COVID19 Office Update


We would like to give an update about how our office is handling the Coronavirus- COVID19 infections in our area. Our main concern is the health and well being of our patients and their families, and we have implemented protocols to maximize safety.

Your family’s health is our primary concern, and in order to reduce the risk to our patients and their families, we have discontinued our morning early bird urgent care appointments.

We ask you NOT to bring children with cough and fever to the office without an appointment. Call for instructions.
We ask families to limit the number of caregivers bringing the child to the office.
We ask families to bring only the patient to the office, no siblings, unless there is no alternative.
We ask people over 60 to avoid the office unless there is absolutely no alternative.
We ask all families to familiarize themselves with our telemedicine platform, To enter our virtual waiting room, click the link on our web page
We strongly encourage you to consider virtual visits when appropriate.
We will be scheduling telemedicine visits throughout the day.

If your child has fever and cough and is not ill-appearing, call the office first. If you think your child needs medical attention, please call us and we will coordinate appropriate care and testing.
Remember that washing hands and avoiding sick people is very important to staying healthy. There is currently no need to wear masks unless instructed by medical professionals.
We will continue to be accessible and provide the level of care you have come to expect.
We have protocols and supplies in place to continue to see your infants, children, teens and young adults for their health care needs. We are providing well care appointments including immunizations for vaccine preventable diseases as well as evaluating injuries, splinting, sutures, allergies, and all the other illnesses.
As things change, we will update our families as quickly as possible.
We are taking all appropriate steps.  Please come see us for comprehensive care in your child’s medical home.
Thank you for trusting us with the care of your families.

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,, and She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit
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