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    Ross DeHovitz

    Ross E. DeHovitz, M.D.


    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

    Offers My Health Online

    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Lee Building, Level 1
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2992 

    Professional Interests

    Immunizations, Learning disorders, Multiple births, Preventive medicine, Wellness

    Additional Information

    Immunizations, child development, multiple births and international adoption

    Spoken Languages


    Personal Interests

    Dr. DeHovitz is married and has two children. He enjoys musical theatre, hiking, biking and making movies.

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    Philosophy of Care

    Hello and welcome to my Web page! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, share a little about my background and philosophy of care.

    I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to California when I was 11. I went to Addison Elementary School and Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto before we moved to San Francisco where I went to high school.

    Right after I'd completed my medical training, I found my dream job at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) where I continue to see my pediatric patients. PAMF has been a leader in medical care for more than 80 years. It's an honor to be a small part of such a legacy.

    Establishing long-term relationships with my families and their children, as they grow from newborns to young adults, is what is most important to me. Through these relationships I encourage children to learn healthy behaviors. My aim is for children to learn to see their doctor as their partner - a "healing" partner in times of illness and a "healthy lifestyle" partner helping them create lifelong healthy habits.

    At PAMF, I help direct our immunization program. Vaccine recommendations change yearly and I keep our staff up-to-date on any changes. While I feel strongly about the importance of immunizations, it's equally critical for physicians to take time to help parents understand the reason for each vaccine.

    I am interested in all aspects of Pediatrics. I have a special interest in immunizations, international adoption and multiple births. I have cared for many twins and triplets and a set of quadruplets.

    My family and I have lived in Palo Alto for more than 20 years. My wife teaches at a local school and my two children are recent graduates from the Palo Alto school district. My hobbies include musical theatre, hiking, baseball and history.

    I look forward to long, healthy relationships with you and your children.

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