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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.  

Memorial Day

We are closed Memorial Day, Monday May 29th, but will still be open Saturday and Sunday, May 27th and 28th. We hope you have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

LaTouche Pediatrics

After a longstanding and mutually-respectful attempt at resolving professional differences, LaTouche Pediatrics and Dr. Penman have terminated their professional relationship, effective May 12, 2017. Providing excellent medical care has been and continues to be LaTouche Pediatric’s highest priority.  We understand that Dr. Penman’s departure may be difficult for many of his longtime patients and regret any inconvenience this may cause.  If you or your child requires medical attention, please call our office at 562-2120 and we will arrange for you to see another provider at LaTouche Pediatrics.  If you require a transfer of your medical records to another medical office, we will ask you to complete and sign an Authorization for Release of Medical Records, which you may obtain by printing it from our website or by calling our office. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact our office. LaTouche Pediatrics, LLC

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LaTouche Pediatrics, LLCSaturday, May 27th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Do you have some great photos of your active child or children? Did you know that we have a thriving Instagram account? We love posting pictures of our Alaskan kids having fun outside. Post your favorite photos below and we will choose some to be featured on our Instagram! @latoucheprdiatrics
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LaTouche Pediatrics will be closed on May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.
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Dear families of LaTouche Pediatrics,
We are posting this letter at Dr. Penman’s request. We have no information on his future plans. We are happy to continue to provide care for his former patients. Please call us if you have any questions.

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Just like a good brother, LaTouche Pediatrics is always: Here When You Need Us! HAPPY NATIONAL BROTHERS DAY from LaTouche Pediatrics.
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