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Lakshmi K. Avala, MD

Years in Practice: 2002-present

Education/Training:

  • Medical: Rangaraya Medical College India, M.D., 1988-1995
  • Graduate: Research Assistant at Stanford VA Palo Alto, CA, 1997-1999
  • Residency: Brookdale University Hospital, New York, NY, 1999-2002

Board Certification:Pediatrics - General

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics,

Dr Avala is a board certified pediatrician serving Placer and Sacramento communities for the past 16 years. The reason Dr Avala became a pediatrician is she has a strong emotional commitment to provide voice to and for the children that need their rights protected and taken care of. "I feel privileged to be able to provide care and support to families and share in the challenges and joys of raising happy and healthy children." Dr. Avala is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She enjoys teaching and she serves as a clinical preceptor to third year medical students during their pediatric rotations. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, gardening, reading and travelling.


Carol F. Milazzo MD (retired)

Years in Practice: 1983-2020

Education/Training:

  • Undergraduate: Fordham University, Bronx, NY, B.S. Biological Sciences, 1975
  • Graduate: Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Bronx, NY, Medical Technology, 1976
  • Medical: University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, M.D., 1980
  • Residency: Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital, Bayamon, PR, 1983

Board Certification:Pediatrics - General

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics,
  • Sacramento Pediatric Society,
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

Dr. Milazzo is Board Certified in pediatrics and has served children and adolescents and their families since 1983. After serving a tour of duty as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy, she practiced and taught at the Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska for 12 years. She is currently on affiliate faculty at Samuel Merritt University.  Dr. Milazzo served our patients from 2000-2020.


Jess C. Stone MD (retired)
Years in Practice: 1966-2005

Education/Training:
  • Medical: St. Louis University School of Medicine, M.D., 1959
  • Residency: Texas Childrens Hospital, 1962
Board Certification:Pediatrics - General
 
Dr. Jess C. Stone is the Board Certified pediatrician who established this practice where he served our patients and their families from 1966 to 2005. He is currently retired.
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