Parastoo Askari-Longanecker, DO
Children's Health Pediatric Group
Parastoo “Paras” Askari-Longanecker, D.O., is a pediatrician with Children’s Health℠ Pediatric Group in Pleasant Grove.
Dr. Longanecker graduated from medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas and then completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Her clinical interests include treating childhood obesity and asthma in children. She says being a physician allows her to build relationships with families while caring for their children.
“The idea of staying with families and the kids throughout their childhood has always drawn me to the job,” says Dr. Longanecker.
She believes it’s also important to keep children involved in the decision making process. “Even though they might be young,” she says, “It’s important to be sensitive that they understand what is going on with their treatment.”
Growing up in Irving, Dr. Longanecker had an early interest in the medical field, and started working at a family practice clinic when she was 16 years-old. She is excited to return to the North Texas area to practice medicine.
Outside of her work as a physician, Dr. Longanecker enjoys keeping fit through yoga, pilates and a range of outdoor activities.