Where is your office located?
Our office is located on the South side of Virginia Parkway approximately half-way between Ridge Road and Lake Forest Drive. If you would like to see a map, click HERE.
How long have your physicians been in practice?
Dr. Alvis finished his residency in 2001 and has been in the McKinney area ever since. Dr. Reyes finished his residency in 2004 and has been in the McKinney area ever since. Dr. Dollins finished residency in 2009 and has been in McKinney ever since. Dr. Smith finished residency in 2010 and has been in the McKinney area since 2011.
What does it mean to be board certified?
In order for a pediatrician to become board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, they have to complete an accredited residency program in pediatrics and pass the board-certification examination. Board-certified pediatricians have been through this rigorous process to ensure that they have a minimum fund of knowledge and skills to be a fully-functioning pediatrician. As a parent, it helps to give you confidence that your pediatrician has the necessary knowledge and skills to take good care of your child.
What is a nurse practitioner?
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed additional courses and specialized training. Nurse practitioners can work with or without the supervision of a physician. Our nurse practitioner is board certified, can see both well and sick patients, and can write prescriptions.
How long is the wait in your waiting room?
We generally stay on time. If you are a few minutes early for your appointment (which would be ideal), then your wait
time will usually be minimal. Of course sometimes there are emergencies which could cause us to get behind. When this happens,
we will do our best to communicate this with you.
Does your office do AD(H)D evaluations?
Yes. We do many behavioral evaluations. In addition to general pediatrics, Dr. Alvis has special interests in development
What procedures do you perform in your office?
We are able to perform advanced vision & hearing screening, blood draws, urine catheterization, wart cryotherapy, circumcision, molluscum contagiosum treatment and minor laceration repair. We also now perform skin allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy.
What laboratory services do you perform in your office?
We are able to perform complete blood counts, urinalysis, glucose, hemoglobin, rapid strep, rapid influenza, rapid mono, transcutaneous bilirubin, and pregnancy tests.
Does your office speak Spanish?
Sí, Drs. Alvis y Reyes habla español muy bien. Nuestra secretaria tambien habla espanol. Si usted debe ayudar en español, llama por favor nuestra oficina en 214-544-2555.