Recent News & Events

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.

Office Holiday Closures

Please be advised that all 3 of our offices will be closed on Thanksgiving (11/23). We will still have an on-call physician for urgent matters. Please also be aware that on Friday, 11/24, only our Vernon Hills office will be closed.

Flu Clinics Scheduled – Appointments Available

Flu Clinics Scheduled – Appointments Available Good news! Our practice has received its shipment of flu vaccines for the current flu season. We can now schedule appointments for our Annual Flu Clinics. Please reach out to us via the Website Patient Portal to schedule your child’s appointment or call 847-295-1220.

Free Lurie Back to School Seminar on Anxiety and Stress

Lurie Children’s is offering a free seminar for parents on coping with the stress and anxiety of going back to school. The session will be held Wednesday August 2, from 6pm-7pm Please register for a virtual or in-person seminar using the following link: Hosted by: Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine,

Happy Retirement Dr. Kinsella

We wish to share the news that Dr. Kinsella will be retiring and hanging up his stethoscope on 6/30/23. Joining Lake Forest Pediatrics in August of 1989, Dr. Kinsella has been an adored physician at our practice. He was president of the group for 4 years,