As the mother of three small children living in the Pacific Northwest, I know how critical it is to make a visit to a new doctor as stress-free as possible. I address your child by name and make a point of involving them in the examination and treatment plan. With children, gentle, conservative care is the goal. The majority of the time, all necessary treatment can be provided in our office.
Many children are becoming athletically involved at progressively younger ages. While it’s a great way to expose your children to social interaction and increase their interest level in physical activity, it is also when many of the common podiatry issues that we treat tend to develop or become apparent. The Greater Seattle metropolitan area offers numerous youth friendly sports leagues through avenues such as the Seattle Parks and Recreation department, the Bellevue Parks and Community Services department and the Bellevue Club to name a few.
Whether your child runs for the Rain City Flyers, plays second base in the Bellevue East Little League or plays midfield in the Bellevue Youth Lacrosse League, it’s important to pay attention to what your children’s feet are telling them and to treat the cause as well as the symptoms so they can be healthy, safe and most importantly have fun!