Pediatrics Specialist

Mother and Child Health Center

OB-GYNs & Pediatricians located in El Monte, CA & La Puente, CA

Are you looking for the right doctor to take care of your pride and joy? Dr. Stella Kpaduwa and our team at Mother and Child Health Center offer pediatric care to your child from birth to adolescence. If you live near El Monte or La Puente, California, call Mother and Child Health Center today or request an appointment online.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics focuses on the health and medical care of your newborn infants, children, and adolescents up to the age of 18. Our compassionate team at Mother and Child Health Center helps to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases, as well as providing preventive health services. Managing the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of your children at every stage of their development, our team promotes a healthy lifestyle for your child through their childhood.

How often should your child see your pediatrician?

Our team at Mother and Child Health Center will see your child many times from birth to their second birthday. The frequency of visits typically lessens to one “well-child visit” a year after the age of 2. You should also contact our team whenever your child is sick.

What can you expect during a pediatric visit?

Our team at Mother and Child Health Center can answer your questions about your child’s growth and development. They’ll provide information about your child’s health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs.

To best care for your child, you can expect our pediatric team at Mother and Child Health Center to typically do the following during your visits:

  • Perform physical exams
  • Give your child their necessary vaccinations and update their immunization schedule
  • Check to see if your child meets milestones in growth, behavior, and skills
  • Diagnose and treat your child's illnesses, infections, or injuries

What is the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)?

The CHDP program works with medical offices throughout the state, including Mother and Child Health Center, to ensure that infants, children and teens receive appropriate health care services. The CHDP aims to prevent or detect health problems through regular, no-cost health check-ups.

Only certain children are eligible for the program. They include:

  • Youths 21 and younger covered by Medi-Cal
  • Youths 19 and younger whose families meet income requirements

Your child’s wellness visit covered by the CHDP program typically includes the following:

  • Health and developmental history
  • Physical examination
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Immunizations
  • Dental evaluation and referral
  • Vision and hearing testing
  • Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Laboratory tests

Our pediatrics team at Mother and Child Health Center provides a fun and caring environment for your kids. With their love and support, you can work toward ensuring a healthy, disease-free lifestyle for your children. Call Mother and Child Health Center in El Monte or La Puente today or request an appointment online.