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John L. Digges, MD, Ph.D

Dr. Digges received his Medical Doctorate Degree from the University of Oklahoma.  He also received a Masters of Science Degree from the University of Arizona, and both a Masters in Public Health and a Ph.D.  in Health from the University of Oklahoma.  He completed the first year of a Family Practice Residency at Oklahoma Teaching Hospitals and then completed a residency program in Pediatrics at Oklahoma Children’s Memorial Hospital.  He practiced general pediatrics from 1984 until 1998, and since 1998 he has limited his private practice to addressing the needs of children with ADHD.

Dr. Digges joined the Courtesy staff of  Kern Medical Center in 1990 and became an Associate in Pediatrics in 1998.    He serves as the Medical Director of the Jess Diamond Child Assessment Center and as the Forensic Pediatrician for Kern County, providing examinations and consultations in cases where there is a concern about child abuse.  He is a member of the Continuing Medical Education Committee for Kern Medical Center and is a CME surveyor for the California Medical Association.
Dr. Digges has served as the Chairman of the Kern County Tobacco Free Coalition since 1995, on the Board of Directors of the Kern County Chapter of the the American Lung Association since 1997, on the Board of Directors of the Kern County Immunization Coalition since 1999, on the Technical Advisory Committee of the First 5 Commission of Kern County since 1999 and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kern County Medical Society since 2000.

Certificates and Affiliations: 

  • Certified, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, California Medical Association
  • Member, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)