Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD

Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD

PediatricsFemaleAge 65

Pediatrics

Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Oxnard, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Santo Tomas, Faculty Of Medicine And Surgery in 1980. She is affiliated with medical facilities St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John's Regional Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Office Hours

2901 N Ventura Rd Ste 100 Oxnard, CA 93036

Tue

8 am
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5 pm

Wed

8 am
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5 pm

Thu

8 am
to
5 pm

Fri

8 am
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5 pm

Sat

Office
closed

Sun

Office
closed

Mon

8 am
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5 pm
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Locations

Practice

Dignity Health Medical Foundation2901 N Ventura Rd Ste 100 Oxnard, CA 93036
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
New Patient?
(805) 212-1043

Care Philosophy

"As a Pediatrician and Mom, I believe that it takes a village to raise a child. I consider myself as part of the team in raising and caring for your child. I offer availability, compassion, experience and expertise in..."

- Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD

At a Glance

  • Friendly StaffPatients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalPatient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Deforest's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Deforest

3.3

Based on 14 ratings

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We were first time parents of a newborn when we first met her. Her bedside manor was terrible and made us feel so guilty for not giving our baby the hep b vaccination right away. Instead of being professional and educating us about it, she was degrading and absolutely terrible. I would never go back to her in a million years and she should be ashamed of the way she treated us. Stay far away from her if you are looking for a kind, educated, empathetic doctor. She could see i was confused and upset, but didnt care, instead scolded us and said we could not be her patients if we didnt vaccine, which i never said i wanted to, i just wanted to wait another month for hepatitis b. I can't emphasize enough my discontent for this doctor.
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Check if Dr. Deforest treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Deforest's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Infection
  • Eye Infections
  • Fever
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hives
  • Infant Care
  • Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Pain
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neonatal Care
  • Neonatal Circumcision
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Exams for Sports, School and Summer Camp
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Care for Adolescents
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • School Physicals
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stye
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Deforest accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Pediatrician and Mom, I believe that it takes a village to raise a child. I consider myself as part of the team in raising and caring for your child....Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Allergy & Asthma
  • Pediatric Medicine

Education

1994
Kaiser Fndn Hospital Of La
Residency Hospital
1992
King-Drew
Internship Hospital
1980
University Of Santo Tomas, Faculty Of Medicine And Surgery
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Ilocano
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (805) 212-1043 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Deforest's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD treat?

Dr. Deforest frequently treats the following conditions: Newborn Jaundice, Abdominal Pain, and Acne. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD's office address?

Dr. Deforest's office is located at 2901 N Ventura Rd Ste 100, Oxnard, CA 93036. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD fluent in?

Dr. Deforest is able to speak Spanish, Tagalog, and Ilocano. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Deforest provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD is affiliated with St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John's Regional Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD have?

Dr. Deforest has over 42 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.3/5 for Dr. Imelda Deforest, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Deforest is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital

Camarillo, CA

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. John's Regional Medical Center

Oxnard, CA

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Coronary Intervention™ (2023)