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Pediatricians in Northern Illinois

Family-focused care in Lake Bluff, Lindenhurst, and Vernon Hills

Health for Kids. Help for Parents.

We’re here when you need us – 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Choosing a pediatrician for your family is one of the most important decisions you will make in your child’s life. We will be involved with your family at some of your most joyful times as well as some of your most difficult times. We will see you when you’ve just had a baby, when your toddler conquers potty training, when you’ve been up all night with a sick child, and when your teen is preparing for college. We will be a part of your family’s lives.

We are available 365 days a year – with medical professionals on call 24 hours a day – to provide the all-around care that your family deserves. Morning sick call care is available without an appointment.

Lake Forest Pediatrics is conveniently located in Lake Bluff, Lindenhurst, and Vernon Hills, IL. We provide a full range of medical services for all children from newborns to age 22. In addition to sick and well-child care, we also offer lactation counseling, annual sports and school physicals, and ADHD treatment.

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Have you scheduled an annual check-up?

Once a child reaches 3 years of age, it is recommended that they participate in a well-child visit once each year until they are 21 years old. Keep your child feeling their best by scheduling an appointment today!

What’s New at Lake Forest Pediatrics

Plan Ahead – Summer Camp and School Forms

Summer camp and school forms Summertime is approaching fast! Time to start planning ahead to summer camps and the 2024-2025 school year. If your child is attending a summer camp and needs to have camp forms filled out, please send in forms ( either drop them off at any office location or attach them to a portal message ) with patient information completed along with any parent questions answered.

Schedule an Annual Well-Child Checkup

Summer is an excellent time to prioritize your child’s health with a well-child checkup. Here’s why: Annual Wellness Exam: Summer break serves as a timely reminder to schedule your child’s annual comprehensive wellness exam (also known as a “well-child checkup”). During this visit,

Moms, Lactation Consultants are Available

Lake Forest Pediatrics has two providers who are Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants, Dr. Katie Hidaka, MD, IBCLC and Melissa Hilb, CPNP, IBCLC. Dr. Hidaka joined Lake Forest Pediatrics in 2009. After taking a brief hiatus in 2022, she has returned to the group with her lactation consulting certification and is exclusively doing lactation consultations.

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Message to Our Patients

Due to increased illnesses in the area, unfortunately, call hold times may be longer than usual. Our staff are working to get to everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience.