For up to date information on the local measles situation:

doh.wa.gov/measles/cases or http://kingcounty.gov/measles

MMR Vaccine Exemption Law Change 2019

Measles Outbreak and 6-12 month olds:
King County Health Department and the other local health departments are keeping a close watch on the measles outbreak that is currently occurring. If you need up to date information on what is going on and where infected individuals have visited and when, please visit doh.wa.gov/measles/cases. There are currently no recommendations from the health department to give the MMR early. Babies under 6 months of age have protection from their mom (as long as mom has been vaccinated or had the measles). Babies 6 months to 12 months still have some immunity, but it is uncertain as to how much immunity they have. Because they still have some antibodies at this age, the vaccine does not work as well as it does after 12 months of age. The health department states that the only time an early MMR is recommended is if the child will be exposed to an “active measles community” – this is where there are multiple active measles cases in one place. This does not mean a place like Sea Tac airport where one person exposed many people at one time, but it could mean a group or community like a school or a place of worship that has more than one person with a confirmed case of measles. If your child will be in contact with communities with confirmed measles cases, they should get the vaccine early. If a child does receive an MMR prior to 12 months of age, regardless of the reason, they will need a repeat of that dose after they are 12 months old. Otherwise, we recommend being careful to avoid crowded areas and not allowing anyone to visit you who is sick, has a fever, rash or even a bad cold, and staying away from families or individuals who are unvaccinated.

Welcome to the North Seattle Pediatrics Website!

We have created this site to provide our patients and families with 24 hour access to information about our practice, some answers to commonly asked questions and some useful, reliable health links. North Seattle Pediatrics has been a part of Seattle’s medical community since 1967. We specialize in providing friendly, quality care for children and adolescents from newborns to age 21. We know access to your medical home provides better quality care and peace of mind while saving money and time. We offer same day appointments. We do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment time and pediatrician whenever possible. Our providers are affiliated with Northwest Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

North Seattle Pediatrics has been honored with Gold Status! The Health Plan Partnership recently unveiled the winners of the 2019 Immunize Washington Provider Recognition Awards during National Infant Immunization Week. Congratulations to all the clinics who received awards this year. #ImmunizeWA

 

We are very excited to announce a new provider!

Danny Hibbard, MD, FAAP

 

Danny was born and raised in Olympia. Washington. He then moved north to Tacoma, WA where he received his undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University where he received degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and ran for the track team.

He then moved north again to earn his medical degree from the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 2013 and completed residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2016. He made one more giant leap north and worked in Alaska for two years honing his skills in a primary care clinic and the hospital setting. He returned back to his home state and joined North Seattle Pediatrics in the fall of 2018. He has been board certified since 2016. He enjoys working with adolescents and is looking forward to growing with the families he serves.

He lives with his partner, Stephanie, and his somewhat well-behaved golden doodle named Chelan. He loves gardening, trivia, and a good joke.

Families can pay their bill in our patient portal (My Kid’s Chart). 
In addition to this feature, our portal users can securely review a complete health information summary for each child in your care. This will include appointment schedules, visit summaries, immunization records, lab tests and more. There is also secure portal messaging, allowing families to request appointments, medication refills and attach documents/photos. 
Click here to get signed up for thPatient Portal!  Or click here to go directly to the Patient Portal

 

We now offer appointment reminders via text messaging. 

 

Expecting a newborn?

 

Please Call (206) 368-6080 to schedule an appointment. In order to best serve our families, we are unable to accommodate patients on a walk-in basis. Monday- Friday 8am-6pm Saturdays 10am-12 noon. Please note: Saturday visits are reserved for sick visits only and must be of recent onset.

 

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We encourage our families to look at our home care advice page for helpful information.

 

Policy Updates:

Co-payments not paid at the time of service will be subject to a $15.00 billing fee.

We offer an after hours telephone triage consultation service that puts you in touch with a pediatric-trained triage nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Our office is charged for each call placed to this nurse triage service. In order to offset this expense,  we will begin charging $10.00 per call which is a portion of this fee. Your insurance will not be billed for this fee and it will be your responsibility.

Also, please be aware that we are required and will be continuing to check a photo ID along with insurance verification at every visit.