Health Blog

COVID-19 Testing Update – 9/17/2020

September 17, 2020

Until we are able to offer safe and reliable COVID-19 testing in our office, we have found local resources that offer testing. Please contact us regarding your child’s health before getting tested — we never want to pass on an opportunity to serve our patients and their families.   Please note: the governmental sites may […]

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Influenza Vaccine Update, 9/9/2020

September 9, 2020

To our patients: We are having an OVERWHELMING response to our email reminding people to get flu shots. While we’re really excited by this because it means that people are motivated to take proper protection against influenza this fall, it also means that our staff and our phone lines are a little bit jammed up! […]

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Tips for a great telehealth visit

May 2, 2020

We are so excited to be able to provide telehealth appointments for our patients when appropriate.  We are currently using doxy.me, which has been easy to use and set up.  When you make your appointment for telehealth, we will e-mail or tell you a link to join your physician’s waiting room at the time of […]

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COVID-19 Update – Letter to our patients

April 19, 2020

Dear patient families, We hope you are well during these unusual and difficult times. We want to reassure you that at North Suburban Pediatrics, we are responding to the current pandemic by making changes to ensure the safety of our patients and of our community. We are fortunate that COVID-19 does not commonly affect children […]

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Launching Telehealth Option for NSP Patient Families

March 26, 2020

In these difficult times, everyone at North Suburban Pediatrics (NSP) is focused on maximizing the health and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community. Please continue to visit our website (www.northsuburbanpediatrics.com) on a regular basis and follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram) for the latest information regarding changes at the practice. In […]

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Achoo!!

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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