East Portland Pediatric Clinic, PC

HOURS

Monday - Friday:  

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday:  

9:00 AM - Noon (later as needed)

Sundays:  

As needed (call after 11:00 AM)

Holidays:  

As needed (call after 9:00 AM)

An on-call doctor or nurse is 

available to answer urgent questions after regular office hours.

Inclement Weather Info

OFFICE

 

10000 SE Main, Suite 30
Portland, OR  97216 
Phone: 503-255-3544
Fax: 503-251-6827

 

TriMet's number 15 bus stops in front of our building or you can take the Max Green line and we are just a short walk away from the SE Main Street Station on 96th.

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Health Resources

The material provided here is for informative purposes only. If you need specific medical advice, please call our office for an appointment or to speak with one of our advice nurses.

General Resources
 

Pediatric Advisor Index

General health information listed alphabetically by topic. Some topics are also available in Spanish. Please call our office for advice specific for your child or if you have any concerns.

HealthyChildren.org

A wealth of pediatric information and the latest news at your fingertips.

KidsHealth

A wide variety of health information for parents, kids and teens.

Body Mass Index (BMI) Charts

Calculate your child's BMI and find out why it's an important part of your child's physical.

Immunization Information
 

We believe strongly in the importance of immunizations in protecting your child's health. Vaccines have done an amazing job preventing childhood disease, long-term disabilities, and death. Here are some resources you can use to educate yourself about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases. Please feel free to ask us any questions and find out why we make sure our own kids get their vaccines!

 

Vaccine Education Center

From one of the nation's leading children's hospitals, everything you could want to know about vaccines, from how they work to safety information

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

From the AAP, find what immunizations your child needs and get detailed information about the diseases we can prevent.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information from the CDC, with a special page for parents.

 

Vaccinate Your Baby

Another great site to help answer your questions and keep you updated on vaccine issues.

 

Instant Childhood Immunization Scheduler

Enter your child's birthdate to find out what vaccines he or she needs and when.

Dosing Charts
 
Safety Tidbits
 

Poison Control

Call 1-800-222-1222 if your child has swallowed or been exposed to a possible poison. The experts at Poison Control have a multitude of resources and experts at their fingertips and will guide you through any actions you need to take. Be sure to program the number into your cell phone, so you can call them from anywhere! The website has poison and safety information, a newsletter, and you can also download the Poison Control app to your phone.

http://webpoisoncontrol.org/

First Aid & Safety

Keeping your child safe is your top priority. Learn how to protect your child inside the house and out, what to do in an emergency, how to stock a first-aid kit, where to call for help, and more. From KidsHealth.

Kids in Danger

A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children's product safety. Check out information about the latest recalls. You can also sign up for a monthly email newsletter alerting you to recalls.

Safe Kids USA

Working to prevent accidental injury of all kinds for children worldwide. They are also another source for recall information.

CPSC Recall Announcements and Product Safety Alerts

Straight from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can also search by product type for recalls.

ConsumerReports.org

Consumer Reports now has a Safety Alert page, complete with videos on bike helmet safety and safety gates.

Randall Children’s Hospital Safety Center

A treasure trove of safety equipment and advice, located at Emanuel Hospital. Learn something new every time you visit. And they have free valet parking!

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Safety Center

Safety information online, and you can get a personal helmet fitting in the lobby of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital… the helmet prices are a bargain!

Car Seat Safety
 

How long do children need to ride rear-facing? How do I install a car seat? What should I look for in buying a new car seat? When do I move my child to forward-facing? Here's where you can find some answers.

Car Seats: Information for Families

From choosing to installing your car seat, get the latest from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Oregon Impact Car Seat Checks

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check for correct installation, damage, recalls, and size and age appropriateness. Each seat takes about 45 minutes to check but the peace of mind will last for years! You can also link to advice for recycling your old car seat, when to replace a car seat if there has been an accident, and car seat recalls. 

The 5 Step Test to graduate from a booster

Visit The Car Seat Lady to find a great explanation of the 5 Step Test that your child needs to pass in order to move on from a booster seat. She will fit the seat belt the best once she is at least 4 feet, 9 inches. You might be surprised to know that most kids won’t pass until they are 10-12 years old!

Why should I keep my child rear-facing?

Wondering why you should keep your child rear-facing in the car? Look here for a great explanation of the safety benefits, along with crash test videos that clearly show how rear-facing is better.

FORWARD Facing Car Seat Crash Test
REAR Facing Car Seat Crash Test
Books & Websites
 

 

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!

 

http://www.zerotofive.net/

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

 

http://babybluesconnection.org

  • 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.

 

The Happiest Baby on the Block 

by Harvey Karp

  • A wonderful explanation of colic and many helpful tips on soothing your baby. A must read!

 

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child 

by Marc Weissbluth, MD

  • The definitive book on children and sleep.

 

The Baby Food Bible: A Complete Guide to Feeding Your Child, from Infancy On

by Eileen Behan

  • How to encourage healthy eating from the beginning, and easy ways to make your own baby food.

 

Touchpoints-Birth to Three 

by T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D. Sparrow

  • Why is your great sleeper suddenly waking up every two hours? Why is your social baby suddenly afraid of everyone? This book explains it all with an inside peeking into your baby’s developing brain. Written by an amazing developmental pediatrician. ​

 

http://kidsindanger.org/

  • Learn about child product safety and sign up for an email newsletter with safety information and product recalls.

Touchpoint-Three to Six 

by T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua D. Sparrow

  • The same touchpoint theory applied to young children.

 

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting

by Thomas Phelan, PhD

  • An easy-to-read and easy-to-start parenting book. This is a life-saver for parents of young children!

 

Parenting with Love and Logic

by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay

  • The handbook for parents.

 

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

by Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

  • A wonderful explanation of what is happening inside your child’s brain, and how to help nurture her emotional intelligence. Dr Siegel also has a related book on discipline.

 

Amazing You! Getting Smart About Your Private Parts

by Gail Saltz

  • Teach your preschooler what their private parts are. This is an important step in keeping your child safe.

 

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

by Gavin De Becker

  • Practical advice from a safety expert to help you protect your children and teach them how to protect themselves.

 

Our Friendship Rules

by Peggy Moss and Dee Dee Tardif

  • A beautifully illustrated book about the importance of staying true to friends.

 

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It

by JoAnn Deak, PhD

  • Learn how your brain works and how you can make it even stronger!

 

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

by Dawn Huebner, PhD

  • An interactive book to help parents and their 6-12 year old children deal with their anxiety.

 

Fostering Resilience

  • Preparing kids to THRIVE during both good and challenging times.

 

FACT Oregon

  • An organization with the mission to empower families experiencing disabilities. Learn how to advocate for your child, navigate the IEP process, and more.

 

Breathing Ball

  • A toy that makes a great tool for guided breathing… a fun way for your child to learn to calm themselves.

 

 

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition

by Valerie Schaefer

  • For girls ages 8 and up, an introduction to the changes that will be happening in both body and brain, with “answers to questions about your changing body, from hair care to healthy eating, bad breath to bras, periods to pimples, and everything in between.”

 

American Girl has many books that help guide preteens through the confusing middle school years. Here are a few:

 

A Smart Girl's Guide to Knowing What to Say

 

Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies & Bossiness and Finding a Better Way

 

A Smart Girl's Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets: Staying True to Yourself in Changing Times

 

And there are many more. 

 

The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls

by Cara Natterson

  • For girls ages 10 and up, this book “follows up the original bestseller with even more in-depth details about the physical and emotional changes you're going through.”

 

The Boy's Body Book: Third Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up YOU

by Kelli Dunham

  • Our recommended book for preteen boys to learn about the upcoming changes during puberty.

 

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings

by Kenneth Ginsburg, MD

  • A guide to helping your child build their resilience and be equipped to overcome life’s challenges.

 

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

by Daniel J Siegel, MD

  • An inside look into the many changes happening in your teen’s brain.

 

Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Bedwetting

by Renee Mercer, MSN CPNP

  • The best resource for understanding bedwetting and how to solve it.

 

Fostering Resilience

  • Preparing kids to THRIVE during both good and challenging times.

 

Bedwetting Store

 

  • A great resource for information, bedwetting alarms, and other supplies.

 

CHADD

  • The national resource for children and adults with ADHD. 

Parenting Teens With Love And Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood

by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay

  • The handbook for parents of teens.

 

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)

by Gavin De Becker

  • Practical advice from a safety expert to help you protect your children and teach them how to protect themselves.

 

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings

by Kenneth Ginsburg, MD

  • A guide to helping your child build their resilience and be equipped to overcome life’s challenges.

 

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

by Daniel J Siegel, MD

  • An inside look into the many changes happening in your teen’s brain.

 

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

  • A 15 minute TED talk that will help you understand your teen better.

 

The Neuroanatomical Transformation of the Teenage Brain: Jill Bolte Taylor at TEDxYouth@Indianapolis

  • Geared for teens, a delightful and inspiring talk that explains what’s happening in your brain now, and how to harness that power to make the world better!

 

Transition to Adulthood/Employment

  • Helping your youth with disabilities navigate to adulthood.

Empowering Parents - Adult Children

  • Articles and advice to help families during the transition years.

Common Sense Media

  • A parent's guide to movies, TV and social media

Smart Social

  • Another website guiding parents and teens about social media

Protect Young Minds

  • Teaching parents how to teach their children to reject pornography