Pediatric Associates of the NW Blogs

Vocabulary for new (ish) Healthcare

By Bruce Birk, MD | January 14, 2013 08:01AM

As we start another year, I find this is a great time to put my mind to the changes we will face in it. 2013 will be a special year for Pediatric Associates in that we will be making some changes to the general philosophy of how we care for our...

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Pertussis – What’s the big whoop?

By Jay S. Rosenbloom, MD, PhD | May 22, 2012 08:05PM

Pertussis (also known as whooping cough) is an infection that has received a lot of press in the last few years. It was just a year ago that California was setting records with the ...

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Pollen, Pollen Everywhere!

By Whitney Casares, MD, MPH | April 01, 2012 09:04AM

The streets in my neighborhood are littered with pink and white confetti from the trees that line the sidewalks – a sign of spring – and of seasonal allergies.

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The “Electronic” office of the future

By Bruce Birk, MD | February 13, 2012 09:02AM

It is an exciting time for those of us more tech minded. You can access information with a touch of the finger, plays games and apps in any location imaginable, coordinate activities like never before.

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The Common Cold…. Here to Stay

By Whitney Casares, MD, MPH | January 02, 2012 09:01AM

Snotty noses. Coughs. Sneezes. It’s time for the common cold to take full effect in doctor’s offices around the country. There’s no exception here in the Pacific Northwest. Questions about how to deal, what to give and when to see the doctor? We have

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Michelle Bachmann Versus Reality – Kids Lose

By Jay S. Rosenbloom, MD, PhD | September 13, 2011 08:09PM

When I started this blog it was my intention to keep to the topics of science and medicine, never religion or politics. Wouldn’t you know it but only a month into blogging a national event has forced

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Who doesn’t love a good placebo?

By Jay S. Rosenbloom, MD, PhD | September 07, 2011 05:09PM

Dictionary.com and other sources define a placebo as a substance or therapy having no medicinal effect but given to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be a medicine. What’s a doctor to do? Modern we

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To Worry or Not To Worry? That is the question

By Jay S. Rosenbloom, MD, PhD | August 11, 2011 06:08PM

Our children encounter a seemingly endless number of risks to their health every day. How can we as parents sort through the large amount of confusing and scary information coming from the news, Face

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What is E-prescribing and who cares?

By Jay S. Rosenbloom, MD, PhD | August 11, 2011 06:08PM

Many changes and improvements are happening now in doctors’ offices and clinics around the country. Here at Pediatric Associates of the Northwest, we are implementing technology that makes our care ev

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