General Pediatrics

Comprehensive Primary Care for Children from Birth through Adolescence

The experienced doctors of Loyola Medicine’s general pediatrics group provide your child with comprehensive primary care beginning at birth and continuing through childhood and adolescence. Regular healthcare visits with your child’s pediatrician are the cornerstone of keeping children healthy. Loyola’s caring pediatricians can offer counseling and advice in infant care and child-raising, along with nutritional guidance for children of all ages. 

At Loyola, we are devoted to providing the full spectrum of general pediatric healthcare for your child. We use the most advanced methods to prevent and treat all illnesses—from common childhood conditions, such as ear infections and asthma, to the most complex diseases. If your child has a more rare or complicated disorder, your child’s pediatrician will collaborate with Loyola specialists and pediatric subspecialists to build an individualized plan of care.

Your child’s pediatrician will be a first point of contact for your child’s care and will take the lead on most treatments. Loyola’s pediatricians are experienced in providing comprehensive treatment for pediatric health concerns, including, but not limited to:

  • Acute illness
  • Adolescent medicine issues
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Diarrhea
  • Colds and flu
  • Common infections
  • Constipation
  • Cradle cap
  • Delayed growth
  • Ear infection
  • Eating disorders
  • Eczema

For any conditions that require specialized treatment, your child’s pediatrician can refer you to a Loyola expert with experience in your child’s condition. For the convenience of our patients and their families, Loyola’s pediatricians see patients at the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and numerous satellite locations.

Why Choose Loyola for General Pediatrics?

Loyola’s experienced pediatricians offer the highest level academic care at convenient office locations around the Chicago area. For children needing more specialized care, your child’s pediatrician will refer you to the appropriate pediatric specialist, coordinate your care, support you in your child’s diagnosis and treatment and provide ongoing care. 

Our general pediatricians work as an integrated team with pediatric specialists through the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital at Loyola University Medical Center and have access to the latest research, technology and advancements in care. 

What Services Do Pediatricians Provide?

At Loyola, pediatricians promote each child’s healthy growth and development. Through each regular appointment, your child’s pediatrician seeks to know your child better, including learning about his or her family, school, interests and overall well-being. Your child’s pediatrician will monitor your child for potential health risks and provide more detailed medical assessments and screenings when necessary. Early intervention for any health issue may reduce its impact on your child’s everyday life. 

Your child’s pediatrician may offer the following services in the office:

  • Behavioral and developmental screening and counseling
  • Care of acute illnesses
  • Check-ups
  • Hearing and vision testing
  • Immunizations
  • Lead screening

Ongoing Research to Improve Care for Children and Adolescents

Loyola’s pediatricians and pediatric specialists are actively involved in research to improve care for all children and adolescents. Our expert pediatric faculty is currently engaged in research on the following topics:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Child abuse
  • HPV vaccination
  • Immunizations
  • Medical education
  • Newborn care
  • Obesity
  • Sports medicine