Pediatric Associates At Ridge
1200 E Ridge Rd Ste 12
McAllen, TX 78503-1528

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Meet our team at Pediatric Associates at Ridge! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At Pediatric Associates at Ridge, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve.

We are honored that you have chosen us as your child’s primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staffs who work hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child’s health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent pediatric care in the McAllen area.

Dr. Maria Hoffman -Guardia

Dr. Maria Hoffman -Guardia received her medical degree from the University of Panama, school of Medicine. She did her Pediatric residency as well as 1 yr. training on Pediatric critical care medicine at University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hoffman- Guardia has been part of our community in the Rio Grande Valley for over 12 years. She is board certified in Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Hoffman is bilingual speaking English and Spanish fluently. Dr. Maria Hoffman is married to Dr. Juan Guardia they have a beautiful family with their two children which helps her understand and provide the best service to her patients and families' daily needs.

Dr. Hoffman values both care and cure of her patients, focusing on health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and counseling. She is dedicated to her patients, passionate about helping others, and always wearing a smile.

Dr. Hildegardo Costa

Dr. Hildegardo Costa received his medical degree from the University of Panama School of Medicine. He did his Pediatric Residency at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York where he also spend an additional year after being selected as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. Dr Costa also completed a 3 year fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at S.U.N.Y Downstate Medical Center in New York. Dr. Costa is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Costa is fluent in English and Spanish. Dr. Costa and his wife Dr. Daisy Arce, have a family of three precious girls.

His years of experience as a pediatric health care provider has deepened his appreciation of children's developmental milestones regardless of their different ethnic backgrounds. His philosophy of care emphasizes on preventive pediatrics and patient education.

Dr. Costa looks forward to caring for each new patient and supporting every parent into their children's future!




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1200 E Ridge Rd, Ste 12
McAllen, TX 78503-1528