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Pediatrics

Our pediatrics providers focus on the growth and development of children as well as prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases. They care for the child's physical, emotional and social health from infancy through adolescence. We provide services in a brand new, child-friendly building designed exclusively for our younger population. All rooms in this unit have been created to calm and soothe with bright murals and artwork while offering family friendly space. Our specially trained providers see all manner of issues, while also providing:

  • Education, advice and guidance to parents and children.
  • Conducting well-baby examinations to evaluate general health.
  • Immunizations and vaccinations.
  • Treating short and long-term illnesses and diseases.

The pediatric team works to establish long-term relationships with the families of our youngest population while also providing the best care possible. They join in community efforts to prevent and solve problems with children's healthcare as well as serve as advocates for our most vulnerable population.

Val Verde Regional Medical Center is also pleased to offer a variety of special services for pediatric patients in a local setting:

Pediatric Urological Services

Our Urology Clinic can diagnose and treat many pediatric urological issues. Further, if your child requires surgery which has to be done outside of the area, follow-up care can be done here at home requiring fewer long trips as your youngster recovers.

Pediatric Services for Special Needs Children

Our pediatric health care providers can offer services for children with special needs. If your child has a specialist outside of the area, the providers here in Del Rio can interact with them to develop an individualized plan to optimize their care.

The Rehabilitation Department Offers Therapies for Children

The Rehabilitation Department at Val Verde Regional Medical Center offers Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy for pediatric patients.


Roy Guerrero, MD, FAAP
Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine
1801 Bedell Ave.
Del Rio, TX 78840
830.580.1102|830.774.3534(fax)


Jose Oviedo, Jr., MD
Pediatrics
1801 Bedell Ave.
Del Rio, TX 78840
830.580.1102|830.774.3534(fax)


Gabriela Salazar, PA
Pediatrics, Physician Assistant
1801 Bedell Ave.
Del Rio, TX 78840
830.580.1102|830.774.3534
(fax)


Caitlin Oetken, PA
Pediatric, Physician Assistant
1801 Bedell Ave.
Del Rio, TX 78840
830.580.1102|830.774.3534
(fax)


Carrie Kern, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
1801 Bedell Ave.
Del Rio, TX 78840
830.580.1102|830.774.3534
(fax)


Roxanna Benton, PA-C, MHS
Physician's Assistant
1801 Bedell Ave.
Del Rio, TX 78840
830.580.1102|830.774.3534
(fax)