The Pediatrics Department in Sacramento is dedicated to providing quality medical care and service to children and teens from birth to 18 years of age. Our pediatric staff is highly trained and experienced in pediatric and adolescent medicine. We look forward to seeing you in our offices. Take some time to check out our website - we have lots of valuable children’s health information available.
We encourage all families to establish their children with a personal physician. Your children will normally see this physician for most appointments. If your child has an urgent problem when the personal physician is unavailable, then one of his/her partners will always be available. The following are tips to help you with the process of selecting a doctor for your children:
- Ask friends and neighbors about their experiences with different pediatricians.
- If you are not happy with the first physician that your child sees, ask for a different one the next time your child needs an appointment. Feel free to change personal physicians. However, you will find that both parent and child feel more comfortable when most visits are with the same doctor.
- Schedule well child appointments and physical exams well in advance (2-3 months) so that you may see your own pediatrician.
- If you have no specific requests, our nurses or appointment clerks will be happy to make a recommendation. However, you are not "assigned" to a physician, and you may change to another if desired.
- Occasionally, a particular physician may be closed to new patients if his/her practice is too large to provide personal care to any additional patients.
To see which physicians are taking new patients and to choose one as your child's personal physician, click here
We also have pediatric specialist at our Morse Avenue facility, both in the hospital and in the outpatient offices. These consist of cardiology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, child development, neurology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, and neonatology and our hospital based pediatricians who take care of children hospitalized at the Morse Avenue Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento.
Patients are seen by appointment only. If you have a life threatening emergency, you should call 911 for assistance. If you have an urgent condition, contact us at (916) 614-4060. We will assist you in determining if your child should be seen in the pediatric clinic or the Emergency Room. To schedule an appointment, to speak to an advice nurse, or to send a message to your pediatrician, please call (916) 614-4060.
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