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…

Mosquitoes

Alaska’s summers are famous for long daylight and plentiful mosquitoes. The only good news about Alaskan mosquitoes is that they do not carry diseases like mosquitoes in some areas of the Lower 48. However, due to their ability to ruin…

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…

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.  …

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…

Easter

Our Office will be closed Easter Sunday April 16th, 2017. We will re-open Monday April 17th, 2017 with normal business hours. Have a happy and safe Easter!…

Spring Break

Our Eagle River Office will be closed 3/13/2017 through 3/17/2017 for Spring Break! The Eagle River Office will resume normal hours on Monday 3/20/2017. The Huffman Office and Providence Office in Anchorage will be open and have normal hours. Thank

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…

Introducing Katie Blacker, FNP

It’s our honor to bring to you Katie Blacker!   Katie is the newest member of LaTouche Pediatrics. She grew up in Kansas, attended Brigham Young University in Utah for her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and Master’s degree for…

Meet Dr. Katie Magnuson

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We are delighted to introduce Dr. Katie Magnuson! She joins the LaTouche Pediatrics team after working for Yale University as a Pediatric Hospitalist, where she and her colleagues started a pediatric inpatient program at a local community hospital. She received…