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Choosing a pediatrician as your child’s primary care provider is important for keeping him/her healthy and happy. Pediatricians are specially trained to treat children and are on the cutting edge of pediatric healthcare, ensuring your child will receive the best and most advanced care possible. Having one provider who knows your child’s health history and current conditions will keep her/him up to date on all checkups, vaccines, and screenings. Your child’s personal pediatrician is also more equipped to recognize problems and connect you with any other healthcare resources than an urgent care doctor or any other provider who does not know his/her history. The providers at Oakbrook Pediatrics have been proud to serve the community for a number of years and are excited to continue to provide the best and most personalized care for your children.
We have added some early morning and late day hours to our schedule for more flexibility for our patients!
Monday – 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday – 7:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday – 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday – 8:30am – 5:00pm
Back to school time is a season where many children with Asthma will suffer a flare of symptoms. Pollen, dust mites, animal dander and viral upper respiratory infections (colds) all contribute to “trigger” and inflame asthma symptoms.
Cough( especially at night or with exercise)
Shortness of breath
If your child has asthma or has symptoms that might suggest asthma, please schedule an appointment. We like to see our patients with asthma in the fall and spring to ensure that they are on the correct controller medications to help prevent symptom flares. Flu vaccines are very important to receive as well.
For more information on asthma, avoidance of triggers, controller medication and rescue medication, please visit www.healthychildren.org
∗ Sunscreen ∗
Safety in the summertime is very important!
- Infants under six months old should avoid direct sun exposure when possible and wear protective clothing such as a hat and sunglasses.
- Children over six months old can use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher when in direct sunlight.
- Choose a water resistant, hypoallergenic sunscreen. Make sure to apply the sunscreen at least thirty minutes prior to sun exposure and continue to reapply every 2-3 hours.