Do you need a pediatrician?
At Cook Children’s, taking care of kids means including the whole family. We’re here to help you with well-child visits, vaccines, illnesses, behavior problems and answer questions all parents have. If your child has a chronic illness, we’re here to provide you with a medical home and make sure he or she gets the care they need. Because childhood should be simple.
Our doctors are specialists in the health care of infants, children and adolescents. Our team includes board certified pediatricians, caring staff and a 24-hour nurse hotline that, together with you, will get your kids on the path to leading happy and healthy lives.
Frank McGehee, M.D.
Joyce Rafati, M.D.
Vanessa Charette, M.D.
Welcome our nurse practitioner, Lacy Pitchford, RN, MSN, CPNP
Lacy Pitchford joined Cook Children’s in 2011 as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). With more than 10 years of NICU nursing experience, she has been a recipient of the Helen Pearson scholarship from March of Dimes, as well as the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Lacy decided to expand her nursing knowledge to pediatrics and received her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013. Since graduation, she has been practicing at Cook Children’s Urgent Care Center in Fort Worth. Lacy prides herself on providing compassionate, family-centered, quality care. She enjoys educating families on pediatric health, nutrition and wellness. As a mother of two girls, Lacy values the importance of family and is privileged to provide care to your child.