Dr. Variste’s desire for pediatrics began at a very young age. Later she fulfilled her dream and obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She went on to complete a pediatric residency at UT Houston Health Science Center. After residency, she returned to practice in her hometown of College Station, Texas. Dr. Variste is grateful for the five years she spent treating the families there and for the relationships and connections that she’s made.
As a board-certified pediatrician, her passion is to empower moms and dads to raise their kids to lead happy, healthy lives full of positive memories and discovery. She desires to create the same positive experiences for her patients that she had with her pediatrician as a young child. Dr. Variste is thankful to be a new member of the team at Family First Pediatrics and is excited about the new relationships to be made.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ statement on the reopening of schools
Talking to your pediatrician about learning at home or in school
- Emotional wellness for kids
- Mental telehealth
- Level of viral transmission in your community
- Easing kids into wearing masks
What to do if your child is exposed to a positive case
- Managing the flu season
- Boosting immunity