We found 13 pediatricians who accept PacifiCare near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Shawna Cara Klinesteker, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
115 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Shawna Riddle works as a family medicine physician, general internist, and general pediatrician. Dr. Riddle graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Riddle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Nicole Denise Marsico, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Nicole Marsico works as a pediatrician. Dr. Marsico graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Marsico is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Marsico is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Marsico has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Asthma, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Parenting Issues

Dr. Carla Collins Gorum, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Carla Gorum works as a general pediatrician in Santa Cruz, CA and Capitola, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gorum studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorum takes. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Immunization, Circumcision, Obesity, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, Behavior Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce L Block, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Block is a pediatrician in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: asthma and allergies. Dr. Block's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Block attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Sarah J Maufe, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Maufe's specialty is general pediatrics. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maufe studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maufe's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Obesity, Asthma, Behavior Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Autism Spectrum ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathrin Rachel Sidell, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kathrin Sidell's specialty is general pediatrics. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sidell is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Sidell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Circumcision, Obesity, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeanne M Gallagher, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Gallagher's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gallagher attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallagher honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Gallagher is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Circumcision, Asthma, Breastfeeding Issues, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan E Borba, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Susan Borba is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Borba has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Borba's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Leigh Alison Mueller, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Leigh Mueller sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA, Capitola, CA, and Aptos, CA. Her medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Mueller is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Her medical residency was performed at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eczema, Immunization, Circumcision, Early Childhood Development, Mouth Problems, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Casey E Schirmer, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Casey Schirmer works as a general pediatrician in Santa Cruz, CA and Scotts Valley, CA. Patients rated Dr. Schirmer highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA for residency. Dr. Schirmer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Raelene M Walker, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raelene Walker's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Walker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for her residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Walker is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Preventive Care, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Tanya Nauenberg, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Tanya Nauenberg specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Santa Cruz, CA and Scotts Valley, CA. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nauenberg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Nauenberg speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Tamara T Watson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Tamara Watson's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Watson's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Watson is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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What is General Pediatrics?

General Pediatrics is defined simply as the medical care of children and adolescents. It is one of the broadest specialties, delivering care to patients from birth through young adulthood, and encompassing everything from preventive health to the management of acute and chronic illness. Pediatricians care for the physical, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and social problems that affect children and teens.

A general pediatrician has a wide variety of responsibilities, including:
  • The management and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Discouraging the spread of serious illness in children, through education and vaccination
  • Monitoring patients’ physical and developmental growth
  • Performing routine health screenings
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Guiding parents in all areas of parenting, from offering reassurance to giving advice on everything related to their child, such as feeding, safety, and education

Perhaps more than any other patient group, children are products of the environment in which they live. Because of this, pediatricians don’t just treat kids -- they treat communities and families as well. They often become advocates for children and for children’s rights. General pediatricians are physicians dedicated to the health and well-being of young people.