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Meet the Pediatrician: Dr. Bernadette Haggerty

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At Texas Children's Pediatrics, we understand the importance of feeling completely comfortable with your child’s primary care physician. To help you get to know our pediatrician better, we decided to sit down with them and do a short Q&A. Learn more about Dr. Bernadette Haggerty, pediatrician at Texas Children’s Pediatrics Medical Plaza, below:

What’s one piece of advice you would like to give to parents?  

The greatest work you will ever do will be done within the walls of your own home.

What are your hobbies?

I enjoy going to my kids’ games, quilting and sewing.

What’s a question you think all parents should ask when visiting a pediatrician?  

I think an important questions for parents to ask pediatricians is: What would you do if this was your child?

Why do you love to work for Texas Children’s Pediatrics?

I love working for Texas Children’s Pediatrics because it puts kids first.

If you weren’t a doctor, what would you be?

I’d be a math teacher.

Tell us what you love about working around kids.   

I love kid’s honesty.

Do you have kids yourself?

Yes, I have three kids.

Are you originally from Houston? If not, where are you from?

I’m originally from Ohio.

Have you ever gone out of the country? If so, where was your favorite place? 

Yes, I have been out of the country, but favorite place is home.

Where did you attend school?

I attended Ohio State University for both undergraduate and medical school.

What brought you into medicine?

My grandmother was a nurse.

What have you learned by being a pediatrician?  

Patience.

What would you tell your 18-year-old self?

Follow your dreams, never give up!

How long have you worked at Texas Children’s Pediatrics?   

I’ve worked at Texas Children’s Pediatrics for 17 years! To learn more about Texas Children’s Pediatrics, click here.

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