Desiree A. Harris, MD

★★★★☆
  • 848 West Mitchell Street

    Arlington, TX 76013

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  • 817-375-1413

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We love dr. Harris. she is so kid oriented, experience, kind & everything else goes along with a great doctor.

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We love dr. Harris. she is so kid oriented, experience, kind & everything else goes along with a great doctor.

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I love this doctor, but two hours in the waiting room is way too long! Another thing, when you try to get in for a sick visit the nurse always says go to the ER. That is why I have to find another doctor.

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I love this doctor, but two hours in the waiting room is way too long! Another thing, when you try to get in for a sick visit the nurse always says go to the ER. That is why I have to find another doctor.

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I love Dr. Harris. I am also a nurse and have seen hundreds of doctors, and she is truly one of a kind. My only complaint is that I have to wait a little to see Dr. Harris, but she is well worth the wait. She takes time with my son, if very personable and thorough. I would definetly recommend her as a pediatrician.

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I love Dr. Harris. I am also a nurse and have seen hundreds of doctors, and she is truly one of a kind. My only complaint is that I have to wait a little to see Dr. Harris, but she is well worth the wait. She takes time with my son, if very personable and thorough. I would definetly recommend her as a pediatrician.

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She is the best! As for the comment that did not recommend Dr. Harris....the staff is awesome and knows me and my children by name. They have move to a new place. Dr. Harris spends alot of time with my kids and looks at the big pictures and the case by case trips. As for bringing the new babies at 9:00 or 1:30..that is a favor to you...that is when they open and when they come back for lunch (no waiting)!! Dr. Harris is worth the wait anyways! I'd rather go to her then be in and out of a dr who didn't care!!! She is awesome!

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She is the best! As for the comment that did not recommend Dr. Harris....the staff is awesome and knows me and my children by name. They have move to a new place. Dr. Harris spends alot of time with my kids and looks at the big pictures and the case by case trips. As for bringing the new babies at 9:00 or 1:30..that is a favor to you...that is when they open and when they come back for lunch (no waiting)!! Dr. Harris is worth the wait anyways! I'd rather go to her then be in and out of a dr who didn't care!!! She is awesome!

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Dr. Harris has been our Dr. since my daughter was 2, she is almost 10. We had another dr in the office who has now retired. I took my daughter in to see this Dr, because she wasn't eating and his explination was she doesn't need to eat, she will eat when she's hungry. As a new mom this was a very frustrating answer! We needed to schedule another sick appt. and he wasn't in. So Dr. Harris was the Dr we were scheduled with. she was great she explained everything! I even asked her why my daughter wasn;t eating.... she also explained that to me as well!

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Dr. Harris has been our Dr. since my daughter was 2, she is almost 10. We had another dr in the office who has now retired. I took my daughter in to see this Dr, because she wasn't eating and his explination was she doesn't need to eat, she will eat when she's hungry. As a new mom this was a very frustrating answer! We needed to schedule another sick appt. and he wasn't in. So Dr. Harris was the Dr we were scheduled with. she was great she explained everything! I even asked her why my daughter wasn;t eating.... she also explained that to me as well!

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Dr. Harris is a wonderful doctor that cared for my children for years. She was the best doctor that we have ever had, wished we still lived there for her care. She would also go above and beyond other doctors. BEST doctor in that area hands down. I have struggled with her office staff from time to time but deal with it since she is so good. My oldest still wishes that she was our doctor.

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Dr. Harris is a wonderful doctor that cared for my children for years. She was the best doctor that we have ever had, wished we still lived there for her care. She would also go above and beyond other doctors. BEST doctor in that area hands down. I have struggled with her office staff from time to time but deal with it since she is so good. My oldest still wishes that she was our doctor.

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I am motivated to write this review as a mom and a nurse. First of all I need to address Levent K's issues. 1st all scales do weigh babies differently, it might only be off by ounces but small changes in small people are very important. 2nd all dr's bill many insurance care codes, they legally have to code for every service i.e. taking weights, testing, counseling, etc. insurance companies only pay about 40% of a bill. If your doctor doesn't make money, you don't have a doctor any more. 3rd your appointment times at 9 AM and 1:30 PM to avoid exposing your baby to pathogens he/she may not have the immunity to fight, same goes for the sick / well child waiting areas. 4th Dr. Harris's schedule always runs behind because she takes a lot of extra time to talk with parents and patients, in reality she only sees about half the patients per day than other Cooks doctors. The hospital actually pressures the pediatricians to have 40+ patients per day. If you don't believe me go ask Dr. Raine's front desk. 5th they never turn away patients, and always address all health concerns valid or not. Even if she is not there Dr. Raine covers for her therefore you don't have to take your children to another office. 6th yes the office is old but a cleaning staff comes every night. The building is over 40 years old and actually won some architectural awards! Also they are moving in the next year to a location closer to Medical Center of Arlington. 7th (and last) all that paperwork serves to better inform the staff of your specific needs, and much of it is required by Medicaid. Why Medicaid? Well, Texas Health Resources sets the standard of care they have to follow it.

In my opinion (and my husband and children's) she is the most compassionate, understanding and prudent doctor we have ever seen. I have worked with and been a patient to countless doctors and she is hands down the best. We love her and respect her. I highly recommend!

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I am motivated to write this review as a mom and a nurse. First of all I need to address Levent K's issues. 1st all scales do weigh babies differently, it might only be off by ounces but small changes in small people are very important. 2nd all dr's bill many insurance care codes, they legally have to code for every service i.e. taking weights, testing, counseling, etc. insurance companies only pay about 40% of a bill. If your doctor doesn't make money, you don't have a doctor any more. 3rd your appointment times at 9 AM and 1:30 PM to avoid exposing your baby to pathogens he/she may not have the immunity to fight, same goes for the sick / well child waiting areas. 4th Dr. Harris's schedule always runs behind because she takes a lot of extra time to talk with parents and patients, in reality she only sees about half the patients per day than other Cooks doctors. The hospital actually pressures the pediatricians to have 40+ patients per day. If you don't believe me go ask Dr. Raine's front desk. 5th they never turn away patients, and always address all health concerns valid or not. Even if she is not there Dr. Raine covers for her therefore you don't have to take your children to another office. 6th yes the office is old but a cleaning staff comes every night. The building is over 40 years old and actually won some architectural awards! Also they are moving in the next year to a location closer to Medical Center of Arlington. 7th (and last) all that paperwork serves to better inform the staff of your specific needs, and much of it is required by Medicaid. Why Medicaid? Well, Texas Health Resources sets the standard of care they have to follow it.

In my opinion (and my husband and children's) she is the most compassionate, understanding and prudent doctor we have ever seen. I have worked with and been a patient to countless doctors and she is hands down the best. We love her and respect her. I highly recommend!

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I had taken my daughter to several other pediatritians before we FOUND Dr. Harris. She is a gem! We have seen Dr. Harris now for approximately 5 years. Dr. Harris has always been patient with us and will answer all of my daughter's questions. She is very caring and I find her to be conservative with her care.

With regard to other reviewer's complaints such as frustration at her baby being weighed...Taking vitals is standard and a necessary part of any medical exam - regardless of what you have done elsewhere. With regard to insurance being billed $100 for an exam, again this is standard in the medical field for a mid level exam charge. Dr. Harris probably got paid about $40 from insurance. As far as waiting, I know of no Doctor's office where you don't have to wait but GOOD health CARE is worth the waiting for.

I am definitely impressed with Dr. Harris!

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I had taken my daughter to several other pediatritians before we FOUND Dr. Harris. She is a gem! We have seen Dr. Harris now for approximately 5 years. Dr. Harris has always been patient with us and will answer all of my daughter's questions. She is very caring and I find her to be conservative with her care.

With regard to other reviewer's complaints such as frustration at her baby being weighed...Taking vitals is standard and a necessary part of any medical exam - regardless of what you have done elsewhere. With regard to insurance being billed $100 for an exam, again this is standard in the medical field for a mid level exam charge. Dr. Harris probably got paid about $40 from insurance. As far as waiting, I know of no Doctor's office where you don't have to wait but GOOD health CARE is worth the waiting for.

I am definitely impressed with Dr. Harris!

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I am the mother of four children. Dr. Harris has seen all of our children since my oldest was one year old, he is now eight. We initially started with another pediatric clinic in Arlington that was absolutely terrible. Dr. Harris is great with all my children and we have one child with mild Cerebral Palsy. Her staff worked diligently to get our son a referral to Scottish Rite Hospital for treatment. She always takes as much time that is needed to address all our questions and/or needs regardless of whether they are big or small. If you ever have a wait, this would be why. Her receptionist is the absolute best, she is understanding and very helpful. My only complaint would be that I have never been able to communicate well with one particular nurse. I have discussed my concerns with Dr. Harris and appreciate her pro-active attitude and her ability to continue to work with this nurse to implement change and improvement, which I find to be genuine and compassionate.

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I am the mother of four children. Dr. Harris has seen all of our children since my oldest was one year old, he is now eight. We initially started with another pediatric clinic in Arlington that was absolutely terrible. Dr. Harris is great with all my children and we have one child with mild Cerebral Palsy. Her staff worked diligently to get our son a referral to Scottish Rite Hospital for treatment. She always takes as much time that is needed to address all our questions and/or needs regardless of whether they are big or small. If you ever have a wait, this would be why. Her receptionist is the absolute best, she is understanding and very helpful. My only complaint would be that I have never been able to communicate well with one particular nurse. I have discussed my concerns with Dr. Harris and appreciate her pro-active attitude and her ability to continue to work with this nurse to implement change and improvement, which I find to be genuine and compassionate.

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she just sees your baby and her hourly rate is approximately $600.00. Terrible front desk help. Long wait. Office building is very old and not healthy.

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she just sees your baby and her hourly rate is approximately $600.00. Terrible front desk help. Long wait. Office building is very old and not healthy.

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I wish I read this latest review before I took my baby to this doctor for the first time. Terrible office people. She only spends 3-4 minutes with my baby and charges 100s of dollars to my insurance.

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I wish I read this latest review before I took my baby to this doctor for the first time. Terrible office people. She only spends 3-4 minutes with my baby and charges 100s of dollars to my insurance.

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I have seen Dr. Harris once but been in her practice office twice. First visit was not good but i said to myself "don't be biased", 2nd visit made my mind. Cons:1. If you have a new baby, you have to either go at 9:00 or 1:30 no other time. Sorry.2. Clinic is dirty. Carpet is horrible. Dusty. I mean really bad. They separate the babies in sick and not sick areas. Nobody asked me if my baby is sick.3. 1st time visit be ready to fill forms may take more than an hour to fill. Hear this. You probably write the same things again and again probably 10+ times.4. Waiting times not good either. At least 30 minutes. If you are in a hurry and you told them before you come there. They will probably get you in 20 minutes.5. Becareful with their treatment coding goes into your insurance claim. You (or your insurance) will end up paying things that you have no idea.6. This is probably the worst. They think you as a parent don't know what they do. They don't want you to question them. Here is an example: I told them that my baby is going to be weighed at hospital when I take her for a follow up lab test. They said I have to bring them to be weighed too because not all the baby scales are the same!!!! I should have told them to calibrate theirs I guess.Pros:1. Dr. Harris seems like a nice person.I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.

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I have seen Dr. Harris once but been in her practice office twice. First visit was not good but i said to myself "don't be biased", 2nd visit made my mind. Cons:1. If you have a new baby, you have to either go at 9:00 or 1:30 no other time. Sorry.2. Clinic is dirty. Carpet is horrible. Dusty. I mean really bad. They separate the babies in sick and not sick areas. Nobody asked me if my baby is sick.3. 1st time visit be ready to fill forms may take more than an hour to fill. Hear this. You probably write the same things again and again probably 10+ times.4. Waiting times not good either. At least 30 minutes. If you are in a hurry and you told them before you come there. They will probably get you in 20 minutes.5. Becareful with their treatment coding goes into your insurance claim. You (or your insurance) will end up paying things that you have no idea.6. This is probably the worst. They think you as a parent don't know what they do. They don't want you to question them. Here is an example: I told them that my baby is going to be weighed at hospital when I take her for a follow up lab test. They said I have to bring them to be weighed too because not all the baby scales are the same!!!! I should have told them to calibrate theirs I guess.Pros:1. Dr. Harris seems like a nice person.I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE.

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Dr Harris is one of a kind. She is wonderful everyday of the week and I dont think she has ever had a bad day, at least she has never shown she has. She is cheerful, talks to the children and spends as much time as you want to talk about your child. You never leave the office feeling like you dont know what is going on or that you were rushed in anyway but some how she still keeps her appointments going on time. I have only ever had to wait for longest than 10 min one time and I was just fit in to her appointment book.

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Dr Harris is one of a kind. She is wonderful everyday of the week and I dont think she has ever had a bad day, at least she has never shown she has. She is cheerful, talks to the children and spends as much time as you want to talk about your child. You never leave the office feeling like you dont know what is going on or that you were rushed in anyway but some how she still keeps her appointments going on time. I have only ever had to wait for longest than 10 min one time and I was just fit in to her appointment book.

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my children love dr harris! she spends plenty of time w/us and never makes me feel stupid for being a concerned mother! :) this being said, u may have a wait in the waiting room, but that is only b/c she is taking her time to care for each child genuinely!

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my children love dr harris! she spends plenty of time w/us and never makes me feel stupid for being a concerned mother! :) this being said, u may have a wait in the waiting room, but that is only b/c she is taking her time to care for each child genuinely!

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I just happen to stubble on Dr.Harris when my family first moved to Arlington. I have never had a doctor be so thorough until Dr. Harris. She is well worth the wait. My children feared going to the Dr. Now when they are sick first thing they say is " Mom call Dr. Harris, i dont feel good." She also helped my son and myself with making a plan for asthma. She even told us about a camp for asthmatics, and my son went and loved every minute of it. I love Dr. Harris and my child do as well. I tell everyone about her. There is not enough words to even describe how wonderful she is.

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I just happen to stubble on Dr.Harris when my family first moved to Arlington. I have never had a doctor be so thorough until Dr. Harris. She is well worth the wait. My children feared going to the Dr. Now when they are sick first thing they say is " Mom call Dr. Harris, i dont feel good." She also helped my son and myself with making a plan for asthma. She even told us about a camp for asthmatics, and my son went and loved every minute of it. I love Dr. Harris and my child do as well. I tell everyone about her. There is not enough words to even describe how wonderful she is.

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Dr. Harris has got to be by far one of the best physicians out there. My daughter had another pediatrician prior to switching to Dr. Harris who was just "good." It wasn't until we first met with Dr. Harris that we realized that she was what you would call the best. She spends as much time needed with your child. She never belittles you or your child and never rushes your visit. As a result of a thorough visit, you will need to allot ample time for your visits. However, do note that the time spent in her office is well worth it.

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Dr. Harris has got to be by far one of the best physicians out there. My daughter had another pediatrician prior to switching to Dr. Harris who was just "good." It wasn't until we first met with Dr. Harris that we realized that she was what you would call the best. She spends as much time needed with your child. She never belittles you or your child and never rushes your visit. As a result of a thorough visit, you will need to allot ample time for your visits. However, do note that the time spent in her office is well worth it.

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Dr. Harris is amazing - and I should know. I'm a nurse and I've seen every type of doctor there is. Dr. Harris is genuinely concerned about her patients. She will spend as much time as is needed to answer all of your questions. Every time we go in, she give my child a complete physical - even if we are just there for a recheck visit. She is wonderful!!! I just can't say enough great things about her.

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Dr. Harris is amazing - and I should know. I'm a nurse and I've seen every type of doctor there is. Dr. Harris is genuinely concerned about her patients. She will spend as much time as is needed to answer all of your questions. Every time we go in, she give my child a complete physical - even if we are just there for a recheck visit. She is wonderful!!! I just can't say enough great things about her.

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To schedule general check up appointments and shots appointments the time frame to find an available spot is long. However, the time is worth it because she pays specific attention, follow up and care to every child age and need. She even talks to them mixing sign language and sounds, etc. I love her. The only aspect of her service to improve, would be to have her all the time at the office. She does volunteer work and visits other medical offices.

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To schedule general check up appointments and shots appointments the time frame to find an available spot is long. However, the time is worth it because she pays specific attention, follow up and care to every child age and need. She even talks to them mixing sign language and sounds, etc. I love her. The only aspect of her service to improve, would be to have her all the time at the office. She does volunteer work and visits other medical offices.

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Dr Harris is a wonderful doctor, she spent a very good time with the kids makes me very satisfied, she explains everything very well and she is very caring. The staff are pretty good too............i like her a lot and i tell everyone a bout her.............

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Dr Harris is a wonderful doctor, she spent a very good time with the kids makes me very satisfied, she explains everything very well and she is very caring. The staff are pretty good too............i like her a lot and i tell everyone a bout her.............

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I have had so many refferels to this Dr. its not even funny. But I had to keep calling as her office was not accepting new patients. Worth the wait however because my daughter truely loves her and her big jar of lolipops. A super friendly atmosphere where kids can feel at ease. Dr. Harris is patient and genuinely concerned with the child's welbeing..

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I have had so many refferels to this Dr. its not even funny. But I had to keep calling as her office was not accepting new patients. Worth the wait however because my daughter truely loves her and her big jar of lolipops. A super friendly atmosphere where kids can feel at ease. Dr. Harris is patient and genuinely concerned with the child's welbeing..

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