Dr. Michelle Silva Dern , MD


(760) 753-7143

Scripps Coastal Medical Center
477 N El Camino Real Ste B105
Encinitas, CA 92024


Michelle Dern, M.D., F.A.A.P., grew up in San Diego and attended UCSD for undergraduate education. She completed medical school at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She returned to San Diego for pediatric residency at UCSD and was chief resident. She was a faculty physician at UCSD for nine years before joining El Camino Pediatrics in 2006. Her special interest is international adoption health care. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adoption and Foster Care. She is available for pre-adoption consultations and post-adoption comprehensive evaluations. For more information, click here. Michelle lives in Scripps Ranch with her husband Steve, who is an artist, and their two teenage daughters, Katie and Jenna. In her spare time she enjoys participating in activities with her family, including youth sports, junior theater, and golf.

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Years in Practice: N/A

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: N/A

Graduation Date: N/A

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Specialties: Pediatrics

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
  • UHC SignatureValue Focus
  • UHC West SignatureValue Advantage HMO Value Network
  • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

Dr. Dern's Office Information

Fax: (760) 075-3711
Website: elcaminopediatrics.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Wed8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Fri8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sat8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Sun8:30 AM-4:30 PM

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