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!

Cold & Flu Prevention

Written by  Dr. Lisa Boucek

While colds and the flu (influenza) both cause respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses. Both are contagious via droplets from coughing, sneezing, talking, and touching infected surfaces. They can have similar symptoms, but colds are generally milder and are not associated with some of the serious health complications that the influenza virus poses. The following table shows the differences in regards to symptoms between colds and flu:

cold vs flu CDC

The importance of hand hygiene cannot be exaggerated in preventing colds and the flu. Use soap and water and wash hands for 20-30 seconds (this is the amount of time to sing “Happy Birthday” in your head). If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer instead.

If sick limit your contact with others. Make sure to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. If you have a fever you should stay home from work or school for at least 24 hours after the fever has subsided. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, as this is how many germs are transmitted. In addition, make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet.

The best prevention for the flu is to receive a yearly flu vaccine. The vaccine is available for those 6 months of age and older. In the 2017-2018 flu season, 80% of children who died from influenza did not receive the immunization.

Prevention is key when it comes to fighting cold and flu viruses.

Cold & Flu Prevention
Dr. Boucek shares some tips for staying healthy this winter.
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Flu Vaccines
Dr. Cropp discusses why your family should get their flu shots.
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Flu Shots Are Here!
Schedule your flu shot online for one of our upcoming flu vaccine clinics.
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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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