At East Portland Pediatric Clinic, we understand the excitement and concerns that come with expecting a new baby. Our goal is to be more than just your pediatricians. We want to be part of your extended family, offering a nurturing, informative and deeply connected experience right from the start.
Meet and Greet: Getting to Know Your Pediatrician
We encourage expecting parents to schedule a complimentary meet-and-greet. This visit is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about our office, meet our team and understand our approach to pediatric care.
It’s crucial to find an East Portland pediatrician who listens and is someone you can trust. We’re here to answer your questions!
At the Hospital: Our Commitment Begins at Birth
After your baby’s arrival, our pediatricians are ready to provide care within 24 hours at Adventist Medical Center or Providence Portland Medical Center. All you have to do is inform your nurse, and we will be notified immediately upon your baby’s birth. We will come to the hospital to do a head-to-toe check of your baby and answer your questions.
Baby’s First Appointment: A Comprehensive Check
Your baby’s first visit to our office will occur just 2 or 3 days after you leave the hospital. During this visit, we will conduct a thorough physical exam, monitor your baby’s growth and provide feeding support. We also assess for jaundice, offer postpartum depression screening and address any concerns you might have.
It’s helpful to keep a record of feeds and wet and dirty diapers. We’ll review that record together. Luckily, there are plenty of apps to keep that part easy for sleep-deprived parents.
At this visit we will give you a booklet to take home with answers to the many common questions that come up in your first few days and weeks with you new baby. You also get to pick out a hand-knitted hat for your little one!
Ongoing Care and Support
As your baby grows and changes in the first year, we will be there for every milestone. We offer free weight check visits and bilirubin checks in the comfort of our office.
Regular wellness appointments are scheduled at key developmental stages. These visits are essential for monitoring your baby’s growth and development and addressing any questions or concerns.
Why Choose East Portland Pediatric Clinic?
Nurturing Environment: Our pediatricians and staff are dedicated to creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for you and your baby. And while It may seem like the distant future now, we also give tender and connected care to big kids and teens as they grow!
Expert Care: We provide comprehensive pediatric care that covers all aspects of your child’s health and wellbeing.
Community Connection: Our pediatricians love being a part of East Portland Pediatric Clinic and work hard to make it a welcoming place for others. Keeping strong ties with our patients’ families means better care and outcomes.
Accessibility and Support: Is that fever or head bonk worthy of a trip to urgent care or the ER? We have 24-hour on-call medical advice for any pressing questions. We also keep a few appointment times open every day for sick kids on an as-needed basis.
Family Feel: We pride ourselves in being doctor-owned. You will feel cared for and listened to – not hurried or rushed like in some corporate clinics. At EPPC, we truly treat you like family.
Welcoming Your Bundle of Joy with Open Arms
Choosing the right pediatrician is a big decision for your family. At East Portland Pediatric Clinic, we build a lasting relationship that starts before your baby is even born. Schedule your meet-and-greet today to take the first step toward joining our family.
We’re excited to welcome you and your new baby into our community of care.