Welcome to North Scottsdale Pediatrics!

Thank you for visiting the website of North Scottsdale Pediatrics, a leader in pediatric medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Established in 1988, we strive to provide excellent care to our patients – from infancy to young adulthood!

Our mission is to create:

  • Confidence... that your child will receive the very best health care without unnecessary tests, procedures or medicines.
  • Comfort... in a warm, attractive atmosphere where you and your child will feel comfortable.
  • Understanding... through open and direct communication with our experienced staff, who take the time to help you understand your children’s health, development, behavior and illness.
  • Convenience... through our location, office hours, accessible parking, and nearby pharmacy, X-ray and laboratory.

Among the best pediatricians in the nation, our providers obtained their degrees from top schools and training programs in the country. They share a passion for caring for patients and have dedicated their careers to treating children. In fact, our providers are proud to be consistently voted by their peers as “Top Docs” in Phoenix Magazine multiple times over many years.

We love our families, and we even provide services for parents before your baby is born! Once you’re expecting, we encourage you to schedule a prenatal visit and tour our office. We can provide you with hospital and delivery information as well as recommended readings to help you prepare for your special delivery. Once your baby arrives, if you are struggling with breastfeeding, Dr. Caplan, an official lactation consultant, can help! And of course we are experts at newborn care.

We know that choosing the right pediatric practice is an important decision, and we appreciate your confidence in us. Welcome to our practice!

Influenza Hits Arizona Early

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Siegel

Arizona has been hit very hard by Influenza this season. Arizona saw widespread flu this season about 6-8 weeks sooner than average and with 10 times more cases then this time last year. The predominant strain of influenza this season is a variant of the H3N2 Influenza A strain. The current influenza vaccine covers the H3N2 strain, but has only showed 10-30% effectiveness in preventing illness from this variant. The good news is the vaccine continues to help prevent serious disease and serious complications from influenza. The vaccine is still our best weapon to fight against influenza.

Typical symptoms of influenza are fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, fatigue, and cough. Flu is spread most effectively through large respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing near another person. The average incubation period is about 2 days. The contagious period starts about 1 day before symptoms and continues for about a week. If your child gets the flu keep them home from school and all activities until their fever has resolved for 24 hours without fever medication and they have energy to make it through the school day. Make sure to wash hands frequently in the home and school, teach your children to cough and sneeze into their arm or a tissue, and wipe down counters and door handles as well.

Flu is most dangerous for children under 2 years, people over 60 years, pregnant women, and those with underlying medical conditions. Treatment for healthy children and adults is mainly supportive. For those under 2 years or with underlying medical conditions, it is recommended to use a medication called Tamiflu which is a specific antiviral drug. The medication is most effective if started within 48 hours of the beginning of symptoms. There is currently a shortage of Tamiflu due to the rapid onset of influenza nationwide. Tamiflu is not necessary for healthy kids and adults not at high risk. If you are your child develops any difficulty breathing, chest pain or pressure, fever over 105, change in mental status, persistent vomiting or seizures seek emergency medical attention.

Influenza Hits Arizona Early
01/07/2018
An article on Arizona's current flu outbreak written by Dr. Siegel.
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Flu Shots
12/02/2017
We no longer have flu vaccines for the 2017-2018 season for children over age 3.
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Toy Safety
12/02/2017
An article on choosing toys for your children written by Dr. Caplan.
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Ironwood Office

9827 N. 95th St., Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Deer Valley Office

21807 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Award-Winning Pediatricians

Our providers are some of the best pediatricians who earned their degrees from top schools and training programs in the country. They also have a passion for caring for children. They have proudly been recognized by their peers multiple times over many years as “Top Docs”

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What Our Patients are Saying

We’ve created a warm, friendly environment to help families feel comfortable in our office. We use the most up-to-date, accurate information to help parents make the best decisions for their children. Choosing a pediatric practice is an important decision, and we appreciate your support!

North Scottsdale Pediatrics

  • Ironwood Office - 9827 N. 95th St. Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone: (480) 860-8488 Fax: (480) 860-8498
  • Deer Valley Office - 21807 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: (480) 860-8488 Fax: (480) 860-8498

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