Why Choose Coastal Kids for Your Children’s Pediatrician?

Take a look at our new patient checklist and get to know our practice’s philosophy on health, medicine, and our patients.


We work hard to provide comprehensive medical care and serve as your medical care home. To that end, we request that you contact our office FIRST before seeking specialty care, or heading to Urgent Care.

We make every effort to meet the needs of our patients; we guarantee same-day sick appointments within one of our 5 clinics. Weekend hours are available for same-day sick appointments only, and are offered in our Newport Beach location.

We have providers on-call 24/7/365. Their contact information is available by calling our main number. We request that unless it is a true medical emergency requiring 911, that you will contact the on-call provider to discuss recommendations prior to heading to the Emergency Department or Urgent Care. We often arrange to see patients in our office on Saturday and/or Sunday in the morning for those who should not wait to be seen until Monday.


Our vaccine policy follows the schedule outlined by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We work closely with our families to provide a safe and effective vaccine policy. Check out our Immunization Schedule.

It is of the utmost importance to us, to not overuse antibiotics. We educate families on the appropriate use of antibiotics, but follow evidence-based guidelines and don’t automatically treat slight ear pain or a stuffy nose with antibiotics. We do not routinely call in antibiotics over the phone as we do not believe that is good practice. When we believe antibiotics are an appropriate treatment, we will be happy to prescribe them and answer any questions you may have.

Our practice prides itself on efficiency through the use of technology. We are currently working on implementing a patient portal for added convenience.

As your child’s care home, we request that you contact our office to discuss care plans before scheduling an appointment with a specialist. We want to be involved in either providing the care in our office where appropriate, or referring you to the most appropriate specialist and helping coordinate your care. Whenever you do see a specialist, we ask that you request a report be sent directly to our office so we can coordinate all of your care.

Our Patients

Please make sure we take your specific insurance plan. If you have any questions, call our office and/or check with your specific insurance company.

It is up to you to understand how your insurance works, including deductibles and coinsurance, as well as providing up-to-date insurance information at every visit. Although we may not be able to answer all insurance inquiries, you may contact our office if you have specific questions.

We do not have walk-in hours. Please call our office to make an appointment and tell the nursing staff all of your concerns so that they can plan for the appropriate length of time.

Our practice makes every effort to run on time with appointments, as we believe everyone’s time is equally valuable. We ask that you make every effort to present to the office at your scheduled appointment time and call us if you are running behind. We reserve the right to ask you to reschedule if you have missed your scheduled appointment time.