Children's Primary Care Medical Group Citracado
625 West Citracado Parkway, #200
Escondido, CA 92025
Our Children's Doctors & Nurses
Cara Cohen, MD, FAAP
Jessica Coullahan, MD, FAAP
Leslie McCormick, MD, FAAP
Deborah Mills, CPNP
Elizabeth Payne, MD, FAAP
Stephen Schneider, MD, FAAP
Sharon Sternfeld, MD, FAAP
8am – 5pm M-F
8am – 12pm Saturday (by appointment only)
8am – 5pm M-F
8am – 12pm Saturday (by appointment only)
See Our Google Reviews
03:17 22 Dec 17
We came to appointment for my son this children's medical group citracado Pkwy Escondido, they took forever call in waiting for 45 minutes I get up I went to the receptionist asked her how long it will take she said 10 more minutes I was waiting 20 minutes still they didn't call and behind us came 6 patients they called inside we are waiting still I asking to receptionist she said waiting for room what just told her reschedule vista location and I left
18:56 07 Mar 17
Friendly staff and great facility.
20:52 31 Jul 18
21:25 31 Dec 16
15:10 17 Dec 18
Been coming here since my 2 sons were born. Great staff!!!
22:46 11 Jun 19
17:07 06 Oct 19
Fantastic doctors work here. The only gripe I have is sometimes the wait is long (with an appointment) but they are such amazing doctors here I look past it. My kids see Dr. Sternfeld & Dr. Schneider who are both great! Couldn't say enough nice things about them. We have seen most of the other doctors there for last minute appointments and what not and have never had a bad experience with any of them. I would highly recommend this pediatricians office to anybody who is looking.
21:35 03 May 21
I called to make a wellness visit for my son before he enters first grade and the lady was being rude about it saying his visit isn’t until June . I told her that the deadline for me to turn it in is May 28 . Then she asked me what was my insurance is and I told her it’s a combination of both . She told me I have to call my insurance first to double check. What she should’ve done is check my insurance under my social security or something . I booked my appt elsewhere where I am treated better .
19:04 21 Sep 21
Horrible service. I have schedule my sons physical appointments, check up and urgent care visits here since he was born. However I have yet to have a day where we are seen in a timely fashion. I understand running 10-15 min behind but an hour ? An hour and a half ?? You treat children ! Today’s appt my son is sick of course with a seasonal cold. Appt time was 10:40. My husband and son arrived at 10:30. It was 11:30 and they had just been brought back! Another 20 minutes and they still have not been seen. I called the front office to let her know that is horrible service but she could care less. These are our children, with fears of doctors offices already and you add to it by making them wait like this. Completely horrible and I of course will be switching providers- I encourage you to do the same if you value your time and your child’s care.
16:59 02 Nov 21
Very rude.....in the front desk....very rude....disrespectful......
21:09 18 Feb 22
Front desk receptionist (one of them) was sooo rude! Her behaviors was unacceptable and inappropriate to one of the patients mother she was making fun of her in front of other patients I just couldn’t believe what I saw!!! Things like that should happened in Children Hospital, manager should be keeping close eye on receptionist behaviors! Disappointed!
15:13 02 Apr 22
We switched from the 4S Ranch office as this one was more convenient. We had a great first visit. Then after that only had bad experiences.Wait times were very long. The doctors were unavailable during listed hours (so if we came at the time posted on the website and on the message) meaning we could t even access the waiting room.Unless no other options I would recommend using another primary care office
15:39 17 May 22
They’re almost impossible to get a hold of. Any time I call it’s almost a guaranteed 20+ min hold time, just to talk to someone who will tell u someone else will call u back (which they sometimes don’t) doctors are late and overall it’s just giving “3rd party” care. MyChart isn’t much more helpful unfortunately.
18:04 10 Aug 22
Dr. Ashley Martinez is a very rude and condescending doctor. Refused to treat my son because we were in a car lied on her office notes of which we’ll be seeking medical amendment form. Dr Martinez wanted to see my sons throat through a zoom which is impossible I just needed a COVId test. Once I became upset Dr. Martinez continued to interrupt me and tlak over me and make accusations about the car is moving and the background being blurry.
21:47 10 Oct 22
Its impossible to make a appointment over the phone!I have been calling all day I have been on hold several times and on hold for hours. I left my number so they can call me and they have not returne my call.Not happy already with this place and I just switched over to them.
17:50 01 Nov 22
My baby has been receiving the best care from Radys. Dr Payne was a amazing doctor we are going to miss her but I wish her well on her retirement. Everyone is always hands on and willing to help. From urgent care to the medical group. It’s all amazing.
00:16 23 Nov 22
We have been going to this office for 2.5 years. Dr. Coullahan is our primary care physician and has been so wonderful. I am one of those anxious moms, and she has always been kind, has listened to my concerns, and is very knowledgeable. She genuinely cares for her patients, and my son loves seeing her. We have had some same-day appts where we visited with other doctors in the office, as Dr. Coullahan was already booked, and have only had great experiences. We recently saw Dr. Tygart who was also so kind and helpful. I am very thankful for these doctors!
23:47 20 Jan 23
The wait is Horrible! It amazes me how they want you to arrive 15 min before your appointment but, see you more then a hour after your appointment!
15:48 13 Apr 23
I just switched over to children's primary care this would be my second interaction with them Giselle was not helpful isShe is not a problem solver she was not understanding the situation.