Services » Pediatrics
As a naturopathic physician, midwife and lactation consultant, Dr. Allen has special training in care of new babies. As adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, she teaches the neonatology course. She will provide an initial newborn exam in your home (Carnation area) or at her office. She is also available by phone to address the concerns of new parents and to assist in the transition to parenthood.
Dr. Allen is a lactation consultant (IBCLC). She can assist you with any nursing difficulties that arise. Home visits are available to Carnation area families. Mother & Child Natural Medicine is a La Leche League Breastfeeding Resource Center.
Well Child Check Ups
We take time with families during well child visits! We really have an opportunity to get to know you and your child during these visits. Your child’s growth, nutrition, sleep, and developmental progress will be assessed. You will have time to discuss any health and parenting questions you may have. We will do a complete physical and discuss all age appropriate screening tests and vaccines. It is recommended that you bring your child in for well child check ups at 1 week, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years and yearly from age 3 to age 16.
Mother & Child Natural Medicine offers vaccinations through the Washington State Department of Health’s Vaccines for Children program. We help parents find the resources they need to make truly informed decisions about childhood vaccines. We know how difficult this decision can be for parents and we provide a safe place for you to ask questions and voice concerns.
Many schools require physicals for participation in team sports. We can provide this service and we can also help your young athlete learn ways to maintain wellness through healthy habits.
We reserve spots in our schedule for surprises. If you child is ill or injured, we will work to fit them into the schedule the same day because injuries and illnesses that are treated promptly, heal more promptly. Call the office or pager if you need an urgent same day visit.
After Hours Paging Service/Phone Consultations
As a family physician, Dr. Allen believes it is important to be available even on days (and nights) that she is not in the office. In many medical practices, after hours phone calls are delegated to nurse hot lines or medical assistants. In this practice, we will personally return your call. (Please be aware that this service is not a covered benefit in most major insurance plans)