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!

It's Allergy Season!

Written by Dr. Lisa Engel

Our beautiful Sonoran dessert is about to bloom! While this means baseball spring training, great hiking and spring break from school, it also means allergy season.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is the most common chronic medical condition in the US, affecting about 50 million Americans (about 1 in 5 people in this country). If one parent has allergies, there’s a 25% chance that a child will also be allergic. The risk is more than doubled to 60% to 70% if both parents have allergies.

Here is some information about allergies to help you and your children through the allergy season:

Allergy Symptoms:
Allergies are best described as repeated or chronic cold like symptoms that last more than a week or two, and develop at about the same time every year. These symptoms include runny nose, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, and itchy or runny eyes

Diagnosing allergies:
Generally, allergies are diagnosed by discussing symptoms, your medical history and a physical exam. If needed, allergy testing (in the form of skin prick testing or blood testing) is done to help determine the specific allergen.

Common Allergens:
Allergens are divided up between indoor allergens and outdoor allergens. Indoor allergens include dust mites, molds, and animal dander. Outdoor allergens are grasses, trees and weeds.

Allergy treatments:
A “cure” to allergies has yet to be discovered, although research continues to make advances and is getting closer. In the meantime, avoidance of allergens remain the mainstay of allergy treatment.
- Pet allergies: Keeping the pet out of the bedroom and frequent bathing can help allergy symptoms.
- Dust mites: Wash linens weekly and other bedding, such as blankets, every 1 to 2 weeks in hot water. Allergen covers of mattresses and pillows may also help.
- Outdoor allergens: Air conditioners can decrease outdoor allergens inside the home. Showering or bathing at the end of the day to remove allergens from body surfaces and hair can also be helpful. Remaining indoors when grass is mowed and avoiding playing in fields of tall grass may be helpful during grass pollen season.

Medication to help treat allergies are often helpful for controlling symptoms.
- Antihistamines, taken by mouth, can help with itchy watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing. Some types cause drowsiness. Some non-drowsy antihistamines include Zyrtec, Allegra, and Claritin.
- Nasal corticosteroids are highly effective for allergy symptom control and widely used to stop chronic symptoms. They are safe to use in children over 2 years of age for long periods of time and must be used daily for maximal effectiveness.

Lastly, allergy immunotherapy (known commonly as allergy shots) are often helpful to improve chronic allergy symptoms when avoidance and oral medications alone are not effective.

We Still Take Aetna
All of our North Scottsdale Pediatrics providers are still contracted with Aetna.
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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


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”


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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