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Expert Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear/Nose/Throat) Care—Close To Home

For parents in Contra Costa County and surrounding communities, having a child with a complex medical condition used to mean spending lots of time traveling all over the Bay Area for visits with children’s specialists. 

Through our collaboration with Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, we diagnose and treat conditions involving the ear, nose, throat and related structures in children of all ages—right here, close to home.      

In addition to your pediatric otolaryngologist, your child’s care team may also include nurses and other healthcare providers—all who have advanced training in specifically treating children and teens.

Meet Your Doctor

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Christi Arnerich, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

I chose pediatric medicine for the opportunity to interact with patients and get them results that consider their overall quality of life, encompassing mental as well as physical well-being. My approach is to make sure that families always know they are an important part of the decision-making process that determines treatment. It is so gratifying to create a bond with kids and their caregivers—making that connection helps me get the full story of their condition and learn what they already know about it. 

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Jocelyn Kohn, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

I have always enjoyed science and working with my hands, so going into medicine came naturally to me. Being a surgeon gives me a way to help people, and I fell in love with pediatric otolaryngology because being around kids makes me happy. The first thing I do is try to find a common ground with my patients. To see where they are coming from, what their biggest concerns are, and center on meeting their goals. Being able to follow kids over time and make a difference in their lives keeps me motivated.

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What Our Partnership With Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Means For Your Family

Your pediatrician referred you to us, and we want you to know that you’re in good hands. Our collaboration marries the best of two worlds for our patients and their families by bringing Stanford Medicine Children's Health expertise and innovation into a community-based setting that keeps families close to home. Together, our partnership provides:

  • Expert Care from Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Doctors: From office visits to hospital procedures and stays at our Walnut Creek Medical Center, you can rest easy knowing that your child will be cared for by some of the nation’s top pediatric specialists—without having to travel to outside of the East Bay.
  • Comprehensive Care, Conveniently Close: Any hospital-based services your child may need—ranging from simple blood work and imaging to infusion therapies—can all be conveniently done at our Walnut Creek Medical Center by staff who are highly trained in treating children of all ages, using specialized equipment designed just for children. 
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): If your child requires complex care, you’ll have the added peace of mind that our PICU—staffed 24/7 by Stanford Medicine Children’s Health doctors and John Muir Health nurses and other care providers—is right here at our Walnut Creek Medical Center. Learn more about our PICU.

Learn more about Stanford Medicine Children’s Health and our partnership.