Barbara Janet Eastwd Stefanides, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Hi, and welcome to my Web page. I’m glad to tell you a little about myself and look forward to taking care of your children here at Kaiser Permanente. I’m proud to be part of a very strong team of physicians.
I was born and raised in Southern California. I attended UCLA as an undergraduate, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, for medical school. I did a one-year internship in internal medicine at UC Irvine, and then completed my pediatric residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. I’m married to a wonderful husband. We live in south Orange County with our two daughters, and enjoy a very active and fulfilling life. I appreciate the opportunity to be involved with members' lives and families, supporting them as they grow.
About my practice
I enjoy being part of the Mission Viejo Medical Offices’ Pediatrics Department. We believe in routine preventive health care for children as well as healthy lifestyles to support good health for children and teens. I‘m in the office part-time. My colleagues and I appreciate having the pediatric urgent care center located in our building. It’s open in the evenings, Monday through Friday, and also on the weekends.
How I thrive
I find balance in life through a career I love, enjoying time with my family, exercising regularly, and finding time for things that make me happy. I’m an avid skier and a triathlete. I love being on the sidelines for my daughters' sporting events—soccer, volleyball, basketball, and track. I enjoy reading, knitting, and spending time in the great outdoors.