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December 21, 2019
It’s December — we’re right in the middle of the cold and flu season. Colds are probably the leading cause for sick visits in our office during the school year. Here are some answers to common questions I get from parents about colds: My child keeps getting sick. Is there something wrong with my child’s […]
We are Humbled and Honored
October 11, 2019
We are humbled and honored to once again receive an award for our commitment to medical education. This time, our practice was honored as a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at this year’s Community Based Medicine Annual Meeting of the Division of General Pediatrics of Lurie Children’s Hospital. A big thank you to […]
A Commitment to Medical Education
September 12, 2019
Dr. Andy and Dr. Ben were on-hand at the 2019 Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Annual Meeting of the Medical & Dental Staff to accept the Distinguished Pediatric Academic Contributed Service Award for “outstanding and continuous commitment to office-based pediatric medical education” on behalf of all of North Suburban Pediatrics. One of our missions at […]
Updates on the Measles Vaccine and International Travel
July 17, 2019
In recent months, we have fielded calls from families regarding the current global measles outbreak. Fortunately, while a small number of cases have been identified in the Chicagoland area, it has not risen to the threshold to be considered a local outbreak. As academic pediatricians affiliated with Lurie Children’s, we receive frequent communications from local […]
The Importance of Vision Screening for Young Children (0-5 years)
June 3, 2019
Toddlers in glasses… right up there with puppies on the cuteness scale, a very official medical scale! But in all seriousness, as pediatricians, vision screening is very important to us. Pediatricians examine an infant’s eyes starting at birth. At each well visit, we will use an ophthalmoscope to make sure that the eyes are […]
Dr. Ben, Furthering Medical Science!
March 20, 2019
North Suburban Pediatrics is proud to announce that Dr. Benjamin Kornfeld (“Dr. Ben”) recently published an original article in the journal Global Pediatric Health titled “Does History of Prematurity Prompt Blood Pressure Evaluations at Primary Care Visits?” The publication was the culmination of a years-long project funded through the Northwestern University Practice Based Research Program […]
Congratulations to Drs Elwell, Kornfeld, and Salafsky!
February 11, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Ben Kornfeld, Dr. Rachel Elwell, and Dr. Ira Salafsky! Due to their hard work and years of donated service serving as pediatricians for babies at The Cradle, they were honored at the First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show with the Cradle’s 2019 Stasek Star Award.
Going on a Digital Diet
January 31, 2019
New year, new you! Let’s take a look at our electronic habits and how they affect our children. If you have ever wondered why we don’t have open wifi in our office, we have made an active choice to make office visits an opportunity for children to learn to interact and get to know their […]
How We Diagnose and Treat Strep Throat
December 14, 2018
Strep Throat is one of the most common illnesses kids face on a regular basis. As a parent, you probably receive a dozen notes from school stating that another child has the illness, and at North Suburban Pediatrics (NSP), we see dozens of kids every month with suspected cases. But what is strep throat and […]