Naomi Yamashita Morales, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page! I have been practicing pediatrics for over 20 years and love my job! As a pediatric hospitalist, I deliver medical care to newborns through age 17 who are hospitalized at the Downey Medical Center.
I am a native Californian. I have wanted to be a physician since my early elementary school years. My degree in biology and my medical degree were completed at the USC. My postgraduate training in pediatrics was completed at Kaiser Permanente’s Los Angeles Medical Center. I enjoy running, cooking, Bible study, and reading good books. I have been privileged to deliver medical care in other countries.
About my practice
Our medical care team works together to strive to provide high-quality care for our patients and their families. I believe the best health care involves communication and teamwork between the patient, family members, and all caregivers in and outside of the hospital.
How I thrive
Thriving is a daily, dynamic balance of physical, mental, and spiritual health. I strive to stay balanced in those areas. Some examples of this are: keeping up on the most recent medical information and technical tools to provide the best care to my patients, striving to have a healthy diet and exercise routine (running half marathons, yoga, and swimming). I also get great satisfaction from reading and volunteering time in my church, community, and the world.