Health Blog

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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Happy New Year from NSP!

January 1, 2021

We hope that everyone is doing well and ready for a new year filled with promise! We wanted to share with you the latest updates from NSP. Telehealth walkins. As the COVID pandemic continues, we will continue our virtual walk-in visits which may be converted to an in-person appointment if necessary. Click here for details. […]

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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, 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 ( 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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