MVP Pediatric and Urgent Care
MVP Pediatric Urgent Care is a physician-run pediatric practice serving children in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County. David Epstein, MD, who opened the office with his wife in 2015, is a board-certified pediatrician with subspecialty training in pediatric critical care medicine, which he has practiced for 18 years. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C.
What would you like potential patients to know about your practice?
“Our goal is to meet the acute health care needs of the children in our community, working alongside and supplementing the primary care services of their pediatrician’s office for continuity and follow-up.”
What services do you offer?
“At MVP Pediatric Urgent Care, we provide superior family- centered, comprehensive, pediatric urgent care and the most effective, up-to-date, welcoming services possible. With an on-site X-ray and laboratory, the ability to splint and suture, and the capability to provide intravenous hy- dration, we can care for most non-life threatening illnesses. We strongly believe that our patients’ urgent needs are better served in a facility solely dedicated to children rather than in the scary, chaotic environment of an adult emergency room or urgent care clinic.”
What feedback do you get from your youngest customers?
“Our facility is designed with children in mind. Sometimes after the visit, the kids don’t want to leave the facility. They are having too much fun!”
Do you have kids of your own?
“My wife and I have three children of our own and live in the San Fernando Valley. We needed a place to take our own children for acute medical care and found that there was a great need for urgent care that focused on children rather than adults. Being in the pediatric field, we realize that children are not just small adults. They require a special facility and physicians/staff who are trained to care for children.”
How does your practice give back?
“We enjoy providing our services to the community in various venues by setting up a first aid station in places such as local gymnastics competitions, school-sponsored fun runs and other community fairs/services where children may require acute medical services at the event.”