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Akane C. Tanaka, M.D.

Pediatrician

Pediatrics

Accepting New Patients

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Tanaka has been with Richmond Pediatrics since 2011. After graduating from the University of Dallas, she attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She then moved to Hershey, PA to complete her residency at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital where she served as chief resident. Because of her interest in international medicine and learning about different cultural approaches to medicine, Dr. Tanaka has done some medical work abroad including infectious disease research in Guadalajara, Mexico during medical school, and caring for children with heart problems in Guayaquil, Ecuador during her 2nd and 3rd year of residency. Dr. Tanaka loves the broad diversity of the patients and families she serves and takes a special interest in infectious disease and travel medicine. As a previously certified child passenger safety technician, she also takes a special interest in child safety and injury prevention. Dr. Tanaka met her husband, a local ER physician, during medical school and they elected to move to the Pacific Northwest for its cooler climate, mountains and ocean. In her free time, she likes to explore the surrounding area with her husband and their exuberant wirehaired pointing griffon pup. She enjoys traveling locally and internationally, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, scuba diving and experimenting with her gardening skills.

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Education

University of Texas Medical School at Houston
medical school
Penn State Hershey Childrens Hospital
residency

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Weight Loss
  • Abrasion
  • Acne
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Urticaria
  • Anal Itching
  • Anemia
  • Angioma
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sports Injury
  • Anxiety
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Birthmark
  • Blister
  • Blood In Stool
  • Brain Concussion
  • Breast Discharge
  • Burns
  • Camp Physicals
  • Candidiasis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis Of Buttock
  • Cellulitis Of Neck
  • Cellulitis Of Trunk
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Childhood-Onset Fluency Disorder
  • Chlamydia
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cold Sore
  • Concussion
  • Concussion Testing
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diaper Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Skin
  • Ear Infections
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema Herpeticum
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Encopresis
  • Erythema Marginatum
  • Feeding Problems
  • Fever
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Fever With Chills
  • First Degree Burns
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Intolerances
  • Foot Injury - Sports Related
  • Foot Pain
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In Infancy
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Failure
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Immunizations
  • Impetigo
  • Infection Of Kidney
  • Influenza
  • Injury Of Muscle
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Irritability
  • Itching
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Sprain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Lazy Eye
  • Learning Disability
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Ligament Injury
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Mood Symptoms
  • Mumps
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Mycoplasma
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Nevus
  • Newborn Care
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Norovirus
  • Nutrition And Supplement Issues
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Otalgia
  • Overuse Injury
  • Painful Periods
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Persistent Vomiting
  • Pertussis
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pityriasis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Psoriasis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Running Injury
  • Scab
  • Scaly Skin
  • Scarlet Fever
  • School Anxiety
  • School Physical
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Enuresis
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Tag
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Physical
  • Sprain
  • Staphylococcus
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Strawberry Mark
  • Strep Throat
  • Streptococcus
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Sunburn
  • Syncope
  • Teething
  • Tinea
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tongue Sores
  • Travel Medicine
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urticaria
  • Viral Exanthem
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Weight Problem
  • Well Child Exam
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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Professional Associations

AAP
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Practice Locations

Akane C. Tanaka practices at one location

Richmond Pediatrics
357 Northwest Richmond Beach Road
Shoreline, WA 98177
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish First Hill