Additional Services Offered

Binky

Lactation Consultation: We are strong supporters of breast feeding the newborn infant. We do not hold an extreme position on this, but we do everything possible to help a family wanting to breast feed. Ellen (Binky) Petok is a certified lactation consultant, who ran the Pump Connection and the lactation program at the Medical Center of Tarzana. She sees patients in our office all day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. One of the doctors from the office (your doctor if the schedule allows) will join in the visit to check the baby and make sure we are involved in issues relating to your newborn’s nutrition. Our front office makes the appointments and does the billing for you. If we are on your insurance plan, you should be covered for this lactation consultation service. Before your first visit, please download, print and fill out our Lactation Intake Form. Please bring this with you. Thank you.