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Ways private practice is a more customized option

When families are looking for a new physician and practice, one of the most important factors is accessibility. As pediatricians managing patients’ care throughout the pandemic, we’ve heard from many of our patients that they’ve noticed the difference in care available to them through the private practice model.  We’ve been able to experiment, make fast…

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Empowering parents to help kids navigate depression

It can be challenging as a parent to know if a child is experiencing the normal ups and downs of adolescence or if it might be something more serious. According to Denise Gardner, a pediatric psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, “It’s important to differentiate between a bad mood, the blues and clinical depression….

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Fever facts for kids

Fevers in kids are one of the most common issues that we see as pediatric providers, and it’s one of the biggest causes for concern for parents. No doubt, it’s scary to watch your child be sick. And it’s scary to see them get hot and be miserable. Understanding what a fever actually is might…

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COVID-19 tests for traveling

If you are preparing to travel this winter break, we want to remind you, of course, to stay safe, wear masks and maintain your social distance. We are offering COVID-19 tests to both parents and children in preparation for your travel. You can make an appointment by calling the office at 847-676-5394. When is my…

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FAQs on COVID-19

As you know, we’ve made many adjustments to our office procedures to accommodate you during COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure the safety of your family, which includes continuity of care – both for sick and well visits. Parents have told us in person and online how safe they felt bringing their kids to the office even…

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Rapid and PCR COVID-19 Tests

We’re so glad to be able to now offer both kinds of COVID-19 tests directly in our office: Rapid tests and PCR tests. If your child needs a COVID-19 test, you can contact us to make an appointment at 847-676-5394. We will help you determine which test is best for your child’s situation. The PCR…

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Getting kids comfortable with masks

With all of the challenges of 2020, it sure seems like a good time for a superhero. Instead, we’re all putting on masks to be heroes in our community–keeping each other safe with the hope of achieving some semblance of normal.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says, “Wearing cloth face coverings reduces the chance…

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Getting kids back in shape and healthy for the new school year

After months of living amidst a pandemic, it’s no surprise to doctors and parents alike that many children are more sedentary than usual and have gained a few extra pounds. With a significant number of fall extracurriculars canceled and hours of Zoom learning ahead of us, the problem isn’t likely to go away on its…

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Sending kids to camp during COVID-19

With school out and summer here, camp is the first big experiment of getting children back together in their normal social environments. It’s no surprise that we are getting a lot of questions from concerned parents over this difficult and even scary decision. Parents are wondering what are the risks of sending kids to camp…

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Your Coronavirus questions answered

(updated 5/23) Over the past several weeks, we’ve made many adjustments to our office procedures to accommodate you during COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure the safety of your family, which includes continuity of care – both for sick and well visits. Well visits are an essential cornerstone of pediatric care and children’s well being. If your…

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Safely schedule for well visits during COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, we’ve made many adjustments to our office procedures to accommodate you during COVID-19. Our priority is to ensure the safety of your family, which includes continuity of care – both for sick and well visits. Well visits are an essential cornerstone of pediatric care and children’s well being. If your child is due…

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