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What’s Going Around

Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a viral infection most often seen in infants and children younger than 10 years. It is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus A16. Coxsackieviruses are one type of enterovirus. Despite the similarity in names, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a completely different infection than foot-and-mouth disease, which occurs only in animals and is caused by another type of virus. Read more…

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common respiratory illness among infants. One of its symptoms is trouble breathing, which can be scary for parents and children. Read more to learn about bronchiolitis, its causes, signs, and symptoms.
What is bronchiolitis?
Bronchiolitis is an infection that causes the small breathing tubes of the lungs (bronchioles) to swell. This blocks airflow through the lungs, making it hard to breathe. It occurs most often in infants because their airways are smaller and more easily blocked than in older children. Bronchiolitis is not the same as bronchitis, which is an infection of the larger, more central airways that typically causes problems in adults. Read more…

Croup

Croup is a condition that causes a swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). The swelling causes the airway below the vocal cords to become narrow and makes breathing noisy and difficult. It is most commonly due to an infection. Children are most likely to get croup between 3 months and 5 years of age. As they get older, it is not as common because the windpipe is larger and swelling is less likely to get in the way of breathing. Croup can occur at any time of the year, but it is more common in the fall and winter months. Read more…

Other News

Our Current Resident, Dr. Dawn Sibanda

Dr. Sibanda is joining us for her second rotation at LaTouche Pediatrics. She received her Bachelor’s degree  from North Dakota State University and her Medical degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sibanda is completing her pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. ž She loves being outside and can’t wait to explore the Pacific NW and Alaska!


Flu Vaccines

We now have flu shots. Schedule your appointment today!

Dr. Kiehl’s Retirement

We announce the retirement of Dr. Phyllis Kiehl with joy and regret, as she moves on to other adventures in life. Dr Kiehl will be retiring at the end of September, 2017, after over 4 decades of caring for Alaska children and their families. She founded LaTouche Pediatrics along with the late Dr. Jon Lyon, and together they created an innovative pediatric practice that has thrived and grown over the years to meet the needs of its patients. She is looking forward to more time to spend with family, and to travel and adventures both in and outside of Alaska.
She and her husband plan to remain in Anchorage, where she expects to see many former patients and families she has cared for over the years.

Dr. Norm Herron, Pediatrician Extraordinaire

Dr. Norm Herron is our newest Pediatrician coming to us after practicing for 25 years in Ketchikan, Alaska! We are honored he has found his new home in Anchorage and at LaTouche Pediatrics!
In Ketchikan he worked as one of three pediatricians on the island.  The pediatric practice in Ketchikan includes providing clinic and hospital care for patients from newborn to young adult with all kinds of medical problems. He enjoyed working with specialists to care for patients with chronic and complex medical conditions so that children could remain in the community for most of their care.   He attended deliveries, medevaced very sick patients (when the Southeast Alaska stormy weather allowed!), and delighted in seeing the children of Southeast grow up.
Practicing in a rural setting, he came to especially enjoy helping families of children with complex medical conditions, chronic diseases, and ADHD.
Every February from 2011-2016, He traveled to El Salvador with PeaceHealth for a weeklong medical mission. Dr. Herron greatly enjoys helping and getting to know the people of El Salvador, and he hopes to do medical missions again in Central America and the Caribbean.
For more information on our fantastic new-to-us Pediatrician click here.

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LaTouche Pediatrics, LLCFriday, December 15th, 2017 at 2:15pm
Chickenpox is a disease that causes an itchy rash of blisters and a fever. A person with chickenpox may have a lot of blisters—as many as 500 all over their body. Chickenpox can be serious and even life-threatening, especially in babies, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Even healthy children can get really sick. Vaccinating kids at an early age is especially important to keep your children healthy.
Doctors recommend that your child get two doses of the chickenpox shot for best protection. Your child will need one dose at each of the following ages: 12 through 15 months and 4 through 6 years. -healthychildren.org-
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LaTouche Pediatrics, LLCMonday, December 11th, 2017 at 5:39pm
While a retail-based pharmacy that gives flu shots may seem like an attractive alternative for busy families, there are definite advantages to immunizing your kids at the pediatrician's office. It may be more convenient than you think.
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The winner by random drawing is Charlsea Bailey!!!
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LaTouche Pediatrics, LLCWednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 1:47pm
The AAP and CDC recommend that all children 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine each year. Vaccination is especially important for children with special health care needs, such as conditions that increase the risk for complications from influenza, including children with chronic medical conditions. Contact our office to schedule your child’s flu vaccination today.
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LaTouche Pediatrics, LLCTuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 1:16pm
Baby Loves Disco Pajama Jam is this coming Sunday and we’re giving away a family package of four tickets!
Just comment below what is your child’s most requested bedtime story, the one that they just love to hear you read to them. Share it with us and be entered in a random drawing for a family package to the event.