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Dr. Theresa Willett

Pediatrics
Edmonds , WA
18 years experience

Locations

Office

Edmonds , WA

Address

Children's Clinic of South Snohomish County, 21600 Highway 99, Suite 290, Edmonds , WA
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About

Bio

As the PhD might suggest, I have enjoyed the medical-training road less traveled. Insatiable curiosity naturally creates a wandering path, and the benefits are bountiful! I have the privilege of participating in this state-of-the-art fusion of technology and health education. I also have been honored to be a primary care doctor for newborns, pre-teens, and even newly-minted college grads. My passion for teaching grew from my amazing parents: a nuclear astrophysicist and a creative writer/human rights advocate. I believe that good people can do great things working together, and it is our privilege to help each other. I have recently moved from Boston to the scenic Seattle area and am excited to be joining a great group of people at Children's Clinic of South Snohomish County this August!

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
136 Agrees
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Knobby knees: There are growth plates at the ends of bones, and in many pre-teens, especially boys in sports, the upper tibia below the knee has a bump that can be ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Variable rash: That sounds like it could be hives, which are usually allergic but can sometimes be related to a viral infection. Most rashes don't move around like t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Nose bleeds common: Most of the time nose bleeds in kids are due to dry air +/- nose picking or rubbing, and not letting the fragile skin in the nose heal between insults... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Depends on age: A stuffy nose has 2 main causes: swelling, or foreign body blockage. The latter is usually only 1 side and in younger kids and should be checked out a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Yes, but why: Baby foods and snacks are specifically made to be bland and choking-safe. As long as they are not expired, they should be safe for anyone. However, ev... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
The itch that rashes: We can think of eczema as having 2 main parts: something about affected skin that makes it easier for it to dry out/crack, and external or internal 's... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Could be thrush: Thrush is a very common but icky-sounding infection of the skin of the mouth and throat. It is caused by candida, the same yeast that leads to vaginal... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Swollen penis => DR: Ceftriaxone injections should not cause swelling, esp in the genitals unless there is an unusual allergic reaction. Something else is probably going o... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Inflamed tear duct: Tears and eye discharge normally drain from the inner corner of the eye into the sinuses, but sometimes can get blocked or inflamed. If not red or swo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Infections: The lymph nodes behind the ears and on the back of the neck are part of the huge system of infection-fighting 'lymph'. Each group of nodes (lumps) rel... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Sleepy, new rash->DR: Please take her to see her doctor as soon as possible. Without seeing the rash and seeing her, it would be very difficult for anyone to know what is g... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Maybe: Often people who were immunized against tuberculosis w BCG will react to the tuberculin skin test (tst). However, some people do not, and we do not ha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Love and comfort: Even though we often say "it's just a virus, " that doesn't mean your child isn't miserable! for aches, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For sore throa... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Homemade 'Lytes: The who has lots of resources online about types of dehydration solutions, but here is a simple recipe adapted from rehydrate.Org: -six (6) level tea... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Cool house & asthma: Cold air can sometimes trigger asthma attacks, but this is usually related to a quick change in environment. Heat that is too high can irritate an ast... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Stinky pee=need2see: We all know poop can be stinky, but the pee should not be. The main concern is urinary tract infection (uti), which can lead to severe kidney infectio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Biology and Stress!: Most new moms think they are not making "enough" milk, and this can be stressful, even though it is usually not true! the biology of milk-making is co... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Great stuff!: Breast milk is the perfect food for babies: it has the right balance of fat, sugar, and protein, and it contains other nutrients like iron in small bu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Swelling and/or itch: Babies and rashes go together so often that anything can seem like an allergy. If your baby is on antibiotics, or was recently on some, the most conce... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
La Leche League: If your OB or pediatric providers do not have a lactation consultant that they recommend, your next best step is to check out local and online resourc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Sooner the better!: As long as there is no reason to think your child has food allergies to the items in question, just try it! there is some evidence that introducing fo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Cold related color?: Usually quick changes in skin color can be related to blood vessels. In this case, if blood vessels get small to conserve heat, color will turn more w... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Snow OK 4 asthma: Any issues with snow are more about the cold air. Breathing cold air can trigger the asthma process in some people, so it is best if you can have the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Limit setting: The phone itself (other than cost and media time!) is not the danger. The main issues are setting limits and proper expectations. What is the phone fo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Usually not: Seizures of any sort are very scary for parents to witness! luckily, seizures (sz) that only happen in the setting of fever are usually not damaging. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Quick cry, prob OK: Babies can move and fall in the most amazing ways- that is why people get so frantic about child-'proofing' things. If your baby fell, especially ont... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Wish we knew!: Yours is the million $ question with no answer. Family history and environment play their roles, but there is no easy checklist of things to do and av... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Willett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks already called his doctor putting some anti bacterIan gel on the pimple called fucidine its for skin infections
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks a bunch i was thinking that was possible.
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Thanks, this checklist made me feel good Nausea under control. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2004MD
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