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Kids First Podcast: Constipation

On this week’s pediatric podcast, nurse practitioners Karen Gentile and Jessica Fanucchi discuss one of the most common causes of abdominal pain in children: constipation! In this episode we discuss the signs and symptoms of constipation, how to prevent constipation, and how we would go about treating it. Tune in for tips and tricks on …

Flu Season 2019

In our latest Pediatric Pearl podcast episode, Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile provides an update on the current status of the 2018-2019 Influenza Season in Illinois. It’s not too late to get your flu shot as the virus is still widespread in the Chicago area. Check out some helpful resources:  https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm http://dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/influenza Click here to listen …

What to Do About Picky Eating

Do you struggle getting your child to eat their fruits or vegetables? Does your child protest food until he gets what he or she wants? Will your child only eat carbs or “beige” foods? Picky eating is a common problem amongst kids of all ages, but it can start as soon as we begin to introduce …

Kids First Podcast: Healthy Snack Ideas

Welcome to the first of our Pediatric Pearl series with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Karen Gentile!  Pediatric pearls are quick tips that aim to discuss the most challenging parenting problems and are designed for parents who don’t have 30-45 minutes to commit to a full podcast episode. The pearl in this episode is healthy snack ideas …

Closed Sunday January 6

We will be CLOSED on Sunday, January 6. If you are experiencing an emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room. You can reach the provider on call if you need medical advice by dialing: 847-676-5394.  The office will re-open on Monday, January 7. for morning walk in at 8AM-9:30AM, Appointments from 10AM-4PM and afternoon …

Kids First Podcast: Car Seat Safety

Our very own Sarah Nussbaum, RN is an expert at car seat safety and it’s a good thing because there is SO MUCH to learn about how to keep your little ones safe while in the car. In this episode we will discuss: American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations State of Illinois law on car seats …

Kids First Podcast: Potty Training

Potty training your toddler is a wonderful new developmental milestone for both parent and child!  Nurse Practitioners Karen Gentile and Jessica Fanucchi discuss the theory of potty training while Registered Nurse Yael Cohen gives real life, practical advice on how she potty trained her four kids including what worked well and what didn’t. In this …

Measles Informational Session

Please join Dr. Cathy DiVincenzo for a Q&A on the measles on Wednesday, December 12 at 6PM at Congregation KINS, 2800 W. Northshore Ave. in Chicago. For more information, email info@kidsfirstpediatricpartners.com On Friday, December 7, we sent a notice to all families in our practice that we were informed by the Chicago Department of Public Health …

Kids First Podcast: Ear Infections

One of the most common secondary infections caused by the common cold is a middle ear infection. In this episode we talk about middle ear infections and also touch briefly on swimmers ear and middle ear effusions. In this episode you will learn: Normal ear anatomy What is an ear effusion Does swimming or bathing …

Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 22. If you are experiencing an emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room.  You can reach the provider on call if you need medical advice by dialing 847-676-5394.  Wednesday, November 21: Morning walk-in 8am-9:30am Appointments 10am-3pm  Afternoon walk-in 3pm-5pm  Thursday, November 22: Closed Friday …