Pediatric Care

Our mission is simple: build a healthier community. It’s what we’ve been doing for over 130 years, and today we’re doing it in more ways than ever before.

Pediatric Care


From helping newborns thrive to providing world-class medical care throughout childhood, our care team strives to provide the highest level of care for our smallest patients and their families. With offices in three San Gabriel cities, we know you will find an office to suit your family’s needs.

We are currently accepting new patients. Please call us at (626) 397-8368 to schedule a visit with a physician open to new patients. Availability will vary by physician.

Visit our COVID-19 Information page for vaccination resources and to learn about our in-office safety measures and operational updates in response to the pandemic.

Pediatric Offices

Make a healthy choice! Visit our doctors at one of our convenient pediatric care locations.

Our doctors have been serving Arcadia and surrounding community for more than 20 years. We have Spanish and Mandarin speaking physicians and staff, and separate waiting rooms for well children, sick children, and newborns to keep everyone as healthy as possible. Our office offers Saturday morning hours for sick visits, and walk-in visits Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 8:45 am. We look forward to taking care of your children and family.

Office Information

Address: 301 W. Huntington Dr., Suite 320, Arcadia, CA 91007
Phone: (626) 447-3516
Fax: (626) 447-8546
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm. Please note, all well appointments will be seen between 8:00am – 3:00pm, and all sick appointments will be seen between 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

Saturdays: 9:00am – 11:00am. Please note, for only newborn in-office well visits and virtual sick visits via Telehealth.

Our physicians have been caring for the children and families of Pasadena and surrounding communities for over 20 years. Our office is conveniently located on the Huntington Hospital campus. A parking garage is available on Bellefontaine Street, west of Fair Oaks Ave. We regret the inconvenience, but we do not validate for parking.

Office Information

Address: 800 S. Fairmount Ave., Suite 310, Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: (626) 449-7350
Fax: (626) 449-1321
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm. Please note, all well appointments will be seen between 8:00am – 3:00pm, and all sick appointments will be seen between 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

Saturdays: 9:00am – 12:00pm. Please note, newborn in-office well visits will be seen from 9:00am – 10:00am, then sick visits (either in-office or virtual) will be seen from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

Descanso Pediatrics has been serving the community of La Cañada for over 60 years. We are well integrated into the community and take great pride in providing excellent medical care.

Our physicians practice in a personalized manner and are dedicated to ensuring the optimal health and well-being of your children. We treat children from newborn through 19 years of age, and we understand that every child’s needs are unique.

Our physicians enjoy strong relationships with specialists in the community, including those at Huntington Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and UCLA, which allows for convenient access to leading pediatric specialists.

We look forward to seeing you in our office and caring for your children!

Office Information

Address: 1346 E. Foothill Blvd., Suite 201, La Canada, CA 91011
Phone: (818) 790-5583
Fax: (818) 790-9517
Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm. Please note, all well appointments will be seen between 8:00am – 3:00pm, and all sick appointments will be seen between 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

Saturday: 8:30am – 12:00pm. Please note, only sick visits by appointment only. (in-office or virtually through Telehealth).

Since 2016, our Specialty office has offered pediatric endocrinology services to the community. In addition to providing care for young patients with various hormone-related disorders (including growth, puberty, thyroid, bone, vitamin d, calcium, and obesity), we can provide comprehensive support services usually only offered at larger children’s hospitals.

We offer full growth disorder workups with the ability to do Growth Hormone (GH) Stimulation Testing, ACTH stimulation testing, GnRH stimulation testing, and Leuprolide stimulation testing in our office. We also offer comprehensive diabetes care and nutrition counseling, including care for new onset diabetes patients (type 1 and type 2) that does not require initial hospitalization.

We are currently accepting new patients, with minimal wait times for new appointments.  We accept all major PPO insurances and Optum HMO patients. For a list of all accepted health plans, click here. If you have any questions, please call our Specialty office at (626) 397-8323.

Our Providers

“As a Pediatric Endocrinologist, I partner with my patients in the pursuit of overall health and wellness. I always look forward to building life-long relationships with my patients so that when they grow out of pediatric services they have a strong foundation to continue to successfully manage their health as adults.

Outside of the medical office, I enjoy staying active through playing basketball, exercising at the gym, hiking, and traveling. I also enjoy trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

I look forward to meeting you in our Specialty office.

Health Information for Pediatric Patients, Parents, and Guardians

We are committed to maintaining your child’s health and would like to share an important update regarding adolescents returning to sports after a positive COVID-19 infection.

There is growing literature about the relationship between COVID-19 and myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle. For pediatric patients, 13 years old and above, that have recovered from a COVID-19 infection, a medical evaluation is strongly advised prior to returning to sports. Regardless of the severity of related symptoms, the current recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Cardiology (AAC) is players should be seen by their primary doctor to complete a cardiac exam prior to returning to sports. If moderate to severe symptoms were observed, it is recommended the player be cleared by a cardiologist as well. If your child meets these criteria and plans to return to his/her sport, please call your child’s pediatric office today to schedule an appointment. If you’re looking for a pediatrician for your child, please view our locations above.

For more information, watch our very own Dr. John Rodarte, our of Descanso Pediatrics office, talk with ABC7 News at the following link:

For related information from the AAP and the AAC, visit the links below:

AAP: Clearance for sports after COVID-19 should include cardiac screening

AAC: Returning to play after Coronavirus infection: Pediatric Cardiologists’ Perspective

Ensuring children and young adults are caught up with all their vaccinations, including the HPV vaccine, is an important effort to keep their care on track. Together we can create the first generation free from HPV cancers. For more information, please talk to you child’s pediatrician.

We also encourage you to visit the California HPV Vaccination Roundtable. They are a coalition of health organizations, including the American Cancer Society and the California Dialogue on Cancer, with a mission to prevent HPV-associated cancers and pre-cancers through education and increasing the vaccination rate. They recently hosted a 1-hour open forum webinar for parents and community members on August 2, 2021, which can be viewed by clicking here. They have many other educational resources on their website.

Patient Education Search Tool

We’ve partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to bring you a wealth of educational material related to pediatric care. Please use this search tool to find content of interest to you. We hope the material sparks further discussion with your child’s pediatrician and helps builds an effective partnership to maintain your child’s care.

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