Author: Lake Forest Pediatric Associates

Office Hours on Friday, December 23

Due to tomorrow’s uncertain road conditions, the decision on whether to open our offices will be made tomorrow morning between 7:30-8:30 am.  Please look here for updates. If we do close our offices, our Support Staff will contact patients with pre-scheduled appointments to reschedule them.

Our on-call provider is available for urgent matters by phone at 847-295-1220.

Thank you for your understanding.

Offices Closed Early Thursday, December 22

Due to the predicted extreme winter weather, we are closing our offices early today, Thursday, December 22, at 3:00 pm. Continue to monitor this site for any updates about Friday, December 23 office hours. Our on-call provider is available for urgent matters by phone at 847-295-1220.

For those families who have appointments later today, we will call you to reschedule for a future date. We apologize for the inconvenience and we hope you stay warm and safe.

Special Holiday Office Hours

Lake Forest Pediatric Associates wishes you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!

During the holidays, we will have limited office hours. Please see below for the schedule. Our on-call provider is available 24/7/365 for urgent matters. Please call 847-295-1220 for assistance.

 

Thursday, 12-22-22, through Wednesday, 1-4-23

Vernon Hills Office is closed. See below for holiday hours for the Lake Bluff and Lindenhurst offices.

 

Christmas Day, Sunday, 12-25-22 

Lake Bluff Office is closed.

Lindenhurst Office is closed.

Vernon Hills Office is closed.

Our on-call provider is available for urgent matters. Please call 847-295-1220 for assistance.

 

Monday, 12-26-22 

Lake Bluff Office is open 8am-Noon. – By appointment for urgent care only.

Lindenhurst Office is closed.

Vernon Hills Office is closed.

 

New Year’s Day, 1-1-23

Lake Bluff Office is open 8am-Noon. – By appointment for urgent care only.

Lindenhurst Office is closed.

Vernon Hills Office is closed.

 

Monday, 1-2-23

Lake Bluff Office is open 8am-Noon. – By appointment for urgent care only.

Lindenhurst Office is closed.

Vernon Hills Office is closed.

 

Tuesday, 1-3-23

Lake Bluff Office is open regular hours.

Lindenhurst Office is open regular hours.

Vernon Hills Office is closed through Wednesday, 1-4-2023.

Farewell to Dr. Carlino

We must unfortunately share the news that Dr. Carlino will be leaving the practice. Her family is relocating out of state, near Indianapolis.

Dr. Carlino joined Lake Forest Pediatrics in the summer of 2019 and has been a wonderful part of our team. And while we are sad to see her go, we hope for the best for her and her family in the next chapter of their lives.

She may have already spoken with you, or you may have received a letter from us, but please know that we wish to avoid any possible interruptions in your child’s care. On our “Meet Our Providers” page, you may find brief bios of other members of our practice. Each of them are Board Certified in Pediatrics and are on-staff at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital, and all are dedicated to delivering the best care that every person deserves.

Please feel free to let our front office staff know which physician you would like to see at your next visit. Should your insurance plan require you to select a primary care physician, you may inform them of which physician you have chosen, effective 1/5/2023.

If you have any questions or if you need anything, please contact our office at 847-295-1220.

Thank you for the continued privilege of providing care for your child.

Welcome to Dr. Conway!

We are pleased to announced that Dr. Oren Conway has joined our practice. He is currently getting oriented to our practice and EMR system, and we anticipate him beginning to see patients the week of 11/28.

Dr. Conway brings 45 years of pediatric experience with him, having run his own practice in Merrillville, IN since 1983. Please feel free to say hi to him when you see him.

If you have any questions or need anything, please contact our office at 847-295-1220.

Thank you for the continued privilege of providing care for your child.

Farewell to Dawn

We must share the unfortunate news that Dawn Ribnek will be leaving the practice.

Dawn had clinical hours as a student at Lake Forest Pediatrics and joined the practice as a Nurse Practitioner in December 2002.

She has been beloved by staff and patients and we wish her nothing but the best and we hope she enjoys a much shorter commute to and from work.

She may have already spoken with you, or you may have received a letter from us in the mail, but please know that we wish to avoid any possible interruptions in your child’s care. On our “Meet Our Providers” page, you may find brief bios of other members of our practice. Each are Board Certified in Pediatrics, our physicians are on-staff at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital, and all of our providers are dedicated to delivering the best care that every person deserves.

Please feel free to let our front office staff know which physician you would like to see at your next visit. Should your insurance plan require you to select a primary care physician, you may inform them of which physician you have chosen, effective 12/21/22.

If you have any questions or if you need anything, please contact our office at 847-295-1220.

Thank you for the continued privilege of providing care for your child.

Thanksgiving Holiday Office Hours

All of us at Lake Forest Pediatric Associates wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday! We are grateful for you and for the trust you place in us throughout the year. Enjoy your family time together as we celebrate the many blessings of the past year.

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, all offices will be closed. However, we are available for urgent concerns 24/7/365 through our on-call provider via phone at 847-295-1220.

On Friday, November 25, the Lake Bluff and Lindenhurst Offices will be open for regular hours.  The Vernon Hills Office will be closed on Friday, November 25.

 

Thanksgiving Day – Office Hours – Thursday, November 24

Lake Bluff Office
Closed

Lindenhurst Office
Closed

Vernon Hills Office
Closed

Call our on-call provider 24/7/365 at 847-295-1220 with urgent concerns.

 

Friday after Thanksgiving Day – Office Hours – Friday, November 25

Lake Bluff Office 
Open for regular hours 

Lindenhurst Office
Open for regular hours

Vernon Hills Office
Closed

 

2022 Flu Clinics

The influenza (flu) season starts in the fall and usually ends in the spring. Because the flu is caused by a respiratory virus, it can spread rapidly, causing symptoms such as a sudden fever, chills and body shakes, headache, body aches, tiredness, sore throat, dry hacking cough, stuffy runny nose, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. In addition, the virus can spread when children touch a contaminated hard surface and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. There can be serious complications, even death, from the flu. However, because of the flu vaccine, these complications are less common.

Lake Forest Pediatric Associates and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an annual influenza vaccination for children 6 months and older, with rare exceptions. Call us for an appointment at 847-295-1220.

Children 6 months – 8 years will need two vaccine doses given at least four weeks apart while older children will only need one dose.

Have any questions? Please call us at 847-295-1220 and read about it from Healthy Children here: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/The-Flu.aspx

Here’s our current Flu Clinic Schedule (updated as of 10/26):

Thursday, 10/27, Lindenhurst – 1:30-4:45pm

Friday 10/28, Vernon Hills – 1:30-4:45pm

Friday, 11/4, Lake Bluff – 1:30-4:45pm

Friday, 11/11, Lindenhurst – 1:30-4:45pm

Wednesday, 11/16, Lake Bluff – 1:30-4:45pm

Wednesday, 11/16, Lindenhurst – 1:30-4:45pm

Friday, 11/18, Lindenhurst – 1:30-4:45pm

Tuesday, 11/22, Lindenhurst – 1:30-4:45pm

 

Additional Flu Clinics may be added to the schedule at a later date. Please check back here for updates as we make them.

Call our team at 847-295-1220 to make your child’s Flu Clinic appointment.

FDA Approved COVID Vaccine for Children 6 months+

The FDA and ACIP have authorized the Pfizer BioNtech and Moderna COVID vaccines for children as young as 6 months.

6/21/22 UPDATE: We have begun receiving shipments to all 3 of our offices. We are now accepting appointments beginning Wednesday 6/22.

We will only have the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine in our offices. Vaccines will be given during the normal course of the day, so no special Saturday “COVID Clinic” appointment will be needed.

For the younger children vaccine, there will be 3 doses (instead of the initial 2 for the other ages). Dose 2 will be 3 weeks after the first, and dose 3 will be 8 weeks after the second. There is no booster recommended yet.

It is our recommendation that children receive a COVID vaccine, however we do not have a preference for which one they get. We will, however, only be offering the Pfizer vaccine in our offices.

Thank you!

Independence Day Office Hours

All of us at Lake Forest Pediatric Associates wish you a Happy Independence Day! We hope you enjoy family time together as we celebrate our nation.

In honor of Independence Day, we will have limited office hours at the Lake Bluff Office (urgent care only). The Lindenhurst and Vernon Hills Offices will be closed. However, we are available for urgent concerns 24/7/365 through our on-call provider via phone at 847-295-1220.

Independence Day Office Hours – Monday, July 4

Lake Bluff Office
The Lake Bluff Office is open for scheduled urgent care appointments from 8 am – noon.
Call us at 847-295-1220 on Monday at 8 am to make an urgent care appointment.

Lindenhurst Office
Closed

Vernon Hills Office
Closed