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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…

MUMPS OUTBREAK, BOOSTER DOSE MMR FOR HIGH RISK PEOPLE

Anchorage has over 100 confirmed cases of mumps and Public Health has recommended a booster dose of the Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine for persons in high risk groups (Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiian) or in group care where there have been cases of mumps.
MMR vaccine is usually given at ages 1 and 5. If it has been MORE THAN 5 YEARS since your child had an MMR dose, they should get and extra booster for protection in the outbreak. Please call our office to schedule a nurse visit for this vaccine.
Adult family members who need a booster can receive it at the Municipality of Anchorage Public Health Clinic (ph number 343-4799) on a sliding-fee scale.
MORE INFORMATION ON MUMPS:
Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/mumps/
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/Mumps.aspx
Protecting your family from Mumps
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/SiteAssets/Pages/Mumps/MumpsPosterAK_Eng.pd

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

Summer Hours

Beginning July 2nd, our Providence office will be closing at 6 pm, Monday through Friday. We will resume closing at 8 pm on August 20th. We hope your family stays safe and healthy this summer, as you enjoy the beautiful Alaskan outdoors!

Patient Centered Medical Home

LaTouche Pediatrics is proud to announce that we have been awarded the highest level of recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) This means that we went through a review process with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to ensure that we are providing the highest level of quality care to all of our Patients. For more information regarding this recognition, click here

Introducing Amanda Dunlap, FNP

Amanda grew up in Missoula, Montana, and attended Montana State University-Bozeman to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Shortly after, she moved to Alaska and began working at Providence Alaska Medical Center as a registered nurse, first on the adult Progressive Care Unit, and landed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 12 rewarding years of her nursing career. 
In the NICU, she worked as both a staff RN and as a Clinical Resource Nurse, attending high-risk deliveries as a member of the neonatal resuscitation team,  transporting infants in the Anchorage/Mat-Su area requiring a higher level of care to Providence and serving as a resource in the unit.  She enjoyed caring for these high-risk infants and their families. 
Amanda obtained her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage as a Family Nurse Practitioner, thereafter joining the Latouche Pediatrics team.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmachining, hiking, and four-wheeling with her husband Scott, and two children.   She also enjoys competing in the Alaska women’s races, particularly the Gold Nugget Triathlon. 

Sandie Frenier’s Retirement

With mixed emotions, we would like to announce the retirement of Sandra Frenier, PNP, IBCLC. Her last day will be December 28, 2017. Sandie is a wonderful pediatric provider who will be missed by many.
Sandie says “Looking back on 20 years at LaTouche Pediatrics I feel privileged to have worked with the many wonderful providers, nurses, and support staff who are part of LaTouche. I know they will continue the excellent care that has been a hallmark of the practice.
I am honored to have been invited into the lives of so many families over the past years and feel truly blessed to have been entrusted with partnering in the care of their children.
I am looking forward now to spending time with my family, embarking on new adventures, continuing to learn new things and embracing a new phase in my life”
The high-quality medical needs of your child are very important to us and we are still here for you and your child. We will be happy to help you select another one of our highly qualified providers as your child’s primary provider. Please visit our website at www.latouchepediatrics.com to review the bios of our other providers.
We value your commitment and loyalty to Sandie, and look forward to providing you with the same high-quality care you expect. If you have any questions or know who you would like to be your child’s pediatric provider give us a call at 562-2120.

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Allergy season is here and it may get in the way of your kids enjoying their summer fun and family time. Symptoms can include runny or stuffy nose, itchy nose and/or eyes, sneezing, headaches, and fatigue. Come see your pediatrician at @LatouchePediatrics to talk about ways to manage these symptoms and give your kids the summer they deserve.
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