Rhett McLaren, MD

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I have enjoyed helping make the world a healthier place for children for over 18 years. My goal is to provide the most current standard of care in a compassionate, professional, and caring manner.

I grew up in Houston, where I graduated from high school in 1987. In 1991, I earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. A desire to pursue a career in medicine developed while serving as a volunteer emergency medical technician and firefighter in Houston during high school and college. Medical training was accomplished at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston followed by pediatric training at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and Dayton Children's Hospital in Ohio.

The first four years of my career as a pediatrician were spent on active duty with the United States Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base. I later spent two years in practice in Nashville, Tenn., while my wife completed medical training as a pathologist. When choosing where to call home, there was little doubt my wife and I would return to this area.

I am certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, I earned the Meritorious Service Medal during my military service and have served in multiple leadership roles.

My wife, Bernadette, and I are happily married and parents of two daughters, Amelia and Elise, who continue to train us as parents. We enjoy exercising, music, and spending time on lakes and rivers.