Children's Health Service Hematology-Oncology


Director: Barkat Hooda MD

KNOW THE SIGNS - Childhood Cancer Awareness

We provide comprehensive care of infants, children, and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders. Cancer can sometimes be hard to detect in children and it’s rare. Still, as a parent or guardian, you need to be aware of the symptoms of childhood cancer. Observe your child for any sudden, persistent changes in health or behavior as listed below. These symptoms may be caused by a medical condition that is NOT cancer, such as injury and infection. However, always seek medical attention and consult with your doctor if symptoms persist. Work with your healthcare provider as a team, the diagnosis of cancer may be a long process.

  • Unexplained paleness and loss of energy
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Frequent morning headaches, often associated with vomiting
  • An unusual lump or swelling
  • Easy bruising
  • An ongoing pain in one area of the body
  • Sudden eye or vision changes
  • Unexplained fever or illness

Some children may have a higher chance of developing a specific type of cancer because of certain rare gene changes they inherit from a parent. These children may need careful, regular medical check-ups that include special tests to look for early signs of cancer.



Clinic Hours
Galveston Island West Clinic (PCP) - Friday mornings only
Legue City Clinic (Bay Colony) - weekdays EXCEPT Mondays and Thursday mornings


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
Pediatrics-BayColony 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.;
(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.

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