Children's Clinic La Jolla

Every Family's "Neighborhood" Pediatrician
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Welcome to Children's Clinic La Jolla
Every Family's "Neighborhood" Pediatrician

S. Daman Paul, MD, FAAP * Gretchen C. Gainor, MD, FAAP
Alisa J. Lawrie, MD, FAAP * Karen A. McGowan, MD, FAAP
5726 La Jolla Blvd., Ste. 107, La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-KIDS (5437)

Do you long for the days when medicine consisted of your local family doctor, not large managed healthcare providers? Remember when your pediatrician knew your child and watched them grow? This is why we want to be "Every Family's Neighborhood Pediatrician," if you live in our own neighborhood of Bird Rock in La Jolla, or if you live anywhere else in the greater San Diego area. Bordering on Pacific Beach, we truly want to provide your children with the best in pediatric care, while understanding the needs of the parents.

"I want to thank you so much. I am so happy you're my child's pediatrician...I love the way you make us feel so welcome in your office. Everyone is friendly. Thank you."
Comment by Rosa C.


Open to Patients
Newborn to 21 Years


Well and Sick Care
Care of Newborns
Treatment of Allergies
Treatment of Asthma
Developmental Issues
Sports Medicine
Childhood Obesity
Sports Physicals
School Physicals

Providing Family-Friendly
General Pediatric Care
To La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and
Greater San Diego

S. Daman Paul, MD (Director): Dr. Paul has been a health-care professional in pediatrics for over 35 years, providing a range of services to infants, children and adolescents. His particular interests include school physicals, sports physicals, asthma, allergies, obesity, and helping sick children to feel better.
Gretchen C. Gainor, MD: A native of San Diego and a resident of La Jolla, Dr. Gainor is the mother of two girls. As a pediatrician, she is especially interested in promoting healthy growth and development in children and in the prevention of disease and accidental injury.
Alisa J. Lawrie, MD: Dr. Lawrie grew up in the San Diego area, where she currently lives lives with her physician husband and their sons. She practices pediatrics at the Naval Center San Diego, and continues to enjoy working with military families.
Karen A. McGowan, MD: Dr. McGowan is the mother of two girls and the wife of a high school biology teacher. She has a special interest in developmental issues, which is attested to by her appointment as a liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Children with Disabilities.