that day. When I got there, I had left that all behind me and decided to be the bigger person even though she screamed the whole way there and spit up everywhere since I didn't have a chance to burp her. Then I waited about 5 minutes and no one was in the waiting room. I didn't mind waiting and I was about at the most 8 minutes late. The nurse came out and I said I needed a few minutes to just finish giving my newborn who won't eat (and I explained the whole thing) just a little more b/c if I moved she would stop taking the bottle and I may not be able to feed her for awhile and she would get upset etc. etc. The nurse was quick to say ""well you were late and we are backed up today."" I was very nice and kept on feeding her b/c that was more important to me than a couple of minutes when I had to wait anyways. I also had a 15 month old with me as well. I was still polite when she came back to get us a few mintues later and I acted like it didn't bother me. But really I felt like crying b/c I had a newborn who hadn't been breathing or eating right and had to go to the hospital and the front staff didn't seem to care at all. I understand that if they make exceptions that their schedule will be all messed up all the time but I thought that at least they could have been more polite about everything. Also the nurse probably spent less than 3 minutes with us and seemed very rushed as if all she care about was getting out of the office early that day. The office should understand that if they are overbooked or if a lot of kids come into the office sick that day or if a doctor or 2 can't come in to work or whatever the case may be is that they work with people who have kids and their kids are the most IMPORTANT thing in their life and the last thing they should act like is that they don't care and rush through your appt just to get onto the next one. I also want to say that this is the first review I have ever written b/c I really hope that this office gets a makeover for some of the employees who are rude and rush you through your appt like you and your kids are not important. Also, this was my child's scheduled well check up appt but since she was sick they still made me pay my $20 copay. I told them that I was planning to go to a different doc b/c of recent problems there and they acted like they are used to that comment and don't try to work with clients to keep them. Also, Dr Bain was rude to my husband at a different appt about one cheerio on the flooor that he was going to pick up but wasn't able to at that second since he was holding our 15 month old. There have been other issues but I am not able to write about all of them since it would take quite awhile.

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★☆☆☆☆

I really like that Dr Bain does holistic solutions for illness but her bedside manner is not good. The front desk office staff is not friendly or understanding. I called ahead to let them know I would be late b/c I had a newborn who had just been hospitalized and she needed to nurse since she had not been eating the last day very much due to an illness. They said they would cancel my appt if I was 15 min late which I understand is standard for a lot of offices but it wasn't like I was going to be late to get a breakfast burrito at McDonald's. I even explained that I was pumping milk so that I could feed my baby there who won't take formula but that she was crying so much that she needed to nurse for just a little while before we got in the car. I also said that the hospital said that she had to be seen by the doctor that day. When I got there, I had left that all behind me and decided to be the bigger person even though she screamed the whole way there and spit up everywhere since I didn't have a chance to burp her. Then I waited about 5 minutes and no one was in the waiting room. I didn't mind waiting and I was about at the most 8 minutes late. The nurse came out and I said I needed a few minutes to just finish giving my newborn who won't eat (and I explained the whole thing) just a little more b/c if I moved she would stop taking the bottle and I may not be able to feed her for awhile and she would get upset etc. etc. The nurse was quick to say ""well you were late and we are backed up today."" I was very nice and kept on feeding her b/c that was more important to me than a couple of minutes when I had to wait anyways. I also had a 15 month old with me as well. I was still polite when she came back to get us a few mintues later and I acted like it didn't bother me. But really I felt like crying b/c I had a newborn who hadn't been breathing or eating right and had to go to the hospital and the front staff didn't seem to care at all. I understand that if they make exceptions that their schedule will be all messed up all the time but I thought that at least they could have been more polite about everything. Also the nurse probably spent less than 3 minutes with us and seemed very rushed as if all she care about was getting out of the office early that day. The office should understand that if they are overbooked or if a lot of kids come into the office sick that day or if a doctor or 2 can't come in to work or whatever the case may be is that they work with people who have kids and their kids are the most IMPORTANT thing in their life and the last thing they should act like is that they don't care and rush through your appt just to get onto the next one. I also want to say that this is the first review I have ever written b/c I really hope that this office gets a makeover for some of the employees who are rude and rush you through your appt like you and your kids are not important. Also, this was my child's scheduled well check up appt but since she was sick they still made me pay my $20 copay. I told them that I was planning to go to a different doc b/c of recent problems there and they acted like they are used to that comment and don't try to work with clients to keep them. Also, Dr Bain was rude to my husband at a different appt about one cheerio on the flooor that he was going to pick up but wasn't able to at that second since he was holding our 15 month old. There have been other issues but I am not able to write about all of them since it would take quite awhile.

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I have taken my son to Dr. Bain since he was one week old, on the recommendation of a friend. At his 3-year well-visit, I found her comments to be rude, condescending, full of assumptions and delivered with a less-than-professional air. I WILL NOT go back to her, she now has other doctors at her practice and I will only ask for someone else, anyone else. I appreciate the holistic approach of the office, but Dr. Bain's bedside manner needs a major overhaul!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have taken my son to Dr. Bain since he was one week old, on the recommendation of a friend. At his 3-year well-visit, I found her comments to be rude, condescending, full of assumptions and delivered with a less-than-professional air. I WILL NOT go back to her, she now has other doctors at her practice and I will only ask for someone else, anyone else. I appreciate the holistic approach of the office, but Dr. Bain's bedside manner needs a major overhaul!

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We just got done with ""treatment"" with Bain. She is rude, and worse off, completely clueless. She mis-perscribed our conditions. I was also made aware that she has sent 2 kids to the hospital for mis-diagnosis. She should lose her license... One would think she at least be nice! Stay away!

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★☆☆☆☆

We just got done with ""treatment"" with Bain. She is rude, and worse off, completely clueless. She mis-perscribed our conditions. I was also made aware that she has sent 2 kids to the hospital for mis-diagnosis. She should lose her license... One would think she at least be nice! Stay away!

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We have two special needs children. These are kids that need a good doctor, one that sees the bigger picture, and one that listens to us as parents and realizes we are the head of this medical team. After dealing with two doctors that were horrible and totally ignored huge issues (a child that suddenly can't speak, a child that has diarrhea so severe he had skin peeling on his bum, and so on), we were wondering if we had impossible expectations. \r\n\r\nThen we found Dr. Bain's office on Dr. Sears website. We figured we would give it a try. Wow, what a breath of fresh air. She listened, she saw our children for who they were, she spoke to them and to us, she really helped. \r\n\r\nI called her one evening, after hours, on the weekend in near tears becasue, once again, the diarrhea and sores were back with a vengence. Without batting an eye she knew what to do. It was something I had never heard of but she had such a great explanation that made total sense we tried it. It worked! \r\n\r\nShe is the best kind of doctor, one that knows she has limitations in knowledge and isn't afraid to say, ""that is out of my realm of expertise, let me refer you to..."". She also is not one of those doctors that just wants to shove a pill at your child. She believes in letting God's creation heal God's creation. So use something natural if at all possible and use man made things when it's not. \r\n\r\nWe have seen Christie, but only a few times due to our sons extra needs. Dr. Bain always sees her patients with developmental disabilities if at all possible. She's very hands on. Christie was nice, kind, smiled so kindly at the kids that they were immediately comfortable with her, and helped us in a few situations. \r\n\r\nI have not met the new doctor, so I cannot speak to his bedside manner or ability. \r\n\r\nWe have never waited more than 10 minutes to see the doctor. From the time we walk in, check in, get back to the room, and someone walks in is a very short time. Our old doctors had ridiculous wait times (1 - 2 hours), times no child should have to sit through. This doesn't happen with Dr. Bain's office. You are seen promptly and your time is respected. \r\n\r\nThey also have a great email response system. If you have simple needs, a request for a referral, or other such items the response time is FAST. \r\n\r\nI give her office 8 thumbs up (2 for each member of our family).

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★★★★★

We have two special needs children. These are kids that need a good doctor, one that sees the bigger picture, and one that listens to us as parents and realizes we are the head of this medical team. After dealing with two doctors that were horrible and totally ignored huge issues (a child that suddenly can't speak, a child that has diarrhea so severe he had skin peeling on his bum, and so on), we were wondering if we had impossible expectations. \r\n\r\nThen we found Dr. Bain's office on Dr. Sears website. We figured we would give it a try. Wow, what a breath of fresh air. She listened, she saw our children for who they were, she spoke to them and to us, she really helped. \r\n\r\nI called her one evening, after hours, on the weekend in near tears becasue, once again, the diarrhea and sores were back with a vengence. Without batting an eye she knew what to do. It was something I had never heard of but she had such a great explanation that made total sense we tried it. It worked! \r\n\r\nShe is the best kind of doctor, one that knows she has limitations in knowledge and isn't afraid to say, ""that is out of my realm of expertise, let me refer you to..."". She also is not one of those doctors that just wants to shove a pill at your child. She believes in letting God's creation heal God's creation. So use something natural if at all possible and use man made things when it's not. \r\n\r\nWe have seen Christie, but only a few times due to our sons extra needs. Dr. Bain always sees her patients with developmental disabilities if at all possible. She's very hands on. Christie was nice, kind, smiled so kindly at the kids that they were immediately comfortable with her, and helped us in a few situations. \r\n\r\nI have not met the new doctor, so I cannot speak to his bedside manner or ability. \r\n\r\nWe have never waited more than 10 minutes to see the doctor. From the time we walk in, check in, get back to the room, and someone walks in is a very short time. Our old doctors had ridiculous wait times (1 - 2 hours), times no child should have to sit through. This doesn't happen with Dr. Bain's office. You are seen promptly and your time is respected. \r\n\r\nThey also have a great email response system. If you have simple needs, a request for a referral, or other such items the response time is FAST. \r\n\r\nI give her office 8 thumbs up (2 for each member of our family).

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I have several issues with this practice. Lack of office management, improper patient to doctor ratio resulting in 2 hour waits PAST appointment times, poor bedside manners by more than one doctor, & over ?drugging? child even with natural alternatives. \r\nBut, first, let me tell you what I did like about this practice. They openly supported the benefits of chiropractic care. Their philosophy behind child care was something that I could support. Figure out what is causing the issues, instead of just treating the symptoms. Prevent issues by being informed & by living a healthy life ? exercise, eat well, ect. But, honestly, the main reason we chose this place was because we knew we?d get little push back on our decisions on vaccinating our DD(DD). We were right about that. The topic was discussed at each of the appointments we had, but we were never made to feel bad for the decision we made concerning our DD?s vaccination schedule. Christie, the Nurse Practitioner was very pleasant to work with. The couple of times we?ve had to take in a sick baby, she was patient & informative.\r\n\r\nSoon after we became patients of the place, they announced that a new doctor would be joining their ranks, since their patient base was growing so fast. The new Doctor, Naidoo, was fantastic the first time we met him at our DD?s 4 month check up. The appointment was for 4:30. We didn?t actually see the doctor until about 5:45. I was not concerned by this at the time. He was charming, engaging, warm & clearly enjoyed children. My DD responded well to him. He did not make me feel rushed, & apologized for the delay in the appointment. He took his time, getting to know her history & our family?s reasoning?s behind decisions in her care. He was informative & supportive. He let me ask all the questions I wanted to ask.\r\n\r\nI was shocked by this because his personality was quite different that Dr. Bain?s somewhat abrasive personality. I requested my DD?s next check up to be with him. Dr. Bain?s personality comes across as very stern & a bit intimidating. You can tell she?s a very sharp lady, but I think she may be use to that & feels she deals with a lot of people not nearly as intelligent as her. She seems to be exasperated by lack of knowledge & for a parent who tries to be as educated as possible, but still doesn?t know everything, this can be a personality difficult to work with. She seems defensive in that she doesn?t expect anyone to question her conclusions. \r\n\r\n2 months later we had a 4 pm well child check up appointment. I showed up 10 minutes early like a good patient. The waiting room was packed. I check in, paid for the visit, & sat down to wait. After an hour I ask the front desk person what the rest of the wait would look like. She told me in very vague terms ?shortly we?ll get you back?. I told her it would have been helpful had she told me when I first checked in what the wait would be. I could have gotten some errands done in that time. 6pm & Dr. Naidoo walks into the room I?ve been entertaining my 6 month old in for the past 30 minutes. He looks drained & exhausted. He offers a weak apology for the delay, commenting that a really sick child came in that needed to be triaged. He goes through the normal motions of checking DD out. He tells me she looks good & gets up to leave. He doesn?t ask if I have any other questions. I tell him I have some questions. He looks surprised & says okay but continues to stand at the door with his hands on his hips. He doesn?t sit back down. This was not the same doctor I saw 2 months previous. He was exhausted & was rushed. \r\n\r\nContinued in a second review due to limits to review length...

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★☆☆☆☆

I have several issues with this practice. Lack of office management, improper patient to doctor ratio resulting in 2 hour waits PAST appointment times, poor bedside manners by more than one doctor, & over ?drugging? child even with natural alternatives. \r\nBut, first, let me tell you what I did like about this practice. They openly supported the benefits of chiropractic care. Their philosophy behind child care was something that I could support. Figure out what is causing the issues, instead of just treating the symptoms. Prevent issues by being informed & by living a healthy life ? exercise, eat well, ect. But, honestly, the main reason we chose this place was because we knew we?d get little push back on our decisions on vaccinating our DD(DD). We were right about that. The topic was discussed at each of the appointments we had, but we were never made to feel bad for the decision we made concerning our DD?s vaccination schedule. Christie, the Nurse Practitioner was very pleasant to work with. The couple of times we?ve had to take in a sick baby, she was patient & informative.\r\n\r\nSoon after we became patients of the place, they announced that a new doctor would be joining their ranks, since their patient base was growing so fast. The new Doctor, Naidoo, was fantastic the first time we met him at our DD?s 4 month check up. The appointment was for 4:30. We didn?t actually see the doctor until about 5:45. I was not concerned by this at the time. He was charming, engaging, warm & clearly enjoyed children. My DD responded well to him. He did not make me feel rushed, & apologized for the delay in the appointment. He took his time, getting to know her history & our family?s reasoning?s behind decisions in her care. He was informative & supportive. He let me ask all the questions I wanted to ask.\r\n\r\nI was shocked by this because his personality was quite different that Dr. Bain?s somewhat abrasive personality. I requested my DD?s next check up to be with him. Dr. Bain?s personality comes across as very stern & a bit intimidating. You can tell she?s a very sharp lady, but I think she may be use to that & feels she deals with a lot of people not nearly as intelligent as her. She seems to be exasperated by lack of knowledge & for a parent who tries to be as educated as possible, but still doesn?t know everything, this can be a personality difficult to work with. She seems defensive in that she doesn?t expect anyone to question her conclusions. \r\n\r\n2 months later we had a 4 pm well child check up appointment. I showed up 10 minutes early like a good patient. The waiting room was packed. I check in, paid for the visit, & sat down to wait. After an hour I ask the front desk person what the rest of the wait would look like. She told me in very vague terms ?shortly we?ll get you back?. I told her it would have been helpful had she told me when I first checked in what the wait would be. I could have gotten some errands done in that time. 6pm & Dr. Naidoo walks into the room I?ve been entertaining my 6 month old in for the past 30 minutes. He looks drained & exhausted. He offers a weak apology for the delay, commenting that a really sick child came in that needed to be triaged. He goes through the normal motions of checking DD out. He tells me she looks good & gets up to leave. He doesn?t ask if I have any other questions. I tell him I have some questions. He looks surprised & says okay but continues to stand at the door with his hands on his hips. He doesn?t sit back down. This was not the same doctor I saw 2 months previous. He was exhausted & was rushed. \r\n\r\nContinued in a second review due to limits to review length...

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I am a mother of 7 and have been with Dr. Bain for about 4 years. She was fairly new in her practice at that time so I have seen her grow through the years. \n\nFirst of all, Dr. Bain wants to partner with parents in the health of their children. Dr. Bain doesn't operate as a puppet to the pharmaceutical companies. She wants parents informed of this decision and thus doesn't try to lead them in one particular way. She's open to vaccines and is great at offering alternative schedules other than the scary one the CDC put out for kids. That is why she recommends the parent research first. It's not because she doesn't want to help you out. She wants you informed of both sides of the issue before you get them. She doesn't have the time to inform parents because she is a growing practice. Be the parent.\n\nDr. Bain's beside manner went through a period of great stress. As a long time patient I even noticed it. She was stressed and she was overwhelmed. She brought on a new pediatrician in fall of 2010. It takes time to find people that share your philosophy of medical, health, and wellness. That is more true when you take a more holistic approach to medicine than any place else. It's hard to find pediatricians that share these views. \n\nDr. Bain has a passion to share what she has learned through her own health journey to defeat cancer. She is open to all sorts of alternatives that most doctors are not. Her main goal is get to the bottom of health problems and take children back to a life of wellness. I wonder how many parents who come out disgruntled with Dr. Bain truly understand this. \n\nDr. Bain is a good doctor who loves children. Christie is great as well. My experience with the new dr, Dr. Naidoo, was positive as well. I met him over the phone in an emergency call. He worked to keep us from having to take a child to Acute Kids. \n\nIn my many cumulative years as a mom of 7 I have come to realize that there are 2 types of parents. . .both of them love their children intensely. The first type wants and believes the drs should make all the decisions and give all the information. The other type of parent is the type that does all the research they can before going to see the dr. And they are willing to learn where it's needed. Dr. Bain is perfect for the latter type of parent. She wants parents informed but she doesn't have the time to educate. She offers seminars periodically that do educate parents if they so desire. But she's not going to make the decisions for their parents. \n\nWhat does she offer as a doctor? She does work exceptionally well in helping parents move toward a lifestyle of wellness. She is a strong advocate for proper nutrition for children and works in various ways to educate the parents in this. She will work with you when there is illness. She does work with allopathic medicine as well as alternative. \n\nDo your research before going to any dr? Although the reviews given here can have some value and merit to them, don't just judge by them. It takes time to get to know a dr (even after an interview) and sometimes the relationship just doesn't work out. Dr. Bain isn't a bad doctor and her practice is simply not to be avoided as some would suggest. If you've received a referral to Dr. Bain, schedule an interview and get to know her. Do your research and ask hard questions. Then allow you experiences with her to determine if she's the right fit for you and your children. \n

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★★★★★

I am a mother of 7 and have been with Dr. Bain for about 4 years. She was fairly new in her practice at that time so I have seen her grow through the years. \n\nFirst of all, Dr. Bain wants to partner with parents in the health of their children. Dr. Bain doesn't operate as a puppet to the pharmaceutical companies. She wants parents informed of this decision and thus doesn't try to lead them in one particular way. She's open to vaccines and is great at offering alternative schedules other than the scary one the CDC put out for kids. That is why she recommends the parent research first. It's not because she doesn't want to help you out. She wants you informed of both sides of the issue before you get them. She doesn't have the time to inform parents because she is a growing practice. Be the parent.\n\nDr. Bain's beside manner went through a period of great stress. As a long time patient I even noticed it. She was stressed and she was overwhelmed. She brought on a new pediatrician in fall of 2010. It takes time to find people that share your philosophy of medical, health, and wellness. That is more true when you take a more holistic approach to medicine than any place else. It's hard to find pediatricians that share these views. \n\nDr. Bain has a passion to share what she has learned through her own health journey to defeat cancer. She is open to all sorts of alternatives that most doctors are not. Her main goal is get to the bottom of health problems and take children back to a life of wellness. I wonder how many parents who come out disgruntled with Dr. Bain truly understand this. \n\nDr. Bain is a good doctor who loves children. Christie is great as well. My experience with the new dr, Dr. Naidoo, was positive as well. I met him over the phone in an emergency call. He worked to keep us from having to take a child to Acute Kids. \n\nIn my many cumulative years as a mom of 7 I have come to realize that there are 2 types of parents. . .both of them love their children intensely. The first type wants and believes the drs should make all the decisions and give all the information. The other type of parent is the type that does all the research they can before going to see the dr. And they are willing to learn where it's needed. Dr. Bain is perfect for the latter type of parent. She wants parents informed but she doesn't have the time to educate. She offers seminars periodically that do educate parents if they so desire. But she's not going to make the decisions for their parents. \n\nWhat does she offer as a doctor? She does work exceptionally well in helping parents move toward a lifestyle of wellness. She is a strong advocate for proper nutrition for children and works in various ways to educate the parents in this. She will work with you when there is illness. She does work with allopathic medicine as well as alternative. \n\nDo your research before going to any dr? Although the reviews given here can have some value and merit to them, don't just judge by them. It takes time to get to know a dr (even after an interview) and sometimes the relationship just doesn't work out. Dr. Bain isn't a bad doctor and her practice is simply not to be avoided as some would suggest. If you've received a referral to Dr. Bain, schedule an interview and get to know her. Do your research and ask hard questions. Then allow you experiences with her to determine if she's the right fit for you and your children. \n

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Avoid this group. Period.\r\n\r\nI had a very, very frustrating experience with Dr. Bain during my child's first nine months. I took my child in for her regular visits, and only called after hours 2 times in nine months. Still, Dr. Bain was condescending and rude in her communications with us when our child was sick after hours. Her words exactly when I called with my child's first serious fever after 5 days of a cold: ""Well, I don't know what you expect me to do at this hour..."" I almost jumped through the phone.\r\n\r\nInstead of partnering with us about our child's wellness and vaccination schedule, she told us to ""do the research"" and get back to her with what we wanted to do. I don't know about you, but the reason I pay a doctor to care for my child is because she is supposed to have the background, training and experience to give us the expert advice we need. Dr. Bain was so UNhelpful on the vaccination issue that, when we switched to another doctor, we learned that our child is now ineligible for the Rotavirus vaccine because she is too old. We will now spend the next 5 years waiting to see if and how badly she will get sick because we didn't have the benefit of an intelligent conversation with her doctor when she was eligible for the vaccine. \r\n\r\nDr. Bain and her staff appear either uncaring or overworked, to the point that her nurse gave us about 1/2 of the information we needed to properly treat our child's first bout of diarrhea while traveling, which prolonged the issue and may have caused needless suffering, weight loss and developmental set backs. \r\n\r\nWhen we initially brought our concerns to Dr. Bain, she basically told us that she just has ""too many patients"" and we need to be more of an advocate on our child's own behalf. Are you kidding me? Time after time, we were underwhelmed or outright insulted by our treatment by Dr. Bain and other staff members at Healthy Kids Pediatrics. The one shining light was Kristie - get your appointments with her if you can, and Ruth is a much better nurse with shots and advice. \r\n\r\nOverall, my strong advice is to avoid Healthy Kids Pediatrics and Dr. Bain. She is in the wrong business.

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Avoid this group. Period.\r\n\r\nI had a very, very frustrating experience with Dr. Bain during my child's first nine months. I took my child in for her regular visits, and only called after hours 2 times in nine months. Still, Dr. Bain was condescending and rude in her communications with us when our child was sick after hours. Her words exactly when I called with my child's first serious fever after 5 days of a cold: ""Well, I don't know what you expect me to do at this hour..."" I almost jumped through the phone.\r\n\r\nInstead of partnering with us about our child's wellness and vaccination schedule, she told us to ""do the research"" and get back to her with what we wanted to do. I don't know about you, but the reason I pay a doctor to care for my child is because she is supposed to have the background, training and experience to give us the expert advice we need. Dr. Bain was so UNhelpful on the vaccination issue that, when we switched to another doctor, we learned that our child is now ineligible for the Rotavirus vaccine because she is too old. We will now spend the next 5 years waiting to see if and how badly she will get sick because we didn't have the benefit of an intelligent conversation with her doctor when she was eligible for the vaccine. \r\n\r\nDr. Bain and her staff appear either uncaring or overworked, to the point that her nurse gave us about 1/2 of the information we needed to properly treat our child's first bout of diarrhea while traveling, which prolonged the issue and may have caused needless suffering, weight loss and developmental set backs. \r\n\r\nWhen we initially brought our concerns to Dr. Bain, she basically told us that she just has ""too many patients"" and we need to be more of an advocate on our child's own behalf. Are you kidding me? Time after time, we were underwhelmed or outright insulted by our treatment by Dr. Bain and other staff members at Healthy Kids Pediatrics. The one shining light was Kristie - get your appointments with her if you can, and Ruth is a much better nurse with shots and advice. \r\n\r\nOverall, my strong advice is to avoid Healthy Kids Pediatrics and Dr. Bain. She is in the wrong business.

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She has no bedside manor. Refuses to listen to mothers concerns. Changes the subject to what she wants to discuss or what she knows about. My grandson was having reflux problems and my daughter went into the office many times to discuss this problem and she said there was no problem. Reception is rude!!! They answered the phone after looking at caller id ""Hello Mrs Blank"" as if she was an annoying mom calling for nothing.\r\nMy daughter finally found another Dr. and my grandson had brochitis and is now on a nebulizer , steroids and antibiotics trying now in September to clear up something that was brought to her attention in June. Oh and don't call her on her time off she gets witchy.\r\nI would hate to see another new mom be treated that like my daughter. Don't go. Find another Dr. She is clueless! And doesn't care.

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She has no bedside manor. Refuses to listen to mothers concerns. Changes the subject to what she wants to discuss or what she knows about. My grandson was having reflux problems and my daughter went into the office many times to discuss this problem and she said there was no problem. Reception is rude!!! They answered the phone after looking at caller id ""Hello Mrs Blank"" as if she was an annoying mom calling for nothing.\r\nMy daughter finally found another Dr. and my grandson had brochitis and is now on a nebulizer , steroids and antibiotics trying now in September to clear up something that was brought to her attention in June. Oh and don't call her on her time off she gets witchy.\r\nI would hate to see another new mom be treated that like my daughter. Don't go. Find another Dr. She is clueless! And doesn't care.

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She needs to go back to a small practice where she knew her limitations and worked well with other doctors. Now, she's gotten so big and such a big head, she think she can do anything. She treats us parents like we are idiots, and any other doctor is stupid. There are WAY too many good doctors around for anyone to see her anymore....

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She needs to go back to a small practice where she knew her limitations and worked well with other doctors. Now, she's gotten so big and such a big head, she think she can do anything. She treats us parents like we are idiots, and any other doctor is stupid. There are WAY too many good doctors around for anyone to see her anymore....

Pros: Location

Cons: Too big, too rude, and too clueless

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She needs to go back to a small practice where she knew her limitations and worked well with other doctors. Now, she's gotten so big and such a big head, she think she can do anything. She treats us parents like we are idiots, and any other doctor is stupid. There are WAY too many good doctors around for anyone to see her anymore....

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She needs to go back to a small practice where she knew her limitations and worked well with other doctors. Now, she's gotten so big and such a big head, she think she can do anything. She treats us parents like we are idiots, and any other doctor is stupid. There are WAY too many good doctors around for anyone to see her anymore....

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Well, I had have some issues with my pediatrition and after reseach moved to Dr Bain. So many moms was so happy with her that I was ready to travel 25 miles to see her (I live in Grapevine). After being her patient for an year with 3 kids, i cant say I'm very happy with her.\r\nI think she has so many patients now that she just simply doesn't have time for them. There were times i felt like beeing rushed out, especialy at check ups. I had sleep concerns with my son, as well as concerns about him being ADHD, none of them was really heard (isn't it an ADHD her specialty?). And yes, i have an issue with dry cough, that comes and goes, espetially after kids being active for a few months now . We are on treatment (after few visits and buzzering office by phone), but i don't feel like we've been diagnosed with something, all answers are ""maybe"" and ""it possible"". Not very saticfying...\r\nwhat i like about this doctor is open mind for a different treatments, like holistic, and vaccine frendly. But if they can't treat this cough i need to look for somebody more professional. Agree with the other reviewer.

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Well, I had have some issues with my pediatrition and after reseach moved to Dr Bain. So many moms was so happy with her that I was ready to travel 25 miles to see her (I live in Grapevine). After being her patient for an year with 3 kids, i cant say I'm very happy with her.\r\nI think she has so many patients now that she just simply doesn't have time for them. There were times i felt like beeing rushed out, especialy at check ups. I had sleep concerns with my son, as well as concerns about him being ADHD, none of them was really heard (isn't it an ADHD her specialty?). And yes, i have an issue with dry cough, that comes and goes, espetially after kids being active for a few months now . We are on treatment (after few visits and buzzering office by phone), but i don't feel like we've been diagnosed with something, all answers are ""maybe"" and ""it possible"". Not very saticfying...\r\nwhat i like about this doctor is open mind for a different treatments, like holistic, and vaccine frendly. But if they can't treat this cough i need to look for somebody more professional. Agree with the other reviewer.

Pros: holistic, vaccine feindly.

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We've been with Bain for a year and half and we've mostly had a good experience. We decided to go with her when I was pregnant since we were looking for someone that followed alternative vaccination schedule and who didn't overdo medications.
Over a period of time she has become terribly busy that she does not spend enough time with us and almost always is rushing out.
The nurses give out very basic information on the phone w/o properly listening to the problem. They recommend Briar Rose and immune boosters for any and every ailment.
This one experience has me looking for a new doctor:
My son got a fever out of nowhere. I know his fever patterns, and this was an odd one. So I gave him tylenol and called the emergency line at the practice. The doctor called me back, and asked me if this was the first fever he's ever had. She asked me then how I've treated the fever in the past. When I told her it was with Tylenol, she said maybe that's what I should do again before calling the emergency line.
My son was at a 102. out of nowhere, I was distressed as hell, and she IS my son's pediatrician. Instead of telling me what to do or what to watch out for, she was rude and offered no solutions.
The very next day, his temperature shot up to 105.8 and we had to rush him into the ER. After a horrendous weekend, we spoke to the nurse on Monday, and without asking if he had any other symptoms, she said give him Briar Rose!

That just does it for me. Briar Rose has alcohol in it, and when someone is so sick, the last thing you want to do is pump some alcohol based medication in.

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We've been with Bain for a year and half and we've mostly had a good experience. We decided to go with her when I was pregnant since we were looking for someone that followed alternative vaccination schedule and who didn't overdo medications.
Over a period of time she has become terribly busy that she does not spend enough time with us and almost always is rushing out.
The nurses give out very basic information on the phone w/o properly listening to the problem. They recommend Briar Rose and immune boosters for any and every ailment.
This one experience has me looking for a new doctor:
My son got a fever out of nowhere. I know his fever patterns, and this was an odd one. So I gave him tylenol and called the emergency line at the practice. The doctor called me back, and asked me if this was the first fever he's ever had. She asked me then how I've treated the fever in the past. When I told her it was with Tylenol, she said maybe that's what I should do again before calling the emergency line.
My son was at a 102. out of nowhere, I was distressed as hell, and she IS my son's pediatrician. Instead of telling me what to do or what to watch out for, she was rude and offered no solutions.
The very next day, his temperature shot up to 105.8 and we had to rush him into the ER. After a horrendous weekend, we spoke to the nurse on Monday, and without asking if he had any other symptoms, she said give him Briar Rose!

That just does it for me. Briar Rose has alcohol in it, and when someone is so sick, the last thing you want to do is pump some alcohol based medication in.

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My son had a viral infection that they failed to treat properly. I went there once a week telling them that he is not getting better and has a cough. Each time Ms. Duffy the PA told me, its ok, its just a cough, take some holistic drops, it will be ok. \n\nThe final straw was when I called again and the nurse got angry with me and told me YOU TELL US HOW YOU WANT US TO TREAT YOUR CHILD. YOU WANT MORE ANTIBIOTICS? I was shocked. I said are you kidding? I am calling you to diagnose my child, I am not the expert. \n\nWell guess what folks, I got a second opinion the same day. My son had a ear infection and pneumonia. Now he is on breathing treatments. I did everything right, I called their office, and I told them over and over he was not getting better and not once did the bozos at this office think that he might need a chest xray.\n\nBy the way, Dr. Bain is full of it. This holistic crap works for some stuff but when your child needs antibiotics not all the Briar Rose in the world will help. Oh yes and I spend 100 bucks buying the shit they sell at the front desk.\n\nDo yourself a favor, take your kid to a professional experienced pediatrician. If you are worried about a vaccine friendly doctor like I was, I found the hard way that that freedom does not outweigh my child being sick for a month.\n\n

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My son had a viral infection that they failed to treat properly. I went there once a week telling them that he is not getting better and has a cough. Each time Ms. Duffy the PA told me, its ok, its just a cough, take some holistic drops, it will be ok. \n\nThe final straw was when I called again and the nurse got angry with me and told me YOU TELL US HOW YOU WANT US TO TREAT YOUR CHILD. YOU WANT MORE ANTIBIOTICS? I was shocked. I said are you kidding? I am calling you to diagnose my child, I am not the expert. \n\nWell guess what folks, I got a second opinion the same day. My son had a ear infection and pneumonia. Now he is on breathing treatments. I did everything right, I called their office, and I told them over and over he was not getting better and not once did the bozos at this office think that he might need a chest xray.\n\nBy the way, Dr. Bain is full of it. This holistic crap works for some stuff but when your child needs antibiotics not all the Briar Rose in the world will help. Oh yes and I spend 100 bucks buying the shit they sell at the front desk.\n\nDo yourself a favor, take your kid to a professional experienced pediatrician. If you are worried about a vaccine friendly doctor like I was, I found the hard way that that freedom does not outweigh my child being sick for a month.\n\n

Cons: Misdiagnosis of illness

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