NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care Information
By NightLight·September 29, 2015
Everything You Need to Know About NightLight
NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care mission is to provide quality, affordable, compassionate service for infants, children and adolescents. NightLight exists to be the first choice provider for pediatric urgent care when the primary pediatrician is not available. NightLight improves quality of healthcare through its market-leading continuum of care by increasing coordination with the primary care physician by caring for their patients on an after-hours basis. This reduces the cost of providing such health care through an emergency room or other forms of urgent care.
NightLight is exclusively pediatric focused in its care and services. NightLight works directly with the child’s pediatrician, and is not a competitor nor a replacement, differentiating it from other urgent care practices. By purposefully not providing well-child checks or vaccinations and maintaining their commitment to hours of operation that do not overlap with primary physician offices, NightLight truly partners with the primary care provider in the community and strongly supports the medical home model.
When parents visit NightLight they know their child will be seen by a pediatric-trained practitioner. Always having a pediatric-trained physician on duty, and PCP call in priority are other important and key differences that make NightLight stand out from its competition. NightLight services are offered after hours, on weekends, and evenings when the primary care physician’s office is closed. Once the child is seen at NightLight a summary report of the visit is provided back to the pediatrician as part of the coordination of care with the primary care physician. Services include x-rays, wound care and repair, splinting, management of mild to moderate dehydration, fever management and education, breathing treatments, prescriptions plus treatment and education, detailed coordination of care, and wart removal.
With the opening of the Webster clinic in September 2015, NightLight now covers each quadrant of the Houston metro area giving families easy access to after-hours pediatric urgent care in or near where they live.
- Sugar Land – 15551 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX, 77478, t: (281) 325-1010
- Cy-Fair – 19708 Northwest Freeway, Suite 500, Houston, TX, 77065, t: (713) 957-2020
- Pearland – 2803 Business Center Drive, Suite 118, Pearland, TX 77584, t: (281) 990-3030
- Humble – 20440 Highway 59, Suite 500, Humble, TX 77338, t; (832) 602-4040
- Webster – 19325 Gulf Freeway, Suite 170, Webster, TX 77598, t: (832) 992-5050
Fax for all locations: (281) 325-1060
Hours of Operation
Monday–Friday: 5 p.m.–11 p.m.
Weekends and holidays (September–May): 11 a.m.–9pm Weekends and holidays (June-July): Noon–7 p.m.
Awards and Recognition
- America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine (2015, 2014)
- Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award Finalist (2015)
- Building Healthy Communities Award, Texas Black Expo (2014)
- Award for Excellence, Better Business Bureau (2014)
- Lone Star College System SBDC Small Business of the Year Finalist (2014)
- Best Place to Work, Houston Business Journal (2013)
- Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Alumni (2012)
- Women in Business Campion of the Year, Houston District SBA (2009)
- Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Upstart Award Winner (2007)
Founders and Subject Matter Expertise
NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care is the brainchild of three uniquely talented professionals: Anastasia Gentles, M.D., FAAP. Shed is the founder and medical director of the practice experienced in pediatric, diagnostic and ambulatory medicine. Zawadi Bryant, co-founder and chief operating officer holds an MBA in Operations Management. Connie Cazares, co-founder and Certified Medical Assistant. The trio combined their backgrounds and skills to create an affordable and hassle-free alternative to the traditional busy emergency room. The NightLight Webster location is the fifth clinic the trio has opened since helping spur the after-hours pediatric urgent care market when they opened their first location in Sugar Land in 2007. NightLight is the only such business owned by minority-women owners.
Anastasia L. Gentles, M.D. FAAP, Co-Founder
Subject Matter Expertise: Adolescent Medicine, Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Urgent Care, Affordable Care Act, Provider/Patient Relationship, Insurance Coverage Issues.
Dr. Anastasia L. Gentles is the CEO, medical director and co-founder of NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care since 2006. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Oakland in Oakland, CA in June 2000. She moved to Texas in 2001. Her work experience includes Adolescent medicine, primary care and emergency medicine. When not at NightLight, she enjoys reading, eating and running.
Zawadi Bryant, MBA, Co-Founder
Subject Matter Expertise: Business matters relating to Affordable Care Act, Corporate Expansion and Operations, Pediatric Urgent Care Competition, Business Model Development, Medical Billing.
Zawadi Bryant is the COO and co-founder of NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care. She brings many years of business process and marketing experience to NightLight. Bryant received her B.S. and MEng in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering as well as an MBA in Operations Management from Cornell University. After graduation, she began her career at Hewlett- Packard as a Supply Chain Manger. While at HP, she was designated as one of the Top 30 Black Engineers under 30 by the Black Engineer Magazine. Bryant has traveled internationally managing global supply chain projects for Fortune 500 clients.
Consuelo “Connie” Cazares, Co-Founder
Subject Matter Expertise: Patient Care Relationship, Lab Specialist.
Consuelo “Connie” Cazares is the Clinical Specialist and a co-founder of NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care. She is a Certified Medical Assistant with more than 15 years of experience. Cazares graduated from the Texas School of Business and quickly started working in the healthcare field which she realized was her calling. Connie has focused on the pediatric field since graduation. Prior to NightLight, she was a top-ranked Medical Assistant in Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates offices in the Greater Houston area.