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Carmel Valley Pediatrics

12395 El Camino Real
Suite 315
San Diego, CA 92130
858-794-KIDS (5437)

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Welcome to Carmel Valley Pediatrics where comprehensive pediatric care is woven with a gentle touch for healthy kids. Dr. de Freitas and her staff strive to make our office comfortable while providing the best up to date pediatric care. Our philosophy is a child-centered health environment for your children and a place to obtain the latest healthy information for parents. We are in this journey together. I welcome your questions, your thoughts, and your sayings.

Carmel Valley Pediatrics Inc.
12395 El Camino Real
Suite 315
San Diego, CA 92130
858-794-KIDS (5437)

Office Hours 
Weekdays: 9 am – 5 pm

Dr. de Freitas is not at the office Wednesday mronings. 

 

After Hours for sick visits only:  

Childrens's Primary Extended Care 

Located in our same building 12395 El Camino Real Ste. 219, San Diego, CA 92130 

M - Th 5:30 - 8:30 pm 

Sunday 10 - 2:00 pm 

No appointment needed.  

 


The office is closed during weekdays from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. Prenatal interviews are free and done during this time. Please call after 9 am for sick children who will need to be seen that day. For physical exam appointments, prescription refills, ext., it is best to call after 10 am or after 2:30 pm. Sick children will be seen the same day if necessary. Physical exams will be booked as early as feasible.

Daytime Phone Calls
Office hour phone calls regarding your child’s illness will be answered by Dr. de Freitas usually during the lunch hour. Non-urgent questions regarding your child’s behavior follow up, etc. will be answered after hours. If the call will entail more than 5 – 10 minutes of the doctor’s time, we request that you make appointment.

Billing and Insurance
All co-pays, deductibles and uninsured visits must be paid at the time of service. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and ATM bank cards. If there are any insurance or billing questions, please call our office. It is important for you to understand your insurance coverage. We cannot possibly keep up with the growing number of insurance companies. It is your responsibility to know which hospitals; ER’s, Specialists, labs, etc. are covered under your plan.

Emergencies
A pediatrician is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for your child in case of emergencies. Weeknights and weekend phone calls are answered by the answering service, which will contact Dr. de Freitas. It is helpful if you have the information ready for the doctor such as: prescription medicines and dosages, non-prescription medicine names, the child’s problem, including duration of symptoms, and any medical and allergy history that may be relevant, as well as your pharmacy’s phone number. Remember to write down any questions you may have and all the instructions that the doctor may give you. We trust you to use this service appropriately for emergency issues only.

Scheduling Visits
The purpose of well-child visits is to assure the proper growth and development of your child. In addition to immunizations, lab tests, and examining your child, we spend the most of the visit discussing your child’s development and providing you with guidelines for keeping your child healthy and safe. We recommend making a list of your concerns in order to make the most of your visit.

Dr. de Freitas sees newborns at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla . Your newborn will be seen a few times in the office in the first two weeks then as per the following schedule:
 

1 month 12 months 5 years
2 months 15/18 months 6-14 every other year
4 months 24 months 14-18 every year
6 months 3 years  
9 months 4 years  

Welcome to Carmel Valley Pediatrics – It will be my honor and my pleasure to travel with you and your family on this short journey called childhood.

Services
We provide the following child-centered, health care services for newborns and children through 17 years of age:
  • Free Pre-Natal visit
  • Lactation Education and Support
  • Well-baby check-up and milestone exams
  • Immunizations
  • Circumcision - Please notify us while in the hospital
  • Complete history and physical
  • Treatment of acute illnesses
  • Sensible use of antibiotics
  • Review of normal childhood development
  • Parent education regarding young children
  • Health education seminars for mothers and daughter
  • After-hours support
  • Special skills in easing new parents anxieties
  • Bilingual - Spanish