We’re here for you…

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.

Welcome

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!

5 things to always recycle – Protect our kids’ environment!

At Northwest Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, recycling is just one way that we strive to protect the earth and its resources for the children we serve.  Here’s some info about recycling items that can be extra hazardous if wasted as trash!   http://www.recyclebank.com/live-green/5-things-you-should-always-recycle/   and don’t forget to wash those reusable shopping bags! Don’t Forget […]

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Forest Fire *Health Advisory*

Adding to the difficult breathing caused by the Mt. Adams and Sisters area fires, the  fire along the banks of 84 is causing severe breathing problems for many people in the area.  Please consider indoor activities, or find some fresh air out of the smoke’s reach, particularly if your child has underlying breathing problems like […]

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Now is the time for flu vaccines for the whole family! We have the nasal puff version in the office.

http://www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/3124-flu-vaccine-new-season.html It takes a couple of weeks to build the protection from the vaccine, so get your family protected today! Kids through adults (2+) without a history of wheezing or asthma like symptoms can get the version that’s just a puff in the nose! As always, we try to make it easier for parents to […]

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Free Sports Physicals plus our donation to local schools!

Over the next month or so, we’re again supporting area student athletes with free sports physicals.  Like last year, Northwest Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and the Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Foundation are teaming up to make a donation to local schools for each physical donated by Dr. Martin and staff!  2011 physicals generated $1000 […]

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Thanks for joining us at Families in the Park – did you get your parents’ “VIP” gift?

We were thrilled to once again support area school programs in supporting Families in the Park this year.  It was great to see such good turnouts at the events, and so many happy kids getting that energy out!  We seemed to have made those kids even a little happier with a variety of gifts, but […]

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How Safe is Your Sunscreen?

Follow this link to check for relative toxicities of ingredients in current sunscreens.  Use lower toxicity products whenever practical, just keep in mind that this guide rates according to (lack of) toxicity, not necessarily effectiveness or ease of use.   Many of the lower toxicity sunscreens are in a base of zinc oxide, which is […]

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Don’t forget the sunscreen!

http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/ Now that Summer’s finally here, don’t forget to protect your family with sunscreen. Keep a bottle by the door so you remember! The above guide rates based on relative toxicity of ingredients, not effectiveness, but many products are both safe and effective. As always with sunscreens, test a small patch on the back or […]

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Keep your child, family, and our community safe from pertussis!

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/whooping-cough-surges-us-16282723 With over 1200 cases confirmed in Washington as of 5/10/12, and 169 in Oregon, including 2 in Hood River and Wasco Counties, it’s never been a better time to make sure your children (and you!) have updated your immunizations recently. Current vaccines given to adolescents and older for tetanus (the TDaP vaccine) also protect […]

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Opening Days!

The team at Northwest Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine is excited to say “We’re Open!” and to have welcomed your children as the first patients to a pediatrics office in Hood River!  An official “Grand Opening” is in the works, but for now, we’re just busy seeing area children and putting finishing touches on our cozy […]

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Scaring away allergies at Halloween

Follow this link to avoid allergy pitfalls for Halloween.  Of course, it may be wise for your child to take or continue taking any allergy medicines previously used for allergies…and brush those teeth!   Have a happy and safe Halloween….we will see you soon!   http://acaai.org/press/news-releases/2011/Pages/Don’tLetAllergies,AsthmaSpoilHalloweenFun.aspx

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