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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.


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!

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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What can you expect from us at Northwest Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine?

Short answer is, “a lot!” We are a team dedicated toward children of all ages, through young adulthood.    Typically that means birth (even pre-conception) through 21, though Dr. Martin sees his patients through the occasional “home from college” visits as well, helping them eventually transition effectively to an “adult” doctor.  Our team aims to […]

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What a great time at Families in the Park!

Thanks so much for joining us at Families in the Park.  In Dr. Martin’s 5 years in Hood River, he’s become very involved in many things related to children in the community (tends to happen when you’re the only pediatrician in town!), and certainly one of the best things to support is education in our […]

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Families in the Park

Our new organization supports local kids on so many levels, and is proud to support local schools by helping to sponsor Families in the Park!   We look forward to seeing you at Jackson Park in Hood River on August 11th and 18th for 2 awesome events for families and kids.   August 11th is […]

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Fireworks Safety

With the 4th of July weekend here, it is especially important to remember to practice fireworks safety.  Not that fireworks and safety really go together! We strongly recommend that you not use any fireworks at home. Enjoy the professional display over the river! Hood River Police have also indicated that any firework that explodes or […]

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Summer Safety Tips

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their 2011 summer safety tips. These sun and water safety guides are recommended reading for any parent. Go check them out now.

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