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What’s Going Around

Croup

Croup is a condition that causes a swelling of the voice box (larynx) and windpipe (trachea). The swelling causes the airway below the vocal cords to become narrow and makes breathing noisy and difficult. It is most commonly due to an infection. Children are most likely to get croup between 3 months and 5 years of age. As they get older, it is not as common because the windpipe is larger and swelling is less likely to get in the way of breathing. Croup can occur at any time of the year, but it is more common in the fall and winter months. Read more…

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common respiratory illness among infants. One of its symptoms is trouble breathing, which can be scary for parents and children. Read more to learn about bronchiolitis, its causes, signs, and symptoms.
What is bronchiolitis?
Bronchiolitis is an infection that causes the small breathing tubes of the lungs (bronchioles) to swell. This blocks airflow through the lungs, making it hard to breathe. It occurs most often in infants because their airways are smaller and more easily blocked than in older children. Bronchiolitis is not the same as bronchitis, which is an infection of the larger, more central airways that typically causes problems in adults. Read more…

Other News

Introducing Katie Blacker, FNP

It’s our honor to bring to you Katie Blacker!   Katie is the newest member of LaTouche Pediatrics. She grew up in Kansas, attended Brigham Young University in Utah for her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and Master’s degree for her Family Nurse Practitioner. She comes to us with experience working in Salt Lake City, Utah on the Infant Medical-Surgical unit and worked as a Nurse Practitioner in pediatric primary care. Most recently she worked as a Nurse Practitioner with the Pediatric General Surgery and Trauma Service at Primary Children’s Hospital. Katie has been on several humanitarian nursing trips around the world!In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Russ and their infant son Jake.
  For more information about the wonderful Katie Blacker click here!

Meet Dr. Katie Magnuson

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We are delighted to introduce Dr. Katie Magnuson! She joins the LaTouche Pediatrics team after working for Yale University as a Pediatric Hospitalist, where she and her colleagues started a pediatric inpatient program at a local community hospital. She received her Bachelor’s Degree for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and received her medical degree from Saint Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Magnuson completed her pediatric residency at the University of Wisconsin.Outside of work, Dr. Magnuson is a wife and mother. She enjoys spending time with her husband and chasing around their active twin boys.

  For more information on the incredible Dr. Magnuson click here!

               

Our Current Resident, Sam Abernathy

Dr. Abernathy is joining us for his second rotation at LaTouche Pediatrics. He received his Bachelor’s degree and Medical degree from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Abernathy is completing his pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He has an interest in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, comics, video games, and weightlifting.


Have you seen our patient portal?

With the new portal you will be able to:
  • View and Request Appointments
  • Request Prescription Refills
  • View, Fax and Email Your Child’s Medical Record
  • Pay Your Bill
You can request an invitation by calling 907-562-2120 or e-mailing your request to Portal@latouchepediatrics.net. For more information about the Patient Portal, or to download the Mobile App, click here.
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