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Dr. Willa Terry

Pediatrics
Seattle, WA
33 years experience female

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

4800 Sand Point Way NE, M/S T-1201, Seattle, WA
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Premera Blue Cross

Regence

Washington State Medicaid

About

Bio

I am a mom to three and a pediatrician to many. As a clinician, I take care of children in the hospital; as an educator, I teach medical students and residents; and as an advocate, I think that all children should get a great start in health, school and in life.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

133 Answers
45 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See a doctor: There are many forms of hormone contraceptives, but the longer lasting varieties do not come in a pill. Your wife may be a candidate for an iud.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Currenlty lung transplants are from deceased donors only.
A member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See your doctor: Your doctor will want to examine you, and may suggest a urine anylysis and urine culture to rule out a bladder or kidney infection to start.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See a doctor: The child could have a number of diagnoses. For example he could have diagnosis of anemia, or he could have a heart arrhythmia. He needs a physical e... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Opiate dependence: Hydrocone and acetaminphen when taken for pain should be monitored closely and only prescribed for a finite period of time.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Small risk: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant. Because of its high protein binding in the maternal circulation, very small amounts are secreted into breast... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Seizure trigger low: Often, foods and other lifestyle choices can aggravate an existing neurological problem like epilepsy. Common triggers may include monosodium glutama... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Genes, Environment: The alignment of teeth and is usually an inherited genetic trait that correlates with the size of the upper and lower jaws. Early loss of baby teeth d... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Perhaps: Foods that have been found to cause eczema in some individuals include wheat, eggs, cow's milk (protein), peanuts, shellfish, food additives, and natu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Possibly: The fragrances in the product may be an irritant. Try a fragrance-free or “all natural” brand.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Possibly: The phrase "having a good cry" suggests that crying can actually make you feel physically and emotionally better, which many people believe. There is ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Smoking has been strongly linked to heart disease, lung disease and many types of cancers. Second hand smoke exposure also causes significant illness... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Many children with pinworm infections have no symptoms and may never be aware of the infection, but parents notice the worms in the diaper or toilet a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Frequent handwashing in association with appropriate medication therapy will prevent the spread of pinworms.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See a dermatologist: Rosacea is a common, chronic, acne-like skin condition that affects adults, and its symptoms tend to come and go. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Most people catch several viral infections ( the common cold) a year and symptoms of congestion and cough resolve in a few days without complications... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Muscle Cramps: Muscle cramping (charley horse) can be caused by muscle overuse/fatigue and usually responds to stretching and massage. Frequent muscle cramping may ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See her doctor: Vaginal discharge could represent local irritation, or a yeast or bacterial infection. Call the clinic and ask to speak to her doctor and describe her... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Symptom management: Assuming your child is not currently ill with fever or sore throat, and/ or there has been no recent history of trauma, most neck pain in children thi... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nasal congestion: An upper respiratory infection (URI) is usually caused by a common cold virus, and the typical symptoms, nasal congestion or runny nose, cough, and de... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tantrum tips: Temper tantrums are a normal behavior in toddlers. Tips to help prevent tantrums: 1/ maintain a schedule and consistent routine so your child can pred... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Toxic substance: Scented and unscented lamp oil is kerosene without the bad smell. But contrary to popular belief, the additives (benzene, naphtha) that masks the smel... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Oral hydration: Salmonella typhi (typhoid fever) is transmitted by drinking or eating contaminated water or food. High fever, headache, abdominal pain and rash are po... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: There are many different types of ticks in the United States, some of which are capable of transmitting infections; it depends upon the geographic loc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends: Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying portion in the red blood cells; hematocrit is the proportion of the blood that consists of packed red blood cells, e... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
R/O appendicitis: Consider appendicitis; classically it starts in the upper abdomen or near the naval then over 12-24 hours it becomes sharp a sharp pain in the lower r... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy is always a possibly if you are a woman of child bearing age who has a uterus and ovaries, and is having unprotected sex. Diabetes/ Insulin ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Common occurance: Headaches in pregnancy are a common occurrence and are likely related to hormonal fluctuations .Your increased blood volume and circulation may also p... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Few days to a month: Typical symptoms include fever, cough, bronchitis, sore throat, headache and tiredness. Common diagnoses associated with mycoplasma infection is pneum... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Vomiting in toddlers: If your son is having trouble breathing, complains of abdominal pain, is feeling dizzy, or he shows signs of dehydration, like sunken eyes, cool han... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Evaluate symptoms: Fever is part of the body’s natural defense mechanism, so fever not only signals illness; a fever can help your child's body fight off infection. If ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Prevention is best: The best way to treat migraine headaches is to recognize headache triggers and avoid them common triggers include, poor sleep, low blood sugar, dehydr... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
I : I think that it depends on the age of the child. For toddlers, preschoolers and any elementary aged child who needs help getting dressed in the morni... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pain releivers: A patient with musculoskeletal pain may try Acetaminophen or ibuprofen, warm compresses, or sitting on a pillow or "do-nut" pillow to alleviate discom... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Children may drink iced or hot tea - caffeine free and unsweetend varieties are preferred.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, not really: There is no evidence that Pseudoephedrine helps an ear infection, but it may alleviate nasal congestion. Prednisone decreases inflammation in a nonsp... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Symptomatic relief: Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in appropriate doses and intervals are helpful to alleviate fever. Likewise a cool compress to the forehead is also helpfu... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Respect: Many adults look to their parents for approval and guidance even when they are adults because parents know their children well, and in general always ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Fruits and vegetable: Eat seven servings of fruits and vegetables every day and drink 3 cups of milk or yogurt every day . A multivitamin with iron is still recommended.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably not: Cervical ectropia in general means that the lining on the inside of the cervix is also on the exterior of the cervix, and it may be more sensitive... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Location dependent: In 2008 california became the first state to require the illness be reported to local health authorities. Many other states have followed suit in orde... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It depends: After a surgical abortion, if the partners do not endorse birth control use, another pregnancy can happen as soon as the next ovulatory cycle. In gene... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Darker shade: Cosmetologists say try a red lipstick as it will make the contrast between yellow teeth and lipstick color greater therefore teeth will look whiter. Y... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Probably ok: Taking a single dose of Xanax (alprazolam) (such as before a medical procedure) usually does not cause any problems, and many healthcare providers rec... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Many OTC products: There are many teeth whitening strips available over the counter that promise results in a few days. Please check a consumer website for favorable re... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Diarrhea, fever: Salmonella bacteria may cause mild to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting for several days. Prolonged infections are infrequent, but ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Obesity: Childhood obesity has tripled in the last 30 years and a third of children and adolsecents are now overweight or obese - representing significant nega... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat small meals: It is important to start the day with a healthful breakfast. Eating 6 meals spread out over every 2-3 hours prevents overeating, plus eating several ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes,: Cerebral palsy may involve motor and sensory disabilities that lead to problems with coordination, walking, speech, and swallowing. Patients with CP ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Weeks: Head lice can live up to 30 days on a human and heir eggs can live for more than 2 weeks, so that is why it is so hard to get rid of lice. Symptoms c... Read More

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Testimonials
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Dr. Timothy Steege
Jan 8, 2013
I endorse this doctor.
HealthTap member
Apr 1, 2012
Simple easy solutions provided by Dr. Terry. I appreciated it very much.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Terry is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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The tethered cord symptoms are why they referred her for the MRI but it was a clear study. No neck trauma. And the pain is frequent- complaints began before her 4th birthday. Its on & off but a couple...Read More
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Hello Dr. Terry, i would like to thank you for the advice, simple water has been doing wonders the squirt bottle is a great tool, i have also let him sleep without diaper on at night and i have been u...Read More
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thank you for helping. i was asking if all of the medicines together could slow down the heart beat to induce a vfib. i survived 4.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Residency

Texas Children's Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Superhero for Kids, ParentMap Magazine
Top Pediatrician, First Place, Washington - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Child health corporation of america
Harborview medical center
University of washington medical center
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