Pediatrics (Children's Health)

Find a board-certified pediatrician in San Diego

Dr. Daniel Lichtmann, Pediatrician at Scripps Clinic holding an infant patient with the mother smiling.

Daniel Lichtmann, MD, Pediatrics, Scripps Clinic

Find a board-certified pediatrician in San Diego

Generations of San Diegans have relied on Scripps for excellence in health care. Find a board-certified pediatrician to care for your children. Scripps has pediatricians throughout San Diego in locations that are convenient for you and your family. Our pediatricians provide expert primary care for your children at every stage of development — from birth through their teenage years. We put our patients at the center of everything we do. It’s been that way for more than 100 years, and still is today. 

Pediatric care at Scripps

Scripps understands that raising healthy, well-rounded children is the number one priority for parents. From managing picky eaters and screen time limits to bedtime battles, pediatricians can help guide you, always taking into account your parenting goals and philosophy.

All pediatricians with Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Group are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are specially trained to provide compassionate, high-quality primary care for newborns, children and teens. Our pediatricians partner with you and get to know your family for a long-term relationship by listening and responding to your specific health concerns, priorities and goals. 

If your child has a medical condition that requires a specialist, your Scripps pediatrician will coordinate specialty care including referrals to Rady Children’s Hospital.

Where can I get pediatric care at Scripps?

Scripps has pediatricians at more than 20 locations throughout San Diego, from North County to South Bay. At Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Group offices, many of our board-certified pediatricians offer early morning, evening and Saturday hours. You can schedule an appointment for your child online and through MyScripps, our secure online patient portal. In addition, our pediatricians offer telemedicine options including video visits and e-visits. Call your physician’s office to find out if this option is appropriate and to schedule your child’s visit. 

If you need language assistance, qualified medical interpreters are available seven days a week at Scripps' locations during regular business hours.

Where can I get same-day care for my child?

When your child is ill or injured, your Scripps Clinic or Scripps Coastal Medical Center pediatrician's office may have a same-day appointment available. If not, Scripps Virtual Care, HealthExpress walk-in clinics and urgent care locations may be an option.

How do I find a pediatrician?

Our Doctor Finder can help you choose a pediatrician who is right for your family. Whether you’re looking for a pediatrician who speaks a certain language or has specific expertise in nutrition or sports medicine, our Doctor Finder can help.

The Doctor Finder tool can be used to search for a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant by name, specialty, hospital affiliation, gender, language and practice location. Many of our physicians have videos online to help you get to know them.

If you’re expecting a new baby and choosing a pediatrician for the first time, we recommend selecting a pediatric physician in your third trimester. Many Scripps pediatricians will schedule a prenatal visit so you can get to know each other before the baby arrives. Ask as many questions as you need to be sure you’ve found the right doctor for your family.

Once you have chosen your pediatrician, let your obstetrician know the pediatrician you have chosen. When you are ready for delivery, the hospital may also ask you for this information. Please be aware that you cannot schedule an appointment for your infant until after the baby is born.

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How can I get more help?

Our physician referral specialists can be reached at 800-727-4777, Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm for more information about our doctors, services and classes.

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