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!
<span style='color:#ddd'>Welcome</span> to Pediatricians of Dallas

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!

Nurse Practitioner Ashley LondonAshley 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!

meet-our-team-table-neely2013Dr. 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.


Matthew M. Yaeger,
M.D., F.A.A.P.

meet-our-team-matthew-yaeger 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 cars and bowling.  He likes both cake and pie.



Dr. Halsell is a Dallas native who graduated from Highland Park High School, Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.  She completed her pediatric internship and residency at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas/ UT Southwestern. She has been in private practice pediatrics since 1999 and, happily, joined Pediatricians of Dallas in 2004.


Dr. Halsell enjoys her many wonderful patients and their parents and takes pride in helping them solve all manner of health and wellness issues, both large and small.  She believes that being a mother to daughter, Sarah Kate Ashton, has made her a better, more understanding pediatrician.  She tells parents that, “watching children, my patients, as well as my own child, grow and develop is a great gift and responsibility”.


As an involved member of the community, Dr. Halsell  participates in many charitable organizations including, the Children’s Trust, the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center, the Genesis Women’s Shelter Alliance and Baylor Health Care System Foundation’s Celebrating Women. She is also very involved with The Hockaday School, where her daughter is a student, her husband, John Ashton, is the Head of Upper School and she serves as the school physician. Reading, exercising and sleeping, when possible, also make her happy.

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