17Mar

Methodist Physicians Clinic Welcomes Pediatrician Dr. Priscilla LaCroix

Dr. Priscilla LaCroix, a pediatrician who has joined the staff at Methodist Physicians Clinic, loved every rotation in medical school but was certain she found her calling when she started her pediatric rotation.

“I always felt like the kids chose me,” she said. Dr. LaCroix has a special interest in community pediatrics.

“Community pediatrics is a privilege because you get the chance to build long-lasting relationships with your patients and their families,” she said. “It’s rewarding to watch children grow up and to have a positive role in their lives.”

The best part about treating children? “You can be a kid yourself when you interact with them. They always make you smile and laugh.”

Growing up in Texas, Dr. LaCroix pursued medicine because it combined her fascination with science and her interest in helping others. She studied biochemistry at Baylor University before attending medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. After completing her pediatric residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, she moved to Omaha with her husband and joined the Methodist family.

“I wanted to work for Methodist because they offer quality and compassionate care for patients of all ages,” she said. “It was something that I found unique to the Omaha community.”

In her free time, Dr. LaCroix enjoys exploring new restaurants and coffee shops with her husband and taking her dogs – Gatsby and Bobby Tyler – to dog parks around Omaha.