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!

Flu Shot Update

We no longer have flu shots available at any of our locations (Ironwood and Deer Valley).
The following pharmacies may have flu shots available depending on location. Please call ahead to ensure flu shots are in stock at your specific location.
Walgreens – 7 years and older
CVS  Minute Clinic – 2 years and up
CVS pharmacy – 6 years and up
Travel Bug Health – 2 years + (480-435-2774)

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.

Speak with an after hours nurse

Gas in Infants

Written by  Dr. Sherry Pottgen

Newborns have an immature digestive system that produces a large amount of gas naturally. Although gas can be normal, when it collects in the intestinal tract, it can often lead to bloating, pain, fussiness, sleep interference, and feeding refusal in infants. Gas can also be worsened when babies take in a lot of air with crying and feeding. There are several reasonable remedies to try that may provide relief and make babies more comfortable. After several attempts, some infants may still experience an amount of gas that can be difficult to fully treat.

The following are recommendations to help minimize the effect of gas on your infant:
· Keep baby in upright position with head elevated for feeds
· Implement regular routine burping during and after feeds
· Avoid possible dietary triggers for breastfeeding moms that may be associated with baby’s distress
· Massage belly, move the legs in a bicycle motion or encourage tummy time to help expel the gas
· Use slow flow nipple and a brand/style of bottle that helps lessen the amount of swallowed air
· Consider using pre-mixed, ready-to-feed formula or allow powdered formula to settle before serving to limit air bubbles and therefore decrease the amount of potential gas for baby
· Break up your baby’s gas with over-the-counter gas drops if necessary—these products are safe to try but their effectiveness is still up for debate

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Flu Shot Update
We no longer have flu shots available at any of our locations (Ironwood and Deer Valley). The following pharmacies may have flu shots available.
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Gas in Infants
Dr. Pottgen shares some tips to help gassy babies.
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Coronavirus Update
Updates from the Health Department and CDC as of 1/26/20.
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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
  • Deer Valley Office - 21807 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: (480)-860-8488

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