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Giving back to the community. St. Joseph Health System Office

Kenneth Akey, MD

  • Pediatrics
    (Board Certified)
27871 Medical Center Dr.
Suite 140
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

27871 Medical Center Dr.
Suite 140
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Get Directions
(949) 218-5437
(949) 218-4137
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Pediatrics
    • Medical School
      University Medical Center Irvine- Irvine, CA
    • Internship
      University Medical Center- Irvine, CA - 1974
    • Residency
      University Medical Center Irvine- Irvine, CA - 1975, 1977
    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012); Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2012); Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012)
    Areas of Interest

    Newborns, developmental pediatrics (behavior) and nutrition.

  • Biography



    My name is Ken Akey, M.D. I am a Board Certified Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    I attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, and have been blessed to be in private practice for over 25 years.

    I love to practice a "one-on-one" Doctor/Patient relationship, not using para-medical health providers as I very much enjoy getting to know each child and his or her family!

    I believe in helping parents provide a "moral compass" for their precious children, especially during the often turbulent teen years. Close, loving, family bonds, along with consistent discipline and respect for parents, may well set the stage for success and happiness down the path.

    My special interests are newborns, developmental pediatrics (behavior) and nutrition. My "take home" for the kids is, "you are what you eat."

    When I am not at the office or at one of the hospitals, I enjoy church activities, working out, and am eager to spend time with my wife, Laurie, my four grown children, their spouses, and three perfect grandchildren.

    While there are many choices in pediatric care in Southern California, one thing that has become extremely unique in my office is you always get the same doctor, with total continuity of care. My primary concern is to provide quality care for the children of Southern California.

    As very experienced pediatrician, my goal is to deliver the highest level of medical care, connecting with each child and parent. Working thru challenges (both medical and behavioral) gives me sincere satisfaction. I practice one on one medicine, "where you only see 'one' doctor." I sincerely love pediatrics!

    Please follow us on Facebook and visit our website at You can also take a virtual tour of our office and see a personal message from Dr. Akey.

    Areas of Expertise
    Newborns, Nutrition and Prevention, Developmental Evaluation (Add / Adhd / Autism).
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    Accepted Health Plans
    • PPO - AETNA
    • PPO - CIGNA
    Insurance ID Numbers

    Aetna: 397827
    Blue Cross: 0XL094
    Blue Shield:00A261030
    CIGNA: 3770599011
    CIGNA Select (SJH): 3770599012
    Health Net: 3207053754
    United Healthcare: 183520067