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in san antonio

At Here We Grow Pediatrics (HWG), we are your child’s medical home from birth through adolescence. HWG brings together two of the best pediatricians in San Antonio to provide excellent care to children of all ages.

Here We Grow Pediatrics welcomes Spanish speaking families from all of South Texas.

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our specialists

here we grow pediatrics is led
by three award-winning pediatricians:

dr. lee "patrick" finklea, jr.

Dr. Lee Patrick Finklea, Jr. is a board-certified pediatrician and a 2002 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, where he played division one soccer and received the Outstanding Departmental Award in Philosophy. He received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and pediatric residency training at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. During this training, he was awarded the Children’s Health Advocate of the Year by the Medical-Legal Assistance for Families and volunteered at Camp Camp for disabled children and Camp Independence for children with diabetes.

dr. kelly basaldua

Dr. Kelly Basaldua, co-owner, is a board-certified pediatrician who teamed up with Dr. Patrick Finklea to open Here We Grow Pediatrics in 2022. She grew up in Arlington, Texas, and earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Mary’s University in 2006. Dr. Basaldua then received her medical degree from UT Health Science Center of San Antonio in 2010 and went on to complete her pediatric residency at the UTHSCSA Department of Pediatrics in 2013. After completing her education and training, Dr. Basaldua spent time as a Pediatric Hospitalist and Sedationist at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio from 2013-2016. She also served as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics while at CHofSA and helped teach many pediatric residents.

dr. dionne a. franco

Dr. Dionne A. Franco, a board-certified pediatrician, has been a pillar of support for numerous families in San Antonio and beyond since earning her medical degree in 2007 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Known for her warm smile and going the extra mile, Dr. Franco specializes in a variety of pediatric areas including breastfeeding, newborn care, and behavioral management. As a mother of four, she brings a unique blend of professional expertise and maternal instincts to her practice, often joking about her “supermom senses.” When she’s not at the clinic or being a mom, she enjoys reading fiction, crafting, and road trips. Appointments with Dr. Franco can be made by calling the office or booking online.

welcome to
here we grow pediatrics

Dr. Basaldua, Dr. Finklea, and Dr. Franco are all well established in the field of Pediatrics in San Antonio. After years in a larger group practice, they embarked on a journey to create a smaller, more personalized medical home where we can better focus on the care of our patients and families.

As parents ourselves, we know that you want the best medical care for your children. That’s why at Here We Grow Pediatrics, we’ve worked hard and used our experience to create a comfortable, child-friendly setting. By promoting this family-friendly approach, we make it easier and faster for families to get excellent medical care.

Taking advantage of emerging electronic health record technology, patient portal, integrated website and the expertise of our comprehensive team, we strive to provide the highest quality care. Thank you for the opportunity to be the pediatric medical home for your family. We love caring for your children and being a trusted part of your lives!

Give us a call today to set up an appointment with any one of our pediatricians and learn more about how we can help your family!

what we offer - our services

here we grow pediatrics offers a large variety of pediatric care services in our san antonio office.

general pediatric services

As parents ourselves, we know how important it is to you for your child to be healthy. Our general pediatric services cover examinations, sick visits, and diagnosis of health issues to children of all ages. Our doctors will get to know you as well as your child and answer any questions or concerns about current or future developments of your child’s health. We also offer same-day appointments if you are worried that your child’s condition cannot wait.


We all know that asthma can be a serious and scary condition. It requires accurate diagnosis and management. Many children who suffer from this illness will require special care as well as medication to help regulate their disease. If you have concerns, come see us for a diagnosis and treatment plan that will work specifically to your child’s needs.

vaccines / immunizations

Modern vaccines offer children long-term protection against so many major diseases such as measles, polio, hepatitis, and mumps. At Here We Grow Pediatrics, we have a team of experts that vaccinate children of all ages, following the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our vaccine-friendly pediatricians and staff will inform you of the appropriate vaccines for newborns all the way through their teen years. If your child is behind, we are happy to set you up with a catch up plan to get them fully covered as soon as possible.

adhd / add evaluations

Attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder is a condition that can prove to be challenging for both parents, teachers and children. That’s why Here We Grow Pediatrics is the perfect support team! We will determine if your little one has the condition and then develop a compassionate and individualized treatment plan just for them. Our accomplished team of doctors will be there with you every step of the way–from diagnosis to treatment to familial support.

developmental milestone evaluation

As a child grows, their developmental screenings will determine if they are growing as they should. Milestones are a helpful way for pediatricians and parents to monitor the development of your child. Each milestone has an age range, but we all know children develop at different rates! The San Antonio pediatrics team at Here We Grow Pediatrics provides thorough evaluations to make sure that your child is developing appropriately and answer any questions you as parents may have.

incision and drainage

If your child is found to have a small pocket of infection under the skin, something we refer to as an abscess, then incision and drainage will be needed. Dr. Finklea and Dr. Basaldua both specialize in this proceedure. Our pediatric doctors will determine the best type of treatment depending on the circumstance or condition. Our doctors are here to make this process as painless and simple as possible for both you and your child.

here we grow pediatrics

the best pediatric care
in san antonio

We know that you want the very best for your child, and that’s why we deliver on our promise of excellent facilities, child-friendly care, and an experienced pediatric team. Not only do we specialize in creating a preventative and solution-based plan of action with your family, but we understand that communication is vital. Our goal is to keep you informed every step of the way.

Our friendly staff will be more than happy to offer guidance by answering any questions you might have. Book an appointment today or give us a call to find out more about us. Going to the doctor isn’t always a walk in the park, but at Here We Grow, we won’t leave you in the dark.

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