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Offering 7 day availability – “On Call” pediatric & adolescent urgent care hours weeknights 7-10, and Sat-Sun by appointment.  Leave us a phone message for an appointment.

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Welcome to your new medical home for infants, children, and adolescents in Hood River, OR!

Now open!

A New Practice

The Columbia Gorge area’s first independent pediatrics & adolescent medical office

Designed for kids and their parents!

Avoiding Car Seat Mistakes

http://www.parents.com/videos/v/61651697/avoid-a-car-seat-mistake.htm Also, don’t buy used car seats or sell yours. Car seats have an expiration date because the plastics and belts weaken over many seasons of use and different temperatures. Our office will soon be collecting used seats for recycling. Contact Dr. Martin for more info.

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More Beach Safety….beware of rip currents!

As parents, we should always encourage our kids to be safe around the water, including taking swim lessons, swimming with a buddy or adult in the presence of a lifeguard, and understanding dangers like rip currents. Here’s a quick resource before you hit the beach. (Also, see the updated sunscreen guide linked below). http://oceantoday.noaa.gov http://ripcurrents.noaa.gov

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We Are Moving!

We look forward to welcoming you to our new location at 810 13th St, across from Providence Hospital on your way up the hill, just before Jackson Park, with convenient access from Hood River Middle School and May St. Elementary schools. Our new space is slightly larger to accommodate our growth, and expands upon our […]

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Community Event for families with attention issues / ADHD

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Surviving the “perfect storm” of allergies, asthma, and the newly open Germ Farm of School

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/05/health/asthma-school-reinhardt/index.html It’s that time of year again. Our allergy and asthma patients are rolling in, many happily for preventive “tune ups”, including flu vaccines to help prevent the nastiness of influenza viruses on their respiratory system. Allergy and asthma testing has recently been enhanced at Northwest Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, in recognition of the role […]

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Protecting loved ones from forest fire smoke

Protecting your loved ones during forest fires: See the article and its links below. Between the forest fires and Fall mold season, we’ve had a definite uptick in cases of breathing problems. Please check in with us as soon as problems surface in your child. http://public.health.oregon.gov/Preparedness/Prepare/Pages/PrepareForWildfire.aspx

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Thanks for joining us at Families in the Park and our Open House!

We enjoyed being ridiculous in disco attire and having families join us for some great wood fired pizza from Focolare and bouncy house courtesy of Bambinos! It’s back to work now as we prepare with you for the back to school rush. Let’s send our kids to school healthy, prepared and ready to learn!

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Back to Judy Blume

Judy Blume’s been back on the media landscape recently.  One of our favorite bastions of adolescent hopes and fears has been talking about a movie, directed by her son, based on her 1981 novel “Tiger Eyes”.  She’s also disclosed recently that her character Margaret from “Are You There God?  It’s me, Margaret”, was based on […]

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Give your home a check up!

http://www.oeconline.org/our-work/healthier-lives/tinyfootprints/eco-healthy-homes-checkup-kit Stop by our office for your own copy of the Healthy Homes Check Up Kit!  Check the link above to get your own copy, and make sensible choices to protect your family from health hazards that are in most of our homes…because we spend money to bring them home via the grocery store.  Talk […]

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How about some BPA, lead, and pthalates to go with that organic garden?

  It’s an iconic thought from my childhood, remembering drinking from the garden hose while out doing yard work.  Makes me cringe now when I realize that not only was I ingesting bacteria (water + heat in a hose grows bacteria), but lead (leached from the hose and its brass fittings), BPA, and pthalates (among […]

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