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



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…

Holiday Hours and Office Closures


iStock_000005463634MediumOur Providence office will be closed on Christmas Day (12/25/16) and New Year’s Day (1/1/17).   Our Huffman office will be closed Monday (12/26/16) through Thursday (1/5/17). Our Huffman office will reopen on Friday (1/6/2017).   Our Eagle River Office…

Reading Skills Summer Program


Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs Offered through UAA This Summer in Anchorage and Eagle River!

  Programs available:
  • 4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergartners
  • Entering 1st Graders
  • Entering 2nd Graders
  • Entering 3rd Graders
  • Entering 4th and 5th Graders
  • Entering 6th-8th Graders

Dr. Lyon


Krystal, Dr. Lyon, Daisy, Megan RIt is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our friend, teacher and colleague, Dr. Jon Lyon.

Dr. Lyon worked tirelessly to improve healthcare for Alaska’s children through projects like the All Alaska Pediatric Partnership, The Children’s Hospital…

Auvi-Q Epinephrine Injector Recall



Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling ALL Auvi‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves ALL Auvi‑Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery.…

Vaccine Mobile App


VEC-app-promo-largeDownload this free mobile app from the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to learn about the vaccines we offer, to find out which vaccines your child may be due for at their next visit, and to…



There has been one confirmed case of measles in Fairbanks. If you are concerned your child may be at risk of contracting measles or may already have measles, read below for more information or call our office to speak to

Symptom Checker


symptomcheckerCheck out our new and improved symptom checker! Find helpful advice on how to care for your child when they are sick, when to call the doctor, and what may be causing their symptoms. You can search 3 different ways-…