Locations and Physicians

Woodlands Pediatric Associates

Texas Children's Pediatrics Woodlands

4545 Research Forest Dr., Suite A The Woodlands, Texas 77381

Tel: 281-367-5100
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Amish Bhakta M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D.1997, University of Tennessee
  • B.S. 1993, University of Southern California

Residency or Fellowship

  • 2000 Children's Hospital of Los Angeles

Board Certification(s)

  • F.A.A.P.

Employed at Texas Children's Pediatrics Associates

  • Since 2004

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
  • St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Appointments call 281-367-5100

Roland R. Flanagan M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.S., Texas A & M University
  • M.D., University of Texas Medical School at Galveston
  • B.A., Texas A & M University

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
  • St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Appointments call 281-367-5100

Natasha D. Irani M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • McGill University, M.D.

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
  • St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Appointments call 281-367-5100

Rose Lapis M.D., F.A.A.P.

Degree(s)

  • M.D., University of Szeged, Facultiy of Medicine, Szeged, Hungary

Board Certification(s)

  • American Board of Pediatrics

Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands
  • St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital

Professional Organization Affiliation(s)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Appointments call 281-367-5100

Katherine Kennedy CPNP

Degree(s)

  • Master and Bachelor of Science

Employed at Texas Children's Pediatrics Associates

  • Since 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

About Katherine Kennedy

Children and their families have been my focus my entire nursing career.  I love to help and educate the families in our practice.  It is a joy to watch children go through the many changes in life from infancy through young adulthood.  It is a miraculous process one that I'm honored to be involved through education, and nurturing.

Appointment Schedule

Monday: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Appointments call 281-367-5100

Thank you for selecting Texas Children's Pediatrics Woodlands. We work closely with patients and parents to maintain health and address health problems as they arise. If you're a parent looking for a pediatrician, you are welcome to take a private tour of our clinic and meet our pediatricians.

Our team provides a wide range of services for infants, children and adolescents including:

  • Prenatal counseling
  • Newborn and infant care, including state of Texas-required screenings and circumcisions
  • Comprehensive well-child visits, including immunizations for all ages NCQA logo
  • Adolescent care
  • Allergy treatment
  • Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
  • Routine lab work and screening
  • Developmental, hearing and vision screenings
  • Camp; school and sports physicals
  • Minor emergency care, first aid for pediatric trauma, including repair of minor lacerations
  • 24-hour emergency call service

Our physicians have received extensive training in the unique health care needs of pediatric patients. Patients are seen on an appointment-only basis.

If there is an urgent need for a prescription after hours, an on-call physician is available.

Texas Children's Pediatrics Woodlands has admitting privileges at Texas Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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.

For questions about the specific procedures your plan covers, please contact your plan provider.

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 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.