with you...every step of the way

About Us

About Us

Southwest Pediatrics was formed in 2001 by Drs. Jolet, Patil and Rimer. Dr. Wagner joined us in 2011, Dr. Chapa joined us in 2015, and Dr. White in 2018.  Our Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Laurie Blanch, joined us in 2016.  Our goal from the beginning and certainly now was and is to provide a place where patients receive outstanding care in a very personal setting – a place kids are very comfortable and where parents are confident in the care their children receive. We are privileged to be your partner as we work together to keep your child healthy from birth through adolescence, working through medical, behavioral and academic issues. All our physicians are Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

A secondary goal is to be sized “just right” so that we are big enough to offer a wide variety of services and weekend hours, but not so big that our patients feel like they’re swallowed up within a big, impersonal medical system.    Perhaps our favorite part of practicing Pediatrics is the opportunity to build relationships with our patients and their families as they grow. It is a privilege to truly be your partner, joining your intimate understanding of your child with our professional training and experience. You choose a primary pediatrician that you think will be the best fit to care for your children, and we will make every effort to have your child see that physician for all visits. We schedule all well child exams with your primary doctor but if your physician is unavailable due to conferences, vacation, or simply because of a full schedule, we are happy to offer an appointment with another physician or our nurse practitioner.

Here is a little bit of personal and professional information about all of our providers:





Kelly Jolet, MD

Dr. Jolet has been Board Certified in Pediatrics since 1996. She was raised in San Antonio where...

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Vaishalee Patil, MD

Dr. Patil is Board Certified in Pediatrics since 2001. She grew up in Mumbai, India and attended...

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Haydee Rimer, MD

Dr. Rimer has been Board Certified in Pediatrics since 2001. She completed her medical degree at...

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Nick Wagner, MD

Dr. Wagner has been Board Certified in Pediatrics since 2011. He grew up “all over the...

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Dr. Ricardo Chapa

Ricardo (Rick) Chapa has been Board Certified in Pediatrics since 2013. He joined our practice...

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Dr. Amy White

Dr. White grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her...

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Laurie Blanch, MSN RN CPNP

We have always been a physician-only practice, and we knew it would have to be a special person...

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Residents and Students

Our physicians feel it is crucial to provide good training to future physicians and nurse...

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