COVID-19:
Hazel at no cost to families during the 2020-21 school year →

Our care team

Providing culturally competent healthcare to all children.

Our approach

Hazel makes healthcare easy for children.
Service
Hazel doctors are driven by our mission - access and equity for all children.
Connection
We deliver culturally competent care to students of all backgrounds and abilities.
Compassion
We lead our student conversations with compassion and connection.

Community of care

Hazel becomes a part of
your student's care team.

Full integration

Hazel follows your district health polices, referral protocols, and FERPA/HIPAA.

School nurse partnership

Hazel supports nurses so they can do more.

Hazel in action

A busy mother uses Hazel services to quickly refill prescriptions.
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Parent Story
A student was experiencing frequent headaches, so her mother reached out to Hazel. The provider asked questions about her child’s health history and habits and was able to identify that the headaches were likely a result of spending more time on screens during remote learning.

The mother agreed that this timeline was logical, and together they discussed how her daughter could take breaks from the screen and other recommendations for healthy distance learning.

The mother felt grateful to Hazel for including her in the discussion and solving the problem without medication. She is glad to have access to Hazel and appreciates the level of care.

Meet some of the team

When a student isn’t feeling well, connecting with a familiar face makes things easier. Our team approaches each child’s individual situation with compassion.
Marie-Claire Timothee
Physician Assistant
Marie-Claire’s love for medicine started in Haiti, where she got her medical degree. She loves gardening, painting, and relaxing with her husband and two daughters.
Kate Major
Physician Assistant
Kate speaks fluent Spanish and has worked with underserved communities and refugee populations. She strives to ensure each child feels listened to and valued.
Adrian Khaw
Pediatrician
Dr. Khaw has worked in mobile clinics, federally qualified health centers, and school health clinics. He believes in providing culturally-sensitive care to empower families to reach their healthiest potential.
Jessica Lyons-Farino
Physician Assistant
Jessica feels strongly that all students deserve access to medical care, and has worked with Hazel for over two years. She loves biking, hiking, or watching Buffalo Bills football.
Amanda Vickers
Nurse Practitioner
Amanda has focused her career working with children. She has held positions in pediatric ICU and pediatric neurosurgery and endocrinology.
Robert Darzynkiewicz
Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr. Rob has over 13 years of ER experience, the last two as the Pediatric Emergency Director.  He believes technology can improve healthcare access and quality for students and their families.
Maria Tweed
Pediatrician
Dr. Maria loves working with children and has experience across inpatient, outpatient, home visits, and community non-profit outreach clinics. She was born in Puerto Rico, and she speaks fluent Spanish.
Rina Shah
Pediatrician
Dr. Shah is passionate about empowering children to build healthy lifestyles and helping them remain healthy through preventative care. She loves volunteering, skiing, playing pickleball, baking, and Bollywood dancing.
Lisa Beck
Physician Assistant
Lisa is passionate about delivering care to underserved children and loves working with Hazel because she can help provide a safe place to get health care.
Jill Lundstrom
Pediatrician
Dr. Jill earned her MD at the University of Massachusetts. She believes that all children deserve access to quality healthcare to learn and thrive.
Susan O'Neill
Family Nurse Practitioner
Susan has experience in cardiovascular intensive care, urgent care, and family practice. She believes children are the future, and we must protect, provide, and nourish their minds, bodies, and spirits.
Kat Nickell
Physician Assistant
Kat has served children at outpatient clinics, emergency departments, and urgent care clinics. She loves working with children.
Parents: Let us know you are interested in Hazel for your school
We will reach out to your school district to let them know that parents at their school are interested in Hazel Health services.
Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
A member of our team will be in touch to talk about how we partner with schools and school nurses to expand access to health services - whether students are learning in school or at home.
COVID-19: Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
Hazel services are offered with $0 patient responsibility for all students through the 2020-21 school year for at-home or in-school doctor visits, due to these unprecedented times. Get in touch with us to learn more.
Let us know you are interested in adding Hazel to your insurance provider network
Parent Story
A father was concerned when his son was showing COVID-19 symptoms. His school uses Hazel, so he was able to contact a Hazel doctor from home.

The Hazel provider recommended he get a COVID-19 test and shared resources to help find a testing center in their area. The father was eager to help his son feel better and appreciated being able to quickly get answers and advice.
Nurse Story
A student came into the nurse's office with a sprained ankle. After icing her foot, she still was in pain, so the nurse called Hazel. Thankfully, her family had provided consent for over-the-counter pain relief because she was able to take some medicine and return to class feeling better.

After the visit, the Hazel provider reached out to the school nurse to check on the student’s injury. The nurse shared that the student’s ankle was improving, and she appreciated the follow-up.
Parent Story
A mother noticed her son was getting low on his asthma medication. She tried to schedule a visit with his doctor to refill his prescription, but no appointments were available. She didn’t want her son to run out of medicine, so she reached out to Hazel.

The provider was able to send the refill to a local pharmacy within one day. The mother was happy that her son would have the medicine he needed. She was also amazed at how easy and fast the entire process was.
Student Story
A student was coughing and sneezing a lot, but her family wasn’t sure if she was sick or had allergies. Thankfully, her school used Hazel, and they could get an answer.

After talking with the school nurse and the Hazel provider about her symptoms and medical history, the student was happy to find out it was likely allergies. She got some medicine and returned to class feeling better.
Student Story
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. She was sad about COVID-19 impacting her senior year, and she was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and she felt she didn't have the right support at home. After discussing her feelings, a Hazel doctor connected her with resources that she described as “life-changing.” She was very grateful and shared that she didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
Parent Story
Shortly after COVID-19 began, a student began to develop tics. Her parents took her to a neurologist, but they wanted to get her into counseling as well. The student’s mother was having a hard time finding answers to her questions and didn’t know where to start the process, so she turned to Hazel.

The Hazel doctor listened as the mother shared her concerns and frustrations. Hazel reassured her that they would find the right services for her child. After the initial visit, the Hazel doctor partnered with the school counselor and the student’s mother to identify resources and counseling services that are a good fit.
Student Story
A student came into the nurse’s office because his vision went blurry. The Hazel doctor looked at his eyes, but he did not see any injury. As he asked him questions about his symptoms, he started to sense that he was down about something. After a few minutes, the student shared that he was really sad because his mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. He explained that he feels worried, and it’s hard for him to focus.

Hazel called home, and the student’s mother confirmed her diagnosis. They discussed how to help manage the child’s stress, and Hazel offered to connect the child with counseling resources through the school. The mother was very grateful for the guidance and was eager to get her child help during a stressful time.
Counselor Story
Hazel Health has been integral this year in getting our students the mental health services needed to help them live healthy lives.  The staff has been attentive, prompt, and resourceful. There is an evident sense of caring for the work they do and the students they serve. It has been a pleasure partnering with Hazel Health in providing mental wellness for our Garland ISD families.