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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.

About Our Providers

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Robert P. Sanders, MD

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.

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Amanda Inglish, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Amanda is a native Texan who attended Texas State University in San Marcos where she received a Bachelor of Science in education. After a first career as a middle school science and math teacher, she went on to purse her dream of becoming a nurse, graduating with honors from Texas Tech University Health Science Center with her Bachelor of Science in nursing. She worked as a certified pediatric nurse at Methodist Children’s Hospital in the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant unit. She obtained her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner.
Amanda and her husband, along with their two kids, live in Helotes. She enjoys traveling with her family, reading and attending live music venues.

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Dana Rutherford, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Born and raised in Devine, Texas, Dana received her Associate of Science in Registered Nursing from San Antonio College and went on to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Education from Western Governors University. She then completed a Post-Masters Certification as an Advanced Practice RN from Bradley University, and is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Her previous nursing experience includes work in pediatric intermediate care, pediatric hematology/oncology and adult cardiac transplantation, and nine years as a school nurse.
Dana and her husband live in Devine. She enjoys watching baseball with her family and traveling to Lubbock to visit her son, who is a pre-med student at Texas Tech University.

Our Team

Alason Farmer

Medical Assistant

Christian Espinoza

Medical Assistant and Receptionist

Cheryl Garcia

Receptionist, Insurance and Medical Record Coordinator

Candace Broussard

Medical Assistant and Receptionist

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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