McLane Children's

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No matter where you live in Central Texas, expert pediatric care is never far away.

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's is always nearby when your child is sick or hurt. With a staff of doctors covering 40 pediatric specialties, pediatric nurses and specially trained support staff, we treat everything from bumps and bruises to pediatric cancer and heart problems.

Many of our facilities have extended and weekend hours. In addition to in-clinic appointments, McLane Children's also offers virtual health options.

So whether you're in Waco or Walburg, Round Rock or Rosebud, or somewhere in between, no matter when your child gets sick or injured, we're right here.

Find specialized pediatric care near you

The doctor is in

Besides having multiple locations, we offer several ways for your child to see one of the pediatric specialists on our staff

Face-to-face sick visits

We provide in-person visits when your little one is sick and needs to see a provider. Check our website for specific locations and hours.

Well-child check-ups and vaccinations

Well-child visits are essential to keep kids' health on track in every stage of their lives.

Virtual visits

Our telemedicine capabilities let you and your child visit with a provider from your home.

Designed specifically for children

Children aren't simply little adults, and Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center in Temple isn't merely an adult hospital dressed in bright colors. We're a true pediatric hospital with advanced technology and programs developed just for young patients.

Our tailored care for children is reflected in our goggles that let kids watch movies during MRIs and Central Texas' only Level IV intensive care unit for newborns.

McLane Children's Medical Center and other Baylor Scott & White Health facilities in the Temple region have achieved Magnet nursing designation.

Pediatric specialties and services
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Doctors on staff, nurses and support personnel care for children in more than 40 pediatric specialty areas.
Adolescent medicine

Adolescent medicine focuses on helping young adults adjust to physical, emotion and social changes and medical conditions that can occur at the same time as puberty.

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Allergy and immunology

Pediatric allergists can identify allergen triggers to help manage your child’s symptoms.

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If your pediatrician has recommended that your child see a cardiologist, he or she may suspect your child’s heart is not functioning normally. Approximately 0.8% of children are born with congenital heart defect.

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Child development

If your child has chronic behavioral problems, trouble learning or developmental delays, he or she may be referred to a child development specialist for some extra help.

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Cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery

Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of a spectrum of pediatric physical deformities, which may be present at birth, caused by trauma or result from an acquired disease.

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Critical and intensive care unit (PICU)

The pediatric critical care team at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center cares for children who are very ill or medically unstable. These situations may result from very serious disease, infection or injury sustained from trauma, such as a traumatic brain injury.

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A pediatric dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in diseases and conditions of the skin, hair and nails in children.

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Ear, nose and throat (ENT)

Also called ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, pediatric otolaryngologists treat disease and disorders that affect most of the senses, including your child’s ability to hear, smell, touch and taste.

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Emergency care

Our emergency room that handles emergencies—from minor sprains and strains to major trauma—in an environment designed to address the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents.

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If your child has diabetes, problems with growth, or early or late puberty, your pediatrician may recommend that he or she see a pediatric endocrinologist. Because children are still growing, their problems are often quite different from those commonly seen by endocrinologists who treat adults.

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Pediatric epileptologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy in children. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting the electrical activities within the brain, and is diagnosed if the child has two or more unprovoked seizures.

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Pediatric gastroenterologists treat children who have conditions that affect the organs in the digestive system, including the stomach, liver and bowel. They also help children with feeding and eating issues. Some examples include food allergies, celiac disease, Crohn's disease and colitis, to name a few.

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Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists treat injuries, infections, unexplained bleeding and pubertal and reproductive health issues.

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Hematology oncology

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's has the full range of cancer diagnostic and treatment facilities, including pediatric intensive care and outstanding pediatric surgery providing lifesaving care for our fragile patients.

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Imaging and radiology

A pediatric radiologist is a physician specialist who looks at X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and other pictures of children’s bones and tissues to identify problems that may be causing a medical condition.

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Infectious diseases

Pediatric infectious disease specialists treat children with compromised immune systems and uncommon or serious infections. These can be infections that are difficult to identify, are hard to treat or are complicating another condition like prematurity or cancer.

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Mental health

Pediatric mental health is a specialty that treats children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and psychiatric disorders. The pediatric mental health team includes child psychiatrists, psychologists and professional counselors.

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Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

The Level IV NICU at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center in Temple cares for the most fragile and premature newborns as well as full-term newborns diagnosed with serious or life-threatening conditions.

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Pediatric nephrologists are doctors who treat children with kidney disorders, complicated chemical imbalances, bone metabolism disorders and high blood pressure.

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A pediatric neurologist treats children with conditions that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, nerves and spinal cord.

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At Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's, a pediatric neuropsychologist evaluates cognitive (thinking) problems such as communication, memory and attention can affect children in school and in life.

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When a pediatric neurologist exhausts treatment methods to successfully treat a child with a neurological disease, it may become necessary to consult a pediatric neurosurgeon to assess the child’s condition and create a surgical treatment plan.

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Occupational therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy helps infants, children,and adolescents perform the activities of daily living that may need to be mastered for the first time or relearned after disease or injury.

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The pediatric ophthalmology team at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's provides both medical and surgical care of a child’s eyes, depending on the young patient’s needs.

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Board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons provide specialty care for bone defects or genetic-related bone diseases.

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Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists help develop, enhance and restore functional ability to children with physical impairments or disabilities.

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Physical therapy

Licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants work in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units and in the inpatient and outpatient clinics to restore mobility to an affected area of the body immediately after medical treatment or surgery.

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Pediatric podiatry focuses on caring for a child’s growing feet. Specialists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions related to normal and abnormal development of the feet and ankles.

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Primary care

Pediatricians are trained in the specific conditions, diseases and disorders that affect children and coordinate with pediatric specialists for further care as needed. Primary care services include:

  • Well-child exams
  • Immunizations
  • Sports physicals
  • Acute care for illness such as cold, strep throat, ear infections and flu
  • Management of chronic illness in coordination with specialists

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Pediatric pulmonologists treat children with breathing problems, including those caused by asthma and cystic fibrosis, which can be brief or lifelong and affect children of any age.

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Pediatric rheumatologists treat children with joint and connective tissue disease and musculoskeletal conditions that affect the muscles and bones. Rheumatologists also treat autoimmune disorders.

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Sleep disorders

Pediatric sleep medicine specialists treating sleep-related issues that affect children and adolescents. Baylor Scott & White Health has an accredited sleep laboratory at the with specialists trained to assess and treat your child’s sleep needs.

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Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists collaborate with other pediatric specialties to treat communication disorders in children.

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Pediatric surgeons operate on all children, from newborns to adolescents. Their expertise is essential, because a child is not a small adult. As a child grows, his or her anatomy changes, and a pediatric surgeon’s skills are needed to perform operations on delicate tissues and structures in his or her body.

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Urgent care

Our pediatric urgent care specialist is available seven days a week to provide immediate care to non-emergency conditions (don't require an ER visit), including:

  • Allergies
  • Broken bones
  • Cold and flu
  • Cuts and abrasions
  • Dehydration
  • Earache
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Infections
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Nose bleeds
  • Skin rashes/lesions
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Stomach aches
  • Urinary tract infection

Please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room (do not drive yourself) if you are experiencing a medical emergency, including:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Overdose
  • Stroke
  • Seizures


A pediatric urologist treats the urinary system, including the kidneys and bladder; in males, the genitals are included. Urinary conditions range from birth defects and difficulty urinating to infections and, less commonly, urinary stones that form in the bladder.

Learn more about urology

Children's healthcare anywhere

It's not always convenient for you to bring your child in to see us

So we expanded our telemedicine program to make it easier for us to come to you—virtually, wherever you are.

You only need a video-enabled device like a smartphone, tablet or computer and an Internet connection. You may be able to schedule a video appointment in place of a routine office visit or get a same-day consultation for issues like minor illnesses, sprains and strains, and medication refills.

More about virtual care

Mobile makes it easy
Just like we make it easy to get care when your child is sick or injured, our top-rated app, MyBSWHealth, can simplify keeping them healthy. The app lets you book appointments, message your pediatrician, view your child’s medical records and schedule virtual same-day care from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
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