Health Blog

Return of In Person Walk-ins!

June 21, 2021

Dear NSP Families, As Illinois moves to Stage 5 guidelines and the pandemic continues to recede, NSP is now returning to our traditional in-person walk-in model.  If you would like your child to be seen at our walk-in hour between 8:00am and 9:00am Monday through Friday, simply come to our office and walk in. Families […]

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Summer Sun, Bugs, and Ticks

June 11, 2021

Yippee! It’s summer! “COVID vaccines are up, COVID transmission is down, the weather is warm, LET’S GET OUTSIDE!” That’s pretty much my mantra right now. But outside comes with some problems we haven’t had to deal with for a while: sun exposure, mosquito bites, and ticks. Although the sun feels good and just a little […]

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Vaccine Questions Answered

May 21, 2021

As you may already know, everyone 12 years and older is now eligible for a COVID vaccine! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend the COVID vaccine for all those who are eligible. Here are answers to some common questions about the vaccine

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COVID Vaccine Update – 5/12/2021

May 12, 2021

While NSP has applied for the COVID vaccine, we have not yet received approval and do not know when vaccinations will be available in our offices. We hope that will change, and we will communicate to patient families when we have more information. As you may already know, everyone 12 years and older is now eligible […]

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Weekday walk-in hours, April 2021 update

April 19, 2021

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to mainly utilize telehealth for patients to be seen during our weekday walk-in office hours. We are now adding an option for patients to be seen in person.  To maintain safety for patients, families and our staff, we are not allowing families to simply ‘walk in’ to the […]

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After over 50 years in practice, Dr. Ira Salafsky is retiring!

March 13, 2021

To my associates, colleagues, and patients: I am writing this letter to announce my retirement from my medical practice in pediatrics and genetics. I will resign from the staffs of North Suburban Pediatrics, NorthShore University Health System, Northwest Community Hospital, and Lurie Children’s Hospital.  I have had the privilege of practicing medicine for over fifty […]

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Expanded COVID Testing 

February 22, 2021

As more schools begin to safely reopen, North Suburban Pediatrics remains committed to meeting the needs of our patients and families throughout the pandemic. We continue to offer PCR-based COVID throat swabs, with results typically available within 48 hours of collection. COVID testing by PCR method remains the most accurate test for evaluation of COVID in […]

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Email Update on COVID-19 and Athletics

January 25, 2021

Dear Patient Families, We hope this email finds you and your family healthy and faring well through this winter season. New information about COVID infection and athletics:  COVID-19 infection has been shown to cause myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) in some mildly symptomatic or even asymptomatic children and teens. The American Academy of Pediatrics […]

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Walk-ins have gone virtual!

January 5, 2021

Beginning November 1st, 2020, we are transitioning our weekday walk-ins to a system that uses telehealth (see instructions below).  Please log on to our telehealth system between 8:00 am to 8:30am. Patients will enter into a “virtual waiting room” to wait for a doctor to initiate a visit. Telehealth walk-in visits may be transitioned to […]

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COVID-19 Testing Update

January 5, 2021

We have a limited ability to conduct PCR testing in our office and are scheduling this testing over lunch and in the evening when patients having regular visits are not in the office. The swab is sent to a local lab (usually NorthShore) for testing. At the current time, we are only testing patients with […]

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