Newport Children’s Medical Group (NCMG)

Serving Orange County for over 40 years



Caring for children takes a special commitment. Serving Orange County for more than 40 years, Newport Children’s Medical Group provides coverage from newborn and primary care to hospital and intensive care. Dr. Zach Reda, medical director: “We guarantee same day visits in one of our three locations.”


NCMG offers 7-days-a-week office hours. When it comes to your child’s health, there is no substitute for experience.


NCMG physicians, all board certified in pediatrics, have received additional training in pediatric pulmonary and critical care, emergencies, diabetes and growth disorder, weight control and sports medicine.


For more than 24 years Dr. Reda has served Los Angeles and Orange Counties in the fields of pediatrics, pulmonary and critical care. His extensive experience with critically ill children has helped him make early diagnoses and ensured better outcomes for his patients. He was selected by hi peers as one of the “Best Doctors of America.” He was also selected as one of the “Best Doctors in CA,” as featured in Los Angeles magazine for the past seven years. He was voted by his peers in the Orange County Medical Association as one of the top doctors in his field, as seen in Orange Coast magazine for the past eight years. Every year, Dr. Reda participates in multiple international meetings to ensure the best care for his patients. He served on the faculty of UC Irvine and UCLA, and as medical director of PICU at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital for 15 years. NCMG offers pulmonary function testing, BMR caloric measurement, and in-house lab testing, among others. Treadmill Vo2 testing helps evaluate endurance and exercise intolerance.


“We don’t only provide high-quality care, we most importantly care,” says Dr. Reda.


NCMG was voted best pediatric practice in Southern California, as seen on KCOP-TV Channel 13’s “Best of L.A.” TV show.


Practice Highlights

•Guarantee same day visit

•Open 7 days a week including after hours and most holidays 24/7 on-call board certified specialist response

•Most insurance accepted


Distinguished Staff

Zacharia Reda, M.D., FAAP, FCCP

•Honored as one of the “Best Doctors in America”

•Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital

•Served as the medical director of PICU at FVRH for 15 years

•Served as associate medical director of Miller Children’s Hospital PICU, Long Beach

•On teaching staff at UC Irvine, Hoag & Miller Children’s Hospital

•Trained at USC and UCLA

•Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care

•Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

•Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians


Alexander Tu, MD,FAAP

•Trained at Georgetown, Board certified in Pediatrics

•Special interest in Newborns , International health & Fluent  in Mandarin


Johanna Rodriguez, MD,FAAP

•Trained at the university of Puerto Rico, Board certified in Pediatrics

•Special interest in newborns, adolescents & inpatient care


Nichole Matlick, MD, FAAP

•Trained at Stanford, Board certified in Pediatrics

•Special interest in newborns, adolescents and in-patient care


Jay Rothman, MD, FAAP

•Extensive experience serving OC for more than 40 years

•Served as Asst. Chief of Pediatrics at Martin Army Hospital, GA


Elsa Fernandez, MD,FAAP

•Served the community for more than 40 years

•Served as Professor of Pediatrics at UCI


Valerie Sheppard, MD,FAAP

•Trained at Loma Linda University, Board certified in Pediatrics

•Served as Cheif resident at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital


Courtney Jones, D.O.

•Trained at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital


Hospital Affiliations

Hoag, FVRH, CHOC, Mission Hospital, Saddleback Hospital, Miller Children’s Hospital, and Orange Coast Memorial


Fashion Island Office  | 1401 Avocado St.  | Ste. 802  | Newport Beach, CA 92660

Hoag Office  | 1640 Newport Blvd.  | Ste. 210  | Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Huntington Beach Office  | 17822 Beach Blvd.  | Ste. 373/374  | Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Mission Office  | 26800 Crown Valley Park  | Ste. 460  | Mission Viejo, CA 92691 p. 949-644-0970  |


Photography by Martha Rivera


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