Building Bridges

of Communication and Trust in Pediatric Care

Spending time with parents, listening to them and establishing a people-first relationship, remain the cornerstone of my medical practice.

In my daily experiences with patients, I have discovered that spending time listening to their parents and getting to know them beyond asking the typical medical questions, has helped me diagnose and treat their condition successfully.

 

I firmly believe that knowing my parents and patients, building excellent relationships with them, and educating them about preventive measures, help to form the bond that strengthens the reasons why I became a physician.

 

My goal is for my parents to know and be known.  This is my purpose in medicine.

KAREEN J. SMITH MD. FAAP

Dr Kareen Smith

Specialties

KAREEN J. SMITH MD. FAAP

Parent & Patient Education

Well Child Checks / Physical Examinations

Newborn Care

Vaccination Administration

Preventative Medicine

Same-Day Sick Visits

Special Needs Care

ADHD / ADD Diagnosis & Management

Asthma & Allergy Management

Simple Wound Repair

Umbilical Granuloma Treatment & Management

Houston Area Pediatrician Since 2009

Since 2009, I have been working to provide the best parent-focused pediatric care to families in the Houston area.

 

My people-first focus as a physician is also why I am actively involved in my church in serving and supporting the spiritual growth of others.

Most importantly, I love God, my husband, my four children, my hobbies of dancing, cooking, photography, and travel. 

 
 

HABLO ESPAÑOL

Endorsements

Medicaid
Texas Children's Health Plan
Tricare
aetna
Community Health Choice
BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
Cigna
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United Healthcare
Amerigroup
Healthgrades
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Leadership

Attending Physician At These Locations

Serving In Leadership Roles Since 2012

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Memorial Hermann
Texas Children's Hospital
The Woman's Hospital of Texas
 
 

Education & Experience

2009–2012

Baylor College of Medicine-Texas Children’s Hospital

Houston, Texas Pediatric Residency Program Board Certified Pediatrician, October 2012

Baylor College Of Medicine

2006

UMDNJ-RWJMS Pre-Matriculation Summer Program

Biochemistry Teaching Assistant – Piscataway, New Jersey

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

2005–2009

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Piscataway, New Jersey

Doctor of Medicine, May 2009

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

2004–2005

Department of Developmental Disabilities

Case Manager – Lawton, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

1999–2003

Cornell University, College of Human Ecology

Ithaca, New York

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Cornell University

2012–Present

Medical Alert Team-Friendship Community Bible Church

Ministry Co-Leader/Member

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2012–2020

Hanissian Pediatrics PLLC

Attending Physician

Hanissian

Pediatrics

Current

2020

Wonderfully Made Pediatrics PLLC

Co-owner/Manager/Attending Physician

8035 Highway 6  Suite 100
Missouri City, Texas 77459

(832)-930-7756

Dr Kareen Smith

Memberships & Certifications

I Am Honored To Be Associated With These Great Organizations

 
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Texas Medical Association
Jack and Jill of America
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Awards & Recognition

2013

Energize Our Families

Community Service Excellence Award

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2013-2014

Outstanding Mentor Award

Academic Excellence Award for teaching medical students physical diagnosis skills

2011-2012

Jan Goddard-Feingold Award

Academic Excellence for Developmental Pediatrics

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2006-2009

Joseph Collins Scholarship

Award based on academic achievement and interest in the arts

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2003

Outstanding Senior Award

Merit based award for leadership, community service and academic excellence

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2000-2003

SUNY Empire State Minority Honors Scholarship

Academic Excellence award

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2000-2003

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Academic Excellence award

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1999-2003

Flemmie Kittrel College Scholar

Academic Excellence award

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Recommendations

The Distinct Pleasure Of Having Served Together

 
Yetzamani Peña

My children have been patients of Dr. Smith since 2013. As a patient and medical assistant, I have never seen another doctor be as detailed and thorough when it comes to making a diagnosis. I am very thankful I have her as my pediatrician; without her, two of my children would not be here today.

Yetzamani Peña, Medical Assistant

Community Involvement

Medical Alert Team Friendship Community Bible Church

 The Medical Alert Team offers preliminary first response care to worshipers until EMS arrives. Additionally, the team hosts quarterly health screenings and annual wellness conferences.

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Volunteer Health Mentor

In conjunction with the American Heart Association, Check. Change. Control. uses self-monitoring and tracking of blood pressure readings at home to help you achieve and maintain a healthy heart.

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Family Fitness

Fun

Due to COVID19, these activities have been placed on hold until further notice

 

Proud Supporter of

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One Doctor, One Student Program

Supporting Scholarships For Health Students Participating On Medical Missions

 

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