Office Hours

By appointment only
Monday-Friday: 9am - 5:15pm
Saturday: 10-
Sunday: closed

Appointments

(562) 426-5551

Location

2921 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806

Map & Directions

About PMC

The Pediatric Medical Center provides comprehensive medical care for patients from birth through college with special expertise in:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Learning Disorders
  • Allergy Diagnosis & Management
  • Complex Diagnostic & Management Problems

Learn more about PMC

Pediatricians

John H. Samson, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Michael L. Goodin, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Louis P. Theriot, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Peter W. Welty, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Lori Livingston, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Brinda Singh, M.D., F.A.A.P.

History

The center was originally founded by H. Milton Van Dyke, M.D., F.A.A.P. in 1933. Subsequently it was directed by Richard D. DeGolla, M.D., F.A.A.P. and Alexander Van Dyke, M.D., F.A.A.P.

The current office location was opened in 1963 and originally designed by renowned architect Edward Killingsworth. He was essential to the Southern California Mid-Century architectural movement.

The “Many” Medications for ADHD

John H. Samson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Misinformation can lead one to believe there are many different medications to help ADHD. In fact, there are only two. Continue reading »

Pediatric Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Brinda Singh, M.D., F.A.A.P. to our group of pediatricians. She will be available by appointment starting July 1st 2014.

Dr. Singh

Dr. Singh graduated from Brown University with a degree in English Literature. After spending a year volunteering with AmeriCorps, she attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma. She then moved to California to complete her pediatrics residency at UC Irvine, serving an additional year as chief resident. She spent the next 8 years as a hospitalist at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach. She was involved with residency training, as Associate Program Director and Clinical Instructor. Dr. Singh lives in Huntington Beach with her husband and their two sons.

  • Pediatric Medical Center Allergy Handbook

    My son had hives one year ago. Last week he was on amoxil for an ear infection and got hives. His doctor said he should not get any penicillin for the rest of his life. Is this so? The first time he had hives he wasn’t on any medication. Continue reading »

  • Peter W. Welty, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Halitosis

    My three-year-old son has bad breath. We brush his teeth after every meal, and he recently had a dental check-up where the dentist found no cavities or other problems. His problem is really quite obvious. Should we start him on a mouthwash or an antibiotic? Continue reading »

  • John H. Samson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    What’s Up, Doc?

    There is some question as to children’s cognitive development being effected by breastfeeding. True or false? 2) The inappropriate use of a laser pointer has caused one child lose of visual acuity. One must be aware of such behavior. Continue reading »

  • Carolyn Warnemuende, M.S.

    Dear Readers

    Life changes and requires the courage to do what is necessary to adapt. Continue reading »

  • Carolyn Warnemuende, M.S.

    Negative Self-Talk In Children

    Occasionally children say to their parents, “I am a horrible child,” or use other self-negating statements. How are parents to respond? First, determine what the child wants from the self-accusation. Continue reading »

  • Catherine S. Tolnai, M.A.T.

    Fostering Independent Reading At Home

    Independent reading is not a passion that all kids are born with. A lot of children learn HOW to read but lose interest in continuing to read for a variety of reasons. Find out more about the first steps to fostering an appreciation for independent reading at home. Continue reading »

  • Peter W. Welty, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    The Worry-Wart

    What is a parent suppose to do when the child refuses to go to school, crying and having an upset stomach every morning? Why is he so afraid to leave home? Continue reading »

  • Lori A. Livingston, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    It’s Flu Season

    The flu generates a lot of attention every year; from your family and friends, from the media, from your doctor, from your child’s school, and on and on. It’s confusing and sometimes scary. Should you really be worried? What do you really need to know? Continue reading »

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