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Kids First Podcast: Food and Drug Allergies

On this week’s pediatric podcast, Dr. Karina Gobin, a Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist, joins Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile to talk about food and drug allergies in kids. In this episode Dr. Gobin discusses some of the signs and symptoms of food allergies, the age of presentation, and how food allergy testing is performed. …

Kids First Podcast: Exercise and Weight Training for Kids

In this episode Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile discusses safe forms of exercise for children and how the AAP views weight training. We also discuss exercise safety and observing for red flags. Resource: www.healthychildren.org Click here to listen on iTunes Click here to check out our other podcasts

Kids First Podcast: Environmental Allergies

Dr. Karina Gobin, a Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist, joins Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile to talk about environmental allergies.  In this episode she discusses the difference between indoor and outdoor allergies and when to expect each of these to strike.  The presenting symptoms of environmental allergies are reviewed and here’s a hint…it’s itchy!  We …

Kids First Podcast: Public Tantrums

In this episode Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Karen Gentile provides a quick pediatric pearl on how to hand the dreaded public tantrum! Karen provides quick tips on how to handle the situation and create boundaries for future conflicts. References for this podcast include Toddler 411 by Denise Fields and Ari Brown and 123 Magic. Click here …

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 …