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By: Carmen O.
Kern Pediatrics
The doctors are pretty good, unfortunately the office is so busy that you barely get time with them. The staff is super rude and very unprofessional. Each time I have been there , I have waited over two hours for my scheduled appointment. Twice they "accidentally skipped" me.. another time I went there was a problem with my insurance which no one told me until after I waited an hour and finally went to see what was going on. I work in insurance so I was able to fix what they couldn't seem to understand. I have seen patients arguing to the point of almost fighting, kids running around like crazy. This is the exact reason why it is so necessary to have private insurance. Unfortunately not everyone can afford it, but we do have the option of where to go and I will not be going here!
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By: Wael A.
Kern Pediatrics
The worst Pediatric in Bakersfield. service is bad and they make mistakes and cover them up. I'll never take my kids there again.
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By: Teresa V.
Kern Faculty Pediatrics
I am seen this DC now but he is very antisocial he barely speaks he don't act like a DC to me hopefully he is not the one on my labor day because he looks like an unexpert DC I don't recommended
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By: Melissa M.
William F. DiNicola M.D.
I love Dr. DiNicola he is an awesome Dr. but his office staff is horrible and rude. It's sad I will no longer be taking my kids because I won't deal with being treated the way they treat people.
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By: Jacqueline L.
Southwest Pediatrics
My husband and I both interviewed Dr Rao prior to the birth of our baby, based on her training and credentials. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found her, as she has taken fantastic care of our daughter for almost three years now. We find Dr Rao to be professional, personable, knowledgeable, and reliable. Dr Rao is an exceptional physician, and can be trusted to go above and beyond the call of duty. She has mastery of both the science and art of practicing pediatric medicine, and a true gem.
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By: Linda S.
Kaye T.Sykes, M.D.
Dr. Sykes is a great pediatrician. I took all my kids to her. She gets right down and plays with the child. They love her! Plus she is very intelligent and up to date on what's going on in her field.
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By: Dori L.
Kern Pediatrics
The Absolute worst place I have ever been to in my life.Having an appointment means NOTHING at all!!!! The nurses and the ladies that work the desk are so horrible and rude.DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN HERE.
By: Sherry A.
Southwest Pediatrics
They have more interest in making money than they do in actually caring for your children. Feels like they are herding the cattle. Rude, rushed, arrogant. They don't clean their exam tables or children's toys. Impossible to get a doctor to call you back to answer a follow up question. Their "nurse" (aka MA) calls and gives you wrong advice. Horrible. Don't trust them with your children.
By: Sherry A.
Southwest Pediatrics
Horrible! Rude, dismissive, and arrogant. I will NEVER trust her with my babies again. DO NOT take your children to her.
By: Ashley B.
Kern Pediatrics
I love dr dakak. He's a great dr and seems to really care about my childrens health. I was surprised to see such bad reviews about him. The wait time can sometimes be a little long, but I think the wait time in any clinic is long. I have been to tons of clinics and the wait is always long, there's a lot of sick people that need to be seen and only so many drs! The one thing I don't like is when i call to make an appointment I am on hold for a ridiclous amount of time. Usually, I have to hang up and call back and I am put on hold again! I would recommend dr dakak to anyone because he's such a good dr. Its very difficult to find a good dr in bakersfield, believe me ive looked!
Tips & Advices
A child should see his or her pediatrician frequently during the first few years. Once the child reaches age 3, parents should schedule a doctor's visit at least once per year. Before that, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents arrange visits according to the following schedule:
  • 2 to 5 days old
  • 1 month old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 24 months old (2 years)
  • 30 months old (2.5 years)
No, parents should call 911, an emergency physician, or a pediatric emergency physician if a child suffers an acute illness or injuries. Doctors in these fields are more qualified than pediatricians to handle emergency situations.
A well-visit is a routine visit with a pediatrician to track a child's development, discuss medical or emotional concerns, and receive immunizations and medical advice.
Yes, pediatricians provide immunizations for infants and children up through 21 years.
No, pediatricians do not have to be board certified.They're only required to have a state license. However, certification indicates a dedication to studying pediatrics beyond the requirements.

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