Welcome to North Scottsdale Pediatrics!

Thank you for visiting the website of North Scottsdale Pediatrics, a leader in pediatric medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona. Established in 1988, we strive to provide excellent care to our patients – from infancy to young adulthood!

Our mission is to create:

  • Confidence... that your child will receive the very best health care without unnecessary tests, procedures or medicines.
  • Comfort... in a warm, attractive atmosphere where you and your child will feel comfortable.
  • Understanding... through open and direct communication with our experienced staff, who take the time to help you understand your children’s health, development, behavior and illness.
  • Convenience... through our location, office hours, accessible parking, and nearby pharmacy, X-ray and laboratory.

Among the best pediatricians in the nation, our providers obtained their degrees from top schools and training programs in the country. They share a passion for caring for patients and have dedicated their careers to treating children. In fact, our providers are proud to be consistently voted by their peers as “Top Docs” in Phoenix Magazine multiple times over many years.

We love our families, and we even provide services for parents before your baby is born! Once you’re expecting, we encourage you to schedule a prenatal visit and tour our office. We can provide you with hospital and delivery information as well as recommended readings to help you prepare for your special delivery. Once your baby arrives if you are struggling with breastfeeding, Dr. Caplan, an official lactation consultant, can help and schedules lactation visits for any babies in our practice. And of course we are experts at newborn care.

We know that choosing the right pediatric practice is an important decision, and we appreciate your confidence in us. Welcome to our practice!

New Car Seat Safety Guidelines

Written by  Dr. Colin Petranu

In August 2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised their car seat guidelines and came out with new recommendations designed to better protect children. The AAP now recommends children remain in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible until they reach the weight or height limit allowed by their seat. For a lot of kids, this means they'll be rear facing at least until they're 3 or 4 years old. Most convertible car seats have a weight limit between 35 and 50 pounds, so kids can be pretty old before they turn around.The AAP says turning around the car seat is one milestone parents don't want to rush as every car seat transition (from rear-facing to forward and from forward-facing to booster) leaves kids a little less protected.

The AAP car seat recommendations include:
1. Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible, until they reach the weight or height limit allowed by their seat. Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear-facing until at least ages 3-4.
2. Once they are facing forward, children should use a forward-facing car seat with a harness for as long as possible, until they reach the height and weight limits for their seats. Many seats can accommodate children up to 65 pounds or more.
3. When children exceed these limits, they should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s lap and shoulder seat belt fits properly. This isn't usually until children have reached at least 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years old.
4. When children are old enough and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, they should always use lap and shoulder seat belts for optimal protection.
5. All children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection.

Using the correct car seat or booster seat lowers the risk of death or serious injury by more than 70 percent. Car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children. In the US an average of 4 children ages 14 and younger die each day from car crashes. Hopefully by helping parents and caregivers use the right car seat we can better protect kids and prevent tragedies.

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Ironwood Office

9827 N. 95th St., Suite 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Deer Valley Office

21807 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Award-Winning Pediatricians

Our providers are some of the best pediatricians who earned their degrees from top schools and training programs in the country. They also have a passion for caring for children. They have proudly been recognized by their peers multiple times over many years as “Top Docs”


What Our Patients are Saying

We’ve created a warm, friendly environment to help families feel comfortable in our office. We use the most up-to-date, accurate information to help parents make the best decisions for their children. Choosing a pediatric practice is an important decision, and we appreciate your support!

North Scottsdale Pediatrics

  • Ironwood Office - 9827 N. 95th St. Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone: (480) 860-8488 Fax: (480) 860-8498
  • Deer Valley Office - 21807 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: (480) 860-8488 Fax: (480) 860-8498

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