Welcome

Welcome to Willow Bend Pediatrics, where our skilled pediatricians offer comprehensive medical care for infants, children, and adolescents. Willow Bend Pediatrics was established in 1995 to serve the needs of the growing Plano community. As one of the first pediatric practices to serve the Presbyterian Hospital of Plano and surrounding areas, we have been solely dedicated to the health and well-being of children. Our practice has five board-certified pediatricians with whom you can feel confident that you are teaming with knowledgeable, competent doctors who strive to meet and exceed our patients' expectations while maintaining the highest standards of excellence in pediatric medicine. We believe that providing excellent medical care to your children is the first step to a healthy childhood. Providing this care in a compassionate professional manner is our number one priority. We strive to be lifelong partners in your child's health and hope to achieve this goal by listening to your questions and concerns and educating you on how to promote a healthy lifestyle for the entire family. Every member of our team is specially trained to provide gentle, interactive care to your children. We stress the importance of health maintenance during well-child exams yet are always available for life's emergencies. At Willow Bend Pediatrics we continually strive to provide quality service in a comfortable, friendly environment where children and parents can feel at ease.

We are accepting book donations.

We are accepting book donations.

If you're looking for a place for your gently used, outgrown books, we have a great idea!  Please drop your books off at our practice, including board books, picture books, and chapter books for school age and young adult fiction.


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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Michael J. Frank
    MD
    Pediatrician in Plano, TX

    Dr. Frank grew up in a large family, the oldest of nine children. He was Jesuit trained throughout his higher education in Buffalo, New York and subsequently obtained his doctorate degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine . His residency training was obtained at Children's Hospital of Buffalo and thereafter he moved to Grosse Pointe, Michigan where he began his Pediatric career.
    In 1995, Dr. Frank moved to Texas and established Willow Bend Pediatrics as a solo practitioner. He was a past Pediatric Department Chairman for Presbyterian Hospital of Plano . His areas of special interest focus on the newborn child and toddler issues, but he has many years of experience caring for children from infancy through the college years.
    During his time off Dr. Frank enjoys skiing and golfing with his wife and 2 boys, and taking his Jack Russell, Molly for a walk each evening. Dr. Frank feels it is important for a physician to be a good role model to his patients, to demonstrate the importance of staying physically fit and active.    

  • Kim Mehendale
    MD
    Pediatrician in Plano, TX

    Dr. Mehendale grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University . She earned her Doctorate of Medicine degree from LSU in New Orleans. She then completed her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in association with Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas before joining Willow Bend Pediatrics in 2001. Her special interests include pediatric dermatology. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband, Neelesh, and their daughter, Leena, and son, Raja.    

  • Susan J. Sickler
    MD
    Pediatrician in Plano, TX

    Dr. Sickler was born in North Dakota and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota . She then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and subsequently completed her pediatric residency in Houston at Texas Children's Hospital with the Baylor College of Medicine . Dr. Sickler joined Willow Bend Pediatrics in 2002. Her professional interests include infectious diseases and caring for international adoptees. She and her husband, Jason, reside in Plano with their daughter Megan and their twin son and daughter, Matthew and Amy.
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  • Shobha Michaels
    MD
    Pediatrician in Plano, TX

    Dr. Michaels earned her Doctorate of Medicine degree at Christian Medical College in Vellore India. She completed her pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University and its associated Alfred I. DuPont Children's Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr.Michaels has been in pediatric practice since 1995, first in South Carolina and most recently in New York. While in New York, she was affiliated with the New York University Hospital as an Attending Assistant Professor and Clinical Instructor. Her areas of interest include endocrinology and pulmonology. She started her practice with Willow Bend Pediatrics in September 2006. Dr.Michaels lives in Plano with her husband, Max, and their daughters, Tess and Lisa.    

  • Janet S. Le
    MD
    Pediatrician in Plano, TX

    Dr. Le grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and relocated to Plano where she attended high school. Thereafter, she received her undergraduate degree at Baylor University . She earned her Doctorate of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Texas. She then completed her Pediatric Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in affiliation with Texas Children's Hospital prior to returning home to join Willow Bend Pediatrics in 2009. She is passionate about newborn care, especially with guiding first-time parents, breastfeeding assistance, and pediatric sports medicine including concussion management. She resides in Frisco with her husband, Van and their daughters Madelyn and Brielle.