At AV Pediatrics & Family Medicine, we are committed to making sure your check-up is quick and easy.
When you visit AV Pediatrics & Family Medicine, you can be confident of receiving compassionate, expert medical treatment.
Serving the Antelope Valley for over 20 years, AV Pediatrics and Family Medicine has worked hard to earn the trust and respect of families like yours. Our top priorities are providing caring, preventative medicine and comprehensive medical treatment for all ages.
Please contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment. We’re also happy to answer any questions you have.
Quality care since 1986
Our team of physicians and support staff brings together a broad spectrum of medical knowledge and life experience to provide superior health care for the entire family.
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Richard L. Allen, MD, FAAFP
Board Certified, Owner
Dr. Allen grew up in Japan and Southern Illinois. He finished high school in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received his medical training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Since 1999 he has been a local area civilian doctor working in family practice.
Dr. Allen cherishes his time with his family. He is active in his Baptist church and enjoys ministering to the Deaf. He also enjoys teaching and sports. He is an advocate of preventive medicine and a healthy lifestyle. He has enjoyed medical missions in Mexico and speaks Spanish, American Sign Language and is working on Japanese.
Jenét A. Langjahr, FNP, PA
Board Certified, Owner
A native of Lancaster, California, Jenét Langjahr completed her training in Registered Nursing at Antelope Valley College in 1977 and later earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands. Her early experience included Critical Care Nursing at Lancaster Community Hospital, Palmdale Hospital and work as an adjunct instructor for Antelope Valley College. She was instrumental in opening the first Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in the valley at Lancaster Community Hospital and served as Nursing Supervisor there until 1982. During this time she helped organize the first chapter of Mended Hearts Association and later served as President of the AV Branch of the American Heart Association.
Jenét’s interest in education and videography led her to produce, Baby Care, Step-by-Step, a film distributed nationally by Price Stern and Sloan. In 1996 she earned her degree and licensing as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Physician’s Assistant from the University of California at Davis.
For the past twenty five years, Jenét has worked in Family Practice while continuing to expand her fields of work in women’s health, surgery, dermatology, and cardiology. Jenét has been married for 40 years to Stephen Langjahr, Professor Emeritus at Antelope Valley College. She is a licensed hot-air balloon pilot and scuba diver. The Langjahr’s have two children, Natalie and Derek and one grandchild, Lukas.
Lori Rodriguez, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Lori Rodriguez has been in medicine since she was 15 years old when she started her medical journey as a candy striper at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA. A native of Manhattan Beach she continued in medicine as a medical assistant for many years until she decided to become a physician assistant. She graduated with honors from San Joaquin College in Visalia in 2005, and has practiced in internal medicine ever since. She also specializes in women’s health and urgent care medicine. She has her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and her masters degree in health care ethics.
She has been married to her husband Peter, who is also a PA, for the past 12 years. They love to spend time with family and friends and enjoy going to the beach for relaxing weekends. Lori is well known in the Antelope Valley as a knowledgeable and compassionate clinician who cares deeply for her patients.
Alia Jamison-Dinowitz, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Alia Jamison-Dinowitz knew that she would always have a career that would involve helping others and support people in their health and well-being. She earned a Bachelors of Science in psychology at UCLA with a minor in anthropology and went on to complete her nursing training and Masters of Science in nursing at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California along with her Public Health Nursing license. She began her career working as a nurse in obstetrics specifically working in postpartum and nursery while attending classes in a post-masters Family Nurse Practitioner program at Western University of Health Sciences. Educating and caring for new mothers and their babies was incredibly rewarding, however as she continued with her classes, she transitioned into working as a nurse in an urgent care setting. This new assignment provided direct experience in patient care and conditions she was learning about in her academic program. Shortly after starting in the urgent care setting she assumed the role of lead nurse in which she served in for three years, training new nurses and ensuring high level of patient care and follow-up.
Alia is a member of the American Nurses Association, California Association of Nurse Practitioners, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. While not working as a Family Nurse Practitioner Alia enjoys hiking, spending time with her husband Bryan, and capturing the beauty of nature as an amateur nature photographer.
David Thai, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
David Thai was born in Vietnam and raised in Lancaster, California. He graduated from Lancaster High School and then earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at CSU Bakersfield.
He began his career working as a Registered Nurse at Antelope Valley Hospital. He worked there for four years caring for neurological and stroke patients until he decided to continue his education to become a Nurse Practitioner.
He graduated from the UCLA Family Nurse Practitioner Program with honors. He currently practices as a clinician at AV Hospital Emergency Department.
Blessed with a large family, he likes to spend time with them enjoying food adventures on their travels. David is married to his wife who works as a pharmacist in the Antelope Valley. They have two daughters together, Aella and Lauren.
His passion is caring for his patients while being a strong advocate of holistic health and fitness.