Pick a Private Pediatrician for your Newborn

LMApassportCroppedKnow the doctor who will care for your newborn at John Muir Medical Center.

Parents may select a private pediatrician who will supervise their newborn baby’s care at John Muir.

Newborns without a private pediatrician will be seen by one of the many rotating hospital doctors.

Selecting Dr. Asta to be your baby’s private pediatrician is as easy as notifying your obstetrician or the nurse when you deliver the baby. You can also make your preference known when you complete your hospital registration. The hospital will then call Dr. Asta.

Please call the office at (925)939-7334 or message us if you have questions or you would like to schedule a complimentary Prenatal appointment.

 

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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