If your child receives care at Montage Health's Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, their care team may include a pediatrician. Rely on our pediatric experts for high-quality, kid-friendly care, so you and your child have an experience that's as positive as possible during your hospital visit.

What’s a pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the unique health needs that babies, kids, and teens have as they grow up. Pediatricians can:

  • Perform physical exams
  • Provide immunizations to protect your child from serious, preventable diseases
  • Diagnose and treat acute (short-term) health concerns, including infections and minor injuries
  • Detect and help manage chronic (long-term) conditions, such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and more
  • Order laboratory tests and imaging scans when needed
  • Make referrals to other specialists and help you navigate the healthcare system

Specialty care

Community Hospital’s medical staff includes physicians with special training to care for pediatric patients, as well as many doctors who treat both adults and children.

Types of pediatric specialists

If your child visits Community Hospital, they may get care from:

  • Pediatric emergency medicine physicians – Treat serious injuries or illnesses in the Emergency department
  • Child and adolescent psychiatrists – Diagnose and treat conditions that affect thinking, emotions, and behavior

Pediatric surgical care

Read what to expect if your child needs a planned surgical procedure and tips to prepare.

Special programs for kids and families

Montage Health offers resources and wellness services that support the safety and well-being of young people on the Monterey Peninsula.

Kids Eat Right

Kids Eat Right is a free program that provides science-based education about nutrition and exercise to local children and families. You may request a visit from our team or see us in action at your child’s school.

Ohana mental and behavioral healthcare

Learn more about Ohana, an innovative program that offers comprehensive mental and behavioral services to youth and their families. Ohana’s team of pediatric psychiatrists, therapists, and other professionals focus on:

  • Diagnosing and treating common psychiatric conditions in kids and teens
  • Improving youth well-being in our community and beyond
  • Providing support and education to families

Find a pediatrician

Browse our list of pediatricians to select the right doctor for your child.

Get the right care at the right time

Contact your child’s pediatrician if you have a health-related question or concern. If your pediatrician’s office is closed or your child needs medical attention right away, view all the types of care we offer — from convenient urgent care and virtual visits to fast emergency services.

Communicate with your child’s care team

If your child is a current patient, you may: