Pacific Ocean Pediatrics is a pediatric practice located in the heart of Santa Monica, California. Founded in 1996 by Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.A.P., the practice is now comprised of Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.A.P., Leian Chen, M.D., F.A.A.P., and Noel Salyer, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Our practice is committed to providing excellent medical care to our patients in a warm and caring environment. We are dedicated to the health and development of children from birth through early adulthood. Our desire is to partner with you to raise healthy and well-balanced children.
L-R: Robert Hamilton, M.D., Leian Chen, M.D., Noël Salyer, M.D.
A Commitment To Service And Teaching:
In addition to serving our patients, we believe it is important to serve children in need locally and abroad. We are active participants in the following organizations:
A Team Approach:
At Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, we believe in a team-based approach in caring for your child. We have an exceptional team of accredited pediatricians, Robert Hamilton, M.D., F.A.A.P. Leian Chen, M.D., F.A.A.P., and Noel Salyer, M.D., F.A.A.P. Each member of our team has their own unique style, but we all share the same general philosophy in treating patients.
For your Well Child visits, you may choose to see the same physician each time to maintain continuity and foster a closer relationship. When your child is ill, we want him or her to be seen as soon as possible, and that may mean seeing the ‘covering’ doctor from our team.
We also have a wonderful team of nurses and support staff that is here to help you and your child.
Robert C. Hamilton, MD, FAAP. has been in practice in Santa Monica for the past 26 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from University of California, Davis and from there he came to UCLA for medical school and pediatric residency. He remained for an additional year and served as Chief Resident for one year before going into private practice in Santa Monica.
After 12 years of practice with Santa Monica Pediatric Group, Dr. Hamilton ventured off to form his own practice, Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, in the fall of 1996. He has hospital privileges Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence-St. Johns Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center. In addition to Dr. Hamilton's practice, he has also been active in overseas humanitarian medical missions. In 1998 he founded Lighthouse Medical Missions and has led 22 medical mission teams to Africa.
Dr. Hamilton and his wife Leslie are the proud parents of six children and six grandchildren. For leisure, Dr. Hamilton enjoys biking, reading and political involvement. He also has an eclectic taste for all kinds of music.
Leian Chen, MD, FAAP grew up in Plano, Texas, but has called Los Angeles home since 2004. She attended college at Harvard where she studied History of Science, and then went cross country to UCLA for medical school and stayed for her pediatric residency and additional year as Chief Resident. She has been with Pacific Ocean Pediatrics since 2012, and is on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence-St. Johns Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.
Leian lives in Redondo Beach with her husband, Ed, their son, Brandon, and their "puggle" (half-pug, half-beagle), Piglet.
Dr. Chen is currently on maternity please. Click HERE to read about Dr. Harvey Harris, our covering physician.
Noel H. Salyer, MD, FAAP was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychobiology from University of California, Los Angeles and then completed her medical degree at University of California, Davis. She did her internship and pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University.
After eight years in Northern California she moved back to Santa Monica and joined Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in 2010. She is excited to be working at POP alongside her father, Dr. Robert Hamilton. She is on staff at Providence-St. Johns Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center
Noel lives in Culver City with her husband, Kyle, and their three young children.
Ramona Davoudpour, MD grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She then received her medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles, where she also completed her pediatric residency.
She has been a covering doctor at Pacific Ocean Pediatrics since 2015, and we love every minute she's in the office!
She lives in Beverlywood with her husband and two young children.
Harvey Harris, MD completed his undergraduate program at UCLA and his medical schooling at Stanford. He then completed his internship at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, his residency at University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital, and his mini-fellowship at the University of North Carolina. He also served in the military as a First Lieutenant and Captain with the U.S. Air Force. He was with Buenaventura Medical Group until they were bought out by Kaiser in 2006. In the years following, Dr. Harris worked in both private and clinic practices in California and Army Medical Centers in North Carolina and Washington state. He has been married to his wonderful wife Jessica for 57 years and has two children and six grandchildren.
Dr. Harris will be covering Dr. Chen's maternity leave May 2, 2017 - July 28, 2017.
Click HERE for doctor bios.
Congratulations - you are about to be parents! This is a very special time for you and your family and choosing the right pediatrician for your child is an important decision. If you would like to interview one of our physicians, please call (310) 264-2100 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Click HERE for doctor bios.
We encourage you to schedule these appointments early!
Please note we have hospital privileges at SM-UCLA (all doctors), Providence St. John's (all doctors), and Cedar-Sinai (Dr. Hamilton only).
Check out our MEDICAL TOPICS for hospital, newborn, and delivery information.
There are many services that we perform in the workday that we do not individually bill for. Instead, as opposed to some practices that do charge for these services separately, we have opted to charge an annual comprehensive fee that covers these items.
These services include:
Our Administration Fee allows us the liberty to provide the kind of care that our patients have come to appreciate without individually charging for the services we (happily) provide.
The annual administration fee is a non-contractual fee that your insurance company will not cover.
For any questions regarding our office policies, please call our office at (310) 264-2104.
Before your first visit, you can download and complete the following forms to save time at your first appointment (must be completed for all new patient visits). Please do not email completed form as it contains sensitive information.
We offer a unique immunization schedule that minimizes injections at each well-baby visit. Click HERE for our immunization schedule. You are welcome to follow the general AAP schedule if you prefer.
Click here for INSURANCE info.
We are conveniently located across the street from St. John's Hospital and Health Center on Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of Santa Monica. Paid parking ($1.75 per 15 minutes or $12 max) is available in the lot directly behind our building. Metered street parking is also available in the neighborhood south of our office. There is an ATM on the corner of 23rd and Santa Monica Blvd if you're in need of cash!
2216 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 204
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Insurance is complicated, but at Pacific Ocean Pediatrics we aim to make this process as simple as possible. We recommend to always call your insurance company to confirm that we are in-network. Give us a call, and we'll give you our TAX ID# to confirm with your insurance.
As of February 2016, we are contracted with the following PPO insurances: Aetna, BlueCross*, BlueShield, Cigna, HealthNet, and United Healthcare.
*We are only contracted with certain BlueCross plans. We are not contracted with Anthem Tiered or Pathway plans. Go to ANTHEM website to check eligibility using your ID #.
Our office is not contracted with any HMO health plans. We do not accept MediCal.
For all insurance or billing questions, please contact Lisa Kessenich at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310)-755-8848
Local Emergency Rooms:
Santa Monica - UCLA - 1255 15th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (Hospital Map)
Westwood - UCLA - 757 Westwood Plaza , Los Angeles, CA 90095 (Hospital Map)
Beverly Hills - Cedars-Sinai - 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, Phone: (310) 423-8780
We do not recommend going to Providence St. John's ER as it does not have a pediatric unit.
Check out our MEDICAL TOPICS for more information.
Hours of Operation:
Mon: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tues: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thurs: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Sat: 9:00AM - 12:30PM
*There is a doctor on-call 24/7.
Pacific Ocean Pediatrics
2216 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 204
Santa Monica, CA 90404