Phone: 214-691-3535  •  After Hours Nurse: 855-456-6976  •  8325 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite #225, Dallas,TX 75231

Welcome to Pediatricians of Dallas

Get to know about POD, a group of pediatricians and their staff who can help you and your children as they grow; from the newly born to the late teenager, we are ready to help!
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ASQ and MCHAT Developmental Screening

A few weeks before your appointment for ages 4 mo, 9 mo, 12 mo, 24 and 36 mo checkups, you should receive an email or phone call regarding the ASQ screening. At the 18 month well visit, a similar form, the MCHAT—a specific screener for Autism—will be given to you at your appointment.
ASQ and MCHAT Developmental Screening

Exposed to the Flu?

The incubation period is generally 1 to 2 days after exposure. Meaning once exposed, you would develop symptoms within 1 to 2 days. Young children may be contagious 24 hours before symptoms begin and for as long as 10 days after. What are the main symptoms? The most common are headache, fever, sore throat, cough, chills and body aches. Patients this year have reported headache as their first symptom.
Exposed to the Flu?

ADHD & Learning Differences

Parents often wonder how to determine if their child's behavior is "normal" or if they might have a problem that needs attention. There are many kinds of learning differences a child might experience. Our diagnosticians are experts at evaluating and determining if there are issues that can be addressed and treated in a friendly, supportive environment.
ADHD & Learning Differences

What Should My Baby Be Doing?

Growing up happens so fast! Use our guide to learn what to expect from your child as they grow. We discuss the physical and mental developmental milestones each age group typically achieves and offer tips for sleep, feeding and more.
What Should My Baby Be Doing?

Countdown to Christmas!

Ame Odom,
Lactation Consultant, LVN, IBCLC

Ame Odom - Lactation ConsultantAme Odom is an International Board Certified Lactation consultant with over five years of experience in the breastfeeding field. She is also a member of ILCA, International Lactation Consultant Association. She has been a part of the POD family since 2005, and graduated from nursing school in 2008. Ame is married to Tim, her high school sweetheart, and they have two beautiful daughters. Her passion for breastfeeding began when she was pregnant with her first child. She became interested and excited about all the benefits that breastfeeding would provide for her baby. This knowledge and passion was confirmed when her daughter was born and she was able to experience it. During her journey, she also realized that there was a need among breastfeeding moms for clinical based guidance and support. Taking these challenges to heart, she began her journey as a lactation consultant. She enjoys helping new moms navigate their way through the challenges of beginning breastfeeding, as well as helping all breastfeeding families with any concerns that may arise. As a mom to two young children, Ame is also able to draw from personal breastfeeding experience when assisting patients. She is dedicated to seeking new knowledge and solutions about breastfeeding in order to help her clients have a successful and enjoyable breastfeeding experience. She realizes that each new mom and baby have unique needs and situations, and because of this require different techniques and solutions. Ame works hard to tailor her instruction and advice to meet the needs of each patient and to ensure that mom and baby are both satisfied and thriving.



Ashley London

Ashley London - Nurse Practitioner at Pediatricians of Dallas

Ashley London, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC/AC, was born and raised in North Dallas. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Clemson University in May 2006 and obtained her Masters in Nursing as a Dual Certified Primary and Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama – Birmingham in 2015. She has worked in Dallas as a pediatric nurse since 2006 and has been a certified pediatric nurse since 2010.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her fiance, Wade and spunky dog Lily. She is actively involved in the Junior League of Dallas and the Dallas Alumnae chapter of Delta Delta Delta. She is excited to join the team at Pediatricians of Dallas!


What is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner?

A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) is a nurse that holds an advanced degree, usually Master’s of Science in Nursing, to practice as a nurse practitioner. This advanced training allows a nurse practitioner to perform physical examinations, diagnose and medically manage common childhood illnesses, and teach with focus on disease prevention. A PNP holds a nursing license from the State Board of Nurse Examiners with a specialty designation: a PNP receives prescriptive authority and is allowed to prescribe medications to treat childhood illnesses. A PNP works in collaboration with a pediatrician in most settings. Many of the skills of a PNP straddle both the role of a nurse (assessments, in most settings. Many of the skills of a PNP straddle both the role of a nurse (assessments, histories, diagnosis, and teaching patient/families) and the role of a physician (order diagnostic exams, order medications, treat medical diseases and patient/family education).

Scope of practice of a PNP:

  • Serve as health provider for well and sick children from newborn through adolescence.
  • Perform wellness and health maintenance examinations.
  • Perform developmental screenings.
  • Diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses.
  • Provide anticipatory guidance regarding common child health concerns.
  • Provide childhood immunizations.

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What should one expect when seeing a PNP?

When you schedule a visit with a PNP at Pediatricians of Dallas, the appointment format will be the same as seeing your primary pediatrician. Your child will be weighed and measured with a brief history obtained by the nursing staff. The nurse practitioner will then see you and your child–collect a history, review pertinent data for a well child examination, perform a physical assessment, order any necessary diagnostic examinations/immunizations, discuss important safety and health promotion tips, and treat any illnesses with appropriate medications. If the nurse practitioner feels a second opinion is needed during your visit, there will always be access to a pediatrician with whom the nurse practitioner can collaborate.

When might one see a PNP at Pediatricians of Dallas?

We are privileged to work with two outstanding PNPs. We utilize our PNPs in order to see your child in a timely manner. There may be an occasion when your primary care physician is unavailable and in those instances there is a PNP available to see your child. You may see a PNP for any well child examinations or sick visits.

Joe B. Neely,
M.D., F.A.A.P


Dr. Joe Neely grew up in Plano, a sixth generation Texan. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas after receiving his MD from UT Southwestern Medical School. In 1993, he started practice with Woodhill Pediatric Associates and in 1999, he and Dr. Yaeger and Dr. Watkins established Pediatricians of Dallas, P.A. He is a board certified Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Neely is actively involved with the youth ministry activities at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, is married to Maggie, and has three children: Sarah, Annie, and Robert.


Since Dr. Matthew Yaeger began practicing Pediatrics in 1995, his goal has been to make young patients feel comfortable and parents feel confident.


Dr. Yaeger grew up in Dallas, He is a Jesuit alumnus (and the proud father of a Jesuit Ranger, as well as an Ursuline Bear, and three Christ the King Crusaders).  After graduating from Georgetown University, he completed medical school in Houston at the University of Texas Health Science Center.  Dr. Yaeger returned to his native Dallas to complete his residency training in Pediatrics at UT Southwestern.


Dr. Neely, Dr. Watkins, and Dr. Yaeger founded Pediatricians of Dallas in 1999.  He enjoys teaching medical students and volunteers at the North Dallas Shared Ministries Clinic.


Dr. Yaeger has an active family life with his lovely wife Suzy (his college sweetheart), their three daughters, two sons, and two dogs.  He is active in his church, Christ the King, and is involved in his children’s schools.  He enjoys coaching his children’s basketball teams, as well as cheering for the Dallas Mavericks and Georgetown Hoyas. Other interests include beer, cars, and bowling.  He likes both cake and pie.

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