Measles Alert !  Baby with Measles

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 Information on Measles Outbreak from the CDC

Your child should have received a dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine between 12 and 15 months and a booster at  age 4 or 5

in light of the recent outbreak in Palatine, we will be  changing the schedule slightly and vaccinating children at 12 months and 4 years

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Pediatric Care, P.C.
Providing care for your children.

Phone: 847-382-7337

  After Hours Help
Monday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 6:30PM
Please call by 5:30PM
Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sunday Closed

John H Beckerman, M.D. FAAP ·  Kathleen R Lockhart, M.D. FAAP ·  Claudine D Baggio, D.O. FAAP ·  Heidi Kramer, M.D. FAAP ·  Kathleen Bezdek, APN

  About Our Staff
Notice: A new rule for 2014-15 School Year requires 2 Varicella vaccinations for children entering K, 6 and 9th Grades. Beginning in 2015-16 School Year there is a  requirement of ONE  (1) Meningococcal vaccine on of after age 11 for 6th Grade Entry and TWO (2) Doses of Meningococcal vaccine for 12th Grade Entry.  A booster dose should be given if at least 4 years have elapsed between the first dose. Learn More »

Welcome to our practice

We appreciate the opportunity to provide your child’s medical care. Our staff consists of well qualified, dedicated professionals who work together as a team to provide your children with quality healthcare in a warm and caring setting. We hope that you will take a few minutes to look around our new website. Please check our News and Updates section for updates and important news.

 Measles Alert !

MEASLES (Rubeola)The measles virus can be spread very easily. Even being in the same room with a person with measles is enough to catch the disease. Symptoms include a rash, fever, cough and watery eyes. Measles also can cause pneumonia, brain damage, seizures or death. Before the vaccine became available, nearly every child developed measles and measles caused hundreds of deaths in the United States every year. Immunization has sharply decreased the number of children getting measles in the U.S. and Illinois. In 1996, there were only three cases of measles reported in the state.   Vaccine Information Statement  English - En Español Baby with Measles Click for larger image

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CDC Measles FAQ


**New rule for 2014-15 School Year -2 Varicella vaccinations for children entering K, 6 and 9th Grades**  

    For the 2015-16 there is a new proposed Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Requirement 1 at 6th Grade entry and  2 at 12th Grade entry

Need proof of Tdap and/or Varivax immunizations? Please call our office and we will fill one out for you (if you have had a physical within the past year

Latest News

Measles in Illinois

Update - More Measles Cases CCDPH is investigating cases of measles in suburban Cook County. At this time, the overall risk of getting measles is low and transmission is not widespread. If you have not received any doses of MMR vaccine and are experiencing measles symptoms of a fever of 101°F or higher, cough, runny nose and red eyes with or without rash of tiny red spots: immediately CALL your healthcare provider (doctor, clinic, hospital emergency department) BEFORE going, to help prevent measles from spreading to others in the community. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that causes a rash and a fever. It can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children. With a sneeze or cough, droplets spray into the air and the droplets remain active and contagious in the air and on infected surfaces for up to two hours. Infected people are usually contagious from about 4 days before their rash starts to 4 days after.

Recommendations for Parents

Vaccination is critical to curbing the ongoing transmission of measles and it’s the best way to protect yourself and your family. Residents who have not received measles-containing vaccine should get a dose of MMR vaccine, a combination vaccine that provides protection against measles, mumps, and rubella. Two doses of MMR vaccine are 99 percent effective in preventing measles. The first dose is recommended at 12-15 months of age and the second dose at 4-6 years of age. The risk of contracting measles is low; however, we understand residents are concerned. Individuals who are unable to get vaccinated, and parents with children less than 12 months of age who are too young to be vaccinated, may want to consider limiting unnecessary visits to public places to reduce the risk of exposure to the measles.

10 Confirmed Measles Cases in Suburban Cook County 1 2 3

Of these cases: 2 are adults 8 are children 9 are associated with KinderCare in Palatine, IL.
  1. CCDPH jurisdiction only (does not include Chicago, Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, Stickney Township)
  2. It is not clear if these cases are linked to the multi-state outbreak of measles associated with Disneyland.
  3. Case counts will be updated at 11:30 a.m. daily

  Our Location

27790 W. Highway 22, Suite 7
Barrington, IL 60010
P: 847-382-7337
F: 847-382-7377

  Office Hours

Our office hours are by appointment.

Monday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM - 6:30PM
Please call by 5:30PM
Wednesday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Sunday Closed

  After Hours Assistance

For after hours assistance we can be reached through our 24 hour answering service:

  (847) 382-7337

Press 1 to leave a voice mail if you have a non emergency but would still like to speak to the doctor on call. (these messages are checked until 9 PM)

Press 0 to be connected to the answering service for non life threatening medical emergencies (the doctor will be paged and usually respond within 15 minutes)