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Doctor Bracero

Webpage of Julio Bracero, pediatrician

Hello! | ¡Hola!

I'm Julio Bracero-Rodriguez ("Dr. B")

Pediatrician

  • Age 39
  • Years as a pediatrician 7
  • Practice name Julio Bracero-Rodriguez, MD (pediatrician)
  • Update! Working "Locum Tenens" + house calls via Direct Primary Care (monthly subscription service)

About me

I’m Julio Bracero, a bilingual (English+Spanish) pediatrician in the Dallas area of Texas. Currently, I am working as a “Locum Tenens” pediatrician, meaning as a “substitute physician for one or many physicians” depending on the need. Examples:

1) Doctors need help at their office… but only several times per week.
2) Some doctors work at a hospital and in 1 or more practices, providing coverage for other doctors.
3) Doctors need vacation coverage!

I am a Puerto Rico native and I always wanted to become a pediatrician! Besides my medical training, I have national-level experience in advocacy, medical education, and international health projects.

What does this mean for you? It means I know how to find the best resources available for your child, and I know how to reach out to them so they can help you. For example, if your child has a complex medical condition like ADHD, autism, or seizures, I know how to care for these conditions. I will help you find a specialist and keep in touch with you throughout the process. I am also comfortable in managing complex and/or long-term conditions like asthma, autism, speech delays, and other learning problems. I also work with families that have specific needs, such as foster children, international adoptees and/or refugees, and recent immigrants.

Lastly, my main goal is to help your family through our complicated healthcare system in the best way I can.

Here are other ways I am different from other doctors:

If you (or a sub-specialist) need your child’s medical records – I can send the documents to you via secure, HIPAA-compliant email.

If the school requires a letter for your child’s ADHD medication – I can provide all needed documents and send them to the school for you.

If you need to ask any questions after a medical visit – you can keep in touch with me via your smartphone.

Parents: to communicate with me directly, please sign up to the practice’s patient portal (just give your email address to the front desk). Once you are set up, we can communicate in a secure, HIPAA-compliant chat about anything except emergencies.

Do NOT ask for patient information via my email form. For appointments, call your respective office. For emergencies, call 9-11.

Reviews

Dr. Bracero is always willing and very accessible to answer all my concerns about my children. Awesome! Highly recommended.🙋
A Google User
A Google User
14:49 15 Feb 19
He is always ready to explain everything for you. He spend enough time for visiting the baby and he has a good application for emergency contact with him. Our family like this dictor 👍🏻👍🏻
Niloofar mousaei
Niloofar mousaei
09:13 15 Dec 18
We are very blessed to have been referred to Dr. Bracero-Rodriguez. He is very patient and understanding, Dr. Bracero-Rodriguez spends time talking with my children before he treats them, he asks how their day was and how their grades are. He gives us a lot of information on their diagnosis and will bounce ideas back and forth with us on how to we can help them more in school and friends. If I could give more than 5 stars I absolutely would!!
Jaime Gann
Jaime Gann
16:29 29 Nov 18
After dealing with a doctor who gave us poor service for a few years, we found Dr. Bracero and decided to give him a try! BEST DECISION EVER!!!! He is so attentive to a parent’s concerns and so thorough to make sure we understand exactly what is happening to our kids, he is patient and adapts to each of my kids personality! The best part is that he is not hard to get in touch with and you can tell he loves his job and is not just doing it to file insurance claims! We have been seeing him for almost a year now and we are extremely happy with his services every time! Currently have a baby on the way and he will also be seen by Dr. Bracero! I highly recommend him! As far as I know all parents and kids love him!!!!!
Andrea Torres
Andrea Torres
03:00 27 Nov 18
I am so grateful for Dr Braceros. He is so patient and thorough. He is always willing and ready to explain your child’s condition and care . There is a genuine concern for your child as an individual. Hands down the best pediatrician in town!
Randi Warfield
Randi Warfield
20:00 25 Nov 18
Best doctor hands down!! Makes my kids visits fun even when they are getting shots.. nothing but laughs and is there whenever you need him!!! Thanks doc your the BEST EVER!!
Brittani Kates
Brittani Kates
01:33 15 Oct 18
I have 5 not 2 but 5 children. When I tell you he is the most amazing supporting Dr. We've ever had. He truly cares about the children! And he will meet every need for child want. He uses an amazing app, so if you have a scare or need emergency help he can talk to you directly. It's so helpful! He's the best. Take your children to him. He cares! The boys love him!
Lydia Haynes
Lydia Haynes
22:16 05 Oct 18

Education

2009-2012

Pediatric Residency

St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital | Ponce School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Ponce, Puerto Rico

2002

Bachelors of Science, Cum Laude

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Experience

Jan 2019 - Present

Pediatrician

"Locum tenens"

Follow this page for updates on future locations!

Aug 2017 - Dec 2018

Pediatrician

Trinity Pediatrics at Plano

Worked alongside Hector Hidalgo, MD, FAAP at his pediatric clinic in Plano, Texas. While there, I also saw patients at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital at Plano.

Nov 2016 - June 2017

Pediatrician

Wee Tots Pediatrics

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016

Associate director / Pediatrician

Foremost Family Health Centers

Lead pediatrician in a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with 2 locations in Texas (Balch Springs & Dallas). Served as associate director of the Balch Springs clinic.

Feb 2015 - Oct 2015

Pediatrician

Pediatric Clinic of Mesquite & Sunnyvale

Pediatrician in a large, multi-site group in the DFW area.

Articles & Publications (links open in same window)

2017

"OMG - a text from the doctor" - Athena Insight

Manning, Allison. Published online on March 15, 2017.

Published at the Athena Insight website. It features the story of the mother of one of my patients and her communication with me via the OhMD app in preparation for her son’s surgery.

2012

"Fatal human co-infection with Leptospira spp. and dengue virus" - Emerging Infectious Diseases

Sharp TM, Bracero J, Rivera A, Shieh W-J, Bhatnagar J, Rivera-Diez I, et al. [...]. Emerging Infectious Diseases. Volume 18, Number 5 - May 2012.

2011

“Social accountability in health professionals’ training” - The Lancet

Wen, L; Greysen, Ryan; Keszthelyi, Daniel; Bracero, Julio; de Roos, PDG. [...]. The Lancet. Volume 378, Issue 9807, Pages e12 - e13, 3 December 2011. D01:10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62314-8.

Contact Me

Feel free to contact me for appointments - no emergencies!