At Texas Children’s Pediatrics, we understand the importance of feeling completely comfortable with your child’s primary care physician. To help you get to know our pediatrician better, we decided to sit down with them and do a short Q&A.
Learn more about Dr. Dean Gmoser, pediatrician at Texas Children’s Pediatrics Missouri City, below:
What’s one piece of advice you would like to give to parents?
Relax. Raising children is not rocket science. It relies a lot on common sense and instinct. Use information and advice that makes sense to you, use your pediatrician as a sounding board and don’t be afraid of making a few mistakes, otherwise you won’t know what works and doesn’t work for your family.
What are your hobbies?
I love playing golf, reading, traveling and biking. My favorite place I’ve ever traveled to is New Zealand.
What do you specialize in?
We are a general pediatric practice, but we have a large number of families that have children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHC). Our pediatric nurse practitioner, Ann Poulin, has 30 years’ experience in evaluating and diagnosing children with ADHD, along with emotional and behavioral problems. This has allowed us to work with more families who have children with ADHD.
Tell us what you love about working around kids.
I enjoy the honesty and unpredictability of kids. I also like that most children are uncomplicated and their illnesses require minimal intervention.
Where did you attend school?
I was born in Wisconsin and I went to college and medical school there. I moved to Houston for my pediatric residency at Baylor. I met my wife here and have been in the Sugar Land area for the past 30 years.
What’s your best advice on staying healthy?
Stay active, enjoy the outdoors, watch what you eat and drink plenty of water.
What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
The most exciting thing about my job is the unpredictability of each day. One patient may have questions about car seats and the next will ask about driving safety. Next, you may have a questions about diaper rash and the next about acne. It keeps you mentally sharp.
How long have you worked at Texas Children’s Pediatrics?
I joined Texas Children’s Pediatrics about 1 year ago. Before joining Texas children’s Pediatric, I was in a private pediatric practice in the Missouri City area for the past 32 years.
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