Health Blog

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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COVID-19 Pandemic Update

March 22, 2020

Important COVID 19 Pandemic Update In light of the ‘Stay at Home’ order issued for Illinois and the evolving pandemic, North Suburban Pediatrics is implementing the following changes in its offices: Well visits We are rescheduling / postponing all non-essential well visit appointments. This pertains to well visits for children over 2 years old EXCEPT […]

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 update

March 19, 2020

As always, the health and well-being of our patients and their families is our primary concern. With the novel Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation changing rapidly, the physicians at North Suburban Pediatrics are in touch with the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health as well as local hospitals.  Fortunately, the risk of illness remains […]

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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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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 […]

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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.

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