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Texas Children's Pediatrics Cypresswood

8111 Cypresswood Dr., Ste. 104 Spring, Texas 77379

Tel: 281-376-0707  
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm

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Carolina Placencia M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 2002, University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston
  • B.A. 1998, Rice University

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Texas Pediatric Society

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

About Carolina Placencia

I truly love working with children.

 

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
Friday: 8 am to 4 pm

Appointments call 281-376-0707

Michael L. Pope M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1982, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • B.S. 1978, Dartmouth College

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Member, Harris County Medical Society
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Texas Medical Association

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Appointments call 281-376-0707

Sherri D. Sandifer M.D., F.A.A.P

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1999, Yale University School of Medicine
  • B.A. 1995, Yale University

Residency or Fellowship

  • 2002, Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Texas Children's Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 5 pm

Appointments call 281-376-0707

Maria Patricia Stevens M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1995, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  • B.S. 1989, Southern Methodist University

Residency or Fellowship

  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Texas Children's Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Harris County Medical Society
  • Member, Texas Medical Association

Special Interest(s)

  • Allergies
  • Asthma

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

About Maria Patricia Stevens

I chose to specialize in pediatrics because healthy behaviors are shaped more successfully when fostered and encouraged early in life.

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Thursday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Appointments call 281-376-0707

Chuwey (Kay) Tsai-Weinberg M.D.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1990, University of Texas Medical School at Galveston
  • B.S. 1986, University of Texas

Residency or Fellowship

  • 1993, University of Texas Medical Branch

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Texas Children's Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Taiwanese

About Chuwey (Kay) Tsai-Weinberg

Follow your instincts; you know your child best and should always share your concerns with your pediatrician.

 

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 11:30 am
Friday: 8 am to 4 pm

Appointments call 281-376-0707

Shelly Nalbone PNP

Degree(s)

  • MSN 1999, Texas Woman's University
  • BSN 1993, Houston Baptist University

Residency or Fellowship

  • LEAH Fellow, Adolescent Medicine
  • Texas Children's/Baylor College of Medicine, 2000

Employed at Texas Children's Pediatrics

  • Since 2015

Special Interest(s)

  • Breastfeeding
  • Infants/newborns
  • Safety
  • Toddlers
  • Teenagers

Languages Spoken

  • English

About Shelly Nalbone

Parents are experts in their children and it is important that we listen to them. Together we can make a great team! Thank you for trusting me to provide care to your children.

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 4 pm

Appointments call

At Texas Children's Pediatrics Cypresswood, we know the importance you place on your family's health care. That is the reason we have dedicated our practice to contributing to the overall health, growth and development of all our patients.

We have been meeting the health care needs of Northwest Houston since 1974. Our offices are equipped to provide the best medical care for infants, young children and adolescents. 
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The pediatricians at Texas Children's Pediatrics Cypress are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Each of our doctors has received extensive training in the unique healthcare needs of pediatric patients. Our team works closely in our group practice, which allows for continuity of care and scheduling flexibility, yet encourages you to develop a strong relationship with the physician of your choice.

Insurance Plans

Texas Children’s Pediatrics currently accepts the health insurance plans listed below. To be sure a specific location accepts your insurance or if you do not see your plan listed here, please call your Texas Children's Pediatrics location and ask for assistance. Though we try to keep this list as current as possible, we always are adding new insurance plans to better serve you.

Remember to check with your insurance plan provider to verify that Texas Children's Pediatrics is in your network. In addition, please contact your plan provider for questions about the specific procedures your plan covers.

At this time, Texas Children’s Pediatrics does NOT participate in any Marketplace Exchange benefit plans.

Commercial Insurance Products

Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
BCBS BlueChoice PPO
BCBS HMO Blue of Texas
BCBS Par Plan
CHIP - Texas Children's Health Plan only
Choice Care Network PPO (Humana)
Cigna - GreatWest HealthCare HMO
Cigna - GreatWest HealthCare POS
Cigna - GreatWest HealthCare PPO
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO (includes CCN and Coventry Health)
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Health Payors PPO
Health Smart PPO
Humana - HMO
Humana - POS
Humana - PPO
Imagine Health (Aetna SmartCare)

Independent Medical Systems EPO/PPO
Memorial Hermann Health Solutions - Select
Memorial Hermann Health Solutions Choice
Memorial Hermann Health Solutions Edge
MultiPlan PHCS & Savility
MultiPlan - Beech St.

PacifiCare (UHC) HMO
PacifiCare (UHC) PPO 
Premier Provider Network, Inc. (NAPP & Family Care)

UHC (PacifiCare) Options PPO
UHC (PacifiCare) non PPO products
USA Managed Care Organization PPO

Medicaid Products

Many, but not all, Texas Children's Pediatrics locations accept the following Medicaid products.

Texas Children's Health Plan STAR Medicaid
Children with Special HealthCare Needs (CSHCN)
Community Health Choice STAR Medicaid
Molina STAR Medicaid
Molina STAR+PLUS Medicaid
Superior STARHealth - Foster Care only
TMHP Medicaid
UnitedHealthcare Community STAR Medicaid
UnitedHealthcare Community STAR+PLUS Medicaid 

Please call your Texas Children's Pediatrics location for more information.

Billing Information

Payment for medical services can be made by cash, personal check or credit card and is due at the time of service. It is the parent or guardian's responsibility to pay any deductible, co-pay or co-insurance required by the insurance provider. As a courtesy, our office will file claims with any of our Texas Children's Pedatrics-contracted insurance plans. Please bring your insurance card to every visit.

For more information about billing and payment practices, please view our financial policy

Prescription Information

Written or electronic prescriptions will be given after a patient has been seen by a physician or nurse practitioner.

Refills

For routine prescription refills, please contact your pharmacy. If your child has no refills available, please contact your child's Texas Children's Pediatrics practice.

Please note, you must contact your child’s pediatrician for any controlled substances prescriptions and allow 3 business days for these prescriptions to be available.

Our After-Hours Schedule

We are here for your child evenings and weekends. After hours care is available for any urgent, minor emergency medical needs, including earache, sore throat, asthma, fever, or sutures.

After-hours pediatric health care is available on a walk-in basis, no appointment needed:
Monday – Friday: 6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 4 pm
Closed Sundays
All national holidays: 9 am to noon (excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day)

FM 1960 After Hours – Cypresswood
8111 Cypresswood Dr., Ste. 104
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 376-0707