Sports Cardiology

Sports Cardiology - Boerne, Texas Pediatric Care

An athlete and parent herself, Dr. Riebel understands the importance of doing everything possible to keep student athletes safe and healthy on the field and court. We offer annual sports cardiology screenings along with in-depth cardiac evaluation for athletes.

With sports cardiology Dr. Riebel with her medical team will evaluate the athlete and suggests the most appropriate treatments that may allow the athlete to stay active in sports. We will work with you to efficiently diagnose and treat your symptoms.

Your evaluation and treatment are tailored to your individual needs and may include:

  • A thorough review of your medical history
  • A review of your athletic history
  • An evaluation of your symptoms
  • A cardiovascular physical examination
  • An electrocardiogram
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise tests or other diagnostic cardiac tests, when indicated
  • Laboratory testing
  • A sports nutrition consultation
  • A sports medicine evaluation and consultation
  • Physical therapy
  • Training advice to stay active in sports and improve your athletic performance
  • Referrals to other specialists, if a cardiologist can’t resolve your health issue

Fitness and Nutrition

Fitness & Nutrition - Pediatrics Care Services in Boerne, Texas

Dr. Riebel is passionate about ensuring everyone from children to adults are healthy from a cardiovascular perspective! Prevention is the key and she is here to work with children, parents, and families to educate and begin a heart healthy diet and lifestyle. Consultations for specialized fitness and nutrition plans including regular follow up are available to everyone of any age.

Infant Nutrition

Starting solid foods is an exciting milestone for babies! But making sure your baby is getting the right foods at the right time can be tricky. Happy Heart Pediatrics is here to help you navigate the world of healthy eating for babies. If you have any questions about your baby’s nutrition―including concerns about your baby eating or drinking too much or too little―feel free to contact our medical team

Toddler Fitness and Nutrition


At this age, your child will seem to be continually on the go—running, kicking, climbing, jumping. This yearlong energy spurt certainly will keep you on the go. But take heart—their activity level will strengthen their body and develop their coordination.


You’ll probably notice a sharp drop in your toddler’s appetite after their first birthday. Suddenly they’re picky about what they eat, turns Their head away after just a few bites, or resists coming to the table at mealtimes. It may seem as if they should be eating more now that they’re so active, but there’s a good reason for the change. Their growth rate has slowed, and they really don’t require as much food now.

Preschool Fitness and Nutrition

Your preschooler may seem to be in constant motion much of the time. This is because they use their body to convey thoughts and emotions that they still can’t describe through language. Moving their body also helps them better understand many words and concepts that are new to them. In addition, your child should now have a healthy attitude toward eating and consume food to give them energy, not to demonstrate defiance.

Grade school Fitness and Nutrition


As a parent, you need to encourage healthy habits—including exercise—in your children. Physical activity should become as routine a part of their lives as eating and sleeping.


Nutrition is important to normal growth processes, and thus you should make an effort to ensure that your child con­sumes a well-balanced diet. Your child’s need for calories rises during times of rapid growth, gradually increasing as they move through middle childhood into puberty.

Teen Fitness and Nutrition


Getting teenagers into the routine of exercising increases the likelihood that they will grow up to value healthy living and stay active. It will take concerted efforts of parents, schools and communities, however, to encounter the many diversions vying for a youngster’s time and attention.


One of the first ways teenagers assert their independence is by making their own eating choices. So, it may not come as a surprise that good eating habits are often a problem for teenagers. One way to make sure your teen is consuming a nourishing diet is to have family meals together.


Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Cardiology Services in Boerne, Texas

Dr. Riebel sees patients for all outpatient pediatric cardiology concerns in the Boerne area, including syncope, palpitations, chest pain, and a few more listed below. We offer in-house EKG and Echo services. Happy Heart Pediatrics clinic sees cardiac patients from sports cardiology and newborns through adults with congenital heart disease.


General Pediatrics

General Pediatrics Services in Boerne, Texas

As well as providing cardiac care, Happy Heart Pediatrics is proud to provide general pediatric care from expectant parents and newborns to college age young adults. Dr. Riebel with her medical staff will care for all of the milestones and concerns along the way. We offer scheduled well visits, same day sick visits, and consultation visits and follow up for ADHD, behavioral concerns, and mental health and well-being.

Same-Day Sick Appointments

We want to be there for you when your child is sick. We do our best to make sure all children are seen the same day and we do our best to schedule you with your regular physician. Occasionally there will be times when your physician is not available and we will schedule an appointment with another physician.

Expectant Parent Consultations

We look forward to scheduling an appointment with our physicians to discuss finding the right pediatrician for your family. We welcome the opportunity to meet with expectant parents and to give you a tour of our offices. Click “here” to schedule an expecting parent consultation.

Well-Child Checkups

Regular checkups  are an important way to keep track of your child’s health and development. Happy Heart Pediatrics health care team will take measurements, conduct a head-to-toe examination, update immunizations, and answer questions you may have. Be sure to share your successes and milestones, any concerns about your child’s development, and challenges in daily routines. These visits are a chance to learn as much as you can about the best ways to help your child grow and thrive!