C. After Hours, Consultations & Referrals

Why does Shine Pediatrics recommend certain tests that other pediatric offices do not?

We cannot speak for other pediatric practices and the tests or recommendations that they provide. We understand when it is necessary to utilize traditional specialists for surgical issues or care regarding the heart, lungs, skin, musculoskeletal system, along with nervous system or genetic disorders, severe gastrointestinal pathology, cancer or rare blood disorders, and endocrine issues …

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How do referrals work?

We need your specialist’s full name as it appears on your insurance plan along with their address, phone number and fax number. If you require a referral for Speech, Occupational or Physical Therapy, most therapists will send us an order form requesting a signature from our provider and other necessary medical information. Please do not …

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What is your after-hours policy and Urgent Care referral locations?

Urgent medical matters can be handled by one of the several urgent care centers in the metroplex.  Medical City Children’s Urgent Care (formerly, Acute Kids Urgent Care), Pediatric After-Hours, NiteHawk Pediatrics Urgent Care, Urgent Care for Kids, Pediatric Urgent Care, and Cook Children’s Urgent Care are staffed by Board Certified Pediatricians. Should you have concerns …

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