Locations and Physicians

Texas Children's Pediatrics Humble Fall Creek

Texas Children's Pediatrics Humble Fall Creek

9701 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Ste. 170 Humble, Texas 77396

Tel: 281-441-6900 fax: 281-441-1496

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Mason P. Gilfoil M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1974, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
  • B.S. 1970, University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Residency or Fellowship

  • 1977, University of Texas Medical Branch

Employed at Texas Children's Pediatrics Associates

  • Since 1999

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
  • Kingwood Medical Center

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Member, Texas Medical Association
  • Member, Harris County Medical Society
  • Member, Texas Pediatric Society
  • Member, 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 281-441-6900

Mark T. Smith M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 1975, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Residency or Fellowship

  • 1978, University of Texas Medical Branch

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Employed at Texas Children's Pediatrics Associates

  • Since 1999

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
  • Kingwood Medical Center

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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 281-441-6900

Kate E. Hurlbut RN, CPNP

Degree(s)

  • M.S.N. and B.S.N.- University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Employed at Texas Children's Pediatrics Associates

  • Since 2007

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English

About Kate E. Hurlbut

I love working in pediatrics because each child is so unique and special.

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 281-441-6900

Shaina Karabinas M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D. 2009, Baylor College of Medicine
  • B.A. 2005, Brown University

Residency or Fellowship

  • 2012, Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Texas Children's Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

About Shaina Karabinas

My patients and their families teach me many new things every day, and they are a constant inspiration for me to strive not only to be a better physician, but a better person.

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 281-441-6900

Jennifer Harris CPNP

Degree(s)

  • B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.S.N., University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

Board Certification(s)

  • Pediatric Nurse Certification Board

Employed at Texas Children's Pediatrics Associates

  • Since 2004

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Texas Children's Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

About Jennifer Harris

I very much enjoy working and providing care for the children and families in the same community in which I live and raise my own children.

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 281-441-6900

Welcome to Texas Children's Pediatrics Humble Fall Creek. We are proud to care for your child and are dedicated to his or her health and well-being. Our board-certified pediatricians are specially trained to care for the unique health care needs of children and provide a wide range of services for all children, from newborns to teens including:

  • Prenatal counseling
  • New parent conferences
  • Newborn and infant care, including state of Texas-required screenings NCQA logo
  • Comprehensive well and sick child visits
  • Immunizations
  • Camp, school and sports physicals
  • Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
  • Diagnostic screenings
  • Minor emergency care and treatment

Texas Children's Pediatrics Humble Fall Creek has admitting privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital and Kingwood Medical Center.

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.

New Marketplace Exchange Plans: As authorized by the Affordable Care Act of 2010, consumers now have the opportunity to purchase health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Houston consumers have more than 40 different "Exchange" benefit plans to choose from through 6 different payors.

At this time, Texas Children's Pediatrics participates in 5 Marketplace Exchange benefit plans:

Marketplace Exchange Insurance Products

myCigna Copay Assure
myCigna Health Flex
BCBS of Texas - Blue Choice PPO Plans
BCBS Basic 5 Plan
BCBS Solution 3 and 4 plans

Commercial Insurance Products

Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Beech Street / CappCare PPO
BCBS Par Plan
BCBS CHOICE PPO
BCBS HMO Blue of Texas
Choice Care Network PPO (Humana)
CHIP - Texas Children's Health Plan only
Cigna Healthcare PPO
Cigna Healthcare HMO / POS
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO (includes CCN)Galaxy Health Network (formerly MCI) PPO only
Great West HealthCare PPO/POS (OneHealth)
Great West HealthCare HMO (OneHealth)

Health Payors PPO
Health Smart PPO
Humana - HMO / POS
Humana - PPO

Independent (Integrated) Medical Systems PPO & EPOS
MHHN - Freedom of Choice
MHHN - MHealth Choice
MHHN - MHealth Insured
Multiplan, Inc. (Texas Health Choice) PPO

Pacificare HMO/PPO
PHCS PPO – Not HMO
PHCS Savility
Premier Provider Network, Inc. (NAPP & Family Care)

Texas Municipal League (TML) PPO
UHC HMO (United Health Care)
UHC PPO/POS/EPO includes Choice Plus
USA Managed Care Org (Health Network) PPO

Medicaid Products

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

Texas Children's Health Plan STAR Medicaid
CSHCN
Community Health Choice STAR Medicaid
Molina STAR Medicaid
Molina STAR+PLUS Medicaid
TMHP Medicaid
Superior StarHealth Medicaid - Foster Care
United Healthcare Community Star Medicaid
United Healthcare Community Star+ 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 who will notify us. Controlled substance prescription requests, including ADHD prescriptions, must be called into our office 2 business days prior to picking up your child’s prescription.

Our After-Hours Schedule

We offer after-hours phone triage services by skilled registered nurses for our parents who are concerned about their child after the office closes. This service should not be used for non-urgent medical questions, medication refills or appointment requests. To access after-hours triage services, call the main number of your Texas Children's Pediatrics practice.

This service should not be used for non-urgent medical questions, medication refills or appointment requests. To access after-hours triage services, call the main number of your Texas Children's Pediatrics practice.