Practice News

Dr. Kraft now has regular hours!

Great News!  Dr. Kraft is now in the office regularly on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-5pm!  Call and make an appointment today.
After serving last year as the 2018 President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Kraft's travel schedule and AAP obligations have lessened now in 2019.  This in turn, has afforded her more time to consistently be in the office, where she is now seeing patients on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-5pm.  In the near future, she will be adding one additional day as well. She is accepting new patients and is excited to establish continuity with our old patients as well as new, incoming patients.  Call and make an appointment today for a Well Child Check, Sports Physical, Sick Visit, Consultation about the developmental needs of your child, or a To-Meet for expecting parents.

Addressing Youth Suicide in Orange County

Teen student athlete deaths in Orange County and the connection to perfectionism. How to help the most perfection driven generation on record.


Our local youth sports community has been severely affected the last 4 weeks with 4 teen suicides. The face of suicide is changing. Our high achievers are the ones who are now affected, whether it be an athlete, high achieving student, or one involved in the arts.

Please read this press release from the AAP OC Chapter. Thank you to Dr. Casey Cooper and our AAP President, Dr. Colleen Kraft for their integral part in getting this important message out. PLEASE SHARE!!
#youmatter #talktome

Welcome Dr. Kraft!

Mia Bella Pediatrics has some exciting news! We have a new pediatrician joining our team.
Dr. Colleen Kraft will be assisting with same day sick visits in the afternoon hours, and she joins us just in time for the busy cold and flu season. Her addition will allow our schedule to remain open and available for important Well Child Care with your primary pediatrician, while also accommodating the influx of sick patients in the winter months.

She comes to Mia Bella Pediatrics with substantial expertise and special interests in early childhood development and population health, which will serve to enhance the emphasis of inclusive, family-centered care that is our premise at Mia Bella Pediatrics. In fact, her expertise has garnered her the job as the next American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) President, and she will concurrently assume her position as President of the AAP on January 1, 2018, while joining the Mia Bella team in offering second-to-none care. 

Her experience spans over 28+ years, from 14 years in private practice, including 4 years as the managing partner, to the Founding Pediatric Program Director at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.  In addition, she was the Medical Director for a Medicaid managed care organization in Virginia, and most recently led a Pediatric Accountable Care Organization at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as the Medical Director.  She received her undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech, her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University.

She recently relocated to Southern California as she assumes the AAP Presidency position for 2018 and is excited to concurrently assist in caring for our Mia Bella patients. 

Welcome Dr. Kraft!

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