Centennial Pediatrics Is Expanding to Prosper This Summer!

Providing Excellent Pediatric Care to Patients in Frisco and Prosper
Photos by Penny Whistle Photography

By Sydni Ellis

Helping nursing mothers, taking care of sick toddlers, and checking proper growth and development for children are all part of a regular day at Centennial Pediatrics. This summer, they are relocating their Little Elm location to a brand-new building in Prosper. Current and new patients will have easier access to the excellent care they need with this move.

“We are excited to be able to expand our services to the families of Prosper and provide them the highest quality pediatric care,” said Christopher Newton, MD, PhD, at Centennial Pediatrics.

Centennial Pediatrics opened in Frisco in 2004 after relocating from its original practice in Richardson. In 2016, they expanded with the opening of their second office, originally in Little Elm, but now moving to Prosper.

Significantly larger than the Little Elm location, the new freestanding clinic in Prosper will offer a more open, aesthetically pleasing, and kid-friendly environment.

Sabrina Dunham, practice administrator for Centennial Pediatrics, said, “Prosper has been a vital part of our patient base. We are excited to be a part of the community.”

Patients at Centennial Pediatrics may use either location, providing access to nine fantastic doctors who treat patients from newborn to age 18. In addition to routine check-ups and sick visits, Centennial offers free baby care classes via Zoom, consultations with international board-certified lactation consultants, ear piercings, and the EarWell system to correct minor ear deformities in infants.

Chad D. Guetersloh, MD – Frisco and Prosper

Dr. Chad Guetersloh has a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He completed his residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where he served as chief resident and began private practice in 2000. He recently moved to Celina with his wife, Amanda, four children, and four dogs.

Christopher Newton, MD, PhD – Frisco and Prosper

Dr. Christopher “Kit” Newton has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a an MD and PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He started private practice in 1999 and spends his free time as an active triathlete or hanging out with his wife, Kara, and four kids.

Richard C. Nail, MD – Frisco

Before earning his doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Richard C. Nail worked for eight years at Texas Instruments in integrated circuit design and marketing. He went into private practice in 2003 and has lived in Plano with his wife, Jill, and three kids since 1988.

Susan Weiser Crow, MD – Frisco

Dr. Susan Weiser Crow received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She is especially interested in lactation, infant and toddler nutrition, and eating disorders. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Brandon, young children, Lane and Cole, and dog Charlie.

Laura McClendon, MD – Frisco

When Dr. Laura McClendon, MD, graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, she briefly worked in public relations. Later, she earned her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. McClendon is especially interested in newborn care, breastfeeding and lactation support, and medical education. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and her dog, Daisy.

Erin W. Bridgewater, MD – Prosper

Dr. Erin W. Bridgewater earned her bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing from New York University and worked in commercial insurance. She has a doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Bridgewater focuses on educating and partnering with parents to keep their children healthy. She and her husband, Brad, have two school-aged children.

Leslie Katz Lestz, MD – Prosper

Dr. Leslie Katz Lestz graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in English and American literature. She completed her doctorate in medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and started private practice in 2001. In 2015, she accepted an appointment from the American Academy of Pediatrics to serve as the AAP Chapter Champion for EHDI (Early Hearing Detection and Intervention) for the state of Texas. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and Australian Labradoodle, Hudson.

Chad R. Smith, MD – Frisco

After earning a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Texas A&M University, Dr. Chad R. Smith went to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has been in practice since 2009 and joined Centennial Pediatrics in December 2017. He lives in Allen with his wife, Allison, and their three children.

Courtney Tran, MD – Prosper

Dr. Courtney Tran earned her bachelor’s degree from Austin College and her doctorate in medicine from Texas A&M Health Science Center. She loves to connect with her patients and their families both in the clinic and through virtual baby care classes. She serves as the Chairman of Pediatrics at Texas Health Frisco and lives in McKinney with her husband and their two cats, Luna and Dorothy.

Kailin Hong, MD – Newborn Hospitalist

Dr. Kailin Hong earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston University and her doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She has worked in general pediatrics and pediatric urgent care at major children’s hospitals across the country. She currently enjoys specializing in newborn hospital care.


Contact

(214) 389-8801
CentennialPediatrics.net

5560 Independence Parkway
Frisco, Texas 75035

940 South Legacy Drive
Prosper, Texas 75078

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