Reviews & Testimonials

As Orange County’s premier pediatric group, we’ve built our reputation on delivering unparalleled care, with a team of passionate pediatricians serving children of all ages – from newborns to adolescents and beyond.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Take a look at some of our stellar reviews and patient testimonials, and see for yourself.




We’ve been at Coastal Kids now for almost four years. Dr. Liz Dyer is the perfect doctor. She knows my children individually and personally. She always takes the time to listen to and answer my questions. She’s kind, educated, and professional. I recommend her to all of my family and friends whole-heartedly. I consider her a huge blessing in my life, particularly while I was a new mom just trying to figure everything out. Few things are scarier than having a sick child and she has always been a rock of support in those moments. Dr. Dyer has come to the hospital with the births of both of my girls and made me feel so loved.


We have been taking our baby to the Ladera Ranch office since she was 3 days old. This is one of the best pediatric doctors’ offices we’ve ever been to. It is impeccably clean and organized, (and the decor is SO fun and cute, the kids will love it!) the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and we absolutely love our baby’s doctor, Kristina Nylander. She is so sweet and gentle with our baby, listens to us and gives us advice and makes us feel confident. We have seen a few other doctors here and it was the same experience with them too.


Dr. Abelowitz is truly an amazing doctor and thought-leader in pediatrics! I interviewed many pediatricians before deciding on Coastal Kids and no one impressed me more than Dr. Abelowitz. I believe he is the smartest, most compassionate doctor in all of Orange County and he always gives you plenty of time and never makes me feel rushed. Dr. Abelowitz has also referred us to many other specialists and all of his recommendations have been top notch. He truly cares about all of his patients and goes above and beyond for everyone!  He has built this incredible, innovative, top of the line pediatric medical group with multiple locations throughout Orange County. In addition to this Newport Beach location, I have visited the Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Irvine and Laguna Woods locations and all have been excellent to the same high standard! The best thing is that if your primary pediatrician isn’t available you can see another pediatrician or PA that is just as good . We really are also fond of his nurse Michelle, Dr. Laura Gordon, Dr. Elizabeth O’Connell and the pediatric nurse practitioner Lesli Juncaj.


Coastal Kids goes out of their way to make you feel part of the family rather than just another patient. The staff and physicians take the time to genuinely remember your name and who you are while engaging in conversations that prove that they actually care. The brand new facility is modern, bright, efficient and always clean which instills confidence and makes every visit a positive experience! My wife and I wish we had “Coastal Kids” when we were growing up! You have changed the “going to the doctor” experience forever and for that we are forever grateful!


We are so blessed to have found Coastal Kids. Since moving from LV we have been trying to find the right fit for our family. I happened to google ‘pediatricians in Ladera’ and decided I would choose from the most helpful staff. After calling I think everyone, Coastal Kids was the last office and let me tell you they were amazing. My family was greeted warmly and with enthusiasm. Clearly, they were busy but not once did we ever feel like they didn’t have time for us. They even entertained my crazy kids which is huge…this office rocks it!!


Thank you all, everyone involved, for the wonderful care you have shown our children since our arrival. Particularly during our child’s rough first moments out of the hospital. We appreciate all you do.

C & J

Dear Dr. Abelowitz – We would like to express sincere gratitude for your wonderful care, concern and high level of professional expertise for our twins. You are so kind and thoughtful and we feel very blessed to have you as our twins’ pediatrician. Thank you so much.

The V Family

Lesli – We just wanted to say thank you so much for helping our son, Hayden, last week. We brought Hayden in with an elbow injury and you were so amazing with how quickly you took care of the injury, as well as how reassuring and comforting you were towards us as parents. The follow-up call was also incredibly sweet and very much appreciated. Thank you so much for all of your help.

S & L

These are some of the BEST pediatricians in Orange County. I have seen most of the doctors in the office and have always been pleased with the care I have received. The practice also offers a Lactation Consultant, Danielle Gauss, who sees patients in the office and also does house calls. Let me just say this, she changed mine and my newborn’s life. She is sooooo great at what she does. Danielle is EXTREMELY knowledgeable, ALWAYS available, even when you don’t have a scheduled appointment with her, and SUPER friendly. I would have given up on breastfeeding had it not been for her! She makes Coastal Kids that much more of an amazing practice!


We have been taking our son to Dr. Amy Cox for over 2 years and now also our 4-month old daughter. She always takes the time to answer all of our questions and if I ever call in to the nurse line I always get a call back within an hour or two. The front desk staff are great as well. Their office is very clean and my son never complains about going to the doctor! Would highly recommend Coastal Kids and all their doctors.


Thank you so much for your love, support and professionalism, in the bris and general care of our son. We appreciate it very much.z


Dr. Abelowitz is awesome! Was referred to Coastal Kids by a friend of ours and glad we made the right choice by having him as our son’s pediatrician. Very thorough and very professional, not to mention he knows his patients. This isn’t a place where you feel like a number, Dr. Abelowitz remembers his patients.The reception area is done nicely with a sick waiting and a well waiting area. No problems whatsoever with billing and any questions my wife and I had were answered diligently.


I have known Dr. Abelowitz for 10 years now…he never rushes you, answers all questions and is extremely thorough. He will take all the time you require to feel fully satisfied all concerns are addressed and questions answered. I also like that they have both late and weekend hours as well as a full staff of board certified pediatricians there every day. He also has privileges at Hoag as well as CHOC and follows all the American Academy of Pediatric Recommendations in terms of immunization schedules, etc. His staff has been helpful and responsive any time I need prescriptions or forms for school etc. I have been very pleased with both of my girls’ care there.