Blog

Coronavirus Update
06/25/2020
Updates from our office, the Health Department, and CDC as of 6/25/2020.
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COVID Camp Exposures
06/12/2020
CDC guidance on how to handle positive COVID exposures recently reported at some local camps.
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Dr. Fischler's Retirement
04/20/2020
Dr. Ron Fischler, the founder of North Scottsdale Pediatrics, to retire May 8. Read his farewell letter to his patients and their families.
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Helping Your Kids (and You) During COVID
03/31/2020
Dr. Fischler and our behavioral health team share some strategies to help through this difficult time.
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We are still here for you!
03/31/2020
In person and through Telemedicine.
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Telemedicine Visits
03/23/2020
North Scottsdale Pediatrics now offering telemedicine visits for certain visits!
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Activity Ideas for Kids
03/19/2020
Dr. Cropp shares some ideas of how to spend the time social distancing at home with your kids.
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Temporary Office Change
03/16/2020
During the Coronavirus outbreak, we will be splitting our offices into "sick" and "well".
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Gas in Infants
02/06/2020
Dr. Pottgen shares some tips to help gassy babies.
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Influenza Season - Do I Need Tamiflu?
01/05/2020
Dr. Engel shares who may need a prescription for Tamiflu.
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Holiday Safety Tips
12/03/2019
Dr. Dirvonas shares some recommendations to keep your kids safe this season.
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Constipation
11/19/2019
Dr. Gerlach shares some tips to prevent and treat constipation.
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Bounce Back Sports Medicine
11/18/2019
Calling all Athletes - Check out our new sports medicine division, Bounce Back Sports Medicine!
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Update on Flu Shots
11/14/2019
We no longer have flu vaccines this season for children 3 and over. Click here for more information on where to get your child's flu vaccine.
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Cold & Flu Prevention
10/10/2019
Dr. Boucek discusses some facts about cold and flu prevention.
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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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Update on Vaping
08/18/2019
Dr. Siegel shares information parents should know about teens and vaping.
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Concussions
07/12/2019
Dr. Bjornsen our sports medicine doc provides some background on concussions.
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MMR Vaccination
05/23/2019
Does my child need an early MMR vaccine?
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Electronic Addiction Crisis
05/16/2019
Dr. Pottgen gives some pointers in handling this growing epidemic.
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Picky Eaters
04/08/2019
Dr. Fischler discusses how to help picky eaters and when to be concerned for a feeding disorder.
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Milk Alternatives
03/17/2019
Dr. Wiersma shares some insight about the nutrition of different dairy alternatives.
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RSV: Myths vs. Facts
02/09/2019
Dr. Barcellona shares information on RSV in a fun quiz format.
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Energy Drinks
01/10/2019
Dr. Cesal discusses the risks of energy drinks for youth.
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Teething Tips
12/05/2018
Dr. Cropp shares some guidance on teething.
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New Car Seat Safety Guidelines
11/08/2018
Dr. Petranu reviews the new gudelines from the AAP.
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Cold & Flu Prevention
10/04/2018
Dr. Boucek shares some tips for staying healthy this winter.
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Flu Shots Are Here!
09/28/2018
Schedule your flu shot online for one of our upcoming flu vaccine clinics.
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Flu Vaccines
09/06/2018
Dr. Cropp discusses why your family should get their flu shots.
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Sleep Hygiene
08/09/2018
Dr. Barcellona shares some tips on getting good sleep.
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Summer Skin Safety
07/09/2018
Dr. Gerlach shares some tips to protect yoru kids from the sun this summer.
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Summer Physicals
05/20/2018
Schedule now before we book up!
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Watery Safety for Kids
05/05/2018
Dr. Pottgen shares some watery safety tips as summer is fast approaching.
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Guidelines for Healthy Eating
04/12/2018
Resource for parents on current nutritional guidelines written by our nurse practitioner Karen.
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We Still Take Aetna
03/21/2018
All of our North Scottsdale Pediatrics providers are still contracted with Aetna.
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It's Allergy Season!
03/08/2018
Article written by Dr. Engel to help you through seasonal allergies.
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Screen Time and Digital Media
02/01/2018
Dr. Dirvonas reviews guidelines on media use with kids at different ages.
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Influenza Hits Arizona Early
01/07/2018
An article on Arizona's current flu outbreak written by Dr. Siegel.
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Toy Safety
12/02/2017
An article on choosing toys for your children written by Dr. Caplan.
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Talking to Children About Violence
11/08/2017
An article on the best way to discuss tragedies with your children written by Dr. Wiersma.
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Happy Halloween!
10/31/2017
Click here to see some pictures of our staff all dressed up!
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Flu Clinics
10/30/2017
Please call to schedule a nurse appointment for flu shots or schedule online.
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Evening Hours
10/24/2017
We are now offering evening hours at our Ironwood location Monday-Thursday.
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Raising Arizona Kids interviewed Dr. Barcellona
07/27/2017
Raising Arizona Kids interviewed Dr. Barcellona on the importance of back to school physicals. View Here
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OUR 92ND AND SHEA LOCATION HAS OFFICIALLY MOVED
03/27/2017
AS OF TODAY 3/27/17, OUR 92ND AND SHEA LOCATION HAS OFFICIALLY MOVED.
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Insurance 2017
11/15/2016
Insurance 2017
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San Diego Rock ‘N' Roll half marathon
NSPeds Gives Back
06/13/2016
On June 3rd, some of the North Scottsdale Pediatrics staff participated in the San Diego Rock ‘N' Roll half marathon!
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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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