7616 Branford Place, Suite 150
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Choosing the right pediatrician is one of the most important health care decisions you can make for your child. As a board-certified pediatrician with fellowship training in neonatology, Sonia Chauhan, M.D., is uniquely qualified to treat not only healthy children, but also newborns who require special care due to prematurity, congenital or critical problems at birth.
“I am a very kid-friendly person,” said Dr. Chauhan. “I’m always enthusiastic to see my patients, and I take care to hire staff members who are friendly, courteous, compassionate, and excited to come to work every day. When I give medical care to kids, I also feel that I’m helping an entire family. Having worked as a neonatologist, taking care of sick and preterm babies in the intensive care unit and now as a pediatrician, I have been privileged to take care of families, not just children. When a child is sick or hurt, the parents’ world comes apart. Providing compassionate care and helping them work through the situation restores that world for them.”
Dr. Chauhan is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of every patient, from newborns to age 18. She is involved not just in the physical aspects of health care through every stage of development, but the mental and emotional ones as well. “Kids are sometimes afraid of doctors’ offices and having to get immunizations, but I develop a connection with them and am patient so they know I care about them. This helps alleviate their anxiety,” Dr. Chauhan said. “Being a pediatrician also means working positively and providing preventative care; the nutrition and health of children is extremely important for the longevity and quality of their lives. I believe as a pediatrician I have an immense potential to affect that.”
Dr. Chauhan also welcomes prenatal visits to address the concerns of expecting parents. She will offer advice on what to expect after the baby’s birth and tips to help keep your child well.
Sugar Land NeoPeds Care is located in a new building on Branford Place. “I chose a first floor office because that is easier for parents dealing with strollers,” said Dr. Chauhan. “There is covered parking connected to the building. We have two waiting rooms so healthy children are kept apart from ones who are sick.” Soft music plays in the office to soothe nerves, and there are always fun and educational toys for children to play with while they wait. Nursing mothers have a special room where they can feed their babies in comfort and privacy.
Whenever possible Dr. Chauhan will try to keep healthy patients healthy through preventative care, and sick patients away from unnecessary hospital visits by working them into her schedule.
“If my patient needs immediate urgent care, I direct the parents to take the child to a specific one,” said Dr. Chauhan. “I will then call in and tell the ER that one of my patients is on the way and let them know my suspicion about what the child has. If they know it is something potentially serious ahead of time, like appendicitis, they will be prepared to evaluate the child more quickly.”
Memorial Sugar Land Hospital voted Dr. Chauhan “Best Female Physician” and “Most Responsive Physician.” Methodist Sugar Land Hospital voted her “Most Supportive Physician Leader.” She also won the Sugar Land Sun Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Pediatrician.”
Parent reviews echo such praise. “She is always very understanding of new parents’ concerns and will always take the time to answer all questions,” one review claimed. Another states, “The new office in Sugar Land is very nice and spacious – kid friendly.”
Meet Dr. Chauhan
Dr. Chauhan completed her medical training in pediatrics at New York/Cornell University, where she served as chief resident for two consecutive years. She then obtained fellowship training in neonatology from Wayne State University in Michigan. She is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist and serves as an executive board member of the Fort Bend Medical Society and an alternate delegate for the Texas Medical Association. Dr. Chauhan is a member of the Maternal & Perinatal Health (Texas Medical Association) and the Fetus and Newborn Committee and Continuing Medical Education (Texas Pediatric Society). She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.