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Provider Departure

Dr. Sara Curtis will no longer be providing care at The Centers for Children and Women after September 19, 2023. If you are a patient of Dr. Curtis, please call us at 832-828-1005 to schedule your appointment with another provider. We thank Dr. Curtis for her many years of service at The Centers!

Policy update

Starting on January 2023. Minors that do not come with a legal parent or guardian must get verbal approval to receive care.

A parent or guardian must be at the first visit to complete forms. For each visit after, the parent or guardian can call from then on. Parents must speak with the care team for medical related questions.

Medicaid Coverage Alert

Don't lose your health coverage! We don’t want to lose you as a patient! New rules will require you to renew your Medicaid plan. Learn more

Avni Bhalakia




Avni Bhalakia, MD

Dr. Avni Bhalakia is a board-certified pediatrician committed to improving the health and lives of children. She received her medical degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed her Pediatrics Residency at Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Bhalakia has practiced pediatrics in a variety of settings. She has worked in hospital medicine in The Bronx, New York, and served with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) as a Global Health Corps Physician and director of a community health worker program in Lilongwe, Malawi. Dr. Bhalakia joined The Center for Children and Women – Southwest in 2017 and is passionate about providing high quality care to children and their families.