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

 

Saturday - September 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday – September 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 12:00PM

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 please refer back to our website for updates regarding the flu vaccine. We have a tentative date of mid-October to administer VFC flu. This applies to children who have Medicaid, No Insurance, American Indian or Alaskan Native or Enrolled in Kids Care.


New Scheduling Announcement:

Check In time is 20 minutes before appointment time


The providers of North Scottsdale Pediatrics have always been committed to provide the best care possible for your children.  In that spirit, we have integrated behavioral health screenings and services into our practice to provide the best and most comprehensive care for our patients which includes evaluating their mental health and social needs.

Please help us do this by:

  • Arriving promptly at your check-in time, which is 20 minutes prior to your appointment time.

    Why? There are additional screens we would like patients to fill to assist in our assessment of mental health and/or community needs prior to your appointment. This will also assist us to work together to strive to decrease wait times for our families.

  • Allowing approximately 1 hour for well visits and more complicated visits, and 30 minutes for all other visits

    Why? This will give you a reasonable expectation of how long you will be in the office to allow time for checking in, addressing your questions and concerns, examination, and discussion with provider and taking care of any treatment plans.

  • Portal scheduling- please choose appropriate appointment times that allow enough time to address your concerns and questions and remember that your check in time is 20 minutes prior to your appointment time.

We thank you for working together to ensure the best care for our kids!

Head Lice - What you need to know

Written by  Dr. Lisa Engel

Back to school is often associated with head lice, but did you know that head lice can take 4-6 weeks from time of infection to time of diagnosis? Most head lice is spread during sleep overs and sleep away camps where there is more direct head-to-head contact. Head lice only survive 1-2 days off of the human scalp. Therefore, they are not commonly transmitted from carpet or furniture. Also, head lice do not infect dogs, cats, or other pets and they are not involved in the spread of lice.

Always remember, that while you may already be itching your head at the thought of head lice, it is not considered a health hazard and lice do not transmit any disease.

Symptoms of head lice include itching, often behind the ears and the back of the neck. Itching is caused by sensitivity to lice saliva and can persist for weeks even after lice has been treated.

Prevention of head lice is best accomplished by avoiding head-to-head and hair-to-hair contact. Also avoid children sharing hats, scarfs, combs and brushes.

Diagnosis of head lice is best done at home by periodically looking through your child’s hair and scalp. Live lice are hard to find as they avoid light and move very quickly. Nits (lice eggs) are small white or yellowish specks that are firmly attached to he hair near the scalp. Nits are easiest to find at the hairline behind the ears and the back of the neck. Nits can be confused with many other things such as dandruff, dirt, or hair spray droplets. The way to tell the difference is that nits are firmly attached to hair, while the others are not.

Treatment of head lice is only recommended for an active lice infection. Treatment is not needed if your child was only exposed to lice and has not evidence of infection themselves. For more details on head lice and its treatment please visit www.healthychildren.org.

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Flu Clinic 2019 Announcement
09/06/2019
We now have the following flu clinic dates open to schedule your child’s flu shot:

Saturday - September 14, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday – September 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 12:00PM
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New Scheduling Announcement
09/04/2019
Check In time is 20 minutes before appointment time.
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Head Lice - What you need to know
09/02/2019
Straightforward information on these pests from Dr. Engel.
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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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