Bala Venugopal MD | Pediatrician | Downey, CA | South Gate, CA | PIH Health
Bala Venugopal

Bala Venugopal MD


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Bala Venugopal MD earned his medical degree in India, and chose to pursue a career in Pediatrics. Dr. Venugopal enjoys his work as a pediatrician. In his specialty, he is able to really share in the lives of his young patients and their families. He enjoys getting to know each family member and having the privilege to watch the children grow up. Dr. Venugopal believes that this ongoing interaction between physician and family is essential to the healthy development of each child. Dr. Venugopal and his wife, who is also a physician, love spending time with their two children. Dr. Venugopal enjoys spending his free time playing games of tennis with friends and family.

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Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians







  • Spanish
  • Tamil



Institute of Child Health (India) Michigan State University-Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies Royal Free and University College Medical School (England)


Institute of Child Health (India)


Maderas Medical College (India)

Board Certifications

Pediatrics (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

November 15, 2021
The managed care was very good, so much so that oneself is happy and confident that my son was well cared for.
November 08, 2021
I was not to happy with the wait time this time i had to wait to l9ng in the room the nurse just told me am the only one here but that not ok to say if this keeps happening I will have to look for another clinic.
November 03, 2021
This was our first time here, check in was easy. Staff very pleasant and doctor was great. I love it here as well does my son. Thank you!
October 15, 2021
Front office can do better with customer service. Doctor and nurse were amazing.
October 13, 2021
I love this facility. The doctor and his staff are great. They listen and don't forget anything. They are very thourough.
October 11, 2021
The dr is so great with kids I hope to stay with him as long as I can. For both my children.
September 07, 2021
Dr. Venugopal always makes time to listen and answer all of my questions. He's thorough and patient .
July 27, 2021
I love PIH new offices. This is our first time back since it was acquired from Pioneer Medical. It's walking distance from our home. Our appointment was made in a timely manner. Confirmation text was great. The day of our appointment, from the front counter staff to the nurses in the back, the Doctor and lab technician were all great.
July 21, 2021
Dr V was perhaps one of the kindest doctors I've ever come across. He was warm and considerate. I'm so glad he's my child's dr.
July 09, 2021
The doctor and staff were great. The only thing I would say is that when I try to make an appointment usually they only have available dates for like a month or two later then my initial call.
June 04, 2021
Dr. Venugopal is always very attentive and always addresses my child's concerns.
June 02, 2021
Loved it!!!!
May 24, 2021
Child has been seen by doc since birth. Very happy with this doc. Highly recommend him.
May 21, 2021
Very pleased with the appointment.
April 23, 2021
We love Dr. V. He is a wonderful physician who always makes me feel heard and validated when I have any concerns. We have been following him from office to office since my adult son was a child. I hope to continue to have him as my sons pediatrician into his adulthood as well. Dr. V is a kind empathetic dr, which is not always the case in a medical setting.
April 21, 2021
The care that my daughter received was very attentive, the nurses and the doctor took their time to treat her without any problem.
March 26, 2021
Nurse went out of her way to fill out my sports physical paper work that was due on that day.
March 16, 2021
It was great to visit Dr.V, I am totally satisfied that my kids are in good hands.
March 03, 2021
Everyone at the office are very respectful. The providers are very kind and listen to their patients. I love the type of respect my children and I encounter when we have an office visit.
March 02, 2021
It's always a pleasure to see Dr. B with my daughter, he works very great, he listens to what we have to say, he's very thoughtful about his responses, he's caring, you truly feel like he cares about your children, and their well being so, thank you very much.
February 18, 2021
It is always excellent when seeing Dr. V. He is the best and all that staff that works there.
February 05, 2021
I was very pleased my child was at ease the staff was great the Dr. Was extremely knowledgeable and very compassionate,I would absolutely recommend to family and friends
February 04, 2021
Dr. V is amazing. Has actually cared for my daughter for many years and I am sure her health is in great hands! He is one of the best pediatricians around! I'm so grateful to him and his staff!
February 03, 2021
Doctor Bala Venugopal, is the most caring, most patient and kind doctor I have met. I am very pleased with him as my son's doctor.
January 25, 2021
Dr. V is awesome. He truly cares for his patients. Wish he could continue being my kid's doctor as they become young adults.
January 21, 2021
Doctor Venugopal is really knowledgeable. We are thankful to have him as our pediatrician.
January 08, 2021
I like all the service that the doctor and staff have.
January 04, 2021
I have an appointment that day just for my daughter to get her 2nd round of the flu shot and I waited almost 2 hours just for her to get the shot. It was the first time that happened to me and I don't understand why. I just don't want that to happen again. I wasted the whole morning just trying to get her a shot and either one it let this staff know I still waited other patients kept going and I I don't know what's what the issue was that day and at the end of the day I didn't get end of the appointment for my daughter either. I have to call back to see what she needs an appointment for next or when or what So, I don't know. I can just would like the time to be improved the next time I go. Thank you.
January 04, 2021
I'm so happy I was able to switch provider because I feel like he tries to hear and understand you as a parent and the concerns you have. I love how he tries how to understand what is wrong with your child and then tries to solve what is going on with them not just say oh they have a virus it will go away soon.
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