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Kids First Podcast 4: Traveling with Kids

Are you traveling out of the country soon? Guest Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pat Lawrence discusses the Kids First Travel Health Clinic. On this episode, Pat discusses who should consider making an appointment at the travel clinic and how far in advance the consultation should be scheduled. Pat also reviews basic travel safety tips, routine vaccinations …

Kids First Podcast 3: Sleep Training

Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo discuss newborn sleep patterns, sleep transitions, and how to sleep train your baby through the first year of life. Jean gives real life examples of how she sleep trained her two sons successfully using the methods discussed in the podcast. The two most popular methods: the Weissbluth …

Kids First Podcast Episode 2: Seasonal Allergies

Presenting episode 2 of our Kids First Podcast: Seasonal Allergies. Spring has sprung! Chicago’s seasonal allergy season is in full swing, and our patients are feeling the pollens in the air. Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Karen & Jean discuss allergic rhinitis, the symptoms and how to treat the symptoms. Click here for a direct download. Click here to return …

Introducing the Kids First Podcast

Introducing the first episode of our Kids First podcast! We are so excited to share our new podcast, brought to you by hosts Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jean Russo. In this first episode, Karen and Jean introduce the Kids First Podcast, an evidence-based educational discussion about pediatric health conditions and concerns designed for parents. Karen and …

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 …