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

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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.


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.

Office Hours

By appointment only
Monday-Friday: 9am - 5:15pm
Saturday: 8:30-
Sunday: closed


(562) 426-5551


2921 Redondo Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806

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The Informed Parent

For Pediatric Medical Center patients—and for parents everywhere.

PMC hours by appointment only. 562-426-5551.
Monday-Friday 9-5:15 | Saturday 8:30- | Closed Sunday

What’s Up Doc?

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

1) The Journal looks at occult fractures in children and when it should be reported to the authorities. 2) Proof that total family involvement is needed to help the obese child. 3) Re-emphasizing the value of home-reading to preschool children. Continue reading »

  • It Isn’t Ringworm…Pityriasis Rosea

    All the lotions and creams I applied did nothing to alleviate the rash. What more can I do?

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    A pediatric publication sends disturbing articles to the public concerning toddlers being medicated for ADHD; “Chickenpox-Parties”; dangers of laser pointers.

  • Constipation In A Four-Year-Old Girl

    Constipation can lead to painful and hard bowel movements, sometimes resulting in fissures that cause some bleeding from the rectum.

  • What’s Up Doc?

    PEDIATRICS articles review Seizures, Health-Care, Pertussis Immunizations, Streptococcal Tests and ADHD Treatment.

  • What’s Up Doc?

    A review of the pediatric literature.

  • What’s Up Doc?

    A current review of the importance of immunizing children, plus a look at parental smoking during pregnancy.

  • What’s Up Doc?

    1) All-terrain vehicle crashes can be fatal to pediatric age children. 2) A closer look at laundry detergent pods when small children are exposed to them.

  • Eye Facts For Newborns And Infants

    Common questions about newborn’s ability to see are brought to our attention.

  • What’s Up Doc?

    The risks in delaying measles vaccination/ the ADHD adolescent who neglects to take his meds.

  • What’s Up Doc?

    Comments regarding the measles outbreak in Southern California.

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