Treating children is very different from treating adults. A child's body is constantly changing, and pediatricians must concern themselves with caring for the whole child. A child's health today can have a profound impact on their future development. The doctors and staff at UPA are engaged in promoting not only the physical well-being of children, but their mental and social health as well. At the same time, we keep track of growth, family, school, friends and anything else that might affect a child's overall health.
Born: Lake Charles, LA Undergraduate: BS Zoology, Louisiana State University 1969 Medical School: Louisiana State University 1973 Internship: Louisiana Charity Hospital, New Orleans Residency: Baylor College of Medicine 1976 Board Certified: 1975 Founded UPA: 1978 with Dr. Ken Matthews and Dr. Bill Conkling Team Physician, Texas A&M University since 1983 Married: Rebecca (Occupation: research scientist) Children: Mike, Chris, Robert, daughters-in-law Robin and Amanda Grandchildren: Archie, Jackson, Owen, Jace and Landry Sub-Specialty Interests: Developmental Disabilities,ADHD,Sports Medicine particularly concussionDr. Parr currently serves as Team Physician for the Texas A&M University Athletic Department. He is an expert in ADD & ADHD medications, and has been a frequent featured speaker at conferences on the subject. For Dr. Parr, the best part of being a pediatrician is the opportunity to help families to enjoy their children. He loves to work in the yard and garden, and to generally do anything outside.