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0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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Pediatric Medicine

At Aspen Valley Hospital, we understand the importance of quality healthcare for our little ones. That’s why finding the right pediatric medicine services is vital to ensure your child receives the best care possible.

From routine check-ups and vaccinations to diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries, the pediatric medicine services available at Aspen Valley Hospital and at pediatric practices serving our community, cover it all. We all specialize in treating common pediatric conditions such as respiratory infections, ear infections, allergies and skin conditions. We also offer preventative care services to help keep your child healthy and thriving.

We understand that choosing a healthcare provider for your child can be a daunting task. That’s why we strive to build strong relationships with our community physicians, our patients and their families.

We have two convenient locations:

Aspen Valley Primary Care - Aspen

0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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Our Pediatricians

Dr. Rahul Shah provides Pediatric Medicine services at Aspen Valley Primary Care with clinic hours in Aspen and Basalt.

Should a medical need requiring hospitalization arise, Aspen Valley Hospital provides privileges to pediatricians throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. For families seeking pediatric care, below is a list of physicians seeing patients in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond who have medical privileges at Aspen Valley Hospital.

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Common Childhood Ailments

Allergies

With itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and even hives, allergies can cause a variety of symptoms, and allergens come in many forms, including seasonal pollen, pet dander, mold and certain types of foods.

When your immune system reacts to an allergen, it can inflame your sinuses (sneezing and sinus pressure), skin (rash or hives), digestive system (swelling in your mouth or diarrhea), and airways (difficulty breathing).

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Pink eye – named for a notable reddish or pinkish eye color – is most frequently caused by a viral infection that inflames the transparent membrane (conjunctiva) that lines the eyelid and eyeball. When the small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become swollen or irritated, they’re more visible, leading to the whites of the eye becoming pink in color. Pink eye is also known as conjunctivitis.

Ear Infection

Ear infections occur when the space behind the eardrum (the middle ear), becomes infected by bacteria or a virus trapping fluid behind the eardrum. The result can be pain and swelling. Ear infections often clear up on their own, simply requiring pain management until they do, however, some ear infections require antibiotics, or in the case of recurring ear infections, the placement of ear tubes.

Influenza (Flu)

The flu, or influenza, is an infection of portions of the respiratory system, mainly the nose, throat and lungs. Cases can be mild to severe, and in some cases, lead to death. Most people with the flu get better on their own, although some require more significant medical care or hospitalization.

Norovirus

Norovirus is a highly contagious, very common virus that can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea. While often confused with the flu, the viruses are unrelated. According to the CDC, norovirus is the most common cause of vomiting, diarrhea and foodborne illness. The virus often spreads through contaminated food or water on contaminated surfaces. It can also spread from person to person. For these reasons, it frequently spreads in close, crowded environments, such as hospitals, child care centers, schools, nursing homes, cruise ships and inclusive resorts.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Respiratory syncytial virus, commonly referred to as RSV, is an infection of the lungs and respiratory tract. It typically causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most children have been infected with the virus by the time they turn two years old, and it can also infect adults. In rare cases, the infection can become serious enough to require hospitalization. 

In the United States, RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children under the age of one. It can cause severe infection in babies 12 months or younger, older adults, people with pre-existing conditions such as heart and lung disease, or anyone who is immunocompromised. 

Why Aspen Valley Primary Care
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Why Aspen Valley Primary Care

Aspen Valley Primary Care exists to make quality care more accessible and affordable. Our team-based model, focusing on health and wellness leads to better outcomes for patients. And, as part of the Hospital’s Network of Care, coordination of referrals to hospital specialists offers an exceptional patient experience.

Telemedicine

With our expanded telemedicine capabilities you can experience the ease and comfort of seeing your pediatrician or primary care doctor from home, or wherever you are using your smartphone or tablet. Learn how easy it is to take advantage of our telemedicine services in this interview with one of our patients.

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Learn the healthy habits that can keep your family safe all year round. Download our fun Infection Prevention Toolkit.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

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April 10, 2024

Dr Mears is a life changer for me. I appreciate her so much! So happy to have her as my Primary Care Doctor. I love her!!!

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April 6, 2024

Dr. Carolyn Mears does not rush, listens and hears you. Great Doctor!! So glad I found her!

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April 3, 2024

WOW! Dr Mears was so thorough and really listened to my needs. She spent so much time with me. I have never had a Dr. as caring and kind as Dr. Mears. She was amazingly knowledgeable too.

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March 26, 2024

Love this clinic! Dr Mears is amazing!

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March 26, 2024

Dr. Means is very knowledgeable and prepared for my visit. She exceeded my expectations. Rosa the nurse Was excellent. It was a great experience. I highly recommend them.

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March 19, 2024

Dr Chamberlin was amazing, clear, emphatic, and got to the heart of the matter of my health and wellbeing. Leila was excellent at intake and getting me comfortable.