Practice and Office Description
- Medical School: Southwestern Med. Sch. at Dallas; American Board of
Pediatrics Board Certified.
- Dr. Knapp is 64 years old and going strong. I have the
experience to calm the children and make it a pleasant if not fun visit.
I can tell what is going on with the child so I take less X-rays and
- There are only two doctors, Dr. Knapp and Dr. Nichols.
- There are no nurse practitioners or Physician's Assistants.
- We have separate practices but cover each other when gone.
- We are only at this office every day. We are not at this
office some days and at some branch office other days.
- We only see babies at Grapevine Baylor Hospital so we are there
every day. Some doctors rotate coverage at different hospitals but
we are at this hospital every day. If you deliver at another
hospital, your OB will know a good one to use and then make an
appointment for 2-3 weeks old with me or sooner if there are problems.
- We see the newborn baby in the hospital every day and talk to the
parents every day. I try to tell you everything you need to know.
I am very supportive of breast feeding and over 95% of my mothers do
very well nursing. I like to keep abreast of these issues.
- We tell all. We don't hide any information. We tell you
if something is wrong.
- Our office hours are 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday. Sorry no
- The Acute Care Clinic covers emergencies 365 days a year up to 11
PM. It is run by pediatrics and easier to use than ERs.
- Phone calls are initially answered by the Nurse Lea (she has been
with me for 25 years). If the question is more
complicated, I will return the call personally. There is not a
special time for calls since some I need to respond immediately and some
can wait till I get a break in the patients. All calls will be
answered that day unless there are problems getting in touch with you.
- Our office is decorated child-friendly and sometimes the children
want to stay longer to play. There are not separate
waiting rooms for sick and well but there is a large fish tank that
divides the room. We schedule well children the first 2 hours of
the Morning or Afternoon sessions, and then the sick/ill children the
second 2 hours. That way there is less spreading of illnesses.
We wipe down everything before the well children start in the AM or PM.
- I am a common sense ... middle of the road.... doctor.
For example some docs give too many antibiotics and some don't give them
when needed. I like to be in the middle and somewhat conservative.
I don't like a lot of medications and frequently talk you out of giving
them to your child. Same with surgeries like tubes in ears and
similar procedures that are done too much these days.
- I will answer every question you have and explain it in language you
will understand. If you don't get it the first time, I will
describe it differently so you will know the sometimes confusing medical
- I keep up with what is current in medicine and follow the guidelines
of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- I strongly encourage vaccinations. We do not split up vaccines
and ours do not have mercury in them. (Mercury and the MMR had nothing
to do with Autism.)
- I love children and I love my job. Although 64 yrs young, I
will be in practice for 15 more years and hope to go longer.
Having years of experience as a doctor is important for me and for your
child. I play with the kids and they love coming in to see me.