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Mia Lagunda, MD

Valley Children’s Medical Group Doctor
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A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Mia Lagunda joined Valley Children’s in March 2019 as a pediatric primary care physician at Stockdale Pediatrics in Bakersfield.

Dr. Lagunda received her medical degree from the University of the East College of Medicine in Quezon City, Philippines. She completed a rotating internship at the National Kidney Institute in Quezon City before beginning her internship and residency in pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Health Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Lagunda has practiced, in hospital and private practice settings, in the Bakersfield area since 2004.

Practice Philosophy
“My philosophy as a pediatrician is to value each and every patient that I encounter and treat them with compassion and understanding. I listen to parents and patients as I know they are my partners in providing the best possible healthcare.

I was born and raised in a developing nation where the barrier to healthcare is mostly due to poverty and lack of education. I witnessed poor health outcomes which could have been prevented had there be been access to health services. This made me realize that I wanted to be in a field where I could contribute, wherever I am, in providing healthcare to one of the most vulnerable: the children.”