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Pediatrics: Keeping Children Healthy

We provide pediatric services for children of all ages, from infants to teens, including:

  • Urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries
  • Newborn and infant examinations
  • Well child check-ups
  • School physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • Immunizations and TB tests
  • Oral health screenings, education, flouride treatment and referrals
  • Care and follow-up for acute and chronic illnesses
  • Adolescent services

Children who do not have health insurance may be eligible for low- or no-cost health insurance plans, even if their parents are working. To learn more, call 925-462-1755.

Meet Our Providers

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Dr. Dawnell Moody, D.O.

Education: Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA in 2005
Board Certification: Pediatrics
Area of Practice at Axis: Pediatrics
Working at Axis Since: 2014
Languages: English and Spanish

As Chief Medical Officer,
Dr. Moody makes sure our patients receive quality care - including her own. She knew she wanted to work with children during her first visit to a pediatric clinic in medical school – “it just clicked,” she says. Now, working with children is the highlight of her day; she loves to see her patients grow and thrive. She also knows how much parents care about their children, and makes sure to take time to address their concerns and connect them with other helpful community resources.

Laura Lavelle, F.N.P.

Education: University of San Francisco, 2003
Board Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner
Area of Practice at Axis:
Working at Axis Since: 2016
Language: English, Spanish, Italian, French

“There’s an art to hiding vegetables in your kids’ food,” Laura notes, with a smile. As a nurse and mother, Laura combines medical knowledge with practical tips that families can use to support their children’s health. She particularly enjoys working with newborns and first time parents, and makes time in every appointment to address parents’ concerns during this exciting and challenging time.


Dr. Soniya Mehra, M.D.

Education: University of Missouri
Board Certification: Pediatrics
Area of Practice at Axis:
Working at Axis Since: 2016
Language: English, Spanish

“Choosing Pediatrics was an easy decision,” says Dr. Mehra, “because working with kids is so much fun!” Because she believes that raising healthy, successful kids is a team effort, Dr. Mehra helps families learn how best to help their child thrive. She also has a strong interest in public health, and works to resolve issues impacting children’s health. Dr. Mehra is delighted to be part of Axis’s team-based, community-focused mission.   



5925 W. Las Positas Blvd,
Suite 100, Pleasanton
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4361 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton
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3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore
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Medical services are by appointment only.
Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available.

Call 925-462-1755
Monday-Thursday 8:30-6:00, and Friday 8:30 - 5:00 to schedule an appointment.


We accept Medicare, Medi-Cal and many public insurance plans. Some services are available on a sliding scale based on income and family size.

If you do not have insurance or the resources to pay for your services, we will work with you to make sure you get the care you need. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. Call 925-462-1755 to schedule an enrollment appointment.


"The doctors at Axis are caring, sincere and very thorough, providing excellent health care for me, my daughter and her young children."