Polly A. Retz, APRN, CPNP Pronunciation Guide

Pediatrics
4.7of 5 | (243) | View Reviews
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About Polly A. Retz, APRN, CPNP

  • Polly and her husband live in southwest Austin with their two children and two Labradoodles. She enjoys hiking, biking, baseball and, of course, children.

I have wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl, as I love children. Being one of six children, having been a Pediatric nurse and then providing care as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and raising my own children, all have given me the good fortune to always have kids in my life. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to care for your children.

Services

Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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Fluoride Varnish for Children

Fluoride Varnish for Children

Regular dental care should begin by 1 year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each year for most children. Some children may need check-ups more often.

Immunizations and Schedules

Immunizations and Schedules

Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio and more.

Pediatric Eye Exam

Pediatric Eye Exam

A pediatric eye exam can detect abnormalities like amblyopia, when the brain fails to process inputs from both eyes and, over time, favors one eye over the other, leading to a lifelong deficit in binocular vision.

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Preparing for your baby's arrival is an exciting time that can raise questions about the health care your child will receive. A free ARC Pediatric Meet & Greet is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about our practice and inquire about an individual doctors' philosophy of caring for infants, children, and teens. 

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Pediatric Mental Health

Pediatric Mental Health

When you have concerns about your child’s mental or behavioral health, your ARC pediatrician will help you determine the kind of help you need and will help you access the right resources for your child. 

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Well-Check Exam

Well-Check Exam

A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctor's cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified by the Texas State Board of Nursing
  • Education
    B.S. in Nursing, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1979
    M.S. in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1998

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on the helpfulness of the doctor's nurse and/or medical assistant (MA)

4.7out of 5
  • December 8, 2022

    I would prefer someone to not just glance over at a situation, to be more thorough. If she removed the earring and taken her time to properly check the entire back of her ear lobe, that would have helped.

  • November 30, 2022

    Staff was very patient with us and our special needs regarding my son’s allergies.

  • November 21, 2022

    My children love to see Nurse Polly. She is incredibly patient, polite and smart. I trust her care with my 2 kids. Excellent provider! Also, her MA is wonderful. So sweet and kind, even when giving injections.

  • November 18, 2022

    Good

  • November 18, 2022

    So happy to be able to make a next day appointment (really hard to find these days). Love booking online. Front desk downstairs and upstairs, all friendly and kind today. Nearly no wait for the appointment. Great nurse, and wonderful experience with the RN. Excellent bedside manner, was personable with both me and my son, didn't make us feel rushed, was thorough and just so kind!

  • November 4, 2022

    Extremely helpful in calculating a bill