Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ask the Pediatrician in Santa Monica

Don't miss this chance to ask three local pediatricians anything as you prepare for your newborn. 
Expectant parent's questions will guide the discussion. Parents of newborns are also welcome.

Hollywood: Tues. Aug. 9th, 2011 @ 6:30 - 8:00pm
Santa Monica: Thurs. Aug. 25th, 2011 @ 6:30 - 8:00pm
Westlake Village: Wed. Sept. 14th, 2011 @ 6:30 - 8:00pm (see Pediatrician Panel)

Here are some possible topics:
  • Well baby care: what is the schedule?
  • How will I know if my baby is sick?
  • When should I call the doctor?
  • Which thermometer is best to use?
  • Normal Baby Behaviors (hiccups, sneezing, burping)
  • Skin care-rashes, wipes, diaper cream, lotion, powder
  • What is colic and can it be prevented?
  • When might my baby sleep more?
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Whooping cough epidemic (Pertussis)
  • Vitamin D supplement
  • Vaccines

Snack will be served and don't miss out on our Grand Prize Drawing!
$10 per couple. Space is limited to 14 couples. Register today by calling
Santa Monica: 310-998-1981, Hollywood: 323-469-5300
Westlake Village: 805-777-7179

Our Pediatrician Panel
Dr. Sonya Sethi Gohill is the proud owner of Brentwood Pediatrics, a small private pediatrics office in Brentwood. "Dr. Sonya" grew up in Los Angeles, and attended Stanford University, where she graduated with distinction.  She then attended medical school at UCLA, and stayed there for residency. She has been in private practice since 2002, and opened her own office in June, 2010. She is also trained as a certified lactation educator. Dr. Sonya lives in Santa Monica with her husband and two sons, Dilan (5) and Jaiden (2). 

Bob Hamilton, M.D. is a pediatrician who has practiced in the Santa Monica area for the past 27 years. He is a graduate of UCLA's School of Medicine and did his pediatric internship and residency at UCLA as well, serving as Chief Resident during his final year of training. Dr. Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA and has served as President of the Los Angeles Pediatric Society. He is the father of 6 children and has 3 grandchildren. 

He enjoys gardening, biking and reading and leads medical mission teams to Africa twice each year. He is the founder of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics and practices with Jenna Roberts, M.D. and his daughter, Noel Salyer, M.D.

Tyler D. Krohn, M.D. is currently a pediatrician at Santa Monica Pediatrics and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. His partners include renowned pediatricians Marshall Sachs, Dennis Woo, Sharon Kaminker, and Chiaki Jutabha and their group is one of the oldest and most well-respected pediatrics practices on the Westside of Los Angeles. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a focus on biomedical science and health care studies, he moved to Los Angeles  where he received his Medical Doctorate from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He then began his career in pediatrics doing his internship and residency training at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, which has been ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the United States and the best children’s hospital on the West Coast (Source: US News & World Report). He has spent time in the leadership of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has conducted research in the area of cystic fibrosis, which is an area of particular interest to him. He and his wife live in Brentwood with their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Henry and Jack, and they are currently expecting their first child.