Danielle Flowers, MD - Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente

Danielle Flowers, MD

Danielle Flowers was raised in the San Fernando Valley. She graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory and went to college at the University of Southern California. She continued her studies at the USC Keck School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and chief year at LAC+USC Women's and Children's Hospital. Dr. Flowers started at Kaiser in the department of pediatrics in 2008. She has been working at the Mission Hills Medical Office Building since it opened in 2010. Dr. Flowers has several administrative roles that she feels very passionately about. She has been the Regional Lead for Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN)since 2012. In 2013, she took on the position of Physician in Charge of the Mission Hills Medical Office Building. She has worked as a physician coach and has recently taken on the role of Physician Ambassador for the Panorama City Medical Center.

The role of the Regional SCAN Lead encompasses communication and teamwork with all specialties in order to provide the highest level of care for victims of violence. Dr. Flowers works to continuously lead awareness and educational efforts for staff and physicians including ongoing communication with Regional Leaders of all specialties and discussions with front line physicians. She provides Regional KP representation when working with community agencies, law enforcement and other key resources related to family violence. With quarterly meetings she is able to provide oversight, education and representation for local medical center specific groups. Overall, Dr. Flowers is responsible for developing goals, leading projects and creating the direction and focus of the Regional SCAN team.

The SCAN team has many accomplishments over the last few years. Dr. Flowers and the team have created a website for the physicians and staff to go to for educational modules and medical center specific checklists and resources for victims of violence. The created medical center specific pocket cards located in the restrooms with resources listed to help our victims. Dr. Flowers helped lead the first ever Kaiser Family Violence Symposium attended by over 260 physicians, nurses and social workers. Dr.Flowers and her team are using our health connect capabilities to collect data on victims of abuse to help guide our future initiatives. Dr. Flowers recently presented her collaborative work with Dr. Oates and the Family Violence Prevention Program at the Futures Without Violence Symposium in Washington DC.

Dr. Flowers can be reached at: Danielle.R.Flowers@kp.org