10 black pediatricians named top doctors in Dallas area

 Credit: Pixabay / Pexels

Credit: Pixabay / Pexels

BY LAUREN FLOYD, HONEYCOMB MOMS

Things really are bigger in Texas. More than 10 black pediatricians earned a coveted spot on D Magazine's list of recommended doctors, and this Honeycomb mom should know.

I scoured each page of their 33-page registry in search for black doctors, and the magazine did not disappoint. Although black doctors were in the minority, it was one of the more diverse lists of the cities I've covered.

FRISCO AND PLANO

NORTH DALLAS PEDIATRIC

Dr. Carolyn Evans, a Texas native with one son, has more than 30 years of medical experience. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1979, according to North Dallas Pediatric. She completed her residency at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas in 1982. Dr. Evans works from her Frisco office on Mondays and Fridays and works from Plano Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

FORT WORTH

COOK CHILDREN’S PHYSICIAN NETWORK

Dr. Sharon Jackson received her medical degree from Howard University’s medical school in 1993 and her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, according to her web bio. She said in a video intro communication is essential. "People are taking there children and they're entrusting you to take care of their children," she said.

DALLAS AND PLANO

SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL

Dr. Vennecia Jackson has been a developmental pediatrician at Scottish Rite Hospital for more than 20 years. She is the director of diagnostic services at the hospital’s Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders, according to her web bio. She graduated from East Carolina University’s medical school and completed a pediatric residency at the Medical College of Virginia.

MESQUITE

BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

Dr. Julian Lacey graduated from Emory University's medical school in 2000 and completed his residency in 2003 at the University of Texas Southwestern, his web bio said.

DESOTO

PEDIATRICS SOUTHWEST

Dr. Jacquelynn Longshaw graduated from Wright State University's medical school in 1995 and went on to complete her residency at the Children's Medical Center Dallas in 1998.

FORT WORTH

COOK CHILDREN’S PHYSICIAN NETWORK

Dr. Wilfred Raine graduated from Duke University Medical School in 1972 and completed his pediatric residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 1982, according to his web bio. 

SOUTH DALLAS

KESSLER PEDIATRICS

Dr. Donza Rogers worked as an in-patient physician in hospitals before making the move to private medicine with Kessler Pediatrics in 2009, the company reported. She graduated from Michigan State University’s medical school in 2003 and later completed a pediatric residency at the University of Texas at Houston. Find her summer safety tips in Parents Magazine.

FRISCO AND PLANO

NORTH DALLAS PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES

Dr. Lori Seibert, a mother of two, has about 20 years of medical experience. She graduated from the University of Washington's medical school in 1998 and completed residency at Children's Medical Center, in Dallas in 2001, North Dallas Pediatric reported. She works in Plano on Mondays and Tuesdays and in Frisco on Wednesdays and Fridays.

RICHARDSON

TOUCHSTONE INTERNAL MEDICINE AND PEDIATRICS

Dr. Joy Touchstone started her practice more than 10 years ago, and it now serves communities in Plano, Wylie, Sachse, Murphy and Richardson, the company reported. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1996 and completed her residency at the University of Tennessee in 2000. She also worked in a pediatric oncology emergency room.

ROCKWALL AND WYLIE

PECAN TREE PEDIATRICS

Dr. Virenda Wood, a mother of two boys, was named a Mom Approved Pediatrician in Dallas Child magazine, according to the company. She earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in 2000 and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Pecan Tree Pediatrics reported.