When I moved to California, I had to leave behind a well-loved pediatrician. My search for a new one led me to Dr. Catherine Manuel. What a fantastic find! Dr. Manuel is wonderful with both the kids and their parents. She listens to all of my concerns, no matter how minor, and is very intuitive with her diagnoses. She is also very careful to explain everything without being condescending. As a fellow mother, I appreciate her understanding of "mother's intuition". The office is full of fun toys for the kids to play with, friendly and caring nurses and administrative staff greet you on arrival, and they are super-accomodating with scheduling. The other two physicians in the office are not my primary, but on the occasions we have seen them, they have been equally caring and competent. My son actually looks forward to going to his doctor!