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The physicians and staff would like to welcome you and thank you for choosing DuPage Pediatrics, Ltd. for your child’s medical care. Our practice is dedicated to providing quality care, education, and compassionate service to the newborn through the college-aged patient. The physicians at DuPage Pediatrics, Ltd. coordinate patient care to treat both acute illnesses and manage chronic conditions in infants, children and adolescents.

Please take a few moments to explore our informational website. It is a valuable and informative resource to help keep your family healthy. The website will give you easy access to our practice including important and timely information about our practice, hours of operation, patient forms, and payment policies. It also includes answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. Should you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (630) 810- 0900. Our physicians, nurses, receptionists and business office staff are here to provide you with the most personalized, efficient and highest quality care possible. The DuPage Pediatrics physicians and staff look forward to meeting you and your family.

DuPage Pediatrics Ltd. was founded in 1979 by Drs. Gardner and Lynch. Dr. Kelly joined in 1980, Dr. Huang in 1987, Dr. Davis in 1995, Dr. Hall in 2004, Dr. Bender in 2012, Dr. Joseph in 2014, and Drs. Kewalramani and Ather in 2017.

All of our physicians are Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, which means that they are specifically trained to meet the unique needs of children and adolescents up to the age of twenty-one and are on staff at Hinsdale Hospital. To contact Hinsdale Hospital directly, please call (630) 856-9000 .


Announcements

Dr. Davis

After almost 30 years with DuPage Pediatrics, Dr. Robert Davis will be reducing his schedule to part time beginning July 1st, 2022.  This is in preparation for his retirement on December 31, 2023.

We wish Dr. Davis well in the next phase of his life!

Dr. Sage
We are also excited to announce that Dr. Stephanie Sage will be joining the practice in July, 2022. 

Dr. Sage did her undergraduate training at George Washington University.  She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her pediatrics training at Rush University Children's Hospital.

TIME TO SCHEDULE SUMMER WELL EXAMS!  

We are now scheduling camp, sports and school exams,  as well as routine yearly well visits,  through August.  Please call the office to schedule.

2022 FORMULA RECALL 

Click here for a list of store brand alternative formulas for those that have been recalled.

Please click here to see the FDA news release regarding the recall of certain powdered infant formula.

2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION

UPDATED CDC ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE GUIDELINES                                                Please click here to view the updated CDC guidelines for COVID-19 isolation and quarantine periods.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS 

We have received a limited supply of Moderna vaccines for our 6 months to under 3 year old patients. We are ready to start offering Covid-19 vaccine clinics in the office. The process will be slow to begin as it demands a lot of additional office staff resources to partner with the state-run vaccine program. Please be patient. We will begin scheduling a small number of appointments on a first serve basis. For the time being, we will not be able to provide Covid-19 vaccines during well visits. Each child will need to have their own appointment during a Covid-19 vaccine clinic. Families will need to wait in the waiting room or in the parking lot for 15 minutes after vaccine administration. Please plan accordingly!

If our clinic times and availability are not convenient for your family, please check the links below for additional vaccine clinic locations in the area. 

We are excited to share that both the FDA and the CDC have authorized Moderna and Pfizer vaccines for younger children. Moderna is being released as a 2-dose vaccine approved for children ages 6 months through 5 years of age. The Moderna vaccines are to be given 4 weeks apart. The Pfizer vaccine is a 3-dose vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years (5 year old and up Pfizer vaccine is already widely available). The first two Pfizer vaccines will be separated by three weeks, and the third dose will be given 8 weeks after the second dose. The most common side effects reported for these vaccines include fever, local injection-site pain, and fatigue. These are short-lived and in line with other vaccines our kids receive. We do believe that both Pfizer and Moderna are both good options for added protection against Covid19.

The doctors at DuPage Pediatrics are relieved that our younger patients will now have access to added vaccine protection against Covid-19. 

Children 3 years and older will be able to receive their vaccines at any of the available clinics, but also at pharmacies such as Walgreens, CVS, and Target. As we learn of clinics that are able to vaccinate our 6 months to 2 years 11 month children we will be linking them to this website. At this time, we are aware that Lurie Children's Hospital and Edward-Elmhurst in Downers Grove on Butterfield has appointments available for our younger patients for vaccines.

If your child has had a Covid-19 infection in the past, it is still recommended to vaccinate to help enhance immunity. Covid-19 vaccination can take place as long as a child is not actively in isolation (a.k.a. there is no recommendation to wait 90 days from your last infection).

Please continue to check this website for the most up to date information before calling the office with questions.  This will help keep phone lines open for kids who need medical care and office appointments.

Below is a list of places in the community that are scheduling vaccine clinics.  We will try to update this information as it becomes available. 

The Physicians support the vaccine, its safety and efficacy.

- To register for Lurie Children's Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for ages 6 months & up at the main Chicago campus, click here.

- Asthma & Allergy Physicians at 911 N. Elm Street in Hinsdale is scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months & up.  You can schedule by calling the office at 630-455-0456.  Please click here to schedule patients who are 6 months-5 years old for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic being held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Edward/Elmhurst Health Center in Downers Grove for ages 6 months & up,  click here

-Please click here to enter your zip code to find nearby locations giving COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months & up.

- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 & up at Walgreens, click here.

- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 & up at CVS, click here.

- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Broadway Medical in Addison for ages 5 & up, click here.

 To register for a COVID-19 vaccine through Advocate Aurora Health, click here.

- To register for a Vaccine Clinic through the DuPage County Health Department, click here.

- To register for a COVID-19 vaccine clinic through Will County for ages 5 & up, click here.

- To register for a Vaccine Clinic through Cook County, click here.  Also, you can click here for information on Cook County walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.

- To register for a Vaccine Clinic through Kane County, please click here

You can also visit your county's health department's website through the link below for more information on COVID-19 vaccinations.

DuPage County Health Department:  https://www.dupagehealth.org/667/COVID-19-Vaccine        

Cook County Health Department: https://cookcountypublichealth.org/communicable-diseases/covid-19/covid-vaccine/

Will County Health Department: https://willcountyhealth.org/covid-19/covid-vaccine/  

Kane County Health Department: https://kanehealth.com/Pages/COVID-Vaccine.aspx

If you child has received the COVID-19 vaccinations, please call our office to find out how to send us a copy of the vaccination card or bring the card with to their next appointment.

The links below from the AAP and Healthy Children answer questions regarding the science behind the COVID-19 vaccination and information on vaccinating children against COVID-19.  However, if you have specific questions about your child and if they qualify for the vaccine, you can call our office for more information.  

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/The-Science-Behind-the-COVID-19-Vaccine-Parent-FAQs.aspx

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/tips-tools/ask-the-pediatrician/Pages/when-can-children-get-the-COVID-19-vaccine.aspx

Click here for information on the COVID-19 vaccine from Lurie Children's Hospital.

Please click on the following link from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology for information on vaccinating pregnant and lactating patients against COVID-19. https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/12/vaccinating-pregnant-and-lactating-patients-against-covid-19

COVID-19 vaccination begins in Chicagoland!  Your pediatricians trust in this science!

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COVID-19 TESTING

Need a COVID test?  Make an appointment with us!

DuPage Pediatrics offers both rapid antigen and PCR testing for COVID-19.

Get the test if your child:

-is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

-needs COVID-19 testing to return to school or daycare

-is asymptomatic but had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19

Results are available in 2-3 days


Choosing Safer Activities


GENERAL INFORMATION ON COVID-19 AND DUPAGE PEDIATRICS                                                                                                                                    Despite COVID-19, DuPage Pediatrics is committed to remaining open.  We will be operating with reduced hours.  We are also excited to announce that we are adding Telemedicine Visits via video/phone when appropriate.  These services, along with doctor phone calls will be billed to your insurance.  Billing for these services is essential to maintain the viability of our practice.

When you arrive at the office for your appointment, please call us to let us know.  Our waiting room is currently closed and we ask that you wait in your vehicle until the exam room is ready for you.  Also, since social distancing is recommended, we ask that only the patient and one adult come to the office for appointments whenever possible.  Please click on the following link for more information regarding social distancing: https://medium.com/@ariadnelabs/social-distancing-this-is-not-a-snow-day-ac21d7fa78b4.  We encourage you to complete any necessary paperwork ahead of time by visiting the Patient Forms tab on this website.  Paperwork can be submitted electronically by choosing  the Secure Online Forms option.

We love each of our families; please stay healthy and safe.

Please click on the following link for helpful up-to-date information and additional useful links regarding the Coronavirus: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/specialties-conditions/2019-novel-coronavirus-ncov/

COVID-19 AND RETURNING TO SCHOOL

The following link from the AAP and Healthy Children provides helpful information on making the decision on e-learning versus in person learning as schools announce plans for the fall: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Return-to-School-During-COVID-19.aspx

INSURANCE CARDS 
Please be sure to bring your current or new insurance card to each visit.   By doing so, this will allow us to verify your insurance coverage and process your claims in a timely manner. 

PATIENT PORTAL NOW OPEN! 
The Patient Portal is open for use! The portal allows the user to see future appointments, view immunization history, request prescription refills and update demographic information. Please call our office at (630) 810-0900 for your unique User ID and Password. Once signed up, you can easily access the Patient Portal at this homepage directly. Just click on “Patient Portal Access”

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTHCARE NEEDS 
DuPage Pediatrics serves as a Medical Home, especially for children with special health care needs. The Medical Home is a relationship between the family and our health care professionals who care for your child. DuPage Pediatrics offers your family the services of a Patient Care Coordinator; Cara Long, RN. Cara is available to coordinate care, provide information on community resources and/or services, and assist families in organizing/tracking medical information. To learn more about these services or to speak with Cara, please call our office at (630) 810-0900

Meet Your Physicians

Our doctors are board-certified pediatricians who bring a comprehensive yet individualistic approach to DuPage Pediatrics, Ltd.

  • Dr.
    Robert Davis

    Dr. Davis graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991, and completed his Pediatric residency in 1995 at Loyola University Medical Center. He joined DuPage Pediatrics in 1995.

    After almost 30 years with DuPage Pediatrics, Dr. Robert Davis will be reducing his schedule to part time beginning July 1st, 2022.  This is in preparation for his retirement on December 31, 2023.

    We wish Dr. Davis well in the next phase of his life!


  • Dr.
    Jennifer Hall

    Dr. Hall earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 2001. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s Hospital) in Chicago in 2004. She joined DuPage Pediatrics in 2004.

  • Dr.
    Christopher Bender

    Dr. Bender graduated from Rush Medical College in 2008, and completed his Pediatric residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in 2012. He joined DuPage Pediatrics in 2012.

  • Dr.
    Deepa Joseph

    Dr. Joseph received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in 2005. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. Dr. Joseph worked as a Pediatric Hospitalist with the University of Chicago prior to joining DuPage Pediatrics. She joined DuPage Pediatrics in 2014.

  • Dr.
    Anita Kewalramani

    Dr. Kewalramani received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's National Medical Center Hospital, George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2006. She also worked as a General Pediatrician with Rush University prior to joining DuPage Pediatrics. She joined DuPage Pediatrics in March of 2017.

  • Dr.
    Nazneen Ather

    Dr. Ather received her master of public health degree in epidemiology from University of Illinois in 2010. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University in 2014. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center in 2017. She joined DuPage Pediatrics in August of 2017.

  • Dr.
    Stephanie Sage

    We are excited to announce that Dr. Stephanie Sage will be joining the practice in July, 2022. 

    Dr. Sage did her undergraduate training at George Washington University.  She is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her pediatrics training at Rush University Children's Hospital.

Testimonials

  • "I went to do DuPage Pediatrics as a child and now I take my son there. All the doctors are extraordinary. They all remember you. They know you. They know your children. The staff there is also friendly. They recognize you. They recognize your kids. The care there has always been top notch."
  • "I would just like to say I would recommend DuPage Pediatrics to any mother or father or any parent. Their hours are wonderful. They call back immediately. The nurses are wonderful. Overall, I would recommend DuPage Pediatrics to anyone over any pediatrician or practice. Thank you."
  • "DuPage does a really good job getting ... in when they need to see her or we need her to be seen and they do a very good job of getting her through any sickness she's been through and you guys are very friendly and convenient for us parents. So, we appreciate it. Thank you."
  • "My daughter had her yearly physical. I think the doctor was very informative and she knew my daughter from last year. Overall she was a good doctor and she listens to what you have to say, and she knew my daughter and her history - her medical history - and my daughter feels very comfortable with her. Thanks."
  • "She was very caring. She seemed very interested in follow up and definitely made me feel comfortable calling with any questions or concerns I had. Definitely took her time with us and made us feel like my son was important and like what was going on was important."
  • "The doctor was very friendly, thorough, compassionate, and spoke with my daughter with understanding, and related to my daughter on her level with any questions she had. I highly respect this doctor."
  • "This staff, the nurses, and the doctors are all excellent. We have loved everyone we've seen at DuPage Pediatrics. I'd never take my kids to anyone else. We're comfortable with their knowledge base. We're comfortable with the treatment, and we recommend them all the time to family and friends."

Our Location

1306 Plainfield Rd. Darien, IL 60561

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

* Evening Hours may vary

Monday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 AM-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

COVID-19 TESTING 
Need a COVID test?  Make an appointment with us!

DuPage Pediatrics offers both rapid antigen and PCR testing for COVID-19.

Get the test if your child:
          -is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
          -needs COVID-19 testing to return to school or daycare
          -is asymptomatic but had exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19

Results are available in 2-3 days.

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