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Olivewood Specialty Care Center - Merced

Dr. Pro examines a tiny patientProviding children and families access to some of the world’s finest pediatric subspecialists in an environment that is close to home, the Merced Specialty Care Center has served Merced and Stanilslaus Counties for nearly a decade.

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Phone: (209) 726-0199

Subspecialty Services


Our pediatric cardiologists are members of the Willson Heart Center at Valley Children’s Hospital which offers advanced technology and state-of-the-art therapeutics for congenital cardiovascular disease and pediatric acquired cardiovascular disease. Heart Center programs include: Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery, the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, the Cardiology Testing Center, and the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Laboratory.

Merced Center Physician: Robert Appleton, MD


Our pediatric gastroenterologists specialize in the evaluation and treatment of patients with gastrointestinal and nutrition disorders. Services include diagnosis and appropriate medical and surgical treatment for conditions such as chronic abdominal pain, malabsorption syndromes, chronic constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, acute and chronic hepatitis, short gut syndrome and pancreatic disorders.

Merced Center Physicians:  Michael Finch, MD; Philip McDonald, MD


Our pediatric neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and management of patients who have suspected or confirmed neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy/spasticity due to brain injury, spinal cord injury or congenital brain abnormality; seizure disorder and epileptic syndromes; chronic migraine headaches and suspected neuromuscular disorders.

Merced Center Physicians:  Malavalli Seetharam, MD; Raymund David, MD; Steven Ehrreich, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons specialize in the treatment of patients with conditions such as scoliosis, spinal deformities, sports related injuries, various syndromes and neuromuscular diseases. This scope includes sports injuries, fractures, reconstructive surgery for cerebral palsy, idiopathic scoliosis, congenital scoliosis and other spinal disorders, hip dysplasia and upper and lower extremity deformities.

Merced Center Physicians:   Joseph Gerardi, DO; David Ebenezer, MD

Pediatric Surgery

Our pediatric surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and the surgical treatment of the head, neck, chest and abdomen. Surgical treatment of other conditions includes oncology and trauma. Our pediatric surgeons utilize minimally invasive techniques whenever appropriate.

Merced Center Physician: Shirong Chang, MD


Our perinatologists work in tandem with obstetrical providers and birthing centers to diagnose and treat maternal and fetal conditions that can impact a pregnancy. Services include preconception consultation, diagnostic testing and high-risk pregnancy management. We offer encouragement, education and hope while caring for patients and families in an atmosphere of kindness, dignity and respect.
Merced Center Physicians: Beni Adeniji, MD; Sanmaan Basraon, MDRobert Sigman, MD; Elizabeth Platz, MD


Our pediatric urologists provide specialized care for common and complex problems affecting the urinary tract and genitalia. Services include diagnosis and appropriate medical and surgical treatment for conditions such as hernia, hydronephrosis, hypospadias, phimosis, recurrent urinary tract infection, undescended testicles, urinary reflux and varicocele.

Merced Center Physician: Gaayana Raju, MD

How to find us

The Merced Specialty Care Center is located at 1190 Olivewood Drive, Suite A.

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