Dr. Terri Graham

Pediatrics
Edmonds , WA
33 years experience female

Locations

Office

Edmonds , WA

Address

21600 Hwy. 99, Suite 290, Edmonds , WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Regence Blue Shield of Washington

Aetna Life Insurance Company

AFLAC

About

Bio

Dedicated physician for children and adolescents and families. Formerly at Seattle Children's Hospital in Seattle since 1990. 1st Medical Director for SCH AfterHours Program. Returning to private practice to provide care to growing families and outpatient sick children and encourage families to focus on preventative healthy habits and education, encouraging reduction of health care costs. Past experience as Executive Director for a nonprofit organization, as well as WA State AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) Director for "Quit Smoking around the Kids", by producing print and television PSA at a national level for the CDC. Experience in global health care/advocacy/medicine. Practiced in busy Emergency Room and Urgent Care Center, as well as private practice. Advanced Wilderness Life Support certified. PALS certified.NALS certified. Mother of two, acknowledges parenting is the hardest and most rewarding job on the planet. Outdoor enthusiast who engages in healthy lifestyle, loves triathlons, sailing, yoga, pilates, backpacking, kayaking, skiing and traveling with the love of her life; who is an international geologist.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

75 Answers
33 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Second hand smoke: Second hand smoke increases a child's chance of developing asthma, allergies, ear infections, bronchitis and pneumonia. Babies exposed to smoke befor... Read More
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Dr. Terri Graham
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Throat pain: Laryngoscopy is a procedure where a tube is placed in your throat. There is mild trauma to the tissue and there is a healing period after the procedu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nutrition: Fussy eaters do best when they are engaged with the choice. Ideas include string cheese, apple slices and peanut butter (for no allergy kids), shell ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Masters swimming: Masters swimming allows you to enjoy swimming at your own pace. The other options are encorporating swimming with biking and running and doing sprint... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
The power of one: You sound like you are attentive, a support system and a friend. Start with yourself and be positive and encouraging. Help him find groups that may ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Age 13-14: Prior to babysitting, a teen must be mature enough to complete a bls/ CPR course offered at your local fire department or hospital. It is wise to let... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Bronchiolitis: Rsv virus causes inflammation in the smaller airways. There are many variables that add to the severity of the inflammation and symptoms, including a... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sweet Dreams: Everyone deserves to be in a safe place to sleep. Assuming you live in a safe neighborhood, get to know your neighbors, so you can have a neighborhoo... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
12 hour rule: For toddler limps i typically temper it fairly mildly, trial tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen and have the parent re-evaluate over the course of a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Meningitis: Meningitis, mononucleosis, STDs and hpv. Meningococcemia can kill more rapidly than any other disease. It is spread from breathing it in, especially... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Make a plan: Start with a plan and do one thing new each week. Start with taking a multivitamin, vit d3 and calcium. Weigh yourself once a week upon rising. Eat ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If new onset, ER!: Women tend not to take these symptoms as serious as they might be, and wait valuable time to seek help. I would strongly recommend an er visit in t... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Like a full bladder: Your baby is sitting in your uterus which is behind you bladder. It is the beginning of feeling like you have a full bladder all the time. You have ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
It's time!: If you have an injury requiring a tetanus shot repeat if it has been over 5 years. Otherwise we repeat every 10 years. Time for a booster!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Full assessment: Constipation has many contributors. Diet high in simple carbohydrates (potatoes, rice, starches), lack of exercise, and lack of fluid intake are prim... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
A leaky & weak valve: The heart is a machine with plumbing. There are four holding tanks. Two upper and two lower. There are 4 valves in the heart that regulate the outf... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Enjoyable low impact: Try to go to an introductory yoga or piyo (pilates/yoga) as a starting point. Being around other people with similar goals and having it overseen by ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dental health: Invisalign braces are best used by a mature child who is self motivated. Invisalign braces require active placement instead of passive like tradition... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Respect yourself: By respecting yourself and your values, others tend to follow suit and respect you as well. You can say, "i care about myself and I have to listen to... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: They are creating space between your teeth so that they can be moved. The movement also stretches the nerves associated with the gums creating sorene... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Headaches: An eye exam can help confim whether or not you may need glasses. Eye strain can cause headaches, and can be related to computer use, poor lighting, o... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Windowsill herbs: Popular medicinal herbs to grow on your windowsill are: chamomille, lavendar, thyme, rosemary, sage and mint.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Medicinal herbs: Edible medicinal herbs are: mint, sage, rosemary, lavendar and chamomile.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Post Partum Blues: You are both home from the hospital and healthy! i hope you have support from a partner, friend or family member. Please contact your OB provider an... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Studies show yes: Probiotic supplements (and culture-fortified foods) are not regulated by the fda. Biogaia is just one form of adding lactobacillus to your babies int... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Let pain guide you: If you twisted your ankle and it has minimal pain and swelling, you just need to be ginger with it until the ligaments heal. If the pain is on a bone... Read More
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Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes/no antibiotic?: Your baby's provider undoubtedly looked for all diagnoses that antibiotics would be absolutely necessary for. Those would include: ear infection or p... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Asthma: Asthma is an inflammatory disorder, and you should know your triggers. Some people only need medications under certain conditions, (illness, cold, ex... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
+ reinforcement: Kids repeat activity if rewarded in a positive way. If strictly using pavlovian training you can make the behavior repeatable by means of a positive ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nutrition: The top brain foods in no particular order are: blueberries, salmon, flax seeds, coffee/green tea, mixed nuts, avocados, eggs, whole grains, chocolat... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Brain science: New activities are considered brain games. Examples vary from learning a new instrument or language to doing cross-word puzzles or sudoku. Exercise ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Calorie journal: There are only two ways to think about weight. In must equal out to maintain. If your in is more than your out, then that is where to start. Ins co... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Invisalign plastic: Invisalign plastic is USP class vi medical grade poyurethane resin that is bisphenol-a (bpa) free.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pregnancy: The hormonal changes and additional joint stress that occur in your body during and after pregnancy can be some factors that alter the looseness in yo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Peanuts: Food is the most common trigger of anaphylaxis in children, especially peanuts and tree nuts. Other foods include shellfish, fish, milk, eggs, soy and... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
UNDO HABIT: Habits are things we repetetively do without thinking. We have to consciously choose different or we do things without reason. There is no reason to... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Core body strength: Core body strength, such as pilates and yoga are considered to be key for dancing. Cross training to use all muscles and vary your workout will also ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Autism: ASD or autism spectrum disorder is a continum of diagnoses. An easy way to think of it is to imagine a number between 1-100. The severity of symptom... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Teen traveling alone: Anxiety can be minimized by pre-planning and setting up what ifs. Running through scenerios and maybe even visiting the airport with airport services... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
PTSD: Post traumatic stress disorder can be effectively addressed with a counselor experienced in this. Community health centers or your local crisis line ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Try yoga: Yoga will teach you to be aware of your breathing and then it becomes a subconscious activity. You need to retrain your mind and give your body muscl... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Stress likely: Your neck is the crux of stress and constant movement. Most everything anyone does at any job necessitates bending your head down to look, type, stud... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
RSV: Rsv is respiratory syncitial virus. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002531/.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Neuralgia: Electrical head pain means a nerve is irritated. The source and treatment of the pain is best addressed by a neurologist. Sometimes an injection is ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Baby skin: Since babies can absorb through their skin, any oils which are not nut oils are best. Avoid, massage oils based on almond oil for example. Aquaphor ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Family meetings: A family meeting can have someone there skilled in mediation to keep things positive. Everyone in a family cares, but sometimes family history can pr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Womens health: You can start with your primary provider. If they feel you need to be referred, they will generally recommend a specialist in women's health, which ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Teen interests: Teenage girls have a variety of interests with exercise. The first place to start is if she wants to exercise with friends and on a team (soccer/ swi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Overuse: Repetitive eye movements use eye muscles the same as playing tennis for hours would have your arm muscles fatigued. The rapid eye movements, as well ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Learning to walk?: If she is just beginning to walk and not yet running, she is developmentally normal. If however, she is already adept at both and she is falling and... Read More
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Graham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Graham is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thnx alot, my baby stopped breastfeeding 1 month ago, she used to do bowel movement occasionaly, but when i started formula things got worse
HealthTap member
My chirop says it won't go away on it's own like other muscle tightness, maybe its not a muscle issue but a nerve issue like you implied.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I want to be a doctor with a distinct memory of herbs as well.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, WA
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

AAP AWARD Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Community for "Quit Smoking Around the Kids". WA state and National Campaign
Seattle Magazine, Top Doctors in Seattle 2001, 2002, 2003
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Seattle Childrens Hospital
Swedish Hospital
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