Former Patient Takes Over Pharo’s Practice

Dr. Matthew Simon, a past patient of Dr. Milam Pharo, will be taking over the late doctor's practice. Photo Credit: Matthew Simon

When Dr. Milam Pharo passed a month ago, many who had been seeing the venerated pediatrician wondered where they would take their children. After more than six decades of service to the Park Cities, Pharo selected Matthew Simon, a former patient now pediatrician, to take on his practice before his death.

Simon is a graduate of UT Southwestern and completed his three-year residency with Children’s Medical Center. Simon spent time shadowing Pharo last October, and soon after Pharo told Simon he wanted him to come and work in his office.

The practice, newly named Park Cities Pediatrics,  is seeing patients on a discounted cash basis for regular visits while they await accreditation by their insurers. They hope to be fully running by Aug. 1. Meet-and-greets are scheduled for July 31 and Aug. 14 so patients can get to know Simon.

Simon wants to assure all former patients of Pharo’s that they can still pick up their medical history at their office.

3 thoughts on “Former Patient Takes Over Pharo’s Practice

  • July 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I loved Dr. Pharo. In fact, I’ve loved him so much that I have yet to find a non-pediatric doc. I wonder how Dr. Simon would feel about a 31 year old kid making an appointment?

  • July 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    @Uhh: I thought I held the record. When I was 30 and sitting on a little bench in Dr. Pharo’s exam room, he gently suggested I find an internal medicine doctor for grownups.

    Also, when I saw a high school friend in the waiting room with her kid, I knew it was time to move on.


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