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Pediatric Medicine        

Parents & pediatricians go together like peanut butter & jelly.

If you’re a parent, your pediatrician is a great go-to resource for emergencies, everyday growing pains and special health needs.

Find a pediatrician who can be the jelly to your peanut butter.

PeaceHealth Medical Group pediatricians are available seven days a week to provide you access to the health care you need, close to home. Our pediatricians offer:

  • Convenient locations throughout the Eugene and Springfield area. In addition to regular office hours, our clinic at the RiverBend Pavilion offers extended hours Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • View or print our Health Services for Children brochure (English, Spanish)>with specific location and hours information.
  • Direct access to the only pediatric surgeons in our region, Drs. Garret Zallen, Kimberly Ruscher, and Edmund Yang.
  • Access to the region's pediatric cardiologists, Drs. Misty Carlson and Eric Johnson.
  • Benefit from regularly visiting specialists from OHSU's Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group pediatricians also work as hospitalists at Sacred Heart. This means the providers you see in the clinics are the same providers you'll see at the hospital should your child ever need a higher level of care.
  • Integrated behavioral health provided by Psychology Lead Arissa Walberg PhD.

Meet our Pediatricians

Meet our Pediatric Hospitalists

Our pediatricians understand that children aren’t simply small adults and that many factors can affect their growth and development. Children change rapidly, and they must be approached with an appreciation for their particular stage of physical and mental development.

Take a look at PeaceHealth Medical Group pediatric care

Dr. Garret Zallen discusses his approach to pediatric surgery

Dr. Garret Zallen

Meet pediatric surgeon Dr. Kimberly Ruscher

Dr. Kimberly Ruscher