Well Child Care
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This form and email is to be used for non-urgent, general questions only. Please do not send sensitive information such as requests for appointments or medical advice through this unsecured form or email. You may call the office directly for patient specific questions and issues (503-255-3544). Emails will be checked during business hours Monday - Friday. Please allow 48 - 72 hours for a response.
For those parents who think their teen is living in a different world (and those teens who think their parents don’t understand anything), you are right! We work to bring those two worlds together. Most teen visits will be conducted in the teen clinic, which has its own entrance and hip decor, and will often include a time for teenagers to confidentially talk alone with their doctor. This is to help encourage teens to take responsibility for their health and to create an environment where they feel safe to ask questions. There are some issues that may need to be shared with parents for your teen’s safety, but in general, what is shared is confidential. Our goal is to help teens choose ways to be safe, think independently, and build good relationships with family and peers.
Of note, after age 18, health information cannot be shared with parents unless you sign a release form.
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RESOURCES & BOOKS
by Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay
The handbook for parents of teens.
by Gavin De Becker
Practical advice from a safety expert to help you protect your children and teach them how to protect themselves.
by Kenneth Ginsburg, MD
A guide to helping your child build their resilience and be equipped to overcome life’s challenges.
by Daniel J Siegel, MD
An inside look into the many changes happening in your teen’s brain.
Preparing kids to THRIVE during both good and challenging times.
A 15 minute TED talk that will help you understand your teen better.
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!
The national resource for children and adults with ADHD.
An organization with the mission to empower families experiencing disabilities. Learn how to advocate for your child, navigate the IEP process, and more.
Discover why vaccines are still important for your preteen and teenager.