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 schedules lactation visits for any babies in our practice. 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!

After Hours Triage

Please click on the button below to speak with one of our pediatric triage nurses.
This service is only available for urgent questions or medical issues that cannot be addressed during our regular office hours. This service can only be accessed when the office is closed. Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your children.

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**Calling all Athletes** - Check out our new sports medicine division, Bounce Back Sports Medicine.

North Scottsdale Pediatrics is proud to be the medical home for many young athletes of all ages. We know that participating in sports brings about the risk of injury. That’s why we are are so thrilled to introduce our very own sports medicine division, Bounce Back Sports Medicine, featuring Dr. Brent Bjornsen.

Dr. Bjornsen is specialized in pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Bjornsen can treat most any musculoskeletal problem that effects kids from pre-schoolers to elite NCAA athletes including:

  • Fractures - casting and splinting
  • Concussions
  • Joint sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Overuse injuries
  • Performance Optimization

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bjornsen today and help your athlete Bounce Back!

For more information, visit www.bouncebacksportsmed.com

Flu Clinics

We now have the following flu clinic dates open to schedule your child’s flu shot:

Wednesday – October 30, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday – November 6, 2019 from 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday – November 9, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

All flu clinics will be at our Ironwood location (95th St. and Mountain View). Please schedule online through the patient portal.

*Children who receive Vaccine for Children (VFC) vaccines we now have flu shots available. This applies to children who have Medicaid, No Insurance, American Indian or Alaskan Native or Enrolled in Kids Care. 

Cold & Flu Prevention

Written by  Dr. Lisa Boucek

With the start of the holiday season, along comes the cold and flu season of 2019/2020. In previous flu seasons, 85% of the children that died from the flu did not receive the flu vaccine. The yearly influenza immunization is the best way to prevent getting “The Flu.”

Who should get the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is recommended for all individuals 6 months of age and older. It is especially recommended for those at high risk for flu complications: Individuals with asthma and other lung disorders, diabetes, blood disorders, cancer, heart disease, young children, immunocompromised conditions, and certain neurologic conditions, just to mention a few.

How long after receiving the flu vaccine will I be protected?
It takes about 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine for your body to develop protective antibodies against the flu.

I received the flu vaccine last year, why do I need it every year?
Each year, the flu vaccine is created to protect against 4 flu viruses, which are predicted to spread and cause the most illness during the flu season. Viruses are constantly changing, and so each year, a new vaccine is designed to protect against the particular flu virus of that season. This is based on over 100 influenza centers in over 100 countries that do year-round surveillance and make recommendations for the yearly flu vaccine. In addition, your immune response (the protection you have from the vaccine) declines over time. Therefore, yearly flu vaccine is required to provide the most protection.

I received the flu vaccine and still got the flu!
Unfortunately time is of the essence with the creation of the flu vaccine. Some flu viruses do not appear or spread until after the flu season has started. It takes approximately 6 months for manufacturers to make the vaccine in large enough quantities to protect all of us. Don’t forget that there are many other viruses that cause flu-like symptoms.

Can the flu vaccine cause the flu?
No, the vaccine we give at North Scottsdale Pediatrics is a killed (inactivated) virus. It is not infectious. In addition, recombinant influenza vaccines only use a portion of the virus to produce an immune response – this cannot cause infection.

How else can I protect myself and my family from flu and other viruses during cold and flu season?
The importance of hand hygiene cannot be exaggerated in preventing colds and flu. Use soap and water and wash hands for ~20-30 seconds (this is the amount of time to sing “Happy Birthday” in your head). If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer instead. If sick, limit your contact with others. Make sure to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. If you have a fever, you should stay home from work/school for at least 24 hours after the fever has subsided. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, as this is how many germs are transmitted. In addition, make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet. Prevention is key when it comes to cold and flu viruses.

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Flu Clinics 2019
10/17/2019

We now have the following flu clinic dates open to schedule your child’s flu shot:

Wednesday – October 30, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday – November 6, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday – November 9, 2019 from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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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
  • Deer Valley Office - 21807 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: (480)-860-8488

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