Measles Infection

There has been at least one confirmed case of measles in King County.

We will be asking families to send pictures of any rashes via the portal before coming into the office if the patient currently has a fever and rash.

Per Measles is preventable with the safe and highly effective measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two doses of the MMR vaccine are about 97% effective at preventing measles and that protection is long lasting.

Post pandemic changes

Starting Friday May 12th:
  • no phone check in
  • no pre-visit screening questions
  • if your child is sick and scheduled for a well checkup, please call to reschedule
  • if anyone coming into our office is sick with fever/respiratory symptoms (runny nose, active cough) please enter the 2nd (sick) entrance and wait at the end of the hall, staff will direct you to an exam room
  • Covid testing is no longer required, but may be asked if helpful in diagnosing
  • masks are still REQUIRED for ALL (age 2 years and older)

Thank you for understanding all the changes made in the past three years. Our hope is to keep everyone as healthy as possible!

Dr. Herb Hilgers

Dr. Herb Hilgers was one of the founding doctors of North Seattle Pediatrics. It was an honor to work with him. He will be missed.

Shared by Kryss Abreu Bywater 2/6/23: A week ago today, we lost one of this world’s best men, Herb Hilgers. It has taken me the past seven days of deep grieving to work up the emotional effort to post this tribute to my bonus dad. And oh, what an incredible bonus he was. Herb officially became my bonus dad in 1982 when he married my mom. From the very beginning, he loved and treated me as if I were his own child. Through his words and actions, he taught me how one should treat their life partner. He taught me what it meant to truly be selfless and non-judgmental. Read more

American Academy of Pediatrics video on immunizations for ages 0-6 years

This video features Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician and “new mama,” discussing the childhood immunization schedule, including why each vaccine is recommended at specific ages.
Childhood Immunization Schedule for Ages | 0-6 Years | American Academy of Pediatrics:

Back to school news clip

Click on the link below to watch a news interview with our very own Dr. Hibbard. He discusses vaccines and getting back to school.

Dr. Hibbard interview

Pre-visit online questionnaires

To our patients and families,

As your medical home, we want to clearly state that we believe racism and inequality in all their forms are detrimental to all aspects of health.

We stand together to fight against racism, injustice and inequality, and we believe in equity and inclusion. We believe in providing the highest standard of medical care to all children and their families, regardless of the color of their skin, the language they speak, their gender or orientation. Read more