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. In addition, we are the only pediatric provider in the area that accepts TriCare, for families of Armed Forces members, and we feel privileged to serve them.
3065 Porter St,
Soquel, CA 95073
Phone: 831.462.KIDZ (5439)
Insurance billing: 831.462.3429
*Note we don't have a receptionist on Saturdays
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.
Many of the new families in our practice choose us after seeing us on Yelp. Thanks to those of you who gave us such positive reviews.
School has started so the usual viruses and illnesses aren’t far behind. Check out the file “What’s Going Around” under “Useful Info” on the 4th page for how to deal with this.
Whooping cough is still going around . Call us if your child has a persistent cough lasting more than 2-3 weeks.
The Santa Cruz County Fair is this week. Make sure your kids use hand sanitizer after petting any animals. Many serious infections occur every year in the U.S.from this type of exposure.
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.
Co-sleeping Risk: Over a recent 10 month period in Texas, there were 164 infant deaths. This can result from a parent rolling over during sleep, a baby being over-heated, or suffocation in soft bedding. Young infants should preferably sleep in their own crib which can be right next to your bed. For nursing newborns try placing a T-shirt or pajama top you've been wearing next to baby but away from the face; your scent on the clothing may help them sleep. Swaddling them to limit arm movement from the startle reflex often helps as well.
For school and sports physicals, don’t wait for the last minute. Call us right away to schedule.
Some pediatricians won’t accept families into their practice if the parents refuse vaccinations. Is this ethical? Read more: Read more:
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Here’s a great article about why we’re much healthier than we used to be: Click here
Check out this graphic showing vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide: Click here