Office Visits in the time of COVID-19...

We are seeing well visits with priority to those who need daycare, sports and school physical forms as well as those needing vaccines.

We are also offering telemed visits. Please call our office 847-382-7337 and we can set one up during our office hours. 

For everyone's health and well-being we request the following:

*Please call from your car when you arrive and we will tell  you when a room is available.  Please do not come without an appointment.  We will be taking temperatures as well as requiring anyone over 3 to please bring and wear a mask for your appointment . Please do not wear masks with valves or vents or bandannas.  

Winter storms in other states may be affecting our answering service, please be patient.

We may have some reduced hours depending on the COVID situation

STAY WELL !

Please complete the Google form in the link on the COVID SCREENING TAB before coming into the office

http://pediatric-care.org/covid-screening-questions/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/vaccines/facts-covid-vaccines-english-508.pdf

Masks with Exhalation Valves or Vents

The purpose of masks is to keep respiratory droplets from reaching others to aid with source control. Masks with one-way valves or vents allow exhaled air to be expelled out through holes in the material.  This can allow exhaled respiratory droplets to reach others and potentially spread the COVID-19 virus.

CDC does not recommend using masks if they have an exhalation valve or vent.

Ways to stay well

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting sick/prevention.html








Testing for COVID 19 Viral vs Antibody tests know the difference 

CDC Recommendations on how to protect yourself and others

Click here for ADVOCATE COVID TESTING AND INFO

Watch Speech from Infectious Disease Expert

“A successful shelter in place means you’re going to feel like it was all for nothing — and you’d be right. Because nothing means that nothing happened to your family, and that’s what we’re going for here.” Dr. Emily Landon, University of Chicago Infectious Disease

Hope everyone stays well !

Ideas for things to do at home with kids: Click Here

Children and young adults may not be as likely to get severely ill or die from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as older adults, but experts say they have an important role in stopping its spread and keeping those who are most vulnerable from getting sick.
“We all are in this together, and we all need to practice social distancing and that includes children, young adults and the rest of us,” said Sean T. O'Leary, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, a member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, “The more we can slow the spread of this virus, the more lives we will save. It’s clear if this virus spreads quickly, it will likely overwhelm our health care system in terms of availability of hospital beds and the availability of ventilators. So, it’s crucially important to slow the spread of this virus, and that’s everyone’s responsibility.”

CDC COVID 19 INFO

Corona Virus 19 INFO

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Your best proctection against germs 

How to wash your hands click here  

 

 

 

Pediatric Care, P.C.

Providing care for your children.

Phone: 847-382-7337



  After Hours Help

Office Hours

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

Our Staff

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

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http://news.uchicago.edu/storyuchicago-doctor-covid-19-virus-unforgiving

Article from the Washington Post about how we can prevent the spreading of Corona-19 with social distancing:

How to flatten the curve of Corona-19 

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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.

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Dr. B with a patient's friend who came along to comfort  her while she got her immunizations

 

Latest News

Protect your family and home from COVID 19

  1. YOUR HEALTH

Protect your Home from COVID-19

Updated Nov. 30, 2020 CDC

COVID-19 can spread anywhere, even places where you feel safe, like your home. If even one person in your household gets COVID-19, it can spread to others in your home. Learn what you can do to keep COVID-19 outside your home, and if it gets in your home, what you can do to keep it from spreading.

What is a household?

  • Anyone who currently lives in and shares common spaces in your housing unit (house or apartment)
  • Households can include family members and or people who aren’t related to you, like roommates
  • People who don’t currently live with you (for example, college students who return home from school on breaks) are part of different households

Keep COVID-19 Outside Your Home

When you leave your house for work, to run errands, or for any other reason, you have a chance of being exposed to COVID-19 and bringing it back to your home.

The chances of being exposed increase when you

  • Have close contact with other people (closer than 6 feet)
  • Spend more time with other people
  • Spend time in crowds (more than 10 people)
  • Spend time in indoor spaces, particularly if poorly ventilated

Keep COVID-19 outside your home! When around people who don’t live in your home, wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay at least 6 feet apart to protect yourself and prevent bringing COVID-19 into your home.

Wear a Mask

  • Wash your hands before putting on your mask.
  • Wear your mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
  • Fit your mask snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Make sure you can breathe easily.
  • When you take off your mask, handle it only by the ear loops or ties.
  • Store your used mask safely to keep it clean between uses.
  • Wash your cloth mask regularly, preferably in a washing machine.

Learn more about how to wear a mask and how to store and wash masks.

Stay at least 6 Feet Apart and Avoid Crowds

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from other people. Remember that people can spread the virus even if they don’t have symptoms.
  • Avoid crowds and indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated
    • The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

Wash Your Hands

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
    • Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth until after you wash your hands.

Wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay 6 feet apart to protect yourself and prevent bringing COVID-19 into your home.

Prevent COVID-19 Inside Your Home

If your household includes one or more people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 then all household members should act as if they are more likely to get very sick. Learn how to protect yourself and others.

If you aren’t able to take steps to keep COVID-19 outside your home, then stop it from spreading  inside your home, especially if you have someone at home who is more likely to get very sick from COVID-19. Take these steps to protect people in your household.

  • Wear a mask in shared spaces around others
    • If you or others in your household are in close contact (within 6 feet) of other people who don’t live in your household and if you have household members who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 (older adults, people with specific medical conditions or who have to take extra precautions), consider wearing masks in shared spaces around others in your home.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart
  • In shared spaces, stay about 2 arm lengths apart. Remember that people can spread the virus even if they don’t have symptoms.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Monitor your health daily
    • Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces in shared spaces
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Do not share items such asdishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, or towels with other people in your home.
  • Wash these items thoroughly after using them.

If Someone Gets Sick

  • Separate the person who is sick from other people in your home, if possible.
  • People in the household should stay separated from the person who is sick. If they must be around the person who is sick, they should wear a mask.
  • The person who is sick should
    • Stay in a separate room and away from other people and pets
    • Use a separate bathroom
    • Wear a mask around others
  • Be sure the person who is sick
    • Covers their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
    • Throws away used tissues in a lined trashcan. Washes their hands often.
  • Does not prepare, serve, or assist in preparing or serving, food to others.

For more information on what to do if someone is sick in your home, see Caring for Someone Sick at Home.

Protect Your Health This Flu Season

It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever.

While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, there are many important benefits, such as:

  1. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
  2. Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.

  Our Location

27790 W. Highway 22, Suite 7
Barrington, IL 60010
P: 847-382-7337
F: 847-382-7377
email@pediatric-care.org

  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
Summer Hours: We will be taking appointments starting at 8 AM Monday - Thursday From June until August

  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)