DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE
Serving the children of San Antonio, Caring for Kids Pediatrics, PA is a group of Board Certified Pediatricians who are committed to you and your family.
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OUR MISSION & VISION
Our mission is to provide the children of San Antonio with the best and most comprehensive pediatric care possible. Our two practices are dedicated to providing your family with quality care by assuring that each patient receives individual, personal attention.
We are here to provide your children with the highest quality pediatric care available.
We have two locations to serve your family
Our Clinic Policies
Our practice is comprised of four board-certified pediatricians and two pediatric nurse practitioners, catering to children and their specific health care needs. Whether visiting for routine checkups, immunizations, school physicals, illness or injury, your child will receive exceptional care.
David M. Castro, M.D.
Founder and Owner
Dr. Castro graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, Incarnate Word University of San Antonio, and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his Pediatric Residency at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Castro is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Aracely I. Ferrer, M.D.
Founder and Owner
Dr. Ferrer graduated from Texas A & M College of Medicine. She completed her residency at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Ferrer is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Keeping your family happy and healthy is what we do best. As pediatricians, we aspire to provide the best possible care to promote the optimal health, growth, and development of your child. We offer families comprehensive, continuous, family-centered pediatric care.
Laurel Franck, M.D.
Dr. Laurel Franck was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. She graduated from Texas A&M University – College Station and went on to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Franck completed her pediatric residency at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center program and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. She is excited to be back in Texas and at Caring For Kids. Dr. Franck enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, daughters, family, and friends.
Jimmy Pena, NP-C
Catherine Torralva, NP-C
Mrs. Catherine Torralva is a bilingual, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner who is dedicated to delivering high quality patient care. As a young child, she desired to pursue a career that would allow her to take care of children and has had the privilege to do so since 2008. Her career in healthcare ranges from experience as a registered nurse to a nurse practitioner with a consistent focus on newborn through adolescent care. The passion that she brings to the clinic allows for her patients and their caregivers to feel cared for and valued because she only works in the best interest of their health. Additionally, she is a native of San Antonio and a proud military wife and mother. In her free time, she enjoys engaging with the community at local events accompanied by her family.
Two locations to server your family
12510 BANDERA RD, STE 103
HELOTES, TX 78023
10407 STATE HIGHWAY 151
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78251
We offer timely and convenient services, evidence-based medical care,
thorough but gentle patient exams, reassurance, and encouragement… all from a doctor your children can call their own!
If your child has a life-threatening emergency, call 911. For minor emergencies and common illness after business hours feel free to call Methodist Children’s Hospital Call-A-Nurse line at 210-226-8773. For urgent (after hours) medical advice you may also call the clinic at 210-877-5600 to reach the physician on call through our answering service. If you must go to an emergency room we advise using a children’s emergency center such as Children’s Hospital of San Antonio or Methodist Children’s Hospital.
Same Day Visits
Unfortunately, we do not accept walk-in visits. Please call to make an appointment. Same day visits are available. We ask that you call our office prior to coming in. We will make every effort to take care of your child as soon as possible. If no appointment slots are available you will be given recommendations by the physician.
CONTACT US AT: (210) 877-5600
If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call our office within 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment time. Doing so enables us to use your appointment slot for another patient. This policy benefits you and others. Unfortunately, if you fail to make an appointment, without calling to cancel, you will be considered a “No Show”.
YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT
Bring your insurance card to every appointment. We will verify your insurance and personal information at each visit.
You will be allowed a ten (10) minute grace period for being late after which you will be given the opportunity to reschedule.
If you have any questions about becoming a new patient, please do not hesitate to call the office nearest you.
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