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San Diego-based Dr. Chrystal de Freitas is a pediatrician, author, wife, and mother of three adult children who has a special interest in family health education. She completed her pediatric training at the University of Washington, in Seattle, WA, and has been in private practice for 28 years. Early in her career, Dr. de Freitas served as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Moving to Michigan in 1987, she worked part time at several area practices while raising her then young children. Relocating to the San Diego area in 1998, she first practiced with North County Health Services in Encinitas for 6 years before starting her solo private practice of pediatrics, Carmel Valley Pediatrics in 2004.
In 1993, Dr. de Freitas founded Healthy Chats LLC and began to provide family health education information through detailed seminars, books, a DVD kit, and online. A parallel Spanish site, Charlas de Salud is also available.
Dr. de Freitas is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.