from Dr. Ken Whittaker
Dear Patients and Families,
We hope this message finds you healthy and safe.
With the growing number of Covid-19 cases in our community, we are making some temporary changes to our schedule and office operations to limit unnecessary exposure to illness.
We will continue to see patients for ALL medical and mental health concerns either virtually or in person.
We realize that these changes might cause an inconvenience to some patients and families. We will always do our best to accommodate the needs of your child and family while assuring optimal safety for patients, families, and staff. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this challenging time.
Dr. Ken Whittaker
- Please limit number of people coming to your child’s appointment to patient and parent/caregiver only.
- We will screen each parent/caregiver and patient for sick symptoms upon arrival.
For Well Child Exams/Physicals:
To avoid any inconvenience, we ask that if you or your child have ANY sick symptoms 48-hours prior to your child’s Well Child Exam, please call our office at 503-554-0036 . We will reschedule the Well Child Exam and offer an alternative visit to address the illness.
Beginning the week of November 30th, we will change the schedule as follows:
- Well Child Exams will take place ONLY in the mornings.
- Patients who have Well Child Exams scheduled in the afternoon on or after November 30th will be contacted and asked to reschedule their appointments.
Dr. Ken Whittaker Pediatrics Welcomes New Patients
Dr. Whittaker and his staff enjoy being a part of your child’s life, watching them grow and reach major milestones in their lives, from infancy, through adolescence and into young adults. It is a pleasure to practice in a small community where our patients are not just seen when they come into the office, but also at community events, including school, sports, camps, recitals, concerts and community festivals. We take pride in being a small part of caring for your child.
During the Covid-19 outbreak Dr. Whittaker is offering TeleHealth Virtual Visits
Dr. Whittaker can help your family over your smartphone or computer, by doing a virtual visit for sick visits and behavioral health/mental health visits. In order to limit exposure, if your child is having symptoms please call our office at 503-554-0036 to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Whittaker.
If requesting a virtual visit it would be helpful to have:
- Thermometer to check your child’s temperature
- Accurate weight of your child
- Bright flashlight to help us look in your child’s mouth and throat.
We are currently scheduling in-office Well Child Exams for children and are scheduling those during set time blocks different from Sick Child Exams to limit exposure. If your child is in need of their Well Child Exam please call our office at 503-554-0036 to schedule.
Stay home, save lives.
Stay home as much as possible (kids too)
Stay at least 6 feet away from others any time you are out
Go out only for essentials (groceries, medical care)
Exercise outside (hiking, biking) only if you can be 6 feet apart from others
Have video and phone chats
Drop food off to neighbors who can't go out
Wash your hands often and each time you leave and re-enter your home.
Wear a facemask (homemade or otherwise) when you must be in public spaces.
Gather in groups
Get together with friends (no drinks or dinners)
Have play dates for kids
Make unnecessary trips
What Parents Need to Know About COVID-19
Bars, restaurants, (takeout, delivery only)
Some other stores (stay 6 feet from others)
Malls and retail complexes
Fitness, yoga and dance centers
Barbershops, hair and nail salons, spas, cosmetic stores, tattoo parlors
Theaters, amusement parks, arcades, bowling alleys, skating rinks, museums
Campgrounds, pools, skate parks, playgrounds
Recognized Patient-Centered Primary Care Home
We are recognized by the Oregon Health Authority as a “Patient-Centered Primary Care Home”. The Oregon Health Authority recognizes clinics that have met their standards of care. Their goal is to improve the health and care of all Oregonians. Recognized clinics are required to reapply for recognition every two years.
Welcome New Patients!
Dr. Whittaker’s Newberg pediatric clinic welcomes you and your family!
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