Welcome to Our Practice

We are a group of five board-certified pediatricians serving suburban southwest Dallas and Ellis counties. We have an office conveniently located in DeSoto near Charlton Methodist hospital. Our goal is to provide excellent medical care for your child.

We consider it a privilege to be a medical home for you and your child.  Your family is important to us.

Contact Us

Please call our office to schedule any appointments and our front desk staff will accommodate your desired time to the best of their ability.

2828 Duke of Gloucester Street, Suite 106 DeSoto, TX 75115
(972) 298-3888

Meet our Providers

  • Dr.
    Mark Towns
    Doctor

    Dr. Towns graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Baylor University in 1979 with a B.S. in Biology. He then attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and graduated with his Medical Degree in 1983.

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  • Dr.
    Tom Deacon
    Doctor

    Dr. Tom Deacon was born in Galveston, Texas and grew up near Houston, Texas.  He attended college at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Chemistry and a Minor in Biology. 

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  • Dr.
    Jacquelynn Longshaw
    Doctor

    Bio coming soon!

  • Dr.
    Elizabeth Keyes
    Doctor

    Dr. Keyes grew up in Tomball, Texas, near Houston, where she was involved in swimming, horseback riding, and basketball.  Dr. Keyes attended Baylor University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2001, with a BS in Biochemistry. 

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  • Lauren Eddington, CPNP-PC

    Lauren grew up in Duncanville, TX. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station (WHOOP!) where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health in 2006.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Pediatrics Southwest

Monday:

8:00 AM-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 AM-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed