Whitney Bethel Morgan, MD
Dr. Morgan is a fourth generation Seguinite, and a proud SHS Matador. Undergraduate education included a BS in Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio, and two years studying medicine and Spanish at La Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. She earned her M.D. with honors from TAMU College of Medicine, and completed her pediatric and adolescent medicine residency in Greenville, SC. Dr. Morgan practiced General Pediatrics for 13 years in Austin before moving back home to the Seguin area, with her husband and two children. When she's not practicing medicine, she is "learning on the job" as mother to a busy third and fifth grader. The Morgans are also members of Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels.
What we believe
Making well-informed decisions about our family's health is one of the most difficult challenges that a young family faces these days. A physician's role has changed quite a bit over the years, as urgent care clinics seem to be popping up on every corner, and "doctors" are available to consult via smartphone app. Busy multi-practitioner clinics with extended hours now cater to exhausted working parents, and WebMD is always at our fingertips.
At Honeybee Pediatrics, we know that families have other options, but we are committed to continuing the legacy of excellent care provided for 26 years by Dr. Kathleen Ethridge. We passionately believe that the families of Guadalupe county still need and deserve the choice to have their children's medical care personally provided by a board-certified Physician. We believe that there is unparalleled value in the advice of a professional who has spent thousands of hours caring for sick and well children. In an age when we increasingly feel like we should be "doing something," at HBP we believe that the best outcome of a pediatric visit is to always leave with more knowledge, and only occasionally with a prescription. Most importantly, at HBP we know how important it is to carefully listen to parents' concerns, because parents know their children the best. We welcome questions and will always strive to be sure that parents understand and feel comfortable with the plan of care for their child.
At Honeybee Pediatrics, we recognize that a parent is the best advocate for their child. A physician's job is to provide the highest quality professional advice, based on good science and professional experience, so that parents can make their best-informed decisions about their children's medical care. We would be honored if you would consider being part of the Honeybee family.
Latest Clinic News:
Flu has arrived!
Jan 30, 2019
Most patients with the flu are experiencing symptoms similar to strep throat. Sore throat, headache, fever and upset stomach. A runny nose and cough are more common with Influenza, however. The flu is miserable, but can also be dangerous. If your child has a pre-existing medical condition such as Asthma, risk of complications is higher. If your child develops labored breathing, decreased responsiveness, extreme headache or any other concerning symptom, seek physician evaluation immediately. See the "Contact Us" page for helpful links.
As always, remember to wash your hands, and stay home from work or school until fever-free for 24hrs. Learning to share is important, except when it comes to germs! -WM
Is it bullying?
September 1, 2018
When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that's RUDE.
When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they do it once, that's MEAN.
When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it-even when you tell them to stop or show them that you're upset-that's BULLYING.
June 24, 2018
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A patient and family will be dismissed from the practice if inappropriate behavior is exhibited, including but not limited to yelling, cursing, or threatening physical harm to staff and/or physicians.
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Three or more missed appointments will result in termination from the practice.