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.

What’s Up Doc?

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

A clinical report on infant sleep machines, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for immersion in water during labor and delivery. 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 »

  • John H. Samson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Truancy

    There are a certain number of children who habitually miss school or are tardy. How can this problem be resolved, and who is to blame? 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 »

  • Louis P. Theriot, M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Facts About Fluoride

    Fluoride drops used to be a common procedure for our growing children. Why has this been discontinued? Continue reading »

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