MedCare was founded in 1991 by a husband and wife team.
“I’d worked on the business side in healthcare for several years,” says co-founder Paige Kinkade, “and I enjoyed it. My husband, Steve Wang, is an entrepreneur and already owned several successful businesses. So the natural evolution was to start our own healthcare business.”
While MedCare initially started out providing adult in-home care, a phone call one day from a mom changed everything. “She had a child that needed in-home nursing care. I couldn’t turn down a suffering family. I became fascinated with this child and as I watched his condition improve, I felt honored to share in his life and participate in his care. Because parents of special needs children are a close-knit community, word quickly got around, and we began to admit more pediatric patients. Recognizing the great need in this space, we ultimately shifted our business model solely to pediatric care.”
“My vision,” continues Paige, “was to fill in all the gaps in the care for our patients. By 1999, we added in-home physical, occupational and speech therapy services. Observing that some clients might do better in an outpatient rehab setting, we expanded our operations and built our own brand new building complete with a Rehab Clinic in 2005. My top priority was making it a place kids would love–right down to the colors and theme. This building is state-of-the art complete with a covered custom pool for aqua therapy. The kids we see here use the entire space–the stairs, the hallways. It’s a fun place with a great vibe. Even the smallest improvement in a child is monumental to the family. It is not uncommon to hear therapists–even our front desk staff–cheer wildly when kids make progress towards a goal.”
MedCare has since expanded throughout the Greater Houston area, including clinic locations in North Shore, Spring, Pasadena and Katy. “Our goal is to offer comprehensive care to every child referred to us. We serve birth to age 21…but my next project involves creating a pre-vocational program for our adolescents about to age out of the program, so stay tuned!”
Paige’s passion for these kids has no end. She travels to Austin–sometimes with kids in tow–to lobby when pediatric special needs decisions are on the table. She along with four of her staff sit on committees at the state level advocating regularly for Texas children with special medical and developmental needs.
Steve and Paige reside in Riverstone and have three children. “From delivering Christmas trees during our Trees for Tots program to helping out during our respite nights,” says Paige, “our kids have always been a big part of our business.”
MedCare Pediatric Group accepts Medicaid and will work with any insurance company. If you feel your child could benefit from their services, call today.
MedCare Pediatric Group, LP
12371 S. Kirkwood Rd.
Stafford, Texas 77477