Welcome to Our Practice
Welcome to MP Pediatrics
Please note that for the next couple of months our office will be close on Fridays, We may re-open Friday based on need later in the summer.
Welcome to MP Pediatrics, where we work together to provide exceptional medical care for the kids we treat. We pride ourselves on providing compassionate, comprehensive services to children from birth through High School, and we're glad you've chosen us as your child's medical home.
Choosing which provider to see
There are two providers in our practice. We work together as a team. When you pick one of us to be your child’s provider, you are able to see any of the two. When making an appointment for a well care/healthy check up, please let the receptionist know which provider you would like to see. When your child is sick, they will see the provider that is available.
How to make an appointment for a healthy check up:
Healthy checks are also known as: physicals, school physicals, annual checkups, WIC appointments, vaccine appointments, etc. Children need checkups at: 2 months old, 4 months old, 6 months old, 9 months old, 12 months old, 15 months old, 18 months old, 2yo, 30 months (2 and a half years) old, 3 years old, and every year after that. Every child needs a check up every year, even if the school does not ask for a physical form or they are not due for vaccines.
These appointments are made in advance and not always available the same day. Please keep in mind that during certain times of the year, like the late summer, there may be a wait for a checkup, so please call/schedule in advance.
How to make an appointment when my child is sick
If your child is sick and you are hoping for them to be seen the same day, we can almost always accommodate them. Please call the office early in the morning; generally we are open by 8:30AM. Based on your child’s symptoms, the receptionist will either give you an appointment for the same day or take a message for the medical assistant or provider to return you phone call. We do our best to call back as soon as possible. Your call will be returned by the end of the day to either give advice, schedule a future appointment, or possibly send your child to the emergency room if they are too ill to come to the office. If you feel you cannot wait for you call to be returned, you may need to take your child to the emergency room.
How to contact the doctors when the office is closed
In case of an emergency after hours, you may call us 24 hours a day, at the same number you use to make an appointment. When the office is closed, you will be directed to the answering service. We are more than happy to answer you calls after hours. We would rather speak to you than have you go to the ED if not needed. However, please do keep in mind, that the answering service is for urgent matters. Medication refills, referral and routine appointment requests should be handled during regular office hours.
In an emergency, anyone can go to any emergency room. However, if the situation is not life threatening, those with and HMO/Managed Care plans, should go to their respective hospitals. Our recommendation is that you go to an emergency room where there is a children’s hospital.
We are on staff at:
- MacNeal Hospital
- Advocate Christ Medical Center
- Advocate Lutheran General
- Loyola University Medical Center
- We also recommend:
- Lurie Children’s Hospital
- Rush University Medical Center
- University of Illinois Hospital
- University of Chicago Hospital
If your child is seen in the emergency room, please let them know that we are your pediatricians and ask them to call us before you go home. Any time your child is seen in the emergency room they should have a follow up appointment with us within a few days.
We want to thank you for choosing MP Pediatrics for your child's medical care and welcome you to our practice. We can assure you that you'll feel confident in our ability to meet and exceed all of your expectations. Please call our office at 773-284-6270 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.