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Pediatric Specialty Care

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When a child or adolescent is experiencing a severe, traumatic or chronic health condition, the advanced training of a pediatric subspecialist is a needed tool in the treatment protocol. BHS Physicians Network realized this. We recruited physicians accredited in the pediatric subspecialties needed by our growing South Texas community.

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South Texas Pediatric Specialists

Why Choose BHS Physicians Network for Pediatric Specialty Care?

At BHS Physicians Network, we strive to help improve quality of life for our patients with some of the latest technology, combined with professional and compassionate care.

Pediatric Specialties Provided

  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Urology

Pediatric Endocrinology

South Texas Pediatric Endocrinology is led by Dr. Ann Marie Straight, who is board-certified in pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. Her career in the U.S. Army included leadership roles in pediatric endocrinology at Warren Reed Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Base. In the practice with Dr. Straight is Emily Scherer, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care (CPNP-PC).

Dr. Straight treats patients with:

  • Birth disorders
  • Delayed and precocious puberty
  • Types 1 and 2 diabetes

Pediatric Gastroenterology

South Texas Pediatric Gastroenterology is comprised of three board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists: Dr. Chad Best, Dr. Orlando Cortes and Dr. David Jones.

The practice strives to work closely with patients’ pediatricians to provide efficient access to care as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment for infants, children and young adults with gastrointestinal disorders.

Available services include:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • Breath testing
  • Gastroesophageal reflux testing

Pediatric Infectious Disease

South Texas Pediatric Infectious Disease is led by Dr. Deena Sutter following her retirement as Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at SAMMC. She is board-certified in pediatric infectious disease with additional certification in the knowledge of tropical diseases. In the practice with Dr. Sutter is Emily Scherer, APRN and CPNP-PC.

Dr. Sutter works with pediatricians to diagnose and manage patients’ pediatric illnesses related to infectious diseases; she works in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Pediatric Nephrology

South Texas Pediatric Nephrology is led by Dr. Erica “Hug” Hughley, a board-certified pediatrician and board-eligible pediatric nephrologist. The practice is the next generation of Kidney & Wellness Center for Children & Young Adults.

Dr. Hughley sees patients with:

  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Autoimmune disease of the kidney
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Kidney reflux

Pediatric Urology

South Texas Pediatric Urology was launched by Dr. Thomas Novak, board-certified pediatric urologist, following a distinguished military career, including advanced training with Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Johns Hopkins. Dr. Novak treats patients from birth to the early 20s for conditions, including:

  • Neurogenic bladder/spina bifida
  • Disorders of sexual differentiation
  • Undescended testicles
  • Circumcision

Call 888-417-4961 to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician.

About Our Pediatric Subspecialty Practices & Physicians

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540 Madison Oak Dr., Suite 620
San Antonio, TX 78258
210-640-1630

South Texas Pediatric Gastroenterology launched in May 2019 and now consists of three board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists: Dr. Chad Best, Dr. Orlando Cortes and Dr. David Jones. The practice strives to work closely with patients’ pediatricians to provide efficient access to care as well as inpatient and outpatient treatment for infants, children and young adults with gastrointestinal disorders. Available services include diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, breath testing, and gastroesophageal reflux testing.

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540 Madison Oak Dr., Suite 500
San Antonio, TX 78258
210-812-5810

South Texas Pediatric Urology was launched by Dr. Thomas Novak, a board-certified pediatric urologist, following a distinguished military career including advanced training with Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Johns Hopkins. Dr. Novak treats patients from birth to early 20s for conditions, including neurogenic bladder/spina bifida, disorders of sexual differentiation, undescended testicles, as well as circumcision.

South Texas Pediatric Endocrinology

525 Oak Centre Dr., Suite 350
San Antonio, TX 78258
210-890-5444

South Texas Pediatric Endocrinology is led by Dr. Ann Marie Straight, who is board certified in pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. Her career in the U.S. Army included leadership roles in pediatric endocrinology at Warren Reed Army Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Base. Dr. Straight treats patients with birth disorders, delayed and precocious puberty, as well as Types 1 and 2 diabetes.

525 Oak Centre Dr., #350
San Antonio, TX 78258
210-920-3441

South Texas Pediatric Infectious Disease launched in early 2021, led by Dr. Deena Sutter following her retirement as Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at SAMMC. She is board certified in both pediatric and pediatric infectious disease with additional certification in knowledge of tropical diseases. Dr. Sutter works with pediatricians in the management and diagnosis of patients’ pediatric illnesses related to infectious disease in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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525 Oak Centre Dr., Suite 350,
San Antonio, TX 78258
210-490-0353

South Texas Pediatric Nephrology is led by Dr. Erica “Hug” Hughley is a board-certified pediatrician who completed medical training in pediatric nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She pursued her medical training after earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Dr. Hughley is particularly interested in patient education. She prioritizes collaborating with her patients and their families in order to provide them the best possible care.

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