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We are about more than just healthcare.

Every child, sibling and parent who walks through our door becomes a part of our family. That's why we created Caring from Day One- to honor the remarkable patients and families in our care by sharing their unique and personal stories about the journey of parenting and healthcare. 
 


 

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The Gallegos Family: Good communication helps cement a strong bond with pediatrician

"As a first time mom, I needed a pediatrician who I felt respected our point of view. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Taxier."

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The Jackson Family: A close relationship with their provider puts parents at ease

“It’s like talking to a friend, which makes me feel like I can ask him what may seem like a simple question. He’s always there to reassure me that my children are okay.”

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Kaley's Story: Two years without sleep: How this family finally got the rest they needed

“By that two year mark I just couldn’t do it anymore,” recalled mom, Ashley. “I couldn’t live like that. We all need sleep.” 

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The Henao Flores Family: Thriving with Three Under Three

“We went from a Corolla to a minivan in one doctor’s visit!” recalled dad, Jerry.

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 The Burch Family: Parents of two learn breastfeeding isn't always easy

“Honestly, with having kids you can plan as much as you want, but if it’s not in their plan, it just won’t happen,” said mom, Samantha Burch.

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Kennedy's Story: New parents feel at home with generational care

As Dr. Tart’s former patient, first-time mom Erin Correa knew just where to bring her daughter for pediatric care.

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Jamari's Story: Pediatrician, mother help 5-year-old battle rare childhood condition

“As a first-time mom, I was scared to death. I would stay up all night and just feel terrified that he would stop breathing,” said mom, Courtney Combs.  

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Alice’s Story: Finding the right provider for your family

Being new parents can be scary. When Alice showed signs of jaundice at four days old, her parents were glad they had taken advantage of Pediatrics Northwest’s Newborn Talk appointment. 

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Valentina & Valeria's Story: Exceptional care for the next generation

Their father has great memories from when he went to Pediatrics Northwest as a young child. Now, years later, he has the peace of mind knowing his daughters are in the best hands! 

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Ethan’s Story: Routine checkup discovers heart murmur

Ethan seemed like a perfectly healthy newborn until Dr. Chacko pulled her stethoscope over her ears to listen to his heart. 
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Evelyn's Story: Quick action saves newborn's life

Dr. Clapper and his staff will never forget the moment Evelyn's parents carried her into the office, knowing something was truly wrong.

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Marcus’ Story: A lifetime of limitations

For years, Marcus longed to play basketball with his twin brother, Nathan, without needing to stop for his inhaler. And then he met Dr. Larson.
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Francesca's Story: The power of family mealtime

We know family meals are linked to a variety of health benefits for children. But how do busy, working parents make it happen? 

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Mitchell, Cy, Finn & Jett's Story: Reading; what brings them together

There's never a boring day for this family. Four boys. Three children under four-years-old. Two are identical twins. Oh, and mom and dad are full-time college students!

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EJ and Noah’s Story: It takes a village to raise a child; and your pediatrician

EJ and Noah's mother desired to be involved in her sons' doctor appointments, but working work made it difficult. That's when dad and Dr. Scranton had this idea.

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The Sablan’s Story: Building relationships leads to high-quality care  

It's hard to find someone you can completely trust your children with. That's why their mother decided make the long drive, even when their beloved pediatrician transferred to Gig Harbor.

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Allison’s Story: Allergies and asthma requires some help from big sister   

After the family's scary experience with an allergic-like reaction at Back-to-School night, Allison's mother knew her daughter needed to see a specialist. 

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