Choosing a Pediatrician

We understand you have many questions when expecting, but wondering if you can depend on your pediatrician shouldn’t be one of them.

We understand you have many questions when expecting, but wondering if you can depend on your pediatrician shouldn’t be one of them. At East Portland Pediatric Clinic, our pediatricians enjoy getting to know you well before your baby arrives. Visiting the office and meeting our team will make that first visit with your newborn more comfortable.  We invite you to schedule a complimentary meet-and-greet visit with the pediatrician of your choice, in the office or virtually

At a meet-and-greet visit you can learn about how our office works, who makes up our team, and our approach to pediatric care. The most important part of choosing a pediatrician is finding someone who listens to you and that you can trust. Come meet us and see if we are the right pediatric practice for you.

  • What are your office hours?
  • Who can I talk to if I have a question about my baby?
  • How do I reach someone after hours?
  • Do you follow the standard vaccine schedule recommendations?
  • How often do you use antibiotics?
  • What can I expect during routine wellness visits?
  • How quickly can I schedule an appointment when my child gets sick?
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Welcoming Your Child Into the World

After you deliver a pediatrician will see your baby within 24 hours, and more often if needed. We see newborns at Adventist Health Portland and Providence Portland Medical Center.

If you choose us as your child’s pediatrician, tell your nurse, and they will notify us when your baby is born. At other hospitals, there are newborn doctors who will do the in-hospital exams.

Baby's First Appointment

Your baby’s first visit to our office will just 2 or 3 days after leaving the hospital; call us as soon as you know when you will be discharged. At this visit we will check your baby’s growth, conduct a physical exam and answer any questions you may have after the first couple of nights at home. We will want to know about your baby's feeding schedule, wet and dirty diapers and where they sleep.

  • A head-to-toe physical exam
  • Weight measurement
  • Assessment for jaundice
  • Feeding support
  • Screening for postpartum depression
  • Time to address your questions
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We'll Be Seeing a Lot of Each Other

Your baby will be growing and changing a lot during the first few weeks and months, and we will be there for you every step of the way. We offer free weight check visits if there are concerns about how your baby is growing. Some babies need frequent bilirubin checks in the first few days, and those can be done in the comfort of our office rather than a hospital lab. And we are always there for you on the other end of the phone.

At regularly scheduled check-ups we will continue to answer your questions, and monitor your baby's growth and development.

These are the ages of wellness visits in the first year:

  • 3-5 days
  • 2 weeks
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months

Please call our office at 503-255-3544 before filling out this form. We want to ensure we are contracted with your insurance provider and find out if you have or need to schedule an appointment for your child.