Open 7 days a week, 8am-8pm Monday through Friday. We have 3 locations, so we can truly be Here When You Need Us!

What’s Going Around

Measles

There has been one confirmed case of measles in Fairbanks. If you are concerned your child may be at risk of contracting measles or may already have measles, read below for more information or call our office to speak to the triage nurse.
Measles is caused by the measles virus which is spread easily through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs and someone nearby inhales the infected droplets. It can also be transmitted by direct contact with fluids from the nose or mouth of an infected person.
Signs and Symptoms
Prior to the approval of the measles vaccine, measles epidemics usually took place during the late winter and spring. The most recognizable symptom of measles is an extensive red or brownish blotchy rash, although this is not the only symptom. Once a child is exposed to and infected with the measles virus, his first symptoms will not appear for 8 to 12 days (the incubation period). Infected children tend to be contagious for 1 to 2 days before symptoms finally emerge and 3 to 5 days before the rash breaks out. This contagious period continues for 4 days after the rash appears. Read more…

Other News

Meet Our Current Resident, Elizabeth Little

Dr. Elizabeth Little is here for her final rotation at LaTouche Pediatrics. Dr. Little received her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. She received a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics and her medical degree from Georgetown University and is completing her pediatric residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Summer Hours

Beginning June 22nd, our Providence office will be closing at 6 pm, Monday through Friday. We will resume closing at 8 pm on August 10th. We hope your family stays safe and healthy this summer, as you enjoy the beautiful Alaskan outdoors!

Symptom Checker

symptomcheckerCheck out our new and improved symptom checker! Find helpful advice on how to care for your child when they are sick, when to call the doctor, and what may be causing their symptoms. You can search 3 different ways- from the topic list, by clicking on the part of the body that is affected, or by typing in a keyword. Click on the blue “Symptom Checker” button on our Home Page to begin.

Parking at Providence

IMG_2605Looking for parking at our Providence location? Try the third floor of the parking garage. We now have designated parking for LaTouche Pediatrics patients right by the Tower A door.
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