We love kids! It really does just come down to that. So we want the kids and parents who come here to feel secure and comfortable and to have the best possible experience. Our goal is to promote the health, development, and growth of children from birth through age 18 years, and to help you with your children any way we can.
We accept most PPO insurance. We are also are members of Physicians Medical Group and accept HMO insurance.
*Note we don't have a receptionist on Saturdays and appointments are made by prearrangement.
3065 Porter St,
Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 831.462.KIDZ (5439)
Insurance billing: 831.462.3429
Directions to our Office:
We are located about 1 block from Soquel Village in the PaperMill Plaza on Porter St. We’re across from Porter Library and La Cabana Tacqueria. (Porter St extends out in the opposite direction from Bay Ave going towards Soquel High School and eventually becomes Old San Jose Rd. )
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Thank You for Choosing Us
We appreciate the faith and confidence our families have in us, and we feel honored that you have selected us to provide pediatric care for your children. We are always interested in improving our services to you, so please feel free to let us know how we’re doing at any time. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
There was a recent outbreak of serious infection traced to a San Jose restaurant. Several cases have now been confirmed in Santa Cruz County. here.
Gov Jerry Brown has signed SB277 into law. This law mandates all California children must receive all recommended immunizations. Only kids with documented, serious medical contraindications are exempt. Read about this here.
Flu season is coming. This is the best time to get your family vaccinated. Flu immunization is especially important for infants, toddlers (and those who care for them), and kids with diabetes, asthma, or other chronic medical problems. Kids 6 months and up may be vaccinated.
We were notified in June by CCAH (Central Coast Alliance for Health) that we earned the highest score in the county in their annual audit for pediatric practices. We were also notified by Physicians Medical Group that our families had the lowest ER usage rates of any pediatric practice. Thank you to our office staff, and to the parents who do such a great job keeping their kids healthy and out of the emergency room and hospital.
There is now an after-hours nurse advice line for CCAH families. Their phone # is
A recent study found that oro-pharyngeal (mouth & throat) cancers due to HPV are increasing in the U.S. This shouldn’t be surprising given the changing sexual attitudes and practices over the last few decades (you know what I’m talking about). The majority of these cancers are preventable with the HPV vaccine. Also, the HPV vaccine has been updated and protects against even more strains of the virus.
Studies consistently show that parents often under-dose or overdose their kids’ liquid medications, especially when using a teaspoon or tablespoon from the kitchen. The dose on the bottle should be in “mL” (milliliters) and the prescription should come with a dropper or syringe to measure out the correct amount. If you didn’t get something to measure out the exact dose, ask at the pharmacy for one. Prescriptions from this office will now reflect this change.
A recent study suggests that the use of antibiotics in the first few years of life may affect a child’s growth, especially weight, more so in boys. Kids were measured at age 2 years and had a higher BMI (body mass index) if they had been treated with antibiotics. How many rounds of treatment produce this effect and whether this effect continues over time isn’t known. This shouldn’t be surprising since antibiotics have been used to stimulate growth in farm animals for many years. This is another argument for avoiding antibiotics whenever possible. It’s also an argument for immunizing infants on schedule since this helps prevent many of the infections – some very serious - that required antibiotics in the past.