Genetics 1104X259

Children's Health ServiceMedical Genetics and Metabolism

Medical Genetics and Metabolism

Director: Joseph W. Ray MD

Metabolic Genetics and Newborn Screening

Metabolic genetics provides counseling, surveillance, and treatment for patients with inborn errors of metabolism such as phenylketonuria, glutaric aciduria, etc. Our patients work closely with our metabolic dietitian and are provided dynamic management in accordance to their health needs.

  • We provide acute inpatient care at John Sealy Hospital and outpatient care to both pediatric and adult populations in both our Galveston and League City clinics.
  • We facilitate diagnostic confirmation for patients that are found to be positive through the state mandated Texas DSHS Newborn Screening Program.  

People

FOR SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS CALL 409-772-3466

Locations

Primary_Care_Pavilion_2 400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

Clinic Hours
M–F: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
Specialty Care Clinic only - 1st and 3rd Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director for Island Pedi East. This location provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.
In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for: We also offer:
  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
  • Studies of new vaccines
  • Literacy promotion through Reach Out and Read and Island Pedi Book Club
  • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
  • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
  • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
  • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
  • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy
IslandWestPediatrics

Hours subject to change during COVID-19 Surges. Call to confirm.

Located at 6416 Broadway, take the 61st street exit, located on the north side. 
Phone: (409) 744-2240 or (888) 886-2543
Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

Dr. Rupp is the Medical Director for Island Pedi West. This location offers both Primary Care and Urgent Care Clinics. We provide services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age.

Primary Care Clinic
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. 

Urgent Care Clinic Hours - 

HOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING COVID-19 SURGES. CALL TO CONFIRM.
Radiology and Point of Care testing available
Pediatrician always on site

Weekday Hours: By Appointment only: Monday: 8am - 3pm AND Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 1pm - 3pm AND Friday 9am - 3pm 
Weekday Walk-in Hours: 3:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
Weekend Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Most Holidays: 12 noon - 8 p.m.


In addition to general pediatric care, we provide services for:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Childhood Infections
  • Obesity
  • School Problems

We also offer:

  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge clinical trials
  • Studies of new vaccines
  • Faculty working on the forefront of primary care innovation
  • Treatment and prevention strategies using the newest practice guidelines
  • Close collaboration with a broad spectrum of specialists and therapists ensuring high level of care
  • Academic environment ensuring the most up-to-date diagnostic and evaluation tools
  • Providing patients with newest vaccines and vaccine information to assist in keeping their children healthy
Pediatrics-BayColony 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;HOURS are subject to change during COVID-19 surges
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

This clinic provides both Primary Care and Specialty Care services to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age. All services are provided in a family-centered setting with specialized education and support to optimize care and outcomes.
This clinic is a state-of-the-art facility. Faculty and resident pediatricians are present in this location, providing care for infants and children from the newborn period through adolescence. As in our other locations (Island Pediatrics East and West), there are opportunities for families to participate in clinical studies, including those for vaccines.

If you are interested in receiving your pediatric health care services at this mainland location instead of one of our island based clinics, please let us know when you call.

Services:
 Also:
  • Breast feeding education
  • Clinical trial opportunities
  • Gynecological examination
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases