Seton Family of Doctors

Marion M. Forbes, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Assistant Clinical Professor, UT-Austin – Dell Medical School Pediatric Residency Program

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Marion M. Forbes, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist, Assistant Clinical Professor, UT-Austin – Dell Medical School Pediatric Residency Program

Dr. Forbes has been practicing pediatrics in Austin, Texas for 21 years. She helped start the pediatric hospitalist group at Children's Hospital of Austin when it was located next to Brackenridge Hospital, and she helped move the program and the patients to Dell Children's Medical Center in 2007.

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  • Pediatric Hospitalist

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
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Provides Care Through

  • Pediatric Consultation and Referral Service

Additional Language Spoken

  • Spanish (conversational)

My Passion for Healthcare

I have wanted to be a doctor since I watched Marcus Welby, MD and later MASH on TV as a youngster. I wanted to help people in a tangible way, and nothing seemed more meaningful than impacting their health. A little later I discovered my love for children and was hooked on pediatrics--it makes my day to see a once-frightened child smile or laugh! With three adopted children of my own, I understand the joys and challenges of parenting and feel deep satisfaction in helping a family to navigate the crisis of a hospitalization. We work together to find the right diagnosis and treatment.

Services I Provide

  1. Hospital care of infants and children
  2. Consultation on ER patients
  3. Consultation for surgical patients
  4. Phone consultation for primary care docs
  5. Consultation for subspecialty patients
  6. Team leader for complex hospital patient

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Texas Southwestern Med Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX

  • Internship

    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

  • Residency

    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

  • Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics

My Clinical Focus

I enjoy treating the wide variety of diseases that bring children into the hospital, putting together the puzzle pieces and using my years of experience to bring relief to a sick child. I have particular interests in infectious and allergic diseases, and I bring a holistic approach to patient care. My work allows me to interact with many medical students and pediatric and family practice residents, which fulfills my second passion of teaching. It is a challenge and joy to pass on my knowledge and love of pediatrics while learning so much myself in this ever changing field of medicine.


  1. AAP Section on Hospital Medicine
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics
  3. Christian Medical Society
  4. Society of Hospital Medicine
  5. Travis County Medical Society

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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