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What the New Oregon Medical Board Medical Chaperone Rule Means for You

We want to inform you of a new regulation mandated by the Oregon Medical Board (OMB) and our commitment to ensuring the highest level of care and comfort during your visits to our office. The Medical Chaperone rule outlined in OMB 847-010-0130 aims to protect the well-being and safety of patients during medically necessary breast,…

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The Dangers of High-Powered Magnetic Toys

High-powered magnets first began appearing in children’s toys in the early 2000s. While our pediatricians East Portland know these types of toys can be fun and educational, it’s important to understand the danger they pose, especially to young children. Here’s what you need to know about the dangers of high-powered magnets and how to keep…

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ADHD Medication Shortage: What Parents Need to Know

At East Portland Pediatrics, kids doctor in Portland, we understand how crucial it is for your kids to have the access they need to their medication. The recent shortage of ADHD medications is leaving many parents wondering what to do.  Why Is There a Shortage of ADHD Medication? It’s a complex issue. One of the main…

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Lots of Strep Throat, Not Enough Antibiotics: What Parents Can Do

At East Portland Pediatrics, we’ve seen a lot of families struggling with strep throat this season. Cases remain at high levels and unfortunately, there’s a nationwide shortage of the antibiotic commonly used to treat it in kids. Here’s what you can do to make sure your child gets the treatment they need.   Strep Throat…

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A New Step for East Portland Pediatrics: Changes in Masking Recommendations

Here at East Portland Pediatrics, we take the health and safety of our patients and staff very seriously. We have been very proactive in taking infection control measures over the past three years to maximize patient and staff safety. Recently the Oregon Health Authority lifted the mask mandate in healthcare settings. As we move toward…

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Changing Clinic Hours

April 12, 2023 Dear Valued Families, We are once again asking for your patience and understanding. Due to staff shortages in our clinic, similar to what other facilities in our area and beyond are experiencing, our clinic is temporarily changing our hours of business in order to provide optimal care with the resources we have.…

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East Portland Pediatrics Spring Newsletter 2023

Happy Spring, everyone!   With most of us either going into or coming from Spring Break, we thought we would break out the Spring Issue of Take Care. With this issue, we thought we would highlight our teenagers and young adolescents on the brink of high school graduation and how we can support them on…

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Preschoolers and the Power of Play

 Why is play so essential to early childhood development and wellbeing? The experience of play builds connections in your child’s brain, which helps them develop physically, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. Play also strengthens relationships (especially between parent and child), teaches critical life skills, and reduces stress. Ready for fun? The following are five tips on…

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What Parents Should Know About Bullying

At East Portland Pediatric Clinic, portland child doctor, we know that your child’s mental health and wellbeing is as important as their physical health. And one of the challenges children can face to their mental wellbeing is bullying, especially in school. In fact, on average, one in four students in our country state that they’ve…

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