Family Health Guide
Health Directory 2013
Need a doctor, dentist or therapist? Want new ideas for getting your family in shape this year? These advertisers can help!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Arch Health Partners
Poway, Ramona, Escondido, San Marcos & 4S Ranch, 858-675-3100
Named a top-performing medical group by the Integrated Healthcare Association for three consecutive years, Arch Health Partners (AHP) makes taking care of your health easy and convenient. AHP is dedicated to improving the patient experience and providing comprehensive, high-quality medical care. With more than 60 experienced primary and specialty-care providers, and locations in Poway, Ramona, Escondido, San Marcos and 4S Ranch, our physicians are with you for life, providing individualized care for you and your family.
Allcoast Gynecology & Obstetrics
We pride ourselves on providing personal and friendly care. Listening to our patients remains our best technology. We are dedicated to fully educating you about your health needs, and strive to be your partner in health. Our specialties include: urinary incontinence, pelvic floor disorders, minimally invasive surgery, pelvic pain, normal and high-risk obstetrics, infertility, vasectomies.
Babies First Ultrasound
See an incredible 4D moving image of your unborn baby, instantly. We use a state-of-the-art GE 3D/4D system that allows you to see your baby like never before. Our ultrasounds are reviewed by a board-certified radiologist. We offer video tapes, DVDs, pictures, digital pictures on CD-ROM and gender determination. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience, and it is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your pregnancy.
Children’s Physicians Medical Group
San Diego and Southern Riverside Counties, 877-276-4543
Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG) is the only medical network in San Diego and southern Riverside counties specializing in children’s health from birth through age 18. CPMG believes it’s important to have a doctor who’s an expert in the unique medical needs of children; that’s why all our pediatricians receive additional specialized training in caring for kids. We’re certain we’ve got just the right doctor to care for your child – enroll today!
International Professional School of Bodywork
Pacific Beach, 858-490-1154
Visit our website to learn about different massage styles for: stress relief, pain management or for general relaxation. Our therapists are able to blend more than one technique to provide you with the optimal customized session. Student Practitioners may perform a blend of circulatory massage, sensory repatterning and deep tissue sculpting. You deserve a massage this new year!
Lifetime Women’s Healthcare
Chula Vista, Mission Valley, 619-482-8406
Schubert Atiga, M.D., F.A.C.O.G; Ray Kamali, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. We care about you and Board Certified Physicians are here to help! While it may be tempting to delay your annual exam or to procrastinate getting medical care; seeking the healthcare you need, sooner rather than later, makes good sense, economically and otherwise. Take care of yourself and please call on us if we can be of service to you.
Steven E. Meineke, M.A., M. Div.
Solana Beach, 858-755-3519
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in counseling and education for couples. I help couples build equal, intimate and enduring relationships that bring health, joy and meaning to their lives. For over 30 years I have provided a safe, supportive setting where couples can express their dreams and disappointments while developing the attitude and skills needed to create a better future together.
The New Well
It’s a new year at The New Well! 2013 is bringing changes to our business, all to improve our services to our clients. We will no longer require long-term weight loss contracts, and we are offering our exercise services on our circuit training equipment as a separate membership. Our memberships now include: exercise, spa, combo exercise/spa, weight loss, and combo weight loss/spa, starting at $39/mo, on a month-to-month basis. Come visit our center for details.
Specialized Therapy Services
Point Loma, 619-252-4557
Specialized Therapy Services provides speech, occupational and physical therapy as well as social skills groups, school/hospital contracted services and individual/group treatment programs to children and youth (Pre-K to 12th grade). All therapy sessions at STS are designed to meet the unique needs of each child. Our skilled therapists use motivating, play-based activities as well as evidence-based practices to maximize learning opportunities and success. We are dedicated to providing quality, fun therapy services in a family-oriented facility.
Dr. Henry Wong, D.C.
San Diego, 619-333-8782
Safe and easy weight loss management system is proven to help you lose weight. Lose 1-2 pounds of FAT per day, naturally. Dr. Wong is here for you every step of the way and will explain this safe and effective method that all of San Diego County is talking about. Call today for all the details!
Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry
Our focus is on the prevention of tooth decay! We make your child’s visit as relaxed and comfortable as possible. We believe that taking care of a child’s oral health is a family affair and invite parents to accompany their children in our examination and treatment areas. In addition to providing care in our office, we are also credentialed to provide care at Rady Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Hospital. We make dentistry a walk in the park.
CarlsbaDDS Pediatric Smiles
CarlsbaDDS Pediatric Smiles is committed to improving your child’s dental health. We strongly believe that the success in dental care for your child is a team effort involving the parent’s input about their child’s treatment options. Parents are invited to follow their child and observe all appointments. It is our primary goal to provide optimal dental care in a gentle and caring manner that will offer a positive dental experience for your child.
Jean Chan, DDS
El Cajon, 619-579-2363
We are a full service dental home for your child/adolescent, serving San Diego for 29 years. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of dental care in a safe, comfortable, and caring environment with an experience that rises above expectation. We offer nitrous oxide, general anesthesia and orthodontics. Our child-friendly office has a multi-lingual, experienced staff, and televisions. We love what we do and are happy to share our expertise with your family. Friend us on Facebook for upcoming events. Voted San Diego’s Top Dentists by our dental peers 5+ years in a row!
Clairemont Pediatric Dental
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first dental visit at 1 year old. Our philosophy is to treat the patient as a whole rather than merely treating teeth. During your child’s visit we’ll discuss the importance of early oral care to help with “malocclusion” or crooked teeth, bite problems, even prevent the need for tooth extractions. We can discuss prevention of “baby bottle tooth decay” to protect your child, and help you help your child break a thumb-sucking habit before permanent teeth come in. Early oral care can enhance your child’s smile, but the benefits far surpass appearance. Your child will be healthier and happier, with a great smile to show for it!
Discovery Children’s Dentistry
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. We have worked exceptionally hard to provide a dental home for your children. Beyond traveling the world in our themed office, there are qualifications that separates us from others. All our pediatric dentists are board certified and are Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. With more than twenty years of combined experience, we provide a dental home that includes total dental care including prevention, treatments and orthodontia.
Dixon Pediatric Dental Group
Sorrento Valley, 858-452-7272
Some facts about children’s teeth you may not know: 1) The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry policy is for a child to have their first dental check-up by age one; 2) Diluted juice can pose a risk of tooth decay when there is prolonged or frequent exposure to sugar on the teeth. The most common cause of cavities at 2 years old is continued use of a juice bottle; 3) “Weak teeth” are extremely rare. Most children with decay need improvements in oral hygiene and diet.
Poiset & Associates Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa, 858-492-9977
We are a leading pediatric dental and orthodontic practice serving San Diego and surrounding areas. Our doctors – Mitchell Poiset, DDS; Tracy Hagan, DMD; Shay Brannan, DDS; and Jodi McGrady, DMD – provide comprehensive, high quality care starting from a child’s first dental visit. With the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment our new office provides a relaxed and fun environment to meet the needs of our patients. Our friendly staff makes an effort to ensure our patients are comfortable, and our doctors will clearly communicate what you can expect during your child’s treatment. We are committed to helping our patients achieve the healthy, confident smiles they deserve!
Steven Schneider, DDS
Rancho Bernardo, 858-592-0234
When it comes to family dentistry, your top choice is Poway dentist Steven Schneider, D.D.S. You want to have a friendly and caring team of professionals caring for your family’s dental needs. We have the training and experience that you can trust to provide quality dental care for everyone in your family, from baby teeth through dentures. Voted “San Diego’s Best Dentist” twice by the Union Tribune, Reader and San Diego Magazine. We are accepting new patients in 2013.
Anthony J. Scoma, DDS
La Jolla, 858-551-9700
Dr. Scoma is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He feels strongly that every parent needs to be actively involved in the care of their child’s dental development, and therefore encourages each parent to be with the child for all well-visits, periodic examinations and treatment appointments. Dr. Scoma strives to deliver pediatric dental care in a gentle, non-threatening, fun environment that promotes excellent dental health and happy young patients.
The Super Dentists
The Super Dentists provide specialties of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in one magical place; a place as extraordinary as the patients we serve. We look forward to seeing you in our offices to show you how the super heroes of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics are saving the world one smile at a time. Explore our website or join us on Facebook to see what makes us so super!
Paradise Valley Birthing Center
National City, 619-470-4321
Happy babies come from happy mothers and Paradise Valley Birthing Center has the latest technology in a compassionate, family-centered setting for welcoming a new addition to your family. We have a special meal for the new parents and fathers are invited to stay in the mom’s suite. Tours are offered in English and Spanish, call 619-470-4321 or visit ParadiseValleyHospital.org for more info.
Tri-City Medical Center
Visit our website to learn more about our advanced approach to health. Some of our signature health services include: heart care, orthopaedics, robotic surgery, emergency services, women’s care, cancer treatment.
Aqua Pros Swim School
With over 32 years of experience, Aqua Pros Swim School offers a year-round learn-to-swim program for all ages infants-adults, in our warm 92º indoor swimming pool. We provide small group and private swim lessons. We always offer a FREE introductory swim lesson - call to schedule yours today. SAVE A LIFE, LEARN TO SWIM.
Bubbles Swim School
Spring Valley, 619-660-0128
Bubbles Swim School has been family owned and operated since 1976. Starting as young as two months, our gentle approach to handling infants and toddlers enables them to learn to swim at a very young age. Using a soft touch method, we emphasize comfort and safety, instead of just playing. Swimming provides freedom of movement in the water, helping children to develop motor skills, and improves decision making. Our highly advanced program produces results.
California Ballet School
Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, La Mesa, 858-560-5676
Ballet promotes overall health and wellness at all ages by improving coordination, muscle tone and flexibility, as well as providing an outlet for expressive movement. In addition to training in classical ballet, California Ballet offers a diverse curriculum of jazz, tap, body mechanics, Spanish dancing, specialty workshops and pilates. Children as young as two can start gaining the benefits of a healthy dancer’s lifestyle and start building strength, flexibility, balance, endurance and grace. Enroll today!
Elite Gymnastics Academy
El Cajon, 619-441-5900
Our 19,400 sq ft state-of-the-art gym is designed for the most complete gymnastics training anywhere in San Diego. We focus on what the children are learning, as well as their learning habits. The lessons learned at Elite go far beyond the gym: everything from the importance of exercise, to healthy eating habits, to knowing the journey of obtaining new skills is just as satisfying as the final product! Come check it out!
Floaties Swim School
Swimming isn’t just a summer sport. Waterproof your kids year round in our indoor, heated, saltwater pool located minutes from the 56 and 15 freeways. Small class sizes and highly trained instructors. Swimming is not mastered in six weeks or less. Learning to swim is a lifelong skill. Teaching children to be safe and have fun in and around water is our number one priority. We encourage building self-esteem and confidence starting as early as 3 months old.
FUNBelievable’s 6,000 sq. ft. play center is designed with healthy, active kids in mind! Our aim is to provide a play environment that stimulates the imagination and encourages physical and mental development. Our giant 3-tier play structure is suitable for children of all ages and abilities. Kids can run, jump, climb, crawl, swing and play sports! Teamed with our wide selection of healthy lunches and snacks prepared fresh at our snack bar, FUNBelievable is a great place to spend a FUN, active day with the family!
Girls on the Run San Diego
Girls on the Run is an after-school running and development program for girls 8–12 years old. It combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development – their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Our 12-week program meets twice a week for 75 minutes at 24 sites in San Diego County. Registration begins Jan. 2. The spring session starts Feb. 4. Register now.
Jungle Gym & Cafe
Start the year off right. We offer a multitude of physical and creative activities for children from 0-12 years, a fitness studio for parents & kids including yoga, zumba, sculpting classes, basketball & dance, a gourmet cafe and birthday party center! Fitness classes for adults include free child care. We also have a medical spa suite with an M.D.
Kid & Gym Ventures
Pacific Beach & Eastlake, 858-272-2266
Kid & Gym Ventures is all about health and well being of children. Our facilities are designed to exercise the body and the mind through gymnastics, creative play and child enrichment activities. We’ve been serving San Diego families for over 16 years.
Mega Arte Riding Academy
San Elijo Hills, 760-822-4778
Mega Arte Riding Academy is set in a horse-lovers paradise in Elfin Forest (San Diego). Enjoy your new year of health and fitness taking riding lessons. It’s an experience you will never forget. We specialize in Certified English Dressage and offer Hunter/Jumper, Cross-Country and Endurance Trail Riding. Ages 3 to adult. Call today.
Murray Callan Swim Schools
Pacific Beach, 858-273-7946
San Marcos, 760-744-7946
Learn to swim from the best. One-on-one instruction, all levels beginning through advanced, ages 3 months to adult, medically approved infant program, soft, patient techniques. Indoors in winter, outdoors in summer.
Next Generation Educational Center
El Cajon, 619-441-8800
Next Generation Educational Center is committed to your child’s health, fitness and safety. That’s why we have created programs to help your child stay healthy. Our Movin’ & Groovin’, Nutrition and Movement and Motion class help your child practice the skills that lead to a happy and healthy lifestyle…all while having fun! Visit us at www.NextGenerationEC.com/activities or call for more information.
Noonan Family Swim School
Learning to swim correctly is considered a long-term skill. Taking lessons a few times a week during the summer is not enough to maximize all the benefits swimming has to offer. Most of our clients take lessons year-round to experience the consistent learning and mastering of the sport. Being exposed to the water on a consistent basis introduces swimming not only as a recreation, but a healthy lifestyle that can be enjoyed for life.
North County Gymnastics & the Gyminny Kids
Rancho Bernardo, 1-800-GYMINNY
Family owned and operated since 1987, North County Gymnastics & the Gyminny Kids help families 15 mos.-adult get fit and have fun. With gymnastics, acro, and programs like Motion Evolution, we make fitness easy. With a focus on kid’s safety and confidence, our 17,000 sq. ft. facility will burn some of that energy!
Poway Gymnastics is a dedicated safe learning environment for boys and girls of all levels. We feel gymnastics is the basis of all sports. Gymnastics instills self-confidence, discipline, strength, flexibility, body awareness and will help a child later in life in whatever they choose.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
College Area, 619-287-5762
The Salvation Army Kroc Center is a 12.4-acre campus with a variety of unique venues that offer the community opportunities in health and wellness including: a rock wall, skateboard park, three swimming pools, gymnasium, fitness center, recreation field and ice arena. The Kroc Center offers group exercise classes for all ages, affordable personal training and memberships, and an array of other fitness and wellness programs.
San Diego Ice Arena
Mira Mesa, 858-530-1825
Start your year on the “right foot” by combining fitness and FUN at the coolest place in town! We offer year-round skating lessons and ice hockey leagues for youth and adults. We also have the Best Ice Skating Parties in town and public skating sessions, including Family Party and Teen Meltdown. See you on the ice!
Multiple locations, 619-987-8527
Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-10. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. We have very qualified coaches and our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve. Join us and see why tens of thousands of children throughout North America have benefited from the Soccer Shots experience!
ScholarShare is California’s 529 College Savings Plan, offering a wide variety of investment portfolios, low fees and tax-free, qualified withdrawals for use at most colleges, universities and trade schools. ScholarShare. It’s how Californians save for college.
Clairemont Mesa, 858-277-3262
Agana Baby carries a full line of products that will help keep your baby safe, happy and healthy. We carry Baby Ganics and Dapple cleaning products, which include items that are all-natural and fragrance free. Protect your baby from germs with a shopping cart cover and a new item in our store, the On-the-Go Pacifier Rinser! We also carry products to help child proof your home. Shop online at our website or visit our store.
San Diego Humane Society & SPCA
Wondering about pet health and safety issues? The San Diego Humane Society offers Pet First Aid classes at both its San Diego and Oceanside campuses. This class covers treatments for choking or breathing difficulties, possible broken bones, poisoning or snakebites and more. Registration is suggested.
Published: January 2, 2013
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