Pediatrics Specialist

Casa de Salud

Primary Care Physicians located in Downtown & Adams Normandie, Los Angeles, CA

If you are looking for a physician for your child, Casa de Salud offers the latest in pediatrics. Patients throughout the Los Angeles area can find the compassionate pediatric care they need from Dr. Akhavan. Parents can visit two locations on East Washington Boulevard and South Vermont Avenue.

Pediatrics Q&A

What is a Pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a physician specializing in the treatment and care of children. They offer preventative medicine and comprehensive care for ill children and children dealing with a chronic condition. They take into account the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of their patients. Pediatricians will treat patients throughout each stage of development and will work to correct any issues which arise during their adolescence. Pediatricians focus on infants and children up to age 21 and will assist their patients to foster healthy lifestyle routines.

How Does Pediatrics Differ from Adult Care?

Adult medicine and pediatrics are very different from each other. Infants and children have much smaller bodies and as a result a considerably different physiologically from that of a fully developed adult. Caring for a child is not like caring for a tiny adult, particularly since their bodies are developing and changing all the time. Pediatricians must pay special attention to signs of congenital defects, genetic differences, and developmental issues because they first develop in childhood. Children also cannot choose treatments or medicines for themselves and often cannot understand what is happening inside their bodies and organs. As a result, pediatricians are expertly trained to communicate and interact with children as well as their parents. Pediatricians at the practice are also specially trained to help the child with school and sport physicals, which are occasionally needed prior to acceptance onto a school’s sporting team.

What are the Subspecialties in Pediatrics?

Similar to internists who look after the entire body but can choose a subspecialty, many pediatricians also pursue a subspecialty. These will be focused on a particular area of study and will necessitate additional training. Subspecialties in pediatrics include:

  • Neonatal medicine (care prior to birth)
  • Gastroenterology (stomach and intestines)
  • Hematology (blood)
  • Pediatric cardiology (heart)
  • Critical care medicine
  • Nephrology (kidneys)
  • Endocrinology (diabetes and endocrine system)
  • Pulmonology (lungs)
  • Oncology (cancer)

Insurance Accepted

Here is a short list of the insurance providers we accept. Please call the office with any questions. 

All Care
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Beech Street
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Central Health Plan of California
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