John T. Fitch, Jr., MD, FAAP


A San Antonio native, Dr. Fitch grew up knowing that he always wanted to be a pediatrician (if he didn’t become a Longhorn or Cowboys sports announcer). As the son of a respected pediatrician, he wanted to be just like his dad. He also worked as a camp counselor with Camp Ozark for four summers during his college years. The joy of working with kids combined with being the son of Dr. J. Thomas Fitch, Sr. sealed his calling.

He completed his undergraduate studies, medical school and residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After a year as Chief Resident, he moved back to San Antonio in 1999 to join his father’s pediatric practice. In 2010, Dr. Fitch, Sr. retired after 43 years. Dr. Fitch proudly continued in his father’s heritage. He is board certified and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Fitch has been married to his best friend, Chrissy, since 1992. He says she is “very patient with him and is his biggest encourager.” They have four children, born in ’96, ’98, ’01 and 08. Dr. Fitch says that “each is a blessing and has taught him more about the practical aspects of pediatrics than any text book ever did.” Dr. Fitch is most passionate about his family, faith, church, his pediatric patients and yes, college sports.

To his patient families, Dr. Fitch says that “Watching your children grow up and watching new parents become confident parents is the greatest joy of my everyday practice. I recognize that your child has physical, mental, emotional and spiritual components. I hope to partner with you as we collectively strive to develop a lasting heritage in your children.”

Resources & Websites Recommended by Dr. Fitch

Dr. Fitch Recommended Reading List

Dr. Fitch’s – How To Talk To Your Kids About Sex

Asthma Protocol

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The Endowment for Human Development 

  • Are you pregnant or interested in human development? The Endowment for Human Development is an excellent resource. There are libraries of pictures and videos. Watch the heart beat in a 4 week old embryo. Purchase the “Biology of Human Development” distributed by National Geographic. Track your pregnancy week by week with great pictures and videos. And much, much more…

Focus on the Family

  • Comprehensive website on matters relating to the family from a Judeo Christian perspective.

Medical Institute for Sexual Health

  • This website provides science-based information that changes behavior and influences lives. Their Mission Statement states, “To empower safe, healthy living by communicating objective and scientific sexual health information” This is a great resources to help to talk to your children about sexuality.

Plugged In

  • Great website to get family-centered reviews on movies both currently in the theaters and movies for rent.

Camp Ozark

  • Get ready! Hold on tight! You’re headed for Incomparable Camp Ozark – the absolute finest in Christian Sports and Adventure summer camps. With campers from 35 states and several foreign countries, we invite you to explore why we believe at Camp Ozark, there is a difference!

Boy Scouts of America / Alamo Area Council

  • The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America – incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916 – is to provide an educational program for boys, girls and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness.

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

  • This is my home church. We have been worshiping in San Antonio since 2003. In 2014, we moved into the renovated old YMCA building downtown. Our address is 903 N St Mary’s St. Check out our website and come worship with us at 9:00 or 10:45 AM.

Texas Football

  • Hook ‘EM Horns!!! Is there any other University in Texas??

Vanderbilt Athletics

  • Anchor Down!! 2014 & 2019 CWS National Champions!!! – Catch all the latest Vanderbilt sporting highlights!