Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life. Nothing is more rewarding than the privilege of caring for this new life and providing an environment in which both you and your child will thrive and develop. Choosing the pediatrician that can best care for your child is an important decision. At SOCPA we share your joy and enthusiasm and look forward to the opportunity in partnering with you on the exciting journey of raising a child.
What is a Pediatrician?
A pediatrician is a physician whose specific specialty is caring for children from birth to 18 years of age. Pediatricians address acute and chronic illnesses, learning disabilities, behavioral issues and the growth and development of children. Our goal is to help ensure that children grow into mentally and physical healthy, productive and happy adults.
Please feel free to call our office if you have additional questions about us. Or, if you prefer, call today to schedule a prenatal, “get acquainted” meeting.
When your baby is born at an affiliated hospital, simply tell your obstetrician and the hospital staff that you have chosen SOCPA as your child’s pediatrician. Our office will be notified of your baby’s birth by the hospital staff. Upon discharge, please contact our office about scheduling your baby’s first visit to our office.
After you have selected one of our doctors as your Pediatrician, and you are admitted into the hospital for delivery, please let the hospital staff know your pediatrician is with SOCPA, Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates. One of our rounding physicians will come and see you while you are in the hospital and provide you with further instructions on when to schedule your first appointment. Please print out and complete the new patient forms and bring them and your insurance card, along with any paperwork given to you at the hospital, to your first visit.
- Visit our Provider section to learn more about our doctors.
- Explore our Health Topics section for some great tips on child care.
- View new patient paperwork.
We look forward to meeting you and watching your child grow.
Again, Congratulations! Enjoy this exciting time.