Dr. Karen Ryan-Philpott M.D.

Providing The Best Pediatric Treatment Available

  • MD: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1997
  • Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 2002
  • Additional Experience: South Alamo Pediatric Group, San Antonio, TX 08/2002-07/2003
  • Board Certification: Board Certification: Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Karen Ryan-Philpott, Colonel, USAF, Retired, is a board-certified pediatrician with 25 years of experience in outpatient/inpatient pediatrics and nursery coverage in federal and private facilities.  She completed her medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, in 1997, and her Pediatric internship and residency at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA, in 2000.  She spent a subsequent 18 years in military medicine in various roles, including teaching positions, Chief of Pediatrics, Chief Medical Officer, and Maternal Child Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General. 

Dr. Ryan-Philpott was a military and medical leader during humanitarian assistance missions, disaster response, accreditation inspections, and day-to-day medical and military operations.  Her areas of expertise/interest are: well child care/preventative medicine, asthma, allergy, immunizations, dermatology, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obesity, risk management, process improvement, and patient safety.

Dr Karen Ryan-Philpott Pediatrician San Antonio Texas
Extraordinary Care For Your Child Since 2003

Pediatrician Dr Ryan Philpott

Our Mission

Providing The Best Pediatric Treatment Available

Our practice is working together to build life-long relationships with our staff and our patients by consistently providing our patients with compassion, excellence, and value. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to:

  • Improving the lives of the children we serve by providing quality care in a child-centered environment.
  • Listening to our young patients and their families who we are privileged to serve.
  • Guiding our patients along a path to optimal health and wellness.
  • Continually pursuing excellence at all levels through continuing education.

At Helotes Pediatrics, 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 staff who works 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 medical care your child deserves.

Our Providers

Meet our skilled practitioners at Helotes Pediatrics. Our providers are supported by our friendly, nurturing staff.


Dr. Wendy Gideon



Dr. Sarah Liss


Dr Karen Ryan-Philpott Pediatrician San Antonio Texas

Dr. Karen Ryan-Philpott



Shannon Bartell

Certified Pediatrician
Nurse Practitioner


Kirstin Calvetti-Reyes, DNP,APRN, CPNP-PC

Kirstin Calvetti-Reyes

Certified Pediatric
Nurse Practicioner