Dr. Tanya R. Altmann, MD

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Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP

A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya Altmann is a best-selling author, network television parenting expert, and entertainment industry consultant. Dr. Tanya is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson, approved by the national physician organization to communicate complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.

As a child health expert for numerous news programs and talk shows, including Today (NBC), Fox News Channel, KTLA 5 Morning News (CW Los Angeles), and The Doctors, Dr. Tanya has discussed breaking medical news stories and controversial parenting issues.

Dr. Tanya has a broad understanding of the most recent medical developments. In addition to founding Calabasas Pediatrics, a new type of pediatric practice for today’s modern family, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA and is the Chief Medical Advisor for the Newborn Channel. Dr. Tanya’s recent book, "What to Feed Your Baby a Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy-Eating Kids" was a best seller since it’s release. She is also the author of "Mommy Calls", "Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers", Editor-in-Chief of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ parenting book "The Wonder Years" and Associate Medical Editor of their best selling" Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5".

When parenting questions arise, Dr. Tanya has the answers—she has been quoted in hundreds of periodicals, including Newsweek, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, People, and Parents magazine. Her popular parenting events help parents through day-to-day child rearing challenges, and she responds to concerned caregivers and blogs on controversial topics for a variety of health and parenting websites including TODAY Parents and Web MD. Entering the new era of social media, Dr. Tanya is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Sharecare, a new interactive healthcare website.

Dr. Tanya has served on the board of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the executive board of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Communications and Media. She completed her internship and residency at UCLA, received her medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.

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Affiliation:

  • Calabasas Pediatrics

Location:

  • Calabasas Pediatrics
  • 23480 Park Sorrento, Suite 109A
  • Calabasas, CA
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    Which season of the year is the worst for allergies?

    Seasonal allergies vary across the country says Tanya Altmann, MD, pediatrician. In this video she says grasses and trees bloom at different times across the country, but typically fall and spring are the worst for seasonal allergies. Read More
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    How can I discipline my children without spanking them?

    The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against spanking your child as a disciplinary method. In this video, Dr. Oz and Dr. Tanya Altmann explain effective disciplinary techniques that don't involve physical punishment. Read More
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    How should I prepare my child for a visit to the doctor?

    Make going to the doctor’s office fun! If you have fun, your kids will sense it and enjoy themselves too. Bring a book or toy to keep them occupied and a snack in case they get hungry.
    Role-play at home (with a toy doctor's kit) to prepare your kids for a checkup or even take them with you to your doctor’s...Read More
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    What are the risk factors for ear infections in children?

    It is true that some children are just more prone to ear infections than others. But certain factors can increase your child’s risk such as sleeping with a bottle, attending child care, and exposure to secondhand smoke. How can you decrease your child’s risk? If possible, avoid these risk factors. Also,...Read More
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    How should I manage my child's eczema (atopic dermatitis)?

    While eczema itself is a condition that can’t technically be cured, children often outgrow it. In the meantime, it is entirely possible to treat eczema and prevent its symptoms from recurring.

    First, stay away from anything that you know causes the rash in your child. Often though, it isn’t one...Read More
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    When should I use sunscreen?

    Ideally, kids should have sunscreen on any time they're exposed to the sun for any period of time. In this video Tanya Altmann, MD, pediatrician, explains why kids need to wear sunscreen even in the winter. Read More
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    Should my child get a flu vaccine if he has asthma?

    All children should get a flu vaccine and for children with asthma, it's even more critical, says Tanya Altmann, MD, pediatrician. In this video, she says that catching the flu can be a cause of major respiratory distress for children with asthma. Read More
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    Your Child Has ADHD? How to Work with the Teacher

    Children with ADHD benefit from open communication and aid from their teacher and parents. Pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. talks in this video about the best methods for encouraging teacher involvement.
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    What to Expect from Your Nursery Schooler

    Nursery school-aged children develop at a rapid rate, from learning to follow rules to imaginary play. Pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. describes the types of skills and behaviors parents can expect in this video.
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    What to Expect from Your Grade-Schooler

    Development changes occur during grade school at an almost unbelievable rate. In this video, pediatrician Tanya Remer Altman, M.D. talks about how grade school aged children can expect to grow and develop.
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    What to Expect from Your Kindergartener

    Kindergarten is a huge development period for each and every child, from social to intellectual changes. In this video, pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. gives parents an idea of typical Kindergarten milestones.
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    How to Treat a Bee Sting

    Bee stings usually cause only minor discomfort, but it's still important to treat them carefully to reduce risk of infection or allergic reaction. Pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. describes bee sting care in this video.
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    Tips for Time-Outs that Work

    Time-outs are a commonly used discipline tool, but many parents are confused about how to correctly use them. Pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. talks in this video about guidelines for the most effective time-outs.
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    Help Teens with ADHD Teens Build Social Skills

    ADHD can make high school social situations even more challenging than they already are. In this video, pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. advises parents on how they can help teens with ADHD better navigate social issues.
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    5 Ways to Sneak More Nutrition Into Kids' Meals

    Kids are often notoriously picky, so getting them to try and enjoy healthy foods can be tricky. In this video, pediatrician Tanya Remer Altmann, M.D. offers up creative ideas for sneaking nutrient-rich foods into your family's diet.