Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Education: MD – University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
Pediatric Internship: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Pediatric Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
I strongly recommend fully vaccinating kids against preventable diseases on the schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). I do not support nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
I believe there are multiple factors that contribute to a child’s well-being. It is important that I know both the child and their family so I can treat each patient as an individual. Often, information and understanding are more important than medication. I like patients and their families to understand the options for care. As a child matures, I endeavor to make them more a part of the decision process without excluding the parents."– Heather Moore, MD
Dr. Moore has been with Metropolitan Pediatrics since we opened our doors in 1999.
With a research scientist mother and chemist father, she practically grew up in the lab. And although this led to an appreciation of science, it didn’t take her long to realize that beakers, Bunsen burners, and the periodic table make poor company! She gladly abandoned lab equipment in favor of working with people.
Pediatrics allows Dr. Moore to apply her interest in science while connecting with people of all ages. She likes that the field offers variety, but also a measure of predictability. Patients change over time, and her relationships with them grow and change too, but these changes are expected and consistent with the stages of development.
As a mother of two, Dr. Moore delights in re-experiencing parental moments with the parents of her patients. And she is extremely passionate about helping adolescents and their families prepare for the transition to adulthood, so they can successfully move onto the next chapter of life. Her biggest piece of advice when it comes to the college years: Major in what you’re interested in; what you’re most passionate about!
Both in and outside of the office, Dr. Moore is known as a really positive, energetic person. She enjoys walking her corgi while catching up with friends and has a love of travel. Her best trip to date: India. She also adores visiting her au pair (nanny) daughter in France! For a little R&R, Dr. Moore is fond of quilting or getting lost in a great novel. She’s a huge fan of Jane Austen and has recently broadened her horizons to non-fiction.
Originally from Texas, Dr. Moore has come to love the Northwest and considers Portland her forever home.
"Our family loves Dr Moore! Not only does she remember my children and things going on in their lives from appointment to appointment but she remembers things about my husband and I as well that my own doctors don’t remember. We saw her at the mall once and she stopped to chat with us, and remembered who we were. Dr Moore is kind and validates my concerns and my feelings without making me feel like I’m overreacting especially when we went to her with concerns about hyperactivity in one of my children. She is very knowledgeable and provides clear care plans for my children. I could go on and on about all my positive and wonderful experiences with Dr Moore."– JJ P.
"Doctor Moore is our family pediatrician , both My girls love her! She always makes well round decisions, and embraces the knowledge of her colleagues, calling them in if she thinks the situation could use another set of eyes! She always makes sure you understand what’s going on and Exactly what to do about it."– Stacey M.
"Dr Moore has been our pediatrician since my oldest was born 20 years ago. She’s amazing, and Metro Peds is a great clinic. Highly recommend them."– Natasha W.
"Dr. Heather Moore, very knowledgeable and kind. Takes a lot of time to explain in layman terms. Probably the best doctor I've ever been to ! In short, she's wonderful and so glad I found her for my son."– Apna S.
"Our family love this clinic!!! Friendly staff!!! Our Doctor Moore is amazing. My kids love her so much!!!
When one of my kids sick they always call back in a few days and ask if something change!!!"– Nina M.
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