Steven N. Abelowitz, MD

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Steven N. Abelowitz, MD is board certified in Pediatrics and has 22 years of experience.
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949-448-8821

25500 Rancho Niguel Road

Laguna Niguel, CA

92677

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About Steven N. Abelowitz, MD

Board Certified
Yes
Years Of Experience
22
Additional Languages
Gender
Male
School
The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
Clean Record
Yes
Accepting New Patients
Yes
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We have been going to Coastal Kids and Dr. Abelowitz since we had our son in 2009. Dr. Abelowitz has always been very thorough, attentive and engaging and he makes both us and son feel comfortable and addresses any concerns we have. We have also had great experiences with the other exceptional doctors in this practice.

My husband and I did countless research on vacciniations and the various schedules available. We were not comfortable doing the standard vaccination schedule and requested a modified schedule. Dr. Abelowitz patiently listened to our concerns and opinions, discussed the pros and cons of the modified schedule and partnered up with us to ensure that we created a schedule that we felt comfortable with. He was never once pushy or demanding and we were/are incredibly pleased with this partnership. We recently had our second child and have already discussed with Dr. Abelowitz our desire to apply this same modified schedule with our younger son.

Overall, as a parent you want to do what is best for your child and you will be your child's biggest advocate. I understand the need to be cautious in vaccinations and Dr. Abelowitz has been very accomodating with this request. Their practice does encourage vaccinations not only for the well being of your own child, but also the many young newborns in their office, who are not yet protected through vaccinations. Ultimately, they have always looked after our children's best interest.

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★★★★★

We have been going to Coastal Kids and Dr. Abelowitz since we had our son in 2009. Dr. Abelowitz has always been very thorough, attentive and engaging and he makes both us and son feel comfortable and addresses any concerns we have. We have also had great experiences with the other exceptional doctors in this practice.

My husband and I did countless research on vacciniations and the various schedules available. We were not comfortable doing the standard vaccination schedule and requested a modified schedule. Dr. Abelowitz patiently listened to our concerns and opinions, discussed the pros and cons of the modified schedule and partnered up with us to ensure that we created a schedule that we felt comfortable with. He was never once pushy or demanding and we were/are incredibly pleased with this partnership. We recently had our second child and have already discussed with Dr. Abelowitz our desire to apply this same modified schedule with our younger son.

Overall, as a parent you want to do what is best for your child and you will be your child's biggest advocate. I understand the need to be cautious in vaccinations and Dr. Abelowitz has been very accomodating with this request. Their practice does encourage vaccinations not only for the well being of your own child, but also the many young newborns in their office, who are not yet protected through vaccinations. Ultimately, they have always looked after our children's best interest.

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Dr. Abelowitz seems to be another doctor whom has a huge ego and God complex. He seems to have a very good disposition until you ask a question or have the desire to have input on your children??s care. His demeaning and threatening behavior towards my wife and I was both unprofessional and quite frankly very disturbing. My wife and I interviewed Dr. Abelowitz before our twin boys were born. Our largest concern was the vaccine schedule and he reassured us that he would work with our wishes. Every visit Dr. Abelowitz demanded my wife and I get a flu and whooping cough vaccines as well as getting very upset that we did not want to start to vaccinate our twins before 18mo. At the 6mo WELLNESS visit Dr. Abelowitz became so upset, he threatened us and told us we were being unfit parents and he would no longer see our children. Did he ask if I was a micro-biologist with a Doctorate degree from MIT? No! Instead he insisted we had no idea the danger we were putting our children and others at risk? Maybe if he would have spent a few minutes discussing the reason why I am against vaccinating at a very young age, (with scientific evidence) he may have learned a few things. Doctors with this attitude are very dangerous and I would think twice before having Dr. Abelowitz see my children.

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Dr. Abelowitz seems to be another doctor whom has a huge ego and God complex. He seems to have a very good disposition until you ask a question or have the desire to have input on your children??s care. His demeaning and threatening behavior towards my wife and I was both unprofessional and quite frankly very disturbing. My wife and I interviewed Dr. Abelowitz before our twin boys were born. Our largest concern was the vaccine schedule and he reassured us that he would work with our wishes. Every visit Dr. Abelowitz demanded my wife and I get a flu and whooping cough vaccines as well as getting very upset that we did not want to start to vaccinate our twins before 18mo. At the 6mo WELLNESS visit Dr. Abelowitz became so upset, he threatened us and told us we were being unfit parents and he would no longer see our children. Did he ask if I was a micro-biologist with a Doctorate degree from MIT? No! Instead he insisted we had no idea the danger we were putting our children and others at risk? Maybe if he would have spent a few minutes discussing the reason why I am against vaccinating at a very young age, (with scientific evidence) he may have learned a few things. Doctors with this attitude are very dangerous and I would think twice before having Dr. Abelowitz see my children.

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So far I have had great experiences with Dr. Abelowitz. I left my old pediatrician because he got upset with me for calling him when he thought it wasn't an emergency - this is my first child and she was 2 months at the time. Whenever I have a question, I call Dr. Abelowitz's office and I can speak with a nurse to answer my non urgent questions. I don't feel "stupid" for asking the questions I do. They understand when my daughter gets a fever for the first time, it's important to me and they give me all the guidance I need - and they have a very friendly tone. The only complaint I have is that they say they will call you back within 6 hours. They DO call back within 6 hours... but I wish it were a little sooner. Other than that, I am very pleased with their services.

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★★★★★

So far I have had great experiences with Dr. Abelowitz. I left my old pediatrician because he got upset with me for calling him when he thought it wasn't an emergency - this is my first child and she was 2 months at the time. Whenever I have a question, I call Dr. Abelowitz's office and I can speak with a nurse to answer my non urgent questions. I don't feel "stupid" for asking the questions I do. They understand when my daughter gets a fever for the first time, it's important to me and they give me all the guidance I need - and they have a very friendly tone. The only complaint I have is that they say they will call you back within 6 hours. They DO call back within 6 hours... but I wish it were a little sooner. Other than that, I am very pleased with their services.

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I had my baby at Hoag in June, 2009, and while in labor, my nurse asked me if I'd already picked a pediatrician. I told her I had not, and asked if she had any reccomendations. She said that could not refer me, however, if she DID she would have to say Dr. Abelowitz....I figured she knew what she was talking about since she had been in labor and delivery for 20+ years. I L-O-V-E coastal kids. I may not always get to see Dr. Abelowitz (only for sick child visits) and if I cannot, they always accomodate my needs with another physician. I have never been let down by the care of this group, nor by Dr. Abelowitz. He is quick, but VERY thorough--often offering homeopathic remedies rather than an RX. It is a busy office, but what do you expect when you get GREAT care.

He has won a number of awards from hospitals, OC magazines, as well as national publications. If you care about your child's health, you cannot go wrong with Coastal Kids or Dr. Abelowitz.

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I had my baby at Hoag in June, 2009, and while in labor, my nurse asked me if I'd already picked a pediatrician. I told her I had not, and asked if she had any reccomendations. She said that could not refer me, however, if she DID she would have to say Dr. Abelowitz....I figured she knew what she was talking about since she had been in labor and delivery for 20+ years. I L-O-V-E coastal kids. I may not always get to see Dr. Abelowitz (only for sick child visits) and if I cannot, they always accomodate my needs with another physician. I have never been let down by the care of this group, nor by Dr. Abelowitz. He is quick, but VERY thorough--often offering homeopathic remedies rather than an RX. It is a busy office, but what do you expect when you get GREAT care.

He has won a number of awards from hospitals, OC magazines, as well as national publications. If you care about your child's health, you cannot go wrong with Coastal Kids or Dr. Abelowitz.

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Dr. Abelowitz and his staff are caring and compassionate and above all experts in their field. I am a nurse and have 4 children, my oldest just left for college this year. Having been with Dr. Kagnoff initially we took a short hiatus when the practice was taken over. Coming back when Coastal Kids started was the best decision we ever made. MY children love the comfortable and caring easy manner of the doctors and staff while I enjoy getting the "right diagnosis and treatment 100% of the time". It saddens me to read the negative comments about price for the care of excellent service. These people are obviously misinformed and don't understand their own insurance policy. I feel bad for doctors. As a nurse I make double what a doctor makes for a visit. It is the insurance companies we should be looking at. Doctors should be paid for what they do. It is shameful that these people think their children are not worth the small price we have to pay for excellent health care services.
Insurance: Anthem

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Dr. Abelowitz and his staff are caring and compassionate and above all experts in their field. I am a nurse and have 4 children, my oldest just left for college this year. Having been with Dr. Kagnoff initially we took a short hiatus when the practice was taken over. Coming back when Coastal Kids started was the best decision we ever made. MY children love the comfortable and caring easy manner of the doctors and staff while I enjoy getting the "right diagnosis and treatment 100% of the time". It saddens me to read the negative comments about price for the care of excellent service. These people are obviously misinformed and don't understand their own insurance policy. I feel bad for doctors. As a nurse I make double what a doctor makes for a visit. It is the insurance companies we should be looking at. Doctors should be paid for what they do. It is shameful that these people think their children are not worth the small price we have to pay for excellent health care services.
Insurance: Anthem

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Typical facade of a pediatricians office (their interest is billing first) & good luck w/ your child actually see Abelowitz; all about the $$$. HORRIBLE

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Typical facade of a pediatricians office (their interest is billing first) & good luck w/ your child actually see Abelowitz; all about the $$$. HORRIBLE

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Too big of a practice in too short of a time. Quality has been jeopardized. Too quick to write a prescription without taking the time to find the source. Nickel and dime you for everything from having the doctor call you (isn't that part of their job? To be available for questions and call their patients? Well if you want this be prepared to pay $25) to paying with credit card (that will cost you an additional 3%) to copying records. They rush you in and out and if you have questions, they hand you a pamphlet on it?! No I want you to talk to me about it not hand me a pamphlet. where are the doctors that talk to you? take time with you? If this is what you want, this isn't what you will find at this practice!

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Too big of a practice in too short of a time. Quality has been jeopardized. Too quick to write a prescription without taking the time to find the source. Nickel and dime you for everything from having the doctor call you (isn't that part of their job? To be available for questions and call their patients? Well if you want this be prepared to pay $25) to paying with credit card (that will cost you an additional 3%) to copying records. They rush you in and out and if you have questions, they hand you a pamphlet on it?! No I want you to talk to me about it not hand me a pamphlet. where are the doctors that talk to you? take time with you? If this is what you want, this isn't what you will find at this practice!

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Dr Abelowitz as been our children's physician since they were born in 2002. He has consistently been ranked as one of the top doctors in the OC area. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Dr Abelowitz as been our children's physician since they were born in 2002. He has consistently been ranked as one of the top doctors in the OC area. His staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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★★★★☆ (9 ratings)

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★★★★☆ (9 ratings)

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★★★★★ (8 ratings)

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★★★★☆ (9 ratings)

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★★★★★ (9 ratings)

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Steven N. Abelowitz, MD Office Locations:

949-448-8821

25500 Rancho Niguel Road

Laguna Niguel, CA

92677

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949-759-1720

25500 Rancho Niguel Road

Laguna Niguel, CA

92677

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