Who is SchoolMed?

Our wonderful telemedicine providers, our founders, and our corporate team all come together to make up our school based telehealth program, SchoolMed!

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SchoolMed (About)

Now treating families in Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas!

How SchoolMed Started

It starts back in 2011 in Austin, Texas when our co-founders Brian White and Kevin Pearce opened up Urgent Care for Kids. They were driven by their passion and vision to provide accessible healthcare to all children in the state, and eventually throughout the country. They soon realized parents needed pediatric specialized care at times of the day when clinics weren’t typically open, thus creating Virtual Care for Families (formerly known as Virtual Care for Kids).

With the success of Virtual Care for Families at-home telemedicine, we saw a need for parents to have their students be taken care of at school. When a child is sick at school and needs medical care, the parent has to leave work, pick up their student, and go to the doctor. Our SchoolMed team is there to provide that medical care to the student at school so the parent no longer has to worry and spend half of their day at the doctor’s office.

(Virtual Care for Families can now treat faculty members, of participating districts, at their school!)

SchoolMed Values

Passion

Our team loves what they do and are dedicated to delivering the best experience in medicine for you students and faculty members.

Simplicity

High-quality medical care should not be a hassle. SchoolMed is here to make it easy and to be there every step of the way.

Thoroughness

Our SchoolMed team makes sure every patient is thoroughly evaluated and treated with the utmost care.

 

Mission

Quality care for your family when it matters most.

Our Founders

Brian White | CEO

Brian White has spent the past 9 years operating and managing all aspects of a 14-clinic pediatric urgent care and telemedicine company across Texas. Brian has spent years developing the UCFK telemedicine platform to meet the specific needs of the pediatric population. Through planning, launching, and now operating a statewide pediatric telemedicine program, Brian has become one of the leading experts nationwide on the delivery of pediatric telemedicine. Brian graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with his bachelor’s degree in finance.With three young children, Brian is a frequent user of both pediatric urgent care and telemedicine for his own family.

Kevin Pearce | President

Kevin Pearce has been with UCFK since its inception and was integral in creating and now operating the telemedicine program. His technical expertise along with his experience in managing a team of 50 pediatric providers was extremely valuable in developing a telemedicine platform for UCFK that was both functional for patients and allowed UCFK providers to perform top quality visits for children of Texas. Kevin specializes in hospital and school partnership and has worked on dozens of projects involving both including EPISD, Austin ISD, PSJA and more. He graduated from the University of Texas with his Bachelor’s degree in finance and has two young children.

Our Telemedicine Providers

Dr. Adolfo Flores | DFW Medical Director, MD, FAAP

Dr. Adolfo Flores is a pediatrician in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He grew up in El Paso, TX and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University. He received his MD with Distinction in Research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he was also the recipient of the prestigious Doris Duke Research Fellowship. Dr. Flores completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He has been practicing with Urgent Care for Kids since 2016 and began practicing telemedicine in 2018. In his spare time, Dr. Flores enjoys exercising and practicing piano and cello.

Dr. Nam Nguyen | Director of Telemedicine, MD, FAAP

Dr. Nam Nguyen is a pediatrician in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. He grew up in Arlington. He went to medical school at the University of Texas-Medical Branch, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Nguyen has been practicing telemedicine with Urgent Care for Kids since the program first started in 2018 and believes telemedicine will play a vital role in healthcare. In his free time, he loves to hang out with his wife, son, and daughter and go to different parks around the community. He also likes reading about history and traveling to different national parks.

Dr. Kristi Whitenton | Texas Medical Director, DO, FAAP

Dr. Kristi Whitenton is a pediatrician in the Austin area. She grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and enjoys spending time with her family there as much as possible. After attending medical school at The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, she completed residency training at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center. In 2014, she joined Urgent Care for Kids and has supported its growth in clinics across the state of Texas and in telemedicine. Dr. Whitenton also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Texas State University, and in her spare time enjoys supporting the visual and performing arts.

Our SchoolMed Team

Tracy Spinner | SchoolMed Executive Director, M.Ed.

Mrs. Spinner is the Executive Director of School Med for Urgent Care for Kids/Virtual Care for Families implementing school-based telehealth programs in school districts across Texas. She is the former Director of Comprehensive Health and Mental Health for Austin ISD. Under her direction was the Offices of Student Health Services, Family Resource Centers, Office of Vision and Hearing, Mental Health Professionals, Threat Assessment, and School Mental Health Centers. Mrs. Spinner was the district liaison to the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). Tracy is very passionate about the health, mental health, and wellbeing of children and specifically how health impacts their ability to learn, be academically successful, and enable them to be healthy prosperous adults. Mrs. Spinner has presented at national, state, and local conferences on health and mental health. In addition to public speaking, Tracy has been successful in obtaining $19 million in funding to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs such as health technology integration with academic systems, school mental health, and school safety programs. Tracy serves as the co-chair of the Texas Education Agency Mental Health Taskforce, is a board member appointed to the Austin Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council and Children’s Optimal Health. Tracy can be contacted at tspinner@urgentcarekids.com. Read more

Pamela Dean | Director of SchoolMed Nursing

I have been a Pediatric nurse for over eight years; in this time, I have worked in various departments from primary care to urgent care. Having worked for Virtual Care for Families for six years has allowed me to serve my unyielding passion for children, adolescents, and underserved communities. I genuinely believe in our company’s motto, “No child left behind.” In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and taking on new adventures.

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Our Story

Urgent Care for Kids

Urgent Care for Kids has grown to become the largest pediatric urgent care chain in Texas and successfully operates 14 clinics around the Austin, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth areas, treating hundreds of children daily from ages 0-21.

Virtual Care for Kids (Now merged with Virtual Care for Families)

The vision didn’t stop there. White and Pearce still were only reaching the children their clinics could. Motivated to find a solution to provide access to every child in Texas and by leveraging medical expertise and technology, Virtual Care for Kids emerged. VCFK enabled our providers to have the opportunity to connect with sick children living anywhere in Texas. No matter where you reside in Texas, we bring the doctor to you.

SchoolMed

Our Virtual Care for Families program is also available to partner with schools districts. We have integrated our services into several districts and have been widely successful. Students who register have the opportunity to be treated immediately with a pediatric provider over an on-demand consultation in their nurses office. This enables students and faculty members to be diagnosed, treated and return to learning as soon as possible.

Virtual Care for Families

Virtual Care for Families emerged as a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual Care for Kids expanded their reach by including families of all ages, rather than only children. Treating patients with telemedicine helps reduce the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus by keeping families home, and helping flatten the curve.

In April 2020, Virtual Care for Families expanded its telemedicine reach to cover families in Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas!

In May 2020, Virtual Care for Kids merged with Virtual Care for Families to become one entity to cover all families, at-home and in school.