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Well-Child Care

Regular checkups help ensure that your child is growing and developing as they should. They are also a great opportunity to chat about how your child is doing, explore their health goals, learn what to expect in the next year, and ask any other questions you may have. In addition to the physical exam, well-child visits often include other important preventive care like immunizations and screenings.

For complete details, please see our Visit & Vaccine ScheduleTo learn more about individual vaccines, visit our glossary of terms.

Bright Futures Recommendations

Dr. Whittaker follows the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures recommendations for pediatric preventive care, which includes:

Neonatal State Screen Blood Test

Checks for 40+ rare disorders that can cause brain damage or death if not treated early. Learn more at Oregon Health Authority Newborn Screening.

Developmental Screening

Checks whether your child’s development is typical for his or her age.  These are done formally at 9, 18 and 24 months of age.

Dyslipidemia screen

Checks cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Hearing screening

Checks for hearing problems

Vision screening

Checks for vision problems


Checks for anemia


Follows Center for Disease Control Guidelines

Lead level

Checks for lead exposure


Assessing for risks and tolerance of childhood traumatic experiences


Checks for sexually transmitted diseases

Sports physicals

Oregon schools require a pre-participation exam and OSAA form before an athlete is cleared to play team sports. An annual checkup meets this requirement and is covered by most insurance plans. We will complete the OSAA form if you’ve had a routine checkup within the last year.

Call: 503-554-0036

Phones are answered and office is open 8:30 am - 5:00 pm  Monday-Friday.

After Hours:  For urgent medical needs after-hours, please call the office at 503-554-0036 and follow the prompts to be connected to our Physicians Answering Service. Voicemail messages left after-hours at that number will be returned early the next business day.