Pediatrics

From routine check-ups to pediatric critical care, Providence Health & Services, Southern California, offers a wide range of specialized healthcare services for children in comfortable, family-friendly settings. 

Services include pediatric well-child visits with our affiliated pediatricians and family practice physicians, hospitalization at Providence Tarzana Medical Center in the San Fernando Valley and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in the South Bay and education for parents with children coping with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, allergies and gastrointestinal issues. Providence Tarzana also provides a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for critically ill children and a dedicated ambulance to transport children from other hospitals or doctors’ offices to our specialists.

Physician care

Providence Medical Institute and Facey Medical Foundation physicians work closely with parents or other caregivers, ensuring age-appropriate care for their children, explaining diagnoses, answering questions and modifying treatment when necessary to accommodate parents’ preferences. 

Our pediatricians are specially trained to care for children from birth to adolescence. They keep abreast of medical advances and deliver the best leading-edge pediatric care.

Many pediatricians will have additional areas of focus such as; nutritional counseling, Integrative and Holistic medicine, mental health, issues associated with the onset of puberty, weight management and diabetes, behavioral issues and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Treating a child is not the same as treating an adult. Each age and stage of development requires specialized care. From routine check-ups, immunizations and minor illnesses to injuries, genetic defects and developmental disorders, our pediatricians focus on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of their young patients.

To better accommodate working parents, several pediatric offices offer extended hours including early mornings and some Saturdays. Flexible practice hours allow the team members to bring the best healthcare services to their patients, with ease of access and prompt courteous services. Responsiveness to patients’ concerns is the primary goal.

Hospitalization

Providence medical centers in Burbank, Mission Hills, Tarzana, San Pedro and Torrance are Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics, a certification of the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical System. Paramedics are aware of this, and in emergencies will bypass other hospitals to get your child to an EDAP hospital. EDAP-certified hospitals have pediatric experts and medical equipment appropriate for young patients.

If you child must be admitted to the hospital, Providence has experts in each of our service areas. At Providence Tarzana in the San Fernando Valley, our 18-bed California Children's Services (CCS)-certified pediatric unit and seven-bed Mozilo Family Foundation Pediatric Intensive Care Unit offer highly specialized care for pediatric patients. Providence Tarzana is one of a few hospitals in the Valley equipped to handle pediatric surgery, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric urology and other pediatric subspecialties, as well as a full complement of inpatient and outpatient pediatric surgeries, and a comprehensive neonatal intensive care unit. In addition to a wide range of inpatient services, our diabetes program reaches into our communities to address the growing concern of increasing numbers of youth affected by diabetes. 

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, serving the South Bay communities, also has a highly trained, caring pediatric department committed to providing the highest level of quality care for children and adolescents. The unit contains age-appropriate medical equipment and staffing by nurses and medical personnel specially trained to meet the needs of children. 

We understand that any hospitalization is stressful for the family - but even more when a child is hospitalized. Our staff will do its best to ensure your child's comfort and safety as well as provide support for your family. 

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