Our Staff

Meet our team at San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who work hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our pediatric medical providers are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent pediatric care.

     

Our Providers

Andrew Novom, MD
Dr. Andrew Novom has been with the San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group since 1999 and has been practicing pediatrics since 1989.  He completed all of his education and training in Southern California where he happily resides with his wife and their three children, who are in various stages of leaving the nest.  Taking care of children and spending time with his family are his passions.

Grace Petterson, MD
Dr. Petterson has been with San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group since July 1988.  She studied medicine at the College of Medicine, Ewha University in Seoul, Korea, and completed her pediatric residency at Jacksonville Hospital in Florida.  She joined the US Air Force following her residency training to provide medical services for the dependents of Air Force personnel and served as Chief of Pediatrics at USAF Regional Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska before establishing her private practice in California.

Dr. Petterson's passion for ever evolving and advancing medical science enables her to practice medicine with much enthusiasm and a strong sense of commitment.  She is grateful for the privilege of taking part in improving the lives of children.

Kenneth Follmar, MD
Dr. Follmar is the newest member of the San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group, joining in February 2013.  He previously worked as a pediatric hospitalist for three years at Miller Childrens Hospital in Long Beach.  Dr. Follmar studied at the University of California at Davis before attending Georgetown University School of Medicine.  He completed his pediatric residency at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in 2009.  Dr. Follmar shares his passion for pediatrics with his patients.  In his precious free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children.

Priscilla Novom, MD
Dr. Priscilla Novom has been practicing pediatrics since 1988; first as a school physician, then for the Los Angeles County Health Department, and finally for the past 14 years with her husband at the San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group.  Her fluency in Spanish has always been an asset.  Taking care of children is simply an extension of the love and care with which she has raised her three children and the importance to her of family.

Barbara Sonne, CPNP
Barbara J. Sonne, MN, CPNP received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from California State University, Bakersfield, her Masters in Nursing degree as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist from UCLA, and her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate from USC.  Barbara is certified as a nurse practitioner by both the State of California and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.  She is also certified as a breastfeeding educator and consultant.

Barbara is grateful to have had the opportunity to work as a pediatric nurse practitioner in a variety of settings including Harbor-UCLA Perinatal Research, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles in Hematology, and various private office practices.  She has worked at San Pedro Pediatric Medical Group since December of 2006.  Barbara considers herself blessed to have the privilege to meet, counsel, and care for so many wonderful children, adolescents, young adults, and families.