Welcome to Trestlewood Pediatrics

Trestlewood Pediatrics is unique. As an independent practice, we are here to provide personal care to your children. As your child’s health care provider, our goal is to partner with you to provide quality personal care for your child. You are our first resource in understanding your child’s needs. We are committed to improving the well-being of all the children and families who trust us for their care. By helping to nurture a strong body and a strong sense of self-worth in every child in our care, we believe we are carrying out a vital responsibility of critical importance to our community.

We continually strive to improve our service to you. We thoroughly enjoy our partnership with you in your child’s and family’s lives and hope our service meets your needs. Please let us know if you have ideas or suggestions to improve our web site or other services by calling our Office Manager at (269) 381-0118 or e-mailing us with your comments.

We are excited to announce the newest member of our team!

Elvira “Elvie” Marfil, our new office manager! Welcome!

Elvie was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management and Finance. She came to the United States in 1978, and resided in California, Michigan, Oregon, and back to Michigan.

Elvie has 38 years of medical experience in management, billing and collection.

As an active member of The Lions Clubs International, Elvie received the highest honor a Lion can achieve. In 1987, Elvie was honored as one of the women in business during the National Business Women's Week in the State of Michigan. Additionally in 2000, she received the honor as one of Ten Outstanding Women of the Year, in the field of Community Leadership in the State of California. She is also a former member of Southern California Arthritis Foundation and Arleta Chamber of Commerce.

Elvie is the mother of 3 outstanding children and 7 beautiful grandchildren. In her leisure time, she enjoys gardening, sewing, cooking, arts and crafts (mostly scrapbooking) and loves travel.

We hope you are having a fun, safe summer! We realize flu season is a ways off, but we'd like to give you a heads up on this!

The AAP, CDC, and ACIP are advising against using flu mist this year. We know the kids prefer the mist, but studies are showing decreased effectiveness. Therefore ... we will NOT be offering flu MIST this year! Injectable flu vaccine will be recommended for all kids over 6 months of age.


We are currently in the process of updating our demographic and financial policy forms for 2015. Please feel free to print them and have them ready for your next appointment or arrive ten minutes early on the day of your appointment to update your information.

ALERT: Infant Acetaminophen Concentration Change

Companies are changing the concentration of their acetaminophen (ie., Tylenol) medication for infants and there are new dosing directions for these products. Click here for information on those changes and how to administer acetaminophen in the proper dose to your infant.


The following PDF forms are available online. Just click on the form you need, print it, fill it out and return it to our office.

Guide to the Home Treatment of Childhood Illnesses


Caring For Your Newborn




Ear Pain


Sore Throat



New Patients

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Dr. Somers' Blog

My blog is directed to parents of Trestlewood Pediatrics' patients in in order to give more insight into the way I think about health, as well as useful facts. My comments are shaped by my own personal experience in medicine (four years of medical school, four years pediatric residency, thirteen years general pediatric practice), motherhood (I have three daughters, ages 14, 11, and 8), published research in the field, as well as policies and recommendations from pediatric and medical organizations.

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