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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 .


TIME TO SCHEDULE WELL EXAMS FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER!                                                                         We are now scheduling exams for school (Preschool, Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade), sports and camp, as well as yearly well exams, through September.  If your child is entering 12th grade, please make sure they are up to date on their meningitis vaccine.  Give our office a call to schedule and avoid the summer rush!


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

SARS-CoV-2 PEDIATRIC VACCINE TRIAL REGISTRY                                                                                                        Lurie Children's is creating a registry for parents who are interested in enrolling their child in studies of the COVID-19 vaccine for pediatric patients.  If you are interested in having your child participate, please register with the link below and you will be contacted when more information becomes available.  The registry is approved under Lurie Children's Institutional Review Board (IRB) #2021-4310.;!!Dq0X2DkFhyF93HkjWTBQKhk!EMyV4vE696SzZSzg7WD-IMt85KibQnsV0R6H-4bCcNqPOTKR1xGSbaVgCk6nNwxrxxKsL0o$

SUMMER CAMP AND COVID-19                                                                                                                                         The link below connects to an article from the New York Times providing advice on children attending camp this summer.

Choosing Safer Activities


The FDA has now approved the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine for children 12-15 years of age.  Below is a list of places in the community that are scheduling vaccine clinics for kids 12 and above.  At this time, we do not currently have the vaccine in the office.  If we get the vaccine at a later date, it will be posted on our website and we will send out an email. 

The Physicians support the vaccine, its safety and efficacy.                                                                                          - To register for a COVID-19 vaccine through Advocate Aurora Health, click here.                                                                - To register for Lurie Children's Hospital Vaccine Clinic, please click here.                                                                            - To register for a Vaccine Clinic through the DuPage County Health Department, please click here.                                  - To register for a Vaccine Clinic through Cook County, please 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 Will County, or to get information on their walk-in clinics, please click here.          - To register for a Vaccine Clinic through Kane County, please click here.                                                                         

We will try to keep you informed of any additional information as it comes.

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:                                              Cook County Health Department:      Will County Health Department:                                                          Kane County Health Department:

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.

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.

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

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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:  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:

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:

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. 

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”

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.

  • 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.


  • "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


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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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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