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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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East Bay Pediatrics

I am pleased to announce my new position with East Bay Pediatrics effective 1/12/2022 at their offices in Orinda and Berkeley. “East Bay Pediatrics was founded in 1972, and the practice has always run with the goal of providing the … Continue reading

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New Year, New Office

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Medical Records

We are working hard to get the remaining medical record releases out to you and your child’s new doctor. If you did NOT submit a request, please contact Dr. Hanson’s office at 925.930.8770. Your child’s immunizations are available on CAIR–the … Continue reading

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COVID vaccine for ages 5-11 Update

The county will not be able to get us COVID19 vaccines for children under 16 years of age until the second week of November, which will not give us time to schedule and administer the vaccines to children under 16 … Continue reading

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Choosing a Pediatrician

I appreciate all the kind thoughts and wishes from so many patients and families! While I am not retiring, the new year will likely find me practicing farther west than is convenient for your routine care. When I have the … Continue reading

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Changes at Casa Verde Pediatrics, Inc.

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Patients, Fall is a time for growth and new beginnings with children of all ages going back to school. After twenty-five years in private practice serving families in Walnut Creek and its surrounding communities, this Fall … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccines 2021-2022 Season

Flu vaccines for 2020-2021 season have arrived.   We have influenza injections as well as the nasal influenza spray (Flumist).   We recommend getting the flu vaccine here so that we can review your child’s health record and update them … Continue reading

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Morning Urgent Care update Summer 2021

We offer early morning appointments which include COVID19 testing with rapid and PCR tests. Patients MUST CALL the office at 8:30 a.m. at (925)939-7334 and speak with staff. Plan on arriving between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Patients will be … Continue reading

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Care for Kids: Health Insurance through MediCal

We can’t say enough good things about Children’s First Medical Group. They offer health insurance for babies, children, and teens through Anthem Blue Cross MediCal and we accept it. They contract with excellent pediatric specialists at Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland … Continue reading

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