Meet our friendly pediatricians. We are dedicated to helping you and your children feel at home from the moment you walk through the door. Our team consists of experienced, compassionate pediatricians and a friendly, nurturing staff all of whom take pride in giving our young patients the personalized pediatric care that they deserve.
To provide the most up-to-date care and address the special needs of infants, children, and teens, our pediatricians are all board certified and have undergone extensive academic and clinical training in pediatrics. In addition, they continue to maintain their certification by undergoing the the rigorous maintenance of certification in pediatrics.
Children's Medical Group believes in a team approach to your child's health and well-being. Our doctors collaborate with parents to provide the highest level of care. Our practice works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy to college. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your children and pride ourselves on making your experience great, from your first visit and for many years to come :-)
Dr. Gina Rosenfeld
Dr. Rosenfeld has been practicing as a pediatrician in private practice for over 18 years. She is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Rosenfeld completed her Pediatric Residency at The University of California, San Diego and Children's Hospital San Diego. She received her Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College and her B.A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from The University of California San Diego.
Dr. Rosenfeld believes the best part of being a pediatrician is the long term relationships she builds with her patients and their families. "It is truly amazing to be part of so many wonderful families".
Dr. Rosenfeld has two wonderful boys of her own and is busy with school and sports. She loves being a mom and in her not so free time likes to shop, design, bake, and go on long walks with her Lab Benny.
Dr. Rosenfeld is an honored recipient of the Patients Choice Award 2008-2015, Patients Choice Award 5-Year Honoree, On Time Doctor Award 2014-2015, Top 10 Doctor Metro Area 2014, and Compassionate Doctor Award 2010, 2012.
Dr. Jose Rua
Dr. Rua was born in Cuba and emigrated to the United States when he was 10 years-old. He went to college at The University of Chicago, and stayed there for medical school. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at The University of California San Diego, and his chief residency and Infectious Disease Fellowship at UCSD and Children's Hospital San Diego. Dr. Rua joined Children's Medical Group in 1983.
Dr. Rua and his wife Mary celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in 2011 and have two grown children. His hobbies include collecting baseball cards, reading science fiction, and gardening.
Dr. Carolyn Monahan
Dr. Carolyn Owen Monahan grew up in Arizona. She graduated from ASU in psychology and educational psychology and attended UCLA Medical School. During her pediatric training Dr. Monahan completed an infectious disease fellowship.
Dr. Monahan practices traditional pediatrics according to the Academy of Pediatric Guidelines in conjunction with UCSD recommendations. This gives wonderful treatment of disease. However, she is also very interested in practices that give optimum health far beyond mere absence of disease. Healthy diet, exercise, sleep, interfamily interactions and social relationships contribute to a full and healthy life.
She has three grown children with whom she loves interacting. Lauren teaches honors high school English and is a writer of young adult fiction. They love to travel and Lauren tries to keep her mother's wardrobe in the current decade's style. Daniel is a sculptor and multimedia producer. Dr. Monahan loved having input on his toy line of non-toxic teethers and his app to teach directional alphabet writing (little sky writers) and child friendly stylus. John is currently attending USC Medical School and she enjoys sharing wisdom from many years of practice and getting the newest ways to look at medical challenges. Her daughter-in-law, Chelsea, Daniel's wife, was a great help with electronic equipment on a trip to Jordan to teach neonatal resuscitation to medical personnel. Dr. Monahan has also gone to Fiji, Kenya, and Guatemala to teach medicine on humanitarian trips to improve world health. Currently she is on the Board of Collegium Aesculapium with interest in teaching, rights of conscience, telemedicine, and emergency response. Dr. Monahan is just "grandma" to Daniel's two daughters. She enjoys being the grandma who gets to take them to Moonlight Beach. See the book, "Last Child in the Wild" for her thoughts on nature and health.
She enjoys working with two great women, Emi, and Alissa, in our San Marcos office, a longstanding and well thought of practice across from San Marcos High School.
Dr. Traci Socha
Dr. Traci Socha (pronounced So-ha) has been with Children's Medical Group for 9 years. Although she works part-time, Dr. Socha has office hours every day except Monday. Dr. Socha is originally from the east coast (outside of Philadelphia), but after receiving her medical degree from Des Moines University, she moved to Southern California for her pediatric residency at Loma Linda University/Children’s Hospital and never returned! She is married and has two energetic boys. With her free time, Dr. Socha enjoys activities with her family such as going to the beach, hiking, biking, and skiing.
Dr. Kimberly Sprague
Our newest associate, Dr. Sprague, completed her Pediatric Residency at Rady Children's Hospital and then furthered her training with an additional two year concentration in infectious disease.