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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1620 E 12th Street
The Dalles, OR
 

Dr. Denise Fitzsimon is a general pediatrician. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1620 E 12th Street
The Dalles, OR
 

Dr. Georgia Opheim works as a general pediatrician in The Dalles, OR. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Opheim attended the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1620 East 12th Street
The Dalles, OR
 

Dr. Sara McCaffrey specializes in general pediatrics. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
1620 E 12th Street; Suite 200
The Dalles, OR
 

Dr. Katherine Omer is a pediatrician. She studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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What is General Pediatrics?

General Pediatrics is defined simply as the medical care of children and adolescents. It is one of the broadest specialties, delivering care to patients from birth through young adulthood, and encompassing everything from preventive health to the management of acute and chronic illness. Pediatricians care for the physical, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and social problems that affect children and teens.

A general pediatrician has a wide variety of responsibilities, including:
  • The management and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Discouraging the spread of serious illness in children, through education and vaccination
  • Monitoring patients’ physical and developmental growth
  • Performing routine health screenings
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle
  • Guiding parents in all areas of parenting, from offering reassurance to giving advice on everything related to their child, such as feeding, safety, and education

Perhaps more than any other patient group, children are products of the environment in which they live. Because of this, pediatricians don’t just treat kids -- they treat communities and families as well. They often become advocates for children and for children’s rights. General pediatricians are physicians dedicated to the health and well-being of young people.