Dr. Eddie Valenzuela

Licensed Pediatrician and Founder of Happy Cappy

Dr. Eddie Valenzuela is an award winning pediatrician and the founder and CEO of Pediatric Solutions, LLC. Bringing over 10 years of experience as a licensed Doctor of medicine and Pediatrics, he developed a safe and child friendly moisturizing shampoo and body wash that avoids the harsh ingredients present in adult dandruff shampoos. Happy Cappy’s shampoo and body wash products are already winning awards themselves as one of the first medicated moisturizing solutions formulated for kids of all ages. Dr. Eddie continues to actively practice Pediatrics out of Houston, Texas as he manages Happy Cappy.

Education | Honors | Publications

EMPLOYMENT
8/2011-present Private Practice Pediatrician

  • Take care of a very diverse patient population near Houston’s Energy Corridor
  • Built great relationships with my office staff based on mutual respect and trust

1/2011-8/2011 Float Pool Pediatrician

  • Provided locum tenems support at 20 different Houston locations throughout the greater Houston area for just one day or several weeks at a time

8/2010-1/2011 Private Practice Pediatrician

  • Fostered relationships with patients on Houston’s eastside

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
2014-present Founder, President & CEO–Pediatric  Solutions, LLC

Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Shampoo & Body Washes

  • Successfully deployed an OTC line of shampoo for Seborrheic Dermatitis and Dandruff for children of all ages—January 2018
  • Satisfied the needs of kids with Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) with a low pH, hypoallergenic fragrance-free line—June 2018
  • Well received booth at the “56th Annual Teaching Conference Pediatrics for the Practitioner” a pediatrician conference in June 2019 in San Antonio to market Happy Cappy
  • Continued to spread the good word in Corpus Christi in July 2019 at the  “26th annual Pediatric Conference, sponsored by Driscoll Health System”
  • Dominated Booth #145 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference in New Orleans in October 2019!
  • Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash boasts a 4.6 rating on Amazon with over 37o reviews
  • Debuted at all 120 buy buy BABY stores nationwide in September 2019, and buybuyBABY.com in December 2019
  • Launched in 1,200 Walgreens nationwide in March 2019
  • Walgreens.com & Walmart.com also feature both products

RESIDENCY TRAINING
6/2008-6/2010 Pediatric Resident 

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

6/2007-6/2008 Pediatric Internship

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

EDUCATION
8/2003-6/2007 Doctor of Medicine

  • UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX

8/1998-8/2002 Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Minor in Spanish

  • The University of Texas at Austin

6/2001-8/2001 Anthropology and Spanish Courses

  • Council Study Center at the University of Alicante, Spain

LICENSURE
11/2009-present Texas Medical Board

  • Physician Full Permit License

2010-present The Medical Board of California

  • Physician and Surgeon—Retired

5/2009-8/2010 The Medical Board of California

  • Physician and Surgeon

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
1/2019-12/2019 Harris County Medical Society—Western Branch: President

  • Serve all specialties in medicine by hosting 3 educational events per calendar year in the Western part of Houston
    Attend monthly Executive Board meetings to discuss the needs of the western Houston medical community
  • Learning about the utilization of higher level organized medicine (HCMS/TMA) to serve all of Houston’s needs in the past and present

1/2018-1/2019 Harris County Medical Society—Western Branch: President Elect

1/2017-1/2018 Harris County Medical Society—Western Branch: Vice President

1/2016-1/2017 Harris County Medical Society—Western Branch: Secretary & Treasurer

6/2014-6/2015 Houston Pediatric Society, Executive Committee Member: Executive Advisor

6/2013-6/2014 Houston Pediatric Society, Executive Committee Member: President

  • HPS represents over 200 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists in the greater Houston area, who are continuously seeking educational opportunities, and seeking to promote the health and well-being of children in our area.
  • HPS is administered by the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) and have been around since 1932. Funding comes from yearly dues, through the generosity of medical vendors and pharmaceutical companies.
  • During my tenure I worked with a large local Children’s Hospital to permanently fund 2-3 meetings per year. During an academic year we have 9-10 meetings with 60-75 attendees per meeting and one of my primary goals as President was to boost membership among recent graduates of residency programs.

6/2012-6/2013 Houston Pediatric Society, Executive Committee Member: Treasurer

1/2011-1/2012 Harris County Medical Society—Western Branch: Young Physician Ambassador

9/2011-6/2012 Houston Pediatric Society, Executive Committee Member: Secretary

8/2010-9/2011 Houston Pediatric Society: Member

8/2010-present Texas Medical Association: Member

8/2010-present Harris County Medical Society—Western Branch: Member

10/2010-present American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow

7/2007-10/2010 American Academy of Pediatrics: Member

7/2007-7/2010 Physicians for Social Responsibility—Los Angeles Chapter: Member

HONORS & AWARDS

2019 Houstonia Magazine—Top Doctor
2018 Houstonia Magazine—Top Doctor
2017 H-Texas Magazine—Top Doctor
2016 H-Texas Magazine—Top Doctor
2015 H-Texas Magazine—Top Doctor
2015 Houstonia Magazine—Top Doctor
2014 H-Texas Magazine—Top Doctor
2014 Houstonia Magazine—Top Doctor
2013 H-Texas Magazine—Top Doctor
2013 Houstonia Magazine—Top Doctor
1/2008 Grand Rounds: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS (Residency)

3/2010 Use of Supplemental Vitamin D Among Breastfed Infants for Prolonged Periods
Journal Club: CHLA
Results suggest that vitamin D use is strongly linked to physician recommendations. Efforts to increase physician acceptance of Vitamin D recommendations should lead to more use in infants and increase compliance with AAP guidelines. There is a strong belief, however, by parents that breast milk has all needed nutrition

1/2010 RashesGeneral Pediatrics Clinic: CHLA
Provided residents with vocabulary to describe skin lesion. Provided an interactive forum to gain further understanding of phytophotodermatitis and other contact allergens, seborrheic dermatitis, tinea capitis, atopic dermatitis, acanthosis nigricans, “sweaty sock syndrome”, pityriasis alba, vitiligo, nevus achromicus, incontinentia pigmenti and many other rashes.

1/2010 13 year old with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia—Case Conference: CHLA
Beginning with a differential diagnosis of back pain, educated residents and attendings about malignancies in children who initially present with rheumatic complaints. Using photos, and a case presentation, I helped illustrate improvements in survival in patients with ALL, etiology, clinical manifestations, risk stratification, prognosis, treatment options and duration, attendant side effects including tumor lysis syndrome, and potential for relapse in ALL.

6/2009 Eye DisordersGeneral Pediatrics Clinic: CHLA
Provided residents with broad overview of age appropriate screening for visual acuity, discussed refractive errors, amblyopia, tropias, and depicted images of diseases affecting the orbit, conjunctiva, cornea, iris, optic nerve, eyelid and trauma

1/2009 11 Year Old With HemoptysisCase Conference: CHLA
Engaged audience of residents and attendings on the etiology, pathophysiology and provided a differential diagnosis for hemoptysis. Provided illustrative photos while discussing rheumatologic themes such as: P-ANCA, C-ANCA, microscopic polyangitis, Wegener’s granulomatosis, Churg-Strauss, Goodpasture Syndrome, Osler-Weber Rendu, SLE, Behcet syndrome and HSP

12/2008 Testicular TumorsAdolescent Noon Conference: CHLA
Dedicated in memory of a beloved friend, presented all aspects of testicular tumors: anatomy, epidemiology, clinical aspects, management, prognosis, and prevention

12/2008 Beyond the Pus: Chlamydial and Gonococcal Infections—Adolescent Noon Conference: CHLA
Utilized an interesting presentation of reactive arthritis—circinate balanitis, to discuss chlamydial infections and the disease formerly known as Reiter’s Disease, as well as gonococcal infections and gonococcal arthritis

7/2008 Protein Losing EnteropathyGI Noon Conference: CHLA
Presented an overview of PLE by discussing several articles illustrating its development after a Fontan operation, and possible treatment modalities

5/2008 Infants of Diabetic MothersNICU Presentation: LAC-USC
Discussed importance of insulin, and how it led to a reduction in mortality, features of infants of diabetic mothers and pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, treatment for mothers and recognition and treatment of hypoglycemia

2/2008 Early Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Acceptance—Noon Conference: CHLA
Discussed an article in Pediatrics focusing on repeatedly offering foods to infants and their eventual acceptance

1/2008 A Potpourri of Visual DiagnosesGRAND ROUNDS: CHLA
Educated faculty, community physicians, hospital staff, and residents using a vivid photo gallery displaying, herpes zoster, nevus achromicus, incontinentia pigmenti, hypomelanosis of Ito, phytophotodermatitis, hand-foot-mouth disease, cutaneous larva migrans, epidermal nevi and epidermal nevus syndrome

PUBLICATIONS
8/2018 Valenzuela Eduard. “The Best Ways to Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis.” The Doctor Weighs In, August 7, 2018, https://thedoctorweighsin.com/seborrheic-dermatitis-dandruff/

7/2010 Valenzuela E, Hartman R, Adler R. Patient Photo Quiz—Toilet Seat Dermatitis. California Pediatrician. Summer 2010: 37 & 39

ADDITIONAL HONORS & AWARDS
3/2007 UTSW Senior Film, Writing Committee & Actor
2/2004 UTSW Pre-Med Conference, Panelist
2004 UTSW’s Multicultural Show, Salsa Dancer
2004 Multicultural Week Food Committee, Food Donations
5/2004 Attended 5th annual Dr. Hector P. Garcia Leadership Development Seminar at Duke University School of Medicine
4/2004 Attended AMPAC’s (American Medical Association Political Action Committee) Campaign School in Washington D.C.
2003 HIV/AIDS awareness lectures to High School Students
12/2001 University of Texas Honors
6/2001 Council International Study Program Scholarship
5/2001 University of Texas Honors
5/2000 University of Texas Dean’s List
5/2000 Golden Key Honor Society Member
5/2000 University of Texas Honors
8/1999 University of Texas Honors
8/1999-5/2002 Alpha Phi Sigma Member

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