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Sunrise Advanced Pediatrics, PLLC in Helotes, TX

Sunrise Advanced Pediatrics, PLLC in Helotes, TX was founded in 2016 by Dr. Sanders after years of working in pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation. Though the work is incredibly important and the patients he positively affected were many, Dr. Sanders had a desire to work with well children as well as those with greater needs. His previous experiences have made Sunrise Advanced Pediatrics, PLLC the only pediatric practice of its kind, throughout the San Antonio region. Seeing a blend of healthy kids and those with more serious challenges, our practice aims to help every child live their best life.

It is important for children to develop a healthy understanding of their health and wellness from a young age and it is our passion and pleasure to help. While our office takes everything we do very seriously, we try to make visits fun, too.

Dr. Sanders, who started this practice in 2016, had previously spent his career working in pediatric oncology, hematology and stem cell transplantation. He combines this extensive knowledge and plethora of medical resources and connections to create wellness and medical management plans. We work hard to guarantee your child the healthiest and happiest experience both in our office and more importantly, in life.

Our Pediatric Care Philosophy

We work hard to make sure our office is a positive and nurturing environment for the entire family through all of the many services we provide. Our mission and philosophy is to help your child reach their fullest physical, mental and emotional potential through our unique team approach. If your child requires general primary pediatric care, or more in-depth health management involving behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, urgent care access, or medical and surgical subspecialties, we can absolutely help. If you wish to know if our practice can work with your child’s specific needs, we are happy to discuss and encourage you to please call us.

Dr. Sanders Portrait, Helotes, TX

About Dr. Sanders

Dr. Sanders grew up in a military family, moving several times as a child, including to Italy for three years while in elementary school. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Duke University and an MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and went on to complete subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology and neuro-oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Sanders is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. He founded Sunrise Advanced Pediatrics in 2016.

Dr. Sanders is happily married, with four kids and two dogs, and lives in Helotes. He enjoys spending time with his family, running, and playing the guitar.

Our Team

Dana Rutherford

RN, MSN, FNP-C Clinic Manager

Alason Farmer

Medical Assistant

Ashley Alvarado

Medical Assistant and Receptionist

Cheryl Garcia

Receptionist, Insurance and Medical Record Coordinator

For more information about Sunrise Advanced Pediatrics, PLLC or to book an appointment for your child, contact us at 210-780-7248 today!


Sunrise Advanced Pediatrics, PLLC
12274 Bandera Rd #104
Helotes, TX 78023

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Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM to 5:00PM
*Closed daily for lunch from 12:00PM - 1:00PM