Thursday, December 19, 2019

The importance of hand washing...

Check out this classroom experiment a Science teacher in Idaho did with her class to show the importance of properly washing your hands. Now that Flu season is in full swing, we could all use a reminder to help stop those germs from spreading.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


Happy Thanksgiving
Our office will be closed on Thanksgiving day.
We will reopen on Friday November 29th at 8:00 a.m.
for emergency sick visits only.
Please have a safe Holiday!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is the leading cause of the death for Utahns ages 10-24. On World Suicide Prevention Day we are sharing resources that could potentially help save a life.

Follow the link below for prevention tips and a list of Crisis Hotlines. its-world-suicide-prevention-day-here-are-some-resources-that-could-help-save-a-life

Know the Signs

Call 911 immediately if you know someone who is experiencing the following:

Threatening to hurt or kill themselves

Looking for ways to kill them-self by seeking access to firearms, available pills or other means

Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide

Please keep a look out for someone who is suffering!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Willow Creek Pediatrics is looking for a
MA/LPN/RN for a
BUSY Pediatric office!
Full-time and Part-time positions available!
Please submit your resume to

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Happy 4th of July!
Our clinic will be open for sick or emergency patients only.

 Our phones will turn on at 8:00 a.m.

 We will be scheduling appointments in consecutive order.

Our regular clinic hours will resume July 5th at 8:00 a.m.

Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Willow Creek Spotlight- Shay

Willow Creek Spotlight  

Shaylyn Kennedy-Front Office Manager

How long have you been at Willow Creek? 
-14 years

What is your favorite color?
- Pink

What are your hobbies?
- Volleyball, hiking, I love to watch sports. I follow super cross, motorcross, and I love to travel to the races.

Tell us something about you...
- I have 3 children. 2 boys and 1 girl. Both of my boys married Megan's. I have been married for 29 years and met my husband when I was 16 and we are still best friends. I grew up in Southern California (Simi Valley) and moved to Utah in 2003.

What do you enjoy most about being a part of Willow Creek Pediatrics?
- I get to see cute kids all day! I love the people I work with, they are like my second family.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Our Willow Creek office is looking for the perfect person to join our amazing team. If you are an energetic, self-motivated individual with a great love for children, let us know!
We are currently looking for a full-time receptionist. The schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays with Wednesday's off.
Please email your resume to
If you have questions, call 801-942-1800.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

CPR and First Aid training for our parents
and patients 12 years and older
Saturday May 11th
2 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost: $10
To register for the class call our office at
801-942-1800, sign up at the front desk,

Monday, April 29, 2019

A Time to Unplug...
Screen-Free Week, April 29th - May 5th, is an annual event where children, families, schools and communities are encouraged to turn off screens and "turn on life".

Disconnect to Reconnect with the people around you!
Head over to for information on Screen Free Week!

Parents always feel pressure to give their children the things they didn't have. But studies show  simple toys like blocks, jump rope and buckets allow kids to be more creative and use their imagination than the more expensive electronic devices.

Playing together shouldn't be something you feel pressure to do. Enjoy the time you spend with your child! It all passes too soon!

Check out for great examples on easy, enjoyable activities you can do with your child.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Willow Creek Spotlight- Camille

Camille Jaques, MA
How long have you been at Willow Creek?
22 years (Camille is our wonderful triage nurse!!)
What is your favorite color?
Red (Go Utes!) and Forest Green
What are your hobbies?
I love to crochet, read, watch movies, and be outside in nature camping. Fishing is my favorite sport!
Tell us something about you...
I have one child, Cooper who is 14 years old and have been married for 17 years (to Santa...ha). I love to Binge watch T.V. shows, my favorite is Arrow. I never wanted to work in pediatrics and now I wouldn't do anything else! I first went to college for 3 years to be a forest ranger. Someday in the future I would love to live in the Pacific Northwest in a treehouse mansion in the middle of the forest.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of Willow Creek Pediatrics?
 I love the people that I work with. I love that I feel a part of a great work environment. I super love talking with parents and talking to them about their children. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bus Bullying

Bullying on the Bus : How Should You Handle It?
School buses are one of the top places where childhood bullying happens. With fewer adults around and a bus driver focused on the road-unable to monitor everything. 
How to tell if your child is being bullied on the bus:
Recognizing something is going on with your child
Your child makes excuses to not ride the bus or to avoid school entirely
Watch for stress related symptoms such as stomachaches, headaches, nausea and dizziness
Kids may worry that if they report the bullying it will lead to more bullying.
Follow the link below for helpful information on bus bullying

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Willow Creek Spotlight - Trishell

Willow Creek Spotlight - Trishell
Trishell - Front Desk
How long have you been at Willow Creek?
       11 Years 
What's your favorite color?
What are your hobbies?
       Puzzles, Jazz and Utes games, camping, long road trips on the Harley with my husband Brad
Tell us something about you...
       I have two daughters, Christina and Amanda. They are married to Clint and Peter who happen to be two of the best son - in - laws. I have 3 grandkids, Leo, Lennox and Tripp and one more due to arrive in June 2019.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of Willow Creek Pediatrics?
       I enjoy all of my co workers and the atmosphere in our office. I especially love the families and their darling kiddos.  


Monday, March 18, 2019


Below are a few signs you may see if your children are overloaded

Although stress is a part of life and growing up, you need to intervene when you sense that it is undermining your child's physical or psychological well-being. Here are some clues that stress may be having too negative an effect.
  • Your child develops physical symptoms like headaches and stomach pains.
  • They seem restless, tired, and agi­tated.
  • They appear depressed and are un­communicative about how they feel.
  • They get irritable, negative, and show little excitement or pleasure in activities.
  • They seem less interested in an ac­tivity that was once extremely im­portant to him and prefers to stay at home.
  • Their grades at school begin to fall, and they have less interest than usual in attending classes and doing homework.
  • They exhibit antisocial behavior such as lying and stealing, forgets or refuses to do their chores, and seem much more dependent on you than in the past.
Head over to for more tips on stressed, overloaded children and how to help them out.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs
Classes are offered this Summer in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Sandy, and West Valley City
Programs include Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, Love of Reading, Textbook Skills and Speed Reading
Classes are catered to
4-year-olds and entering Kindergarteners
Entering 1st graders - Entering 11th graders
Each program is specific to the grade the child will be entering in Fall 2019
Many dates and locations are offered throughout the Summer
Classes are offered through Salt Lake Community College, Department of Workforce Training and Continuing Education
For information on class schedules and to register call the
Institute of Reading Development at

Friday, February 1, 2019

Willow Creek Spotlight- Tanji

Tanji Robertson, MA
How long have you been at Willow Creek?
What's your favorite color?
Green, it's the color of life!
What are your hobbies?
Eating, playing with my grandbabies, cross stitching and drawing.
Tell us something about you...
3 grandchildren and I am an only child. I live on a farm and have 17 chickens, 1 horse, 1 goat named Mini Pearl, and cats and dogs. I was lucky enough to marry my best friend 32 years ago-we were high school sweethearts!
What do you enjoy most about being a part of Willow Creek Pediatrics?
I love seeing the smiles on the children we take care of. The staff are more family then friends and I look forward to everyday I get to work with them!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

School Attendance; Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism:
What parents need to know
         Missing just two days a month of school for any reason can be a problem for kids in a number of ways.
      Children who are chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are less likely to read on grade level by the third grade.
     When absences add up, these students are more likely to be suspended and drop out of high school.  
          For older students, being chronically absent is strongly associated with failing at school―even more than low grades or test scores.
Head over to to learn more about Chronic Absenteeism and Truancy and learn some helpful tips on getting your kids to school on time. 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Willow Creek Spotlight- Irina

Irina Baird, M.A.
How long have you been at Willow Creek?
9 years
What's your favorite color?
Purple, unless the UofU is playing BYU, then red!
What are your hobbies?
I love old-fashioned crafts like needle point, crocheting, knitting, and counted cross stitching. I also love hiking and walking with my dogs.
Tell us something about you...
I love to cook all different types of food. I love a challenge when cooking but I don't bake. I love all animals and wish I could save them ALL.
What do you enjoy most about being a part of Willow Creek Pediatrics?
There are several things I love about working here but the top few things would have to be the wonderful people I work with and our patients. Every employee here is so wonderful, they're kind, and they truly care about each other. I love each and every one of them. Our wonderful patients and their parents make this job so enjoyable that I want to come to work. Each patient and/or parent brings with them a unique challenge, which keeps my job really interesting and fun. They are simply the best patients in the valley and I look forward to seeing each of them every day! The last thing I love about my job is working with all the wonderful doctors. I have to admit, I especially love working with Dr. O'mara.