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We understand there are many questions when you are expecting, and worrying about your baby’s pediatrician shouldn’t be one of them! We enjoy the opportunity to get to know you before your baby arrives, and answer some of those questions. Please call to schedule a complimentary visit to meet the doctor of your choice and visit the office. Here are some questions you may want to ask:


  • What hours is your office open?

  • How do I reach someone after the office is closed?

  • What are your thoughts about vaccines/antibiotics/circumcision?

  • What can I expect at well child visits?

  • How soon can I get an appointment if my child is sick?






We see newborns at Adventist Medical Center and Providence Portland Medical Center. If you should choose us as your child’s pediatrician, simply tell your nurse in the hospital and they will contact the office. We will see your baby in the hospital within 24 hours after birth, and more often if needed.


Your baby’s first visit to our office will be 2-3 days after you leave the hospital. At this visit we will check her growth, do a physical exam, and answer any questions that you have after having spent your first couple of nights at home as a new family. Our experienced Pediatric Nurse Practitioner will usually see you for this visit, and she sets aside an entire hour in order to answer your questions and assist with any breastfeeding issues. You will then see your pediatrician at the 2 week well-baby visit.


The first post-hospital visit will include:


  • Physical exam and weight

  • Breastfeeding support

  • Safe sleep

  • Emotional support to all family members

  • New baby/new parent questions

  • How to bottle/formula feed

Come grow with us!



Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on baby cribs, car seats, strollers, high chairs and much, much more!

by Denise Fields and  Alan Fields 

  • Great advice on what baby gear you do and don’t need, evaluated on safety and price. (Hint! There’s also a section on what to ask your prospective pediatrician.)


Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year

by Ari Brown and Denise Fields

  • This is a fabulous resource for those everyday (and not-so-everyday) parenting questions, written by a trusted pediatrician.


The American Academy of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding 

  • by American Academy Of Pediatrics and Joan Younger Meek M.D.


The Nursing Mother’s Companion 

by Kathleen Huggins

  • For those nights when you can’t have a lactation consultant sitting by your side.


Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I’ve Learned So Far) 

by Tracy Cutchlow

  • Science based parenting tips in a beautiful, inspiring book. This book has become Dr. Matthieu’s favorite baby shower gift! You can explore this book in our waiting room!



  • Science based parenting tips from the author or Zero to Five to help you parent with calm and confidence.



  • Help for pregnant and postpartum moms and dads with depression, anxiety, and stress.


Vaccinate Your Family

  • What you can do now to protect your baby.