Biography & Education

Specialties
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Education Background
Residency: Seattle Childrens Hospital-University of Washington Pediatric Residency
Residency
  • Seattle Children's Hospital-University of Washington Pediatric Residency
Fellowship
  • Seattle Children's Hospital-University of Washington Pediatric Residency
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

How to deal with temper tantrums in toddlers

October 15, 2014
We’ve all been there during that screaming fit in the grocery store because your 2 year old just HAS to have that particular treat off the shelf, and when we say no….it (a temper tantrum) all begins.

Why do toddlers tantrum?

A tantrum is the expression of a young child's frustration with the challenges of the moment and their inability to manage that frustration in any other constructive way. This is part of the normal development of children. For some toddlers, tantrums happen when they can’t figure out a particular task; for others they just can’t find the words to express his or her thoughts or feelings. Whatever the challenge, frustration with the situation might trigger anger — resulting in a temper tantrum. Since tantrums are an expression of powerlessness, toddlers who feel some control over their lives may have many fewer tantrums. Remember, if your child is thirsty, hungry or tired, his or her threshold for frustration ...

Healthy tips for parents and kids to help prevent the spread of colds and the flu

October 19, 2013

Summer has ended, the kids are back in school, and fall is officially here. Which means….cold and flu season is upon us! Hospitals are already seeing documented cases of seasonal influenza. There are no known cures for colds and flu, so cold and flu prevention should be your goal.

Why do we care about preventing influenza? The flu can be very dangerous for children, causing illness, hospital stays and death each year. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports about 20,000 children below the age of 5 are hospitalized from flu complications each year.

The most effective way for preventing the flu is to get the flu shot. It works better than anything else. (Flu vaccination is recommended for all children aged 6 months and older). There are additional strategies you can employ to help ward off those nasty viruses.

Here are 6 tips you can use to help prevent colds and the flu:

Specialties

Specialties
  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Hospitalists
  • Infant Care
  • Newborn Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Primary Care
  • Well Child Care