Getting to Know Dr. Yoonessi and My Pediatric & Respiratory Care Clinic as told by Mommy Influencer Penny from On The Go OC


By: Penny, On The Go OC

Talking with Dr. Yoonessi I felt that My Pediatric & Respiratory Care Clinic has the priority of families and children at the top of their list.  

Health and wellness within daily lifestyle is important to my family and Dr. Yoonessi was so energetic and passionate when speaking to me about how important health care and honesty to her patients is to her.

Health care honesty seemed to come up often in our conversation. Dr. Yoonessi made it clear that she desires, strives and works daily to be a trusted resource in and to the community.

Since she specializes in respiratory care but has a passion for all pediatrics Dr. Yoonessi has some major cute plans!

With bigger dreams to bring an all inclusive integrated treatment center with many facets and resources under one roof it is easy to be excited for the next level of care she wants to provide.

Dr. Yoonessi and I talked about special needs and Autism specifically. I shared with her that my son is on the Autism spectrum and very high functioning. I also let her know of a few concerns, questions and uncertainty I had but that I wanted help with.

She was more than willing to share her own thoughts and expert experiences as well as point me in the direction of more resources and go to materials to extend my knowledge on what I needed for what I was asking.

Interviewing Dr. Yoonessi (I do this with any Dr. or medical professional I may send my kids to) made me feel like I have known her for a while.

An instant connection with a medical professional who was listening to me, hearing my concerns, helping me with what my children may need and offering extended resources.

Dr. Yoonessi has a great knowledge on sensory and special needs and expressed to me how early intervention for any delay is key. I couldn't agree more as a mother of a child with Aspergers.

Dr. Yoonessi completed her master's in Public Health and is very community driven. Community is key to her. She provides community outreach programs monthly and to support not only the children with healthy diets and such but with families as well providing health educational classes too.

I really appreciate that Dr. Yoonessi is inspired to continue her dedication to community health and wellness.

Dr. Yoonessi continues to research topics in children's healthcare important to her as well as studying certain things that affect pediatrics.

It was a pleasure chatting with Dr. Yoonessi and I love that she is an animal lover too. Horses and dogs have come to share her heart with her love of children.

Compassion and empathy are important to her and it shows in all aspects of her life.




We were overjoyed to share the benefits and restorative power of yoga with my patients on Wednesday July 12, 2017.  We all want to provide our youth with the tools and guidance to find their path in addition to dealing with obstacles and challenges.  Moments like this help me find higher meaning and purpose in the work I do.  America's video is so inspiring and I am thankful to be a part of this inspiring journey!

Community Wide Baby Shower


Community baby shower sponsored by Health Net and Dr. Leila Yoonessi provides new parents with educational presentations, surprises, gifts and resources to pregnant mothers.  Dream Big Baby Shower strives to promote awareness of eco-friendly, baby friendly and breast friendly resources.  Mother’s possess the capacity to create, nurture and transform the community.  The baby shower was inspired by the vast need for honest, reliable, and trustworthy sources of information.  Dr. Leila Yoonessi a local pediatrician and pediatric pulmonologist who wants to inspire and motivate community members to connect in a meaningful way. 

Community partners include: April from Cover My Heart, Space 853, Rhythm Superfoods, Breastfeed LA, Space 853, Neil Med, Twin Z Pillows, His Resting Place, Claris Health, Black Infant Health, Yogalution and Fit 4 Mom. 

The event will be on Thursday, July 13, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM.  The location is the swank, stylish and modern Space 853 located at 853 Pine Avenue Long Beach CA 90813. 


Leila Yoonessi, MD MPH. FAAP
1040 Elm Avenue Suite 301
Long Beach, CA 90813