TLC Pediatrics Medical Group consists of five qualified pediatricians (links to their  bios are listed below). The practice staffs two nurse practioners and four medical assistants.

TLC Pediatrics Medical Group treats newborn to 18 years. Our services include:

  • Physicals
  • Well Checks
  • Sick Office Visits
  • ADHD
  • Asthma
  • Weight Issues
  • Circumcision
  • Other Specialties:
  • Diagnostic Tests including Lead, UA, Flu Test, Streph, TB

We have our wonderful nurse practitioners.  Their names are:

Vicki  Hillis, MSN, CPNP       Colleen Bacon, NP       Dorothy Tagan, NP

And our esteemed physicians.

Dr. John Carruth, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Carruth was born and educated in California. He has practiced in South Orange County since 1979, and served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at both South Coast Medical Center and Mission Hospital. He has also been on the staff of Women's Hospital at Saddleback Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital at Mission since their foundation. He continues to serve on the Quality Assurance Committee at Mission Hospital.

Dr. Carruth and his wife, Pat, have been married for more than 30 years and have five children. He has been active with his Church and with Boy Scouts. He enjoys gardening and bicycling.

Lydia Chapelsky, M.D.
Dr. Chapelsky, born in Michigan, attended medical school and completed her residency training in Ohio. She has practiced pediatrics since 1988, and joined TLC Pediatrics in 2011. Dr. Chapelsky is married and has two teenage children, adopted from Ukraine at an early age. She enjoys reading, art and the great outdoors.
TLC Pediatrics
Hours: Monday-Friday Call from 8:30 am
to 5 pm

(949) 493-1418

After Hours Care

Daily after 5pm

Saturday, Sunday
10 am to 9 pm

Major Holidays
10-6 pm
(949) 682-4750