Most of our Pediatricians are California natives, graduates of UCLA or USC and medical schools in program on the west coast, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles.
After rigorous testing, they are all certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics. They also possess extensive clinical experience, and most importantly, are parents themselves.
WHAT IS THE GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE PRACTICE?
We comply with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics in providing enlightened and thorough care. We encourage questions and are confident to treat with medications when only absolutely indicated. We welcome all ages, from newborn to young adults. We strongly encourage nursing and believe that immunizations are essential for good health. We promote healthy dietary habits, exercise and strongly discourage television and video watching. We are forthright in our discussion of both environmental and social hazards. Finally, we take joy in the health and success of our patients.
WHAT TYPE OF PATIENTS DO YOU CARE FOR?
While the majority of our patients are seen for well visits and minor illness, we have the knowledge and expertise to care for the complete range of medical problems. Due to our close relationship with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, we frequently receive direct referrals of complex patients. We work closely with local pediatric subspecialists and those at Children's Hospital, UCLA and Cedars-Sinai.
WHAT ARE YOUR OFFICE HOURS?
Pleasant Valley Pediatrics is the only practice in Ventura County to provide evening and Saturday morning hours. Evening hours are used for both well and urgent care type visits.Saturday mornings are exclusively for ill visits.
Monday-Thursday 8:30AM -7:30PM By Appointment Only
Friday 8:30AM -5:00PM By Appointment Only
Saturday 8:30AM -12:00PM By Appointment Only
After hours, one of our physicians is available through an answering service.
WHICH HOSPITALS DO YOU USE?
Due to our local hospital not having available Obstetric Services, we gladly welcome newborns to our practice after they are discharged by your hospital's physician. Please contact us the day the baby is discharged to schedule your newborn's first appointment.
WHICH INSURANCE TYPES DO YOU ACCEPT?
We are providers for all PPO's, Tricare Prime and Standard, Blue Cross/Healthy Families, and CCS.