Having a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life. We offer complimentary "New Parents" consultations with our doctors. This will give you an opportunity to visit our office, meet with one of our pediatricians, and learn about the quality services provided by our office.
The visit can be a telemedicine visit. If you have specific questions or concerns, this is a good time to discuss your questions with your new baby's doctor.
We know how important it is to find a pediatrician that best suits your growing family's needs. Our pediatricians share in your joy - having cared for 1000's of newborns - and look forward to partnering with you on your exciting journey. Nothing is more fun and rewarding than caring for your newborn baby, and helping you to provide an environment in which both you and your baby will thrive and develop.
Getting Acquainted Visit
Please call our office to schedule your complimentary prenatal "get acquainted" visit. During the pandemic, we suggest this visit be a virtual visit where we can see one another and we can answer any questions you may have. While most offices charge for this visit in our area - we do not. It is free to you.
Dr. Weidman has privileges at the following 3 hospitals - Tarzana's Providence Cedars Sinai Hospital, Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Los Robles Hospital. He is the only pediatrician on staff at all three hospitals in our community.
When you are being admitted to the hospital for your delivery, please inform the hospital staff that your Pediatrician is Dr. James A. Weidman. The hospital will notify our office, and he will attend to your baby during your hospital stay.
Upon discharge, please call our office and schedule your baby's first office visit within 1-2 days after being discharged from the hospital. Please download and complete the New Patient Forms at patient-registration-2021.pdf. You can either bring the completed forms to the office or email the forms and a copy of your insurance card to our secure email: [email protected]
You must add your new baby to your insurance plan within 30 days of birth!
Adding your newborn is something that only you must do, and can do – even though the insurance company knows that the mother is pregnant- they will not add a newborn until you ask them to.
Call your insurance agent, your insurance company, or your employer’s human resource department., and ask them what you need to do to add your baby (and complete your newborn baby’s enrollment process) to your insurance plan. If you don’t add the baby within 30 days from birth – your insurance will not let you add the newborn at a later date, and you will have to pay for all newborn care which will be very expensive to you. (This includes the visits by the doctor to examine your newborn at the hospital, discharge your newborn, and all office visits and vaccines. You will have a minimum of 9-10 office visits during the first year of birth.) Mom's insurance will pay for the hospital charges, and some insurance plans may cover the baby during the first 30 days of birth. Every insurance plan is different - that is why you have to call them. It usually takes 2-3 weeks for an insurance company to add the baby to your plan after you call them.
Our pediatric medical practice welcomes new patients, whether newborn or children transferred from another practice.
To expedite your first appointment, please call the office and provide some basic information.
If you are looking for a doctor in West Hills, a West Hills Doctor, or a doctor "near me" - Dr. James A. Weidman, MD, West Hills is here to help you.
New Patient Questionnaire and Medical Records Release Form
Please download and complete the registration form patient-questionnaire-2022.pdf and medical-records-release-form.pdf before your first appointment, and email both back to our HIPPA secure email address [email protected].
Alternatively, please arrive 15 minutes earlier if you bring the registration packet to the office yourself.
Same-day sick appointments are available. As your baby doctor, we will take you into a room immediately - you will not see a waiting room full of patients as we schedule patients with enough time to thoroughly evaluate your child, and answer all of your questions.
Insurance Companies We Accept:
We accept the following PPO insurance payers:
- Anthem Blue Cross
- Aetna, Blue Shield
- Motion Picture
- United Healthcare
- Web TPA
- We do not accept any HMO plans, except HMO's offered through Regal or Lakeside Medical groups.
- We do not accept any Medi-Cal.
- We do not accept any not EPOS, EOS plans
- Please remember to name Dr. Weidman as your primary care physician
Expecting Parents Questions
Will I have help in the hospital learning how to nurse my baby?
Yes. We want you to nurse, but only if you can, and are so motivated to breastfeed. The hospitals usually have a basic nursing handout, and you can access a good resource for nursing here.
Is there a list of things we should buy ahead of time for the baby?
You don’t need much, and a simple list would include, but is not be limited to: Car Seat, Newborn or “size one” disposable diapers OR cloth diapers, Baby Wipes, Butt Paste or Diaper Cream, Petroleum Jelly, Digital Rectal Thermometer, Infant Acetaminophen, and Saline Nose Drops. Download Dr. Weidman's basic newborn instructions for your baby here.
We Provide the following Pediatric Treatment & Services
We specialize in ensuring your family is doing everything you can to raise healthy, happy children. We are available when you need us to help make your life easier and healthier. Central to our practice philosophy, we believe our patients are part of our family and we are here to patiently help teach you and your family how to prevent illness and disease, to help you improve the well-being of your family, and help you navigate any issues that arise along the way.
We provide comprehensive pediatric care and services to infants, children and adolescents in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon, Agoura, Agoura Hills, Malibu, Tarzana, Reseda, Topanga, Chatsworth, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, West Hills, Oak Park, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita, Woodland Hills, Simi Valley, Canoga Park and the surrounding areas.
Our broad services include:
- Complimentary pre-natal consultations
- Newborn exams at Providence Tarzana Hospital, Northridge Hospital and Los Robles Hospitals
- Same-day sick exams
- Well-baby, well-child exams and adolescent exams
- Daycare, school, sports, and camp physicals
- Same-day appointments for sick and injured children as needed
- Comprehensive vaccines and vaccine education
- Hearing, vision, developmental, and behavioral screening
- ADHD treatment and management
- Parenting advice
- Available by phone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
In practice since 1986, we offer the best in newborn care and pediatric services in a friendly, warm environment. As former Chairman of Pediatrics at West Hills Hospital, Dr. Weidman's holistic approach to treating children combines: expert pediatric care, preventative tips, guidance on education on child development and behavior.
We also manage behavioral health and complex medical conditions, such as asthma, allergies, eczema, eating disorders, childhood obesity, anxiety, and depression. This includes guidance on best nutrition practices, adequate sleep, exercise, stress management, brain performance, and school success.
Our services include referrals for nutrition, lactation, breastfeeding, speech therapy, mental health, educational testing, eating disorders and special needs legal advocacy, breastfeeding, mindfulness and much more.