Dr. Cheryl Shanmugam, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Poway, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. She specializes in pediatrics and pediatric medicine.

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(858) 437-9976

Dr. Shanmugam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sharp Health Plan
Gold Value
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Shanmugam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Allergies
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Asthma in Children
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hives
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

About Me


Dr. Shanmugam received her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating with honors. She completed her residency at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. After working in a private pediatric practice for f...


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Medicine

Board Certifications


Children's Mercy Hospital
Residency Hospital
Children's Mercy Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School


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