About Us

We’ve been providing healthcare to infants, children and adolescents in South Orange County since 1977.

Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates, Inc. (SOCPA) is a private pediatric group made up of thirteen pediatricians and four nurse practitioners, providing healthcare to infants, children and adolescents in South Orange County since 1977.

Quality Healthcare to Pediatric Patients

SOCPA is dedicated to the delivery of quality healthcare to pediatric patients in Southern Orange County and is committed to providing care consistent with the needs of the patient, community and healthcare environment.

We appreciate your selection of our office for the healthcare needs of your child. We strive to provide the very best care for your family. Our practice consists of four pediatric offices located in Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch and in the Talega community of San Clemente.

SOCPA utilizes efficient and secure electronic medical records. This allows your child’s chart to be accessed from all of our SOCPA locations.

SOCPA physicians do newborn rounding at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, and Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo. Our physicians have admitting privileges at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital and CHOC Children’s in Orange.


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After-hours care is available in our Ladera Ranch office Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays. Please visit our After-Hours Care page for more details.


(949) 770-4242


When scheduling an appointment for a same-day sick visit, please contact your office of choice:

Ladera Ranch
(949) 388-1798

Lake Forest
(949) 770-0513

Rancho Santa Margarita
(949) 858-1100

San Clemente
(949) 429-7700

If I could give 7 stars, I would! Every doctor is wonderful, Lisa, the nurse practitioner is fantastic as well as the girls up front! Both our kids have gone here since birth and we are beyond pleased! My kids had some complex medical issues and had been misdiagnosed. The doctors here diagnosed correctly and after short treatment and food changes, we have very healthy kids!

Danielle V., Anaheim, CA

Love taking my son to Dr. CHU. He has seen my son since he was born, I can’t say enough good things about him. He is really smart, he listens to everything and anything you want to address and he is very thorough. I would also like to mention all of the nurses and nurse practitioners are really good. The facility is always very clean. Another thing- they have really helped me squeeze my son in for an emergency appointment….5 stars!!!

Lydia M., Irvine, CA

Both of my children go here and I couldn’t be happier with them! From the great office staff that makes every visit simple and fast to the incredible nurses that always make my children ages 5 months and 4 yrs feel like family,

Marcus G., Anaheim, CA