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Sonia Damanan, MD

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My specialty:
Pediatrics

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Female

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About me

Hello, and thank you for visiting my Web page. I'm glad to have this opportunity to present my credentials to you and share other important information about myself. It is very important you feel comfortable with your pediatrician, and I hope this page will help you get to know me better. I hope to soon meet you, and I look forward to helping you and your family live healthier lives.

Biography

I was born and raised in New York City, where I had attended school and college. After completing medical school and my residency in pediatrics, my husband and I moved to southern California to find a beautiful, warm environment to raise a family. This has been a childhood dream of mine; to be able to care and support children as they grow to become young adults. I believe becoming a mother to my wonderful twins has made me a more knowledgeable and caring pediatrician. I understand and empathize with parents who are doing their best to care for their children and who are trying to understand their medical conditions. Thus, being a mother has helped me to become a better pediatrician.

About my practice

Becoming a pediatrician means more than being a healer of ailments. Although it is vital to incorporate medical knowledge and the clinical skills to help patients, it is also important to be a good listener and to be empathetic to patients and their families. Having respect and responding to members' needs is also another very important aspect in being a good physician. I feel honored to maintain the position to care for their children, and I approach every pediatric patient as I would my own child or family member. I am extremely passionate about preventive care. This is best manifested in my belief in the current immunization schedule to avoid diseases which are vaccine-preventable in children. I also believe in the astounding benefits of breast feeding and support all breast feeding mothers.

How I thrive

Finding balance in life is important in maintaining happiness. I am a full-time pediatrician, wife, mother, daughter and friend. I stay healthy by exercising regularly, jogging, hiking and bike riding and roller skating with my children. I enjoy the great outdoors with my family, as well as find time for myself through practicing yoga at home. My other hobbies include healthy cooking, and I am always exploring the culinary world. I also enjoy interior decorating and arts and crafts.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Pediatrics Department
1900 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-888-988-2800 (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

Ross University School of Medicine
Roseau , Dominica (commonwealth)

Board certification

Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics

Medical training

Internship

Family Medicine

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark , NJ

Residency

General Pediatrics

Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn , NY

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2014

Active license information

License number

A96096

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1235324773
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This page was last updated on:

11/17/2018