The Amazing Staff

Dedicated to Your Total Healthcare and Wellness

We are so happy you trust us with your most precious children! We are so excited to partner with you in growing these little ones into the amazing young ladies and gentlemen they’re destined to be.

Our talented and dedicated team focus their efforts on your family’s specific needs and the wellness of your child. We provide a warm and child-friendly atmosphere with developmentally appropriate care while remembering your child’s comfort and security.

Alan S. Coit, M.D.

Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Coit obtained a B.S. degree from Colby College in Maine and an MD degree from the George Washington School of Medicine.

He did his internship and residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. he has been in private practice in the desert since 1990 and has been Chairman of Pediatrics at both Desert and Eisenhower Hospitals.

Dr. Coit’s wife, Deirdre, has been a real estate broker in the desert since the late 1980’s. Their daughter, Rachel, her husband and two daughters, live in San Diego, California and their son Justin and his wife reside in Los Angeles with their one son.

In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Coit’s hobbies include golf, fishing, painting, reading history, and gardening.

He and Deirdre spend their summer vacations at their vacation home in Kalispell, Montana. Chickens, horses, cows and visits from their children and grandchildren fill up their time.

Alan Shih, MD

Alan Shih, MD is a practicing Pediatrician in Rancho Mirage, Yucca Valley and Twenty nine Palms, California. After earning his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Shih graduated from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science in 2005, and went on to complete his residency at the University of Southern California. He has been in practice for 14 years. Dr. Shih is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Hollee

Our office manager, Hollee has been working for Dr. Coit since 1997. She oversees the financial aspects of the office, any questions concerning insurance, or accounting she will be happy to help you.
Kara a

Kara

Kara started working here in August of 2001, with an extensive history in the pediatric field. Kara is usually the first person our patients encounter here at the office.
Olivia

Olivia

Olivia is our Certified Medical Assistant a wonderful addition in October of 2015.She enjoys working with children. She currently attends college furthering her education in pediatric care.

Colby Coit

DOB 10/21/2012
Registered Emotional Support Dog

Colby is hands down the star of the office and boasts the largest fan base.
His gentle demeanor helps to calm and reassure both patients and parents alike.

The Office

We were founded in 1977 on the principle that children should receive attentive care by their own pediatrician who is personally responsible for their health and well-being. Our small, dedicated office staff promptly answers all incoming calls during office hours and directly responds to administrative or medical questions or provides contact with the doctor. Patients (or their parents) contact us after hours to enable timely advice or personal management whether in the office or at a local ER.

Testimonials

My one month old son just had his first appointment with Dr. Coit. He and his staff are wonderful- very professional, kind and helpful. It was easy to get an appointment. My wait time after checking-in and filling out paperwork was literally 2 minutes.

Dr. Coit came highly recommended to me from friends. And I can see why.

Melissa P.
Long Beach, CA

Our Practice Philosophy

Our collective purpose is to provide quality, comprehensive, courteous, and timely care to the infants, children and adolescents whom we serve. We strive to provide excellence in availability, diagnostic evaluation, education, treatment and advice to those children who are patients of record by their choice or that of their parents or guardians. Our pediatricians focus their attention on the whole child and dedicate this attention to each patient individually and as part of a family. We believe that growing and developing children best achieve health and wellness through their family lifestyle choices (proper nutrition, exercise, rest, and education) rather than interventions and/or medications as a first option.

Our Practice Philosophy

Our collective purpose is to provide quality, comprehensive, courteous, and timely care to the infants, children and adolescents whom we serve. We strive to provide excellence in availability, diagnostic evaluation, education, treatment and advice to those children who are patients of record by their choice or that of their parents or guardians. Our pediatricians focus their attention on the whole child and dedicate this attention to each patient individually and as part of a family. We believe that growing and developing children best achieve health and wellness through their family lifestyle choices (proper nutrition, exercise, rest, and education) rather than interventions and/or medications as a first option.

Why We Are Unique

We have eliminated the intrusion of managed care insurance into the Doctor/Patient relationship. Our traditional PPO office is not controlled by the stipulations of managed care contracts and thus our pediatricians are free to provide care based on the established standards of pediatric practice and not limit or alter this care by HMO oversight or regulation except to minimize out of pocket expenses when possible. Preventive health check-ups and same day urgent visits are scheduled with ample time for our pediatricians to listen and understand your concerns and formulate individual care treatment plans and goals.

Why We Are Unique

We have eliminated the intrusion of managed care insurance into the Doctor/Patient relationship. Our traditional PPO office is not controlled by the stipulations of managed care contracts and thus our pediatricians are free to provide care based on the established standards of pediatric practice and not limit or alter this care by HMO oversight or regulation except to minimize out of pocket expenses when possible. Preventive health check-ups and same day urgent visits are scheduled with ample time for our pediatricians to listen and understand your concerns and formulate individual care treatment plans and goals.