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What’s Going Around

Fifth Disease

Fifth Disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is caused by parvovirus B19. This viral illness is common in children ages 5 to 15 and most kids recover from it quickly and without complications. For more information please click here.  

Strep Throat

The terms sore throat, strep throat, and tonsillitis often are used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. Tonsillitis refers to tonsils that are inflamed. Strep throat is an infection caused by a specific type of bacteria, Streptococcus. When your child has a strep throat, the tonsils are usually very inflamed, and the inflammation may affect the surrounding part of the throat as well. Other causes of sore throats are viruses and may only cause inflammation of the throat around the tonsils and not the tonsils themselves. In infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, the most frequent cause of sore throats is a viral infection. No specific medicine is required when a virus is responsible, and the child should get better over a seven- to ten-day period. Often children who have sore throats due to viruses also have a cold at the same time. They may develop a mild fever, too, but they generally aren’t very sick. Read more…


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…


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…

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Summer Hours

Beginning June 5th, our Providence office will be closing at 6 pm, Monday through Friday. We will resume closing at 8 pm on August 7th. We hope your family stays safe and healthy this summer, as you enjoy the beautiful Alaskan outdoors!

Schedule Your Physical Today!

Beat The Rush! Schedule your child’s summer camp or school physical now to ensure you get the time and day you want with your child’s primary provider. Physicals are considered current by ASD for one year.  

Our Current Resident, Dr. Lye-Ching Wong

Dr. Wong grew up in Malaysia and moved to Texas with her family at age 12. She spent her undergrad years in Texas studying biochemistry and dance before heading to the University of Virginia for medical school, where her time in Rwanda and Guatemala ignited a passion for global health. Now, after many years in the South during which she learned to incorporate y’all and country music into my daily life, She is ready and excited for new adventures in Seattle and Alaska during residency! Her interests include traveling, food, dance, food, hiking, food, languages, and you guessed it, food.

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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