Our site provides doctor authored content about commonly asked medical questions such as newborn baby care, fevers, and colds viruses.
We will be offering numerous flu vaccine clinics this fall in efforts to protect all of our patients from infection with influenza. Our first two clinics dates are reserved for high risk patients who cannot receive FluMist and will occur on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am-12pm, and Wednesday, October 7th from 5-8pm. High risk patients include children under 2 years of age and those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, chronic heart disease, immunodeficiency, and neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy. Please refer to our Influenza Vaccination information page for further clarification. For all of our non-high risk patients, we will be scheduling flu vaccine clinics in the upcoming weeks and will continue to release those dates in the near future as we confirm manufacturer shipments.
Pre-natal classes taught by one of the doctors are now being offered periodically to introduce expectant families to the practice and review common issues surrounding newborn care.
Please call our office to find out when the next class will be offered.
We currently have 6 pediatricians at Children's Health Partners - Karen Kreiling, Laurel George, Michelle Pierce, Brooke Scherer, Janie Canner, and Radhika Shah.
The pediatricians have been trained at nationally recognized institutions throughout the country. All are board-certified in pediatrics and are affiliated with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Additionally, all are on medical staff at Edward Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
A fever is an elevation in body temperature >/= 100.4 degrees. Fevers are very common in children, and are generally not harmful unless they climb above 106 degrees (this level of fever is quite uncommon and generally only seen in the setting of heat stroke). A fever, however, is telling you that your body is reacting to something. In fact, a fever is part of your body's natural way of fighting an infection, and is likely beneficial. Often, a fever is your first warning sign that your child is becoming ill with a virus. The fever will typically last from 24-72 hours. Within that time, your child will likely develop viral symptoms, most commonly either respiratory symptoms (runny nose, cough, congestion), or gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting, abdominal pain, and/or diarrhea).