Spokane Pediatric Clinic Services
Pediatric Associates in Spokane, WA is a full service pediatric office. Our children's doctors and specialists care for the health needs of young people—from birth to 18 years of age. We take pride in establishing personal relationships with our patients and their families, and our peers in the medical community for the benefit of your children.
Our children's medical services include:
- Daily Newborn Rounds
Our doctors round every day all of Spokane's major hospitals, including Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital, and Holy Family Hospital,
- 24-Hour On Call Service
One of our Spokane pediatricians is on call 24 hours a day; pediatric nurses are always available to answer your questions.
- Well-child exams
We provide well and preventative care for children from birth to 18 years of age or graduating high school. This includes regular well check ups, sports physicals, immunizations in the office, lab screenings and other health maintenance measures dictated by age and the patient. In-depth care for your teenager is important to us. If indicated, your teen would receive confidential care as dictated by state law with other services such as STD screening or contraceptive management.
- Sports physicals
Sports physicals are typically required by the school every one or two years. If you wish to schedule your child for a sports physical during the summer, schedule early for the best appointment time.
- ADHD or school problems
We meet with you and your child to evaluate ADHD or school problems, and review questionnaires completed by you and your child's teachers.
- Same day sick appointments
We offer triage services for our families for optimal appointment scheduling, answering questions for parents and giving advice about signs and symptoms of illness and helping with comfort measures for your child. Our triage staff is here to help answer questions and schedule appointments. We always strive to provide same day sick appointments for our patients
Our providers all believe in protecting our children against vaccine preventable diseases. Patients typically receive the following vaccines at the well child visits:
For more information, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics or Centers for Disease Control websites.
- 2 months - 1st DTaP, 1st Polio IPV, 1st HIB, 2nd Hep B, 1st Prevnar, Rotateq.
- 4 months - 2nd DTaP, 2nd Polio IPV, 2nd HIB, 2nd Prevnar, Rotateq, Hep B.
- 6 months - 3rd DTap, 3rd HIB, 3rd Hep B, 3rd Prevnar, Rotateq, 3rd IPV (Polio).
- 12-15 months - MMR, 4th HIB, 4th Prevnar, 1st Chickenpox.
- 18 months - 3rd Polio IPV, 4th DTaP, 1st Hep A.
- 2 year exam - 2nd Hep A.
- Kindergarten immunes include - 5th DTaP, 4th Polio IPV, 2nd MMR, 2nd Chickenpox. They can be given as soon as 4 years of age. You will need this on your child's record when you apply for kindergarten the spring prior to starting school.
- 11 years or older - Tdap Booster (every 10 yrs); Hepatitis A (2 shot series), if not previously completed; Gardasil (3 shot series) for females over 9 years old; Menactra - 1st one at 11-12 years of age, and a 2nd before college; Varicella (or Chickenpox).
For our older kids:
- Tdap (tetanus with protection against Pertussis/Whooping cough) - Required for grade 6 (Repeated every 10 years thereafter).
- Varicella (Chickenpox) Booster - two are required for Kindergarten entrance, given at least 3 months apart. Parent report of disease is no longer acceptable for our schools. Your child will either need the vaccination, a titer (blood test), or a letter from the doctor's office stating your child had chicken pox. This letter can only be given if the doctor's office saw and documented the actual disease.
- Menactra - meningococcal vaccine - 1st dose at 11-12 years of age, 2nd before entering college.
- Gardasil - vaccine against Human Papilloma Virus/Cervical Cancer - A series of 3 shots over 6 months starting at age 9.
- Hep A - protects against food-borne Hepatitis - 2 shots, 6 months apart.