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Health Directory 2015

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Find Health, wellness, fitness & safety services for your family.

Here's to Your Health: Your guide to health, wellness and fitness for your family!

The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on the health of you and your family. We have doctors, dentists and fitness fun all ready to get your 2015 started off healthy!

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Bastyr University Clinic
Sorrento Valley, 858-246-9730
Bastyr University Clinic specializes in natural health care for the entire family. With longer appointments and a holistic, non-invasive approach, we consider every aspect of you and your family’s health – mind, body and spirit.  Schedule an appointment to learn how naturopathic medicine can help you achieve true wellness. See p.

Children’s Physicians Medical Group
Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG) is the only medical network in San Diego County and southern Riverside specializing solely in pediatric health care 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!

Lifetime Women’s Healthcare
Chula Vista & Mission Valley, 619-482-8406
Schubert Atiga, 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.

Pigtails & Crewcuts

San Diego County
We offer Lice prevention and removal products.

Palomar Health
Escondido, 800-628-2880
Palomar Health’s Jean McLaughlin Women’s Center for Health and Healing provides women with comprehensive breast services, imaging, bone density evaluation, genetic counseling and advanced technologies for women in all stages of life, delivered in a peaceful, healing environment. We are located at the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Rd, Suite 106, Poway. Call 858.613.6145.

Rady’s Children’s Hospital Foundation
San Diego, 858-966-7749

East County,
Scantibodies Laboratory is committed to advancing patient care with its plasma center which helps develop life saving therapeutics. Source plasma donation is a critically important process that contributes to saving lives. For many with rare diseases, these are the only therapies available to treat these chronic conditions. Help make a difference in someone’s life and make a positive impact on someone dependant of these life saving therapies.

Surrogate Alternatives
Chula Vista, 619-397-0757
Our agency, in San Diego County since 1998, has  worked with over 1,500 couples globally and had the privilege of being apart of the birth of over 1,200 babies. Our surrogates & egg donors are criminally screened prior to acceptance as well as medically and psychologically screened after they are matched. The professionals involved in your arrangement are trained in this specialized field, which helps to ensure a smooth journey and the ability to make sure all of your rights as a parent are protected in every way. We are one of the few agencies that offer profiles of available surrogate mothers at no-charge to our clients. See. p

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!



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YMCA Youth & Family Services of San Diego
San Diego County, 619-543-9850
We’re here to help! YMCA Youth & Family Services offers low-cost counseling and family support services to individuals, couples and families. Qualified therapists are available to assist with relationship tension, anxiety, depression, stress and other life challenges. Bilingual English/Spanish Counseling is available.


Paradise Valley Hospital
National City
Choosing a birthing center is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. At the Paradise Valley Birthing Center, we offer family-focused care to support you and your baby from pregnancy through childbirth. Our caring staff want to ensure you have a comfortable and positive childbirth experience — after all, your baby will be born in Paradise! We are easily accessible to all South Bay residents and accept most insurance plans.


Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry
Carlsbad, 760-633-1131
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
Carlsbad, 760-730-3456
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, serving San Diego for over 30 years. Our child-friendly office has a multi-lingual and experienced team.  Experience is what sets us apart. Along with providing the highest quality of care with the latest technology, we offer nitrous oxide, general anesthesia, and orthodontics. We are the only pediatric dentists in San Diego that specializes in laser frenectomies for tongue-tied and/or lip tied infants and children. We love what we do and are happy to share our expertise with your family. Voted San Diego’s Top Dentist by our dental peers 8+ years in row. Like us on Facebook at Jean Chan DDS and Associates.

My Baja Dental
Get that great smile you’ve always wanted. General and cosmetic dentistry, along with orthodontics. Save hundreds, save thousands. We fully guarantee our work & quality.

Poiset & Associates Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa, 858-492-9977
Our board certified team offers comprehensive care with expertise and compassion. Our doctors use the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment while offering a relaxed and fun environment, paving a pathway for a lifetime of positive dental experiences. Our friendly staff ensures parents are knowledgeable with regard to their child’s oral health. We are committed to helping our patients achieve the healthy, confident smiles they deserve!

Seaside Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Scripps Ranch, 858-271-4200
La Jolla, 858-551-9700
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of pediatric dental care in a friendly environment. From birth to 16, we will be your comprehensive pediatric and orthodontic office. Our staff is highly trained, warm, caring and will ensure that your family’s visit is fun and informative.  

The Super Dentists
4 locations, 760- or 619-DENTIST (336-8478)
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!


Aqua Pros Swim School

Clairemont, 619-209-2990
With over 33 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
Swim lessons are an excellent way to offer fitness to your children in a fun learning environment. At Bubbles Swim School our classes are focused on safety. We offer small group classes, with warm water. Call to enroll.

California Ballet School

Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, La Mesa, 858-560-5676
California Ballet School is among the largest professionally staffed schools of dance on the West Coast. Our faculty have impressive performance backgrounds and have danced with many of the most prestigious companies in the country. Many of the School’s graduates have gone on to professional dance careers.

City Ballet of San Diego
Pacific Beach, 858-272-8663    

DeLeon Dynamics
San Diego, 858-521-8053    

Del Mar Ballet
Sorrento Valley, 858-320-0033
Del Mar Ballet offers a 4,300 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility with airy dance dstudios, high ceiling and parent viewing windows. There is ample parking around the building and the rear entrance serces as a convenient drop off area. For the protection of our students the floors are completely sprung and surfaced with professional non-slip Harlequin Marley. We also have free high-speed WiFi.

Elite Gymnastics Academy
El Cajon, 619-441-5900
At Elite Gymnastics Academy it’s our mission to provide high quality gymnastics instruction to students of all ages and abilities in a SAFE, SUPPORTIVE, CHALLENGING and FUN environment! From toddler gymnastics to competitive teams, let your child experience the thrill of flying, stretching and tumbling.  

Floaties Swim School
1-877-277-SWIM (7946)
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 Play
Lakeside, 619-456-2474
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!

Get Air Trampoline Park
Poway, 858-848-1AIR
Vista, 760-478-5867
Defy gravity at Get Air, San Diego’s largest indoor trampoline park! Enjoy basketball, slack lines, half pipes, small air. Adults and kids of all ages welcome! Ask about birthday parties, customer & staff appreciation parties, dodge ball leagues, team building, air aerobics and zumba for adults & kids.  

Lionheart Fencing Academy
East County, 619-462-2027
Is your child looking for a sport that is not the usual team sport? Try the fast action sport of fencing, the reserved sport of archery or historical medieval sword fighting. Each of them teach discipline, coordination and engage the mind for success.Home-school PE programs also available.

Gyminny Kids/North County Gymnastics
Rancho Bernardo, 858-451-0204
Family owned and operated since 1987, North County Gymnastics & the Gyminny Kids help children 15 mos.- adult get fit and have fun.  We have something for everyone with gymnastics and tumbling for boys and girls. With a focus on children’s safety and confidence, our 17,000 sq ft. facility will burn some energy!  

If I Was A Bird Yoga
Point Loma & Hillcrest, 858-775-2913

Kid & Gym Ventures
Pacific Beach, Eastlake, 4S Ranch
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.

Noonan Family Swim School
Countywide, 858-451-0794
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.

Poway Gymnastics
Poway, 858-748-1716

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
Our 12.4-acre campus is complete with fitness features that make working out fun! With a rockwall, ice arena, high-tech cardio equipment, TRX and spin studios, a gymnasium and three swimming pools, everyone in the family can find a fun way to stay active! Call 619-269-1501 to sign up today!

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Balboa Park, 619-233-3060
Where art meets athleticism! Classical ballet combines cardio and strength-building exercise with the beauty of music and dance, making it a great way to stay fit and get creative. With affordable classes for all levels and ages, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet makes it easy for anyone to make ballet a part of their healthy lifestyle.

San Diego Ice Arena
Mira Mesa, 858-530-1825    

Scripps Performing Arts Academy
Scripps Ranch & Carmel Valley, 858-586-7834
The Scripps Performing Arts Academy promotes a healthy lifestyle and offers training in many dance styles (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop) and pilates classes. Dancing is a great way to increase muscle strength and flexibility. For more information, or class schedules, please visit our website or call our office.

Soccer Shots
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 soccer skills and character development. We have very qualified coaches and our goal is 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!

Urban Jungle Fun Park
Santee, 619-334-6107
Urban Jungle is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Our Urban City metropolis is filled with adrenaline inducing, high adventure activities designed for kids of all ages. Come experience the ultimate in family friendly entertainment where participating URBANITES move from one activity to another.


Published: December 2014