Why choose us?

Our practice highlights and philosophies 

It is crucial when choosing a pediatric practice for your children that you have given serious consideration to the fit between the practice philosophies and your own. Excellent care happens when the physicians and office staff are aligned with your family priorities regarding medical care. Only then can shared decision-making be based on mutual respect.

We would like to share our highlights and philosophies with you.  We look forward to meeting you and forming a mutually rewarding relationship.

Highlights PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY  

holistic approach

We pride in our holistic approach to treating patients.  We see the patient as a "whole" where we look at the physical, mental, emotional and social aspects of their care, in a culturally sensitive manner. 

We practice evidence based medicine and are very consciouness about not overprescribing antibiotics or medications.   We are all seasoned pediatricians with decades of experience that allows us to distinguish normal from abnormal.  

We emphasize education and prevention when ever possible.  And we are respectful of complementary medicine if evidence based.  

 

Team based patient-centered comprehensive medical care

Everyone at Magnolia, including the front desk receptionist, medical assistants, nurses and physicians work as a team to provide comprehensive medical care from the first day your child is born to when he/she enters young adulthood.  Our trained staff are here to assist you with appointments, referrals to specialists and community resources, medication refills, and to help you and your child feel supported and at ease.

We believe that excellent care is provided when there is a partnership between physicians, patients and their families and that decisions around medical care should consider patients'/families' wants, needs and preferences.  We make sure to provide the education and support to allow patients and families to make informed decisions and participate in their own care.  

To help us maintain this level of care we ask that you contact our office first before seeking specialty care, or heading to another provider for urgent care. We want to be involved in either providing care in our office where appropriate, or referring you to the most appropriate specialist and helping to coordinate your care.

Whenever you do see a specialist, we ask that you request a report be sent directly to our office so we may stay informed and have the most up-to-date information in your medical record.

 

excellent accessability

We are available to our patients.     We offer well visits, sick visits as well as same day appointments when necessary.  

We have a nurse on the phones for advice during and after regular office hours.   We have a patient portal as well so that there are many ways of communicating your needs with our office.  

We do share call with another group of excellent pediatricians so that there is a physician on call 24/7/365.   After regular office hours, we have an anserwing service that can connect you to the triage nurse or the on call physician depending on the urgency of the medical concern.   

 

vaccine policy

Our vaccine policy follows the schedule outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). 

 

technology

Our practice prides itself on efficiency through use of technology.  We encouarge our patients and families to consult our website, register for and use our patient portal, and effectively use automated reminders for appointments.  

 

After Hours

We partner with our local after hours clinic if there are urgent medical issues that occur after our regular business hours.  We are in close communication with the after hours clinic and so there is continuity of care.  

You may wish to check the "Is Your Child Sick?" section of our website for helpful information before using this service. Read more about After Hours Care.

 

Insurance

We accept most major insurance plans.  We always recommend that you check with your insurance company directly to make sure that we are in network with your particular plan.

Our billing staff will do their best to assist you with insurance questions; however, If you have questions about your coverage, it is best check with your specific insurance company.  

Please read our financial policy for more information regarding insurance.

 
 

655 Redwood Highway Suite 216
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Main: 415-380-8700 | Fax: 415-380-8701

Office Hours: Monday-Friday • 9AM TO 5PM

 
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