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Rupin R. Thakkar, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Thakkar marvels at the differences in development among children, and he respects that each family approaches the challenges of raising children with different strengths and techniques. Keeping that in mind, he strives to educate and support his patients and their families so that they can make healthcare decisions together. Dr. Thakkar also engages in legislative advocacy aimed at expanding access to preventive care and improving the quality of healthcare delivery.

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Education

Medical College of Wisconsin
medical school, 2003
Seattle Children's Hospital, University Of Washington
residency, Pediatrics

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

  • Asthma
  • Newborn Care

Personal Interests

Dr. Thakkar spends most of his free time with his wife and two children. He is an avid sports fan, enjoys the outdoors, and loves live music and theater. He has become a groupie of Seattle's kindiependent musicians and children's theater companies.
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Publications

1. Thakkar RR, Garrison MM, Christakis DA. A systematic review for the effects of television viewing by infants and preschoolers. Pediatrics. 2006; 118;2025-2031.

2. Beth Harvey and Rupin Thakkar, Guest Column, “All Kids Deserve Equal Access to Health Care,” The Olympian, November 27, 2013.

3. Jeff A. Huebner and Rupin R. Thakkar, Guest Column, “Give Doctors and Patients Privacy,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 7, 2008.

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Professional Associations

Board of Trustees, Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Rupin R. Thakkar practices at one location

Swedish Pediatrics - Edmonds
21600 Highway 99
Suite 290
Edmonds, WA 98026
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah
Medical Groups
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