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

Robyn Lilly
C.P.N.P.-P.C.

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Robyn Lilly received her Master’s of Science in Nursing and her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner License in 2005 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Before receiving her Master’s degree, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas with a focus on pediatric gastrointestinal disease. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Baylor University in 1999. The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board certifies her to practice, and she is a member of the NAPNAP (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Professional Association). Robyn Lilly has been with Pediatricians of Dallas since May 2006, where she has enjoyed working with children and their families for over ten years now. She approaches her practice from a disease prevention perspective, and enjoys seeing kids from birth to adolescence. She is licensed to perform wellness examinations and to diagnose and medically manage common childhood illnesses. She is always looking for opportunities for teaching and health promotion.

Away from the office, Robyn Lilly has a wonderful husband and two fun daughters who keep her very busy and active. Other activities of interest include reading, training for one-half marathons, and moms' groups in her neighborhood.


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.

The above information is from:

http://www.napnap.org/PNPResources/PatientInformation/WhatIsPNP.aspx

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.