Hoag Pediatric Care Grows to Meet Orange County’s Expanding Need

Your family is growing, and so is Hoag.

As communities throughout Orange County flourish, Hoag is responding by expanding pediatric care into more cities, with more flexible hours than ever before. Hoag Medical Group’s (HMG) pediatric practices are open in Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach and Tustin.

Part of what pediatricians and parents had been advocating for is greater access. In response, HMG will offer seven-day-a-week pediatrics care at the Tustin Legacy location starting in February. All HMG pediatricians will rotate through the weekend clinic, providing sick patients with top-tier care whenever they need it.

“One of the exciting things is that we have the team and expertise available to see you whenever your child gets sick. If it’s Saturday or Sunday, we will be here,” said Sheila Porter, executive director of Hoag Medical Group. “We have some of the most passionate pediatricians in Orange County. They are committed to quality and to ensuring that children are taken care of with the latest American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.”

Additionally, “if a parent brings their child to any Hoag Urgent Care location for an unexpected illness or injury, staff have access to the full patient file and the urgent care visit is available to the patient’s HMG pediatrician to ensure continuity of care,” Porter said.

HMG offers separate pediatric well and sick check-in areas in Aliso Viejo, Huntington Beach, Irvine (at both Woodbridge and Sand Canyon), and Tustin Legacy, and, in early 2019 at a new dedicated pediatric office at the Hoag Health Center Newport Beach, on Superior Avenue. Hoag also offers an allergy and immunology office for pediatric and adult patients at two HMG locations in Newport Beach – one at Hoag Health Center and one in the Fashion Island Area.

To further expand Hoag’s dedication to continuity of care, HMG pediatricians collaborate with Hoag’s OB and community education departments to develop parenting classes that cover a wide variety of educational topics from preparing to become parents, to tips for toddlers, navigating teen years, and more.

“When you think about that, and how HMG pediatricians routinely visit newborns at Hoag’s Labor and Delivery department, you realize that Hoag can really be your partner throughout every stage of you and your family’s life,” said Julie Palmisano, M.D., chairperson for the HMG department of pediatrics. “With 31 HMG pediatricians and growing, we are dedicated to families throughout Orange County. My colleagues and I are committed to playing an active role in your child’s life. One of the great joys we experience is seeing your child for their first visit and connecting with them at each milestone.”

For more information, call 888-798-2781.