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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Update on Vaping

Written by  Dr. Jeff Siegel

By now, most of you have heard of the Juul. Juul is the most popular brand of e cigarettes in the US, with over 70 % of the market.  Juul has a 15 billion-dollar valuation. E cigarette use increased from 1.5% in 2011 to 21% (3.5 million) in 2018 among high school students. In 2018 it was estimated that 5% of middle school students were vaping as well. This has now been declared an epidemic. The FDA is currently looking at ways to combat this epidemic. Recently, Juul has taken the most popular flavored pods off the retail shelves. They are still available in some vape shops and online. In Arizona, you can buy a Juul if you are over 18. Juul has built in a system online so you have to be over 21 to purchase. 17 states have now increased the legal age to 21, including New York and Washington DC. San Francisco has recently passed an ordinance to ban e cigarettes city wide. If you talk with current high school students in Arizona, they will tell you they have no trouble buying e cigarette products.  

What are some important facts to know and share with your kids?

1) If parents smoke or vape, their children are twice as likely to become addicted to nicotine.  

2) A Juul cartridge contains as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. Developing brains in adolescents become more easily addicted to nicotine, one of the top 5 most addicting drugs known.  

3) The younger our kids start doing drugs or drinking alcohol, the more likely they are to continue with high risk behaviors as they get older.  

4) A 2017 study found that non-smoking adults were four times more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes after only 18 months of vaping, which includes “Juuling.”

5) The Juul contains benzoic acid, which is known to cause coughs, sore throat, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting if exposure is constant, which is the case when using a Juul.

6) There is evidence that nicotine harms the brain development of teenagers.

7) The long-term effects of e cigarettes are still not known. E cigarette vapor does contain cancer causing chemicals, although at lower amounts then traditional cigarettes.  

8) There have been cases of e cigarettes exploding, causing serious injury.  

9) A simple urine test for cotinine can be purchased for about 8 dollars on Amazon to test if your kids have been vaping.  

10) If your child smokes infrequently, cotinine will usually be present in the urine for about four days. With regular exposure to nicotine, cotinine may be detectable for up to three weeks after the last exposure.  

We all need to work together to fight this epidemic. Keeping an open and ongoing dialogue with your children is always the first place to start.

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08/18/2019
Dr. Siegel shares information parents should know about teens and vaping.
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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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