Dr. Lata Shridharan , MD

Pediatrics

Overview

By training, I am an American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years in India I grew up with non-chemical alternatives for common ailment. As a mom I have tried to incorporate that for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both…for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I suggest natural alternatives (such as diet and nutrition change, yoga, behavioral and parenting change) first. A few folks associate the word “natural” exclusively with “no shots”. While I am open to alternative schedules and working with the parents, I am foremost an advocate for the child and hence I do recommend vaccination. I strive to use only preservative-free vaccines where available. The safety & benefit from these vaccines far outweigh the tragedies of not vaccinating which I have experienced first hand. Thus, my motto “Prevention is better than cure“. In western training we are raised to think that “health is the absence of symptoms and problems”. But eastern sensibilities has educated me that “Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well-being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.” This implies that healing is not a “one-pill-fits-all”, but a personalized experience for each child.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 23 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Grant Medical College

Graduation Date: in 1996

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
  • Medical Center Of Plano

Specialties: Pediatrics

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
  • BCBS TX BlueChoice
  • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Molina Mrktplace - TX MRF
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Scott and White PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Shridharan's Office Information

Fax:
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

Doctor Shridharan's Other Office Information

Natural Pediatrics
2109 W Spring Creek Pkwy # 200
Plano, TX 75023
(972) 618-3547

Fax:
Website:txnaturalpediatrics.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat-
Sun-

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