Areas of Practice
Asthma & Allergies
Our office Nurses and Certified/Registered Medical Assistants can perform both basic and complete Pulmonary Functions tests (PFT) and asthma education.
Our Respiratory Therapist is located in our Schaumburg office for additional pulmonary function testing, EKG's and asthma education.
All offices perform Asthma education as indicated by your physician and insurance mandates.
Allergies an be discussed with your provider. Allergen panels can be ordered.
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. All patients 6 months and older should get an influenza vaccine each year.
For the 2019-2020 Influenza season, the nasal influenza will be determined at a later date.
Lactation Teaching & Consultations
Luanne Lane APNP is located in our Lake Barrington office. She is a licensed Lactation Consultant who enjoys spending time with new Moms helping them to help their newborns learn to latch on for breast feeding.
Make an appointment to see Luanne for her up-to-date and comprehensive 1 hour consultation. You will see results that will enhance your bonding time for Mom and baby. Call or leave a message at 847-382-8900 to schedule your appointment today.
All Moms and babies from all of our locations are welcome to make an appointment to see Luanne.
Our practice uses Quest and LabCorp for blood testing.
Some insurance companies may require you to use a specific lab when blood tests are ordered. Always check with your insurance plan to make sure we are contracted with a lab that is covered by your insurance.
When you are given an order for blood tests, we strive to send you to a draw station that is near and conveniently located where you live. Sometimes, however you may need to go to a hospital or a specialist office.
Attention Deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) with or without Hyperactivity
Our physicians follow best practices regarding attention deficit disorder. Three visits per year are recommended in order to monitor medications and therapy.
Routine Preventive Exams
Good health care for newborns, infants, children and adolescents begins with the well-child visit (check-up) that help keep children healthy. These are preventive services. Our doctors and staff provide these services based on a plan called Bright Futures. The Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) made this plan to help doctors and families know what preventive services children should receive from birth to 21 years of age, such as screening tests, and advice about staying healthy and safe.
This plan can be altered to suit each child as needed. We also follow the AAP vaccine schedule for newborns, infants, children and adolescents.
Because preventive services are important to keeping children healthy, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA-health care reform law) includes a rule that all preventive care screenings and services included in the Bright Futures plan and vaccine schedule must be covered by most health plans.
This is not always true, though, as some older plans, called grandfathered plans, do not have to pay for services in full for preventive services and may charge a copay.
Always check with your insurance company to verify your benefits prior to your next well examination.
See handouts under Resources for age related Wellness Exams.
Immunizations & Vaccines
We follow the required & recommended best practices from the ACIP for all childhood and adolescent immunizations. Our practice believes all children should be vaccinated to protect our children from all diseases. Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) for every vaccine can be found at www.cdc.gov. More information on immunizations can be viewed at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip .
Well Exams & "Concerns"
There may be times when a parent has "concerns" that is not considered preventive on the same day as a well-child visit. If a child is not well, a new problem is discussed or a chronic problem is addressed during the checkup, the physician will provide an additional office visit service (called a sick visit) to care for your child.
When the additional office visit is billed it may create a balance due to a copay, co-insurance and/or a deductible. This will be billed to you.
Expecting Moms & Dads Meet the Practice!
We at Children & Teens Medical Center know that finding the right pediatrician for your Newborn is a choice not to be taken lightly. You can make an appointment to "Meet The Practice". Our doctors walk you through the hospital newborn process, discuss your needs, and office follow-up. Call us at anyone of our facilities to make your appointment.