Pediatrics (Children's Health)

Find a kind, expert pediatrician in San Diego

Scripps Clinic pediatrician Dr. Daniel Lichtmann makes mom and infant feel at home.

Dr. Daniel Lichtmann, Pediatrics, Scripps Clinic

Find a kind, expert pediatrician in San Diego

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 know you want the best for your children, and we value your trust.

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, Scripps pediatricians can help guide you, always taking into account your parenting goals and philosophy.


Pediatricians are specially trained to provide compassionate, high-quality primary care for newborns, children and teens. Our pediatric physicians partner with you and enjoy getting to know your family — listening and responding to your specific health concerns, priorities and goals. 


If your child needs to see a specialist, like a pediatric diabetes expert or pediatric cancer expert, your Scripps pediatrician will coordinate specialist care within Scripps as well as with Rady Children’s Hospital. We’ll always be by your side.

Where can I get pediatric care at Scripps?

Scripps offers pediatric care at locations throughout San Diego from North County to South Bay. At Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal Medical Center, our pediatric providers have early morning, evening and Saturday hours to accommodate your family’s busy schedule.

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 HealthExpress walk-in clinics and urgent care locations may be an option.

How do I find a pediatrician?

To help you choose the best pediatrician for you and your child, check our Doctor Finder. Whether you’re looking for a physician who speaks a certain language or has specific expertise within pediatric medicine, our Doctor Finder can help. The search tool can be used to find a pediatrician by name, gender, language and practice location. Many of our pediatricians 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 you begin the process to select a pediatric physician in your third trimester. 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.


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