Lourdes Payumo Minaya, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Hello, and welcome to my Web page! I feel fortunate for this opportunity to introduce myself to you. What a wonderful way to begin building a relationship centered around keeping your child healthy!
I’m the eldest on both sides of a close-knit Filipino family. I grew up in Southern California with a younger brother and many younger cousins, so it felt quite natural for me to step into the role of a pediatrician—I had plenty of experience taking care of children! Since having children myself, I feel I continue to learn and grow as a physician and mother, and, inevitably, I’ll probably share some of my experiences with you.
About my practice
When I become your child's pediatrician, you give me the unique privilege of participating in your child's life. I will be your family's health coach—motivating you to adopt healthy habits and make healthy lifestyle choices—but I’ll also care for your children if and when they get sick. I advocate routine childhood immunizations as a way to protect your child from serious illness, and yes, my own children are vaccinated. My family is my life.
How I thrive
I treasure spending time with my husband and children. We go for walks and play at the park to keep fit. I bring my camera everywhere. Music elevates my mood and makes me happy—so we listen to music and sing a lot in my house. Catching up with good friends is rejuvenating, and so is coffee—yum! I like to cook, bake, and knit. And, I have a weakness for school supplies, particularly pens—so fun!