Kids & Teens Medical Group
Pediatrics located in Pasadena, West Hills, Agoura Hills, San Fernando, Northridge, Arcadia,
La Canada Flintridge, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys & Whittier, CA
Well Child Exam
After Hours Care
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Janesri De Silva, MD, FAAP
Aimee Le, MD, FAAP
Grace Dasovich, MD, FAAP
Dinesh Ghiya, MD, FAAP
Carole Macaulay, MD, FAAP
Gaya Selvakkumaran, MD, FAAP
Victoria Millet, MD, FAAP
Hilma Benjamin, MD, FAAP
Barbara Rodriguez, MD, FAAP
Mark Snyder, MD, FAAP
Martin Fineberg, MD, FAAP
Marianne Woods, MD, FAAP
Padma Bala, MD, FAAP
Ashlie Tam, MD, FAAP
Susan Proum, MD, FAAP
Faiza Iram, MD, FAAP
Peter Jackson, MD, FAAP
Dafna Ahdoot, MD, FAAP
Margaret Zdarzyl, MD, FAAP
Priya Harder, MD, FAAP
Beth Melin-Perel, MD, FAAP
Lourdes Mosqueda, MD, FAAP
Marek Zdarzyl, MD, FAAP
Amy Wagner, MD, FAAP
Elder Ayala, PA-C
Jose Vargas, PA
Cze-ja Tam, PNP
Divya Sanghvi, PNP
Adam Zisman, DO, FAAP
Kelvin Duong, PNP
Rohina Furmuly, PA-C
Esther Park, MD, FAAP
TuTran Dang, PA-C
Vatche Kaprielian, PA-C
La Canada Flintridge
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Welcome to Our Blog
What's a Well-Child Exam?
Aug 06, 2021
You know you should take your child to the pediatrician when they’re sick or injured. But should you take them when they feel fine? Yes! A well-child exam ensures that problems are caught early and that your child stays healthy over the long term.
American Academy of Pediatrics Offers Tips on Talking with Children about Climate Change
Apr 22, 2021
Children may have questions about the changing climate. Many are hearing about or experiencing climate-change-fueled disasters such as wildfires and severe storms.
Updated Guidance by AAP on Summer Camp Safety for Children
Mar 28, 2021
With summer approaching, summer camp or day camp may offer a welcome opportunity for many children to engage in outdoor sports, to play with friends, and to take part in creative activities that have been on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heavy Metals in Baby Food
Mar 16, 2021
Recent news about heavy metals found in baby food can leave parents with a lot of questions. Here’s some information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about the risk of toxic metal exposure to children, and how to help minimize it.
Mental and Behavioral Health in Children: A Crisis Made Worse by the Pandemic – AAP
Feb 25, 2021
CHA and the AAP ask lawmakers and the administration to provide more funds to existing programs under SAMHSA and HRSA that support pediatric mental and behavioral health, including the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program...
Winter Safety Tips: Puffy Coats Should Not Be Worn in Car Seats
Jan 22, 2021
Puffy winter coats and snowsuits are great for sled rides and outdoor play, but they can be unsafe when worn by children strapped into a car seat. States the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Do these 7 things if you want to raise kids with flexible, resilient brains
Dec 14, 2020
Harvard psychologist advise to parents: Do these 7 things if you want to raise kids with flexible, resilient brains. A child’s brain is not a miniature adult brain.
American Academy of Pediatrics Raises Concern about Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity
Dec 09, 2020
New guidance from AAP offers recommendations to pediatricians to counsel families The COVID-19 pandemic has focused attention on the epidemic of childhood obesity because of the increased risk of children and adolescents with obesity for severe COVID-19...
Thanksgiving During COVID-19: Keep Safety on the Table
Nov 26, 2020
For many families, Thanksgiving is about coming together to enjoy a meal with relatives and friends. But as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, dinner parties and other social get-togethers are risky this holiday season.
2020-21 Recommendations on Preventing Influenza
Nov 02, 2020
Pediatricians advise that children get their influenza vaccine as soon as possible. As researchers race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, there is already a safe, effective way to protect children from another common and unpredictable infection...
Tips for a Safe Halloween During Pandemic
Oct 21, 2020
American Academy of Pediatrics Offers Tips for a Safe Halloween During Pandemic Choosing costumes, decorating pumpkins, and receiving special treats brings joy to many children at Halloween.
Updates Guidance on Kids Returning to Sports Activities
Oct 14, 2020
Pediatricians advise when athletes should return to sports if they have shown signs of illness or have tested positive for COVID-19 The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidance for children and teens who participate in sports activities...
American Academy of Pediatrics
Oct 01, 2020
ITASCA, IL — In a letter to federal health officials this week, the American Academy of Pediatrics urged transparency, scientific rigor, and the inclusion of children in trials for a safe and effective vaccine against the COVID-19 virus.
Early Intervention for Deaf Children Protects From Later Academic Struggles – Study Suggests
Sep 28, 2020
Hearing loss influences all aspects of a child’s language acquisition and when left undetected can delay a child’s speech, language, social, and emotional development. A study, “Kindergarten Readiness in Children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing...
How Families Can Safely Make Outdoor Play a Priority this Summer
Jun 29, 2020
Families urged to consider barriers like fencing, door locks, and alarms to keep children from pools when they are not supposed to be swimming If you are installing a new pool this year to entertain the kids during COVID-19...
Unsecured real Guns pose a Danger to Children During COVID-19 Outbreak – says AAP
Jun 20, 2020
As children stay close to home during the pandemic, parents should make sure their guns are secured in a gun safe or with gun locks to prevent injury. This summer many children will be staying closer to home due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters
Jun 04, 2020
Most people who get COVID-19 recover from it Most people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms and can recover thanks to supportive care. If you have a cough, fever and difficulty breathing seek medical care early – call your health facility...
Coronavirus death toll passes 1,000 in US
Mar 26, 2020
The United States has registered more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as the country confirmed more than 69,000 cases. The US Senate passed a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses, and the healthcare system.
Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the world
Mar 26, 2020
By Wednesday, the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States had grown to at least 65,000 cases in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. There are outbreak clusters in New York, Washington State and California, according to...
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