Fresno Children's Pediatrics

Fresno Children's Pediatrics offers COVID-19 testing to all pediatric patients, which includes children 0-18 and young adults up to age 21.

Fresno Children’s Pediatrics, which has been providing unsurpassed pediatric care for more than 50 years, is now a member of Valley Children’s Medical Group. Fresno Children’s Pediatrics was founded by Dr. Ed Defoe, who later became Fresno Country’s public health director. Over the years, the practice has been led by esteemed physicians Dr. Bill Reamer, Dr. Jack Scott, Dr. Louis Janzen, Dr. Maurice Gillespie, Dr. James P. Flanagan and Dr. David Bergdahl. The practice, previously known as Fresno Pediatric Associates, was originally near the old Valley Children’s Hospital site on Shields Ave in Fresno. In 1992, the practice moved to 7720 N. Fresno St. and continues to provide outstanding pediatric services. As they have for generations, the doctors and staff at Fresno Children’s Pediatrics look forward to keeping your child healthy.

Fresno Children's Pediatrics is proud to serve our local community and to provide expert pediatric primary care in our neighborhood. Located in north central Fresno, our team of physicians and nurse practitioners offers a wide variety of pediatric primary care services for our patients, from birth to adolescence, including:

  • Well exams
  • Sick visits
  • Immunizations
  • Sports physicals
  • Same-day appointments
  • After hours on-call
  • Expectant parent interviews (at no cost)
  • Telemedicine

Newborn Services

Whether you are first-time parents, or a growing family, we appreciate the opportunity to care for your baby. Once your baby is born, one of our pediatricians will visit you in the hospital, assess your newborn’s health, and answer any questions you may have. We see newborns at the three main hospitals in our area: Saint Agnes Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center, and Community Regional Medical Center. 


7720 N. Fresno Street, Suite 104
Fresno, CA 93720


(559) 438-1531

Office Hours

7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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Accepted Health Plans and Medical Groups


Important Health Plan Update

As of October 9, 2023, Valley Children’s Hospital, Valley Children’s Primary Care Group and Valley Children’s Medical Group are no longer a part of Cigna’s network of hospitals and providers.

During this time of transition, our patients remain our utmost priority. We take this responsibility seriously. In the meantime, if you have Cigna insurance, we recommend that you:

  • Check your coverage. If you have been receiving care from a Valley Children’s Hospital healthcare provider, you may have a right to keep your provider for a designated time period through Continuity of Care. You may contact your plan for answers to questions about your insurance coverage and your access to medical providers. Please contact Cigna at the phone number on the back of your insurance card.
  • Contact your PCP or Cigna for in-network referrals. Should the patient not qualify for Continuity of Care, please contact your Primary Care Physician or Cigna to request a referral within the Cigna network.
  • In case of an emergency, visit the emergency department. Patients will always have access to emergency services at Valley Children’s Hospital, regardless of insurance coverage. If your child has a medical emergency, take them to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

Thank you for your support during this time of transition. If you have any questions, please call us Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 559-353-7028 or email us at

New Patient Forms

Be sure to print, complete and bring the New Patient Packet (En Español) to your first visit. The packet includes the following forms: