Monday, August 15, 2011

Ask the Pediatrician in Westlake Village

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 - 8:00p (see Pediatrician Panel)
Westlake Village: Wed. Sept. 14th, 2011 @ 6:30 - 8:00pm

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. Peter Antall is a general pediatrician and a partner at Conejo Children’s Medical Group in Thousand Oaks. Peter grew up in both Cleveland, Ohio and Boston, MA. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine, completed his residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, and then completed one year of fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Stanford University. Peter is a full time practicing general pediatrician but has many other professional interests. Peter has been chief of pediatrics at Los Robles Hospital, he has created and currently manages the ER pediatrician program at Los Robles, and he has developed a smartphone app called Pocket Pediatrician. Peter is also the Pediatric Medical Director at Specialists On Call, a telemedicine company based in Westlake Village. Peter is an avid bicyclist and lives in Westlake Village with his wife, three daughters, and a multitude of pets.

Dr. Carla Tahan is a Board Certified Pediatrician and member of the AAP who has been practicing general pediatrics for 17 years.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UCLA and pursued graduate studies in Public Health with an emphasis in health education.  She also spent some time teaching in the Los Angeles and Fresno Unified School Districts.  She went on to get her medical degree from George Washington University and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  In 1999, Dr. Tahan started her own private practice in Oak Park in association with Dr. Andrew Matthew.  She currently lives in West Hills with her husband and her two children, Michael (10 yrs) and Christina (8 yrs).

Betsy Weisz graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1979 and received her MD from Albany Medical College four years later.  While in medical school, Dr. Weisz met her future husband, Dr. Russell Spadaro.  The two then did their pediatric training together at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

After residency Dr. Weisz worked for CIGNA Healthcare in the San Fernando Valley where she eventually became the Chairman of the Pediatric Department as well as the Pediatric Department Head at Medical Center of North Hollywood.  In 2001 Dr. Weisz joined the staff of North Oaks Pediatrics.  In April 2008 Dr. Weisz became a founding partner at Oak Tree Pediatrics and More.

Dr. Weisz is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She is an active member at Los Robles Hospital and is currently the Chairman of the Pediatric Dept and the Vice-Chair of the Credentials Committee.  She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.