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We’re Moving May 4

We are excited to share that we have confirmed our move date, set for Friday, May 4. On that day we plan to open for morning walk-in as normal from 8:00 – 9:30AM. We will then close the office to move everything downstairs, and we will reopen on Saturday, May 5. We can’t wait for you to visit our beautiful …

Kids First Is Moving

We have some very exciting news to share with you. As some of you know, Kids First Pediatric Partners started in 2004 with Dr. DiVincenzo and two exam rooms. We have expanded over the years, to our current staff of 10 providers, with office hours seven days a week. We have recently added Behavioral Health, …

Potential Measles Exposure

We want to inform all our families that we were informed by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) about a confirmed case of measles. The person with measles was in our office building on January 10. We have called our patients who were potentially exposed to the person at that time in our office, …

Welcome, Dr. Mimi Boren

Dr. Mimi Boren joins Kids First this July, after recently completing her residency in pediatrics at University of Chicago. She grew up in Madison, Wisconsin where she is one of five children. Dr. Boren comes from a family of doctors, and from a young age, she says, she felt the “call to medicine” as she …

Spring Is in the Air!

Despite the April cold temperatures, it is technically spring! We soon get to enjoy warmer weather, which unfortunately also brings spring allergies. 1 in 5 Americans have allergies, and the most common is hay fever, also known as seasonal allergies. After being cooped up for most of the winter, children cannot wait to get outside, …

Mumps: What Parents Need to Know

Mumps has been in the news recently after outbreaks at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and at a high school in Barrington, and more recently dozens of cases at Illinois State University.   At Kids First Pediatrics, we like to keep our families informed and up to speed. Mumps is a viral infectious disease that …

Staff Holiday Traditions

We reached out to our Kids First staff this week, asking what are some of their holiday family traditions. Here’s what we found out: Dr. Aronson: Watching the movie, “A Christmas Story” over and over again – and teasing my wife that I will get our kids a “Red Rider BB gun” or that I …

Winter Car Seat Safety Tips

Winter is a tricky time for car seats. As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. In a car crash, fluffy padding immediately flattens out from the force, leaving extra space under the harness. A child can then slip through the straps …

Holiday Safety & Mental Health Tips

The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday season, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Trees When purchasing an artificial tree, look for “Fire Resistant” on the label. When purchasing a live tree, check for freshness. A fresh tree is green, …

Medical Mission to Haiti

Dear Kids First Family, My husband, Tim, and I are looking forward to our upcoming journey to Haiti to provide medical care at Mountain Top Ministries, through a nonprofit organization called Little by Little. Recently, I came across a beautiful quote: “Fearlessly pursue what sets your soul on fire!” Tim and I have dreamed of …