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Children's Urgent Care

Pediatric Urgent Care Blog

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Radiologic Technologist- Jackie

    - by keichie

    Every team member at Children’s Urgent Care is passionate about providing quality pediatric care while fostering excellent customer. Our team works together to perform tasks that keep our clinics running smoothly and ensure each patient’s visit a success. We want to give you a chance to get to know the friendly faces your children will see at our clinic. One of which is our Radiologic Technologist Jackie Flores! Meet Jackie Flores, our kind hearted Radiologic Technologist. Position Radiologic Technologist How many years have you been in health care? About 4 Years Why did you choose health care? I enjoy helping and…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Family Emergency Response Plan

    - by keichie

    Be Prepared  At Children’s Urgent Care, we understand it can be inconvenient or overwhelming when your little one becomes sick and a trip to the doctor is in order. That’s why we foster an at-ease and secure environment every day of the year for our families because we believe in offering quality, pediatric care when you need it the most. While we can’t always avoid illnesses, it pays off to take preventative steps for your child’s health and safety. The same logic applies in disasters. What’s your plan? The Department of Homeland Security encourages you and families everywhere to be…

  • Doctor Advice
    Doctor Advice

    How To Successfully Remove A Tick

    - by keichie

    Finding a tick on your child can be quite unsettling but don’t panic! Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the U.S. but the risk of exposure is very low. Thankfully, ticks can be removed at home in three easy steps. Dr. Gerardo Reyes, our experienced pediatrician, is sharing the steps for removal below: Grasp the tick with a pair of tweezers at its head and pull firmly until the tick lets go of the skin. Do not twist. If all of the tick does not release, don’t worry it will come out on its own. Place the…

  • Meet the Team
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    Meet the Radiologic Technologist- Steve

    - by keichie

    “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. – Mark Twain.” Meet Steve Wildman, the friendly face your little one will see when they stop by our Skokie clinic. Position Radiologic Technologist How many years have you been in health care? 6 years Why did you choose health care? I wanted to part of a team that would help people heal. Who inspires you?  My father. My wife. My kids.   Why did you choose pediatrics?  Working with kids will add more x-ray skills to my repertoire. What do you do on your spare time? Raise…

  • Urgent Care
    Urgent Care

    New Urgent Care Hours!

    - by keichie

    In preparation of the summer season starting June 1st, both the Skokie and River Forest urgent care locations will be open from 9am – 7pm Saturday and Sunday (previously open from 9am – 9pm). Children’s Urgent Care is a walk-in pediatric clinic that provides after-hour care nights, weekends and all holidays. At Children’s Urgent Care our mission is to provide quality pediatric care while fostering exceptional customer service. Our pediatric medical services include onsite lab testing for flu, strep throat, RSV and mono, urinalysis & bacterial cultures, x-rays & orthoglass splinting, laceration repairs, foreign object removals, minor burns, asthma-related issues,…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Radiologic Technologist- Greshanda

    - by keichie

    “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Meet Greshanda Dale one of our kind-hearted Radiologic Technologist. Position: Radiologic Technologist How many years have you been in health care? 10 years Why did you choose health care? I wanted to do something that makes a difference in peoples lives. I enjoy caring for people and helping others Who inspires you?  My Mother   Why did you choose pediatrics?  I enjoy being around children. I love their personalities, they are so fun, playful, and sincere What do you do on your spare time? I love to travel…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Sore Throat vs. Strep Throat

    - by keichie

    Is your child complaining about a painful scratchy throat? Are they having difficulty swallowing? Not know whether these symptoms are a result of sore throat or strep throat? Luckily, we are here to help! We asked three of Children’s Urgent Cares pediatric trained providers to help differentiate the two. The Break Down What is Sore Throat? Pharyngitis is a common complaint for children and teens. Pharyngitis (sore throat) is usually caused by viruses. Sometimes, there is a bacterial cause such as from streptococcus bacteria, which can result in a strep throat infection. There are many other causes of sore throat…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Now Offering Discounted Sports Physicals

    - by keichie

    Spring has sprung, and so has the new sports season! Whether you need a physical for extracurricular activities, sports leagues, or school sports, run to our board-certified physicians/pediatric trained nurse practitioners to do the job. We offer sports physicals seven days a week, no appointments necessary. Why Your Child Needs a Physical: If your child is participating in a spring sport, it is likely they will need a sports physical as clearance to play during the season. Sports physicals are a safe way to assess if your child is healthy enough to participate. What to Expect: Although physical examinations tend…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Receptionist- Toni

    - by keichie

    “You are never fully dressed without a smile.” Meet Toni Williams one of our hardworking receptionist. Position: Receptionist How many years have you been in health care? 6 years Why did you choose health care? I love anatomy, plus helping other is my nature Who inspires you?  My Mother     Why did you choose pediatrics?  Toni loves the kids! What do you do on your spare time? I like spending time with my family and friends. I also love to traveling Favorite movie?   The Wood! Favorite thing about working at Children’s Urgent Care?  The amazing people that I…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Nurse- Christy

    - by keichie

    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Meet Christy Kmiec one of our amazing nurses. Position: Nurse How many years have you been in health care? Just over 1 year Why did you choose health care? I wanted to care for people during their times of greatest need Who inspires you?  My Mom   Why did you choose pediatrics?  I’ve always loved working with kids. I want to make what can be a scary experience, into something as positive as possible What do you do on your spare time? I like to read, hike, and…

  • Meet the Team
    Meet the Team

    Meet the Manager – Amanda

    - by keichie

    “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous, than to be absolutely boring.” -Marilyn Monroe Meet Amanda Baiocchi, our office manager/ registered nurse. Position: RN, Office Manager How many years have you been in health care? 5 Years Why did you choose health care? I like being there to support and help others in need. Science is amazing! Who inspires you?  The patients that I see everyday. They come in during a time of need, but continue to have such a joyous spirit.   Why did you choose pediatrics?  Kids are always honest and…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Prepping Your Kids For The First Day Back To School From Break

    - by keichie

    Breaks from school are always an exciting time. From staying up a little later than normal, to quality time with family. But getting back into your usual routine isn’t always as easy as it seems. That first day back to school can take a toll on everyone, parents and kids alike. Here are 5 tips to prepare your kids for the first day back from break. Readjust Sleeping Schedules.  One of the best things about a break from school is being able to sleep late and not have to wake up early the next morning. But before you know it,…

  • Holiday
    Holiday

    Things To Do This Winter Break- Skokie

    - by keichie

    Winter Break is officially here! With kids being off from school, now is the perfect opportunity to explore all the fun kid-friendly activities in the community. From build your own lasagna to New Year’s Eve Extravaganzas, Skokie has so much to offer! Wednesday, December 27th Baking Chemistry Boot Camp Date: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Cost: Free Location: Skokie Public Library- Radmacher Meeting Room (5215 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60077) https://skokielibrary.info/events/7681/baking-chemistry-boot-camp   Thursday, December 28th Itty Bitty New Year Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Cost: Ages 1-15: $13R/$16NR Ages 16+: $2R/NR Under…

  • Holiday
    Holiday

    Things To Do This Winter Break – River Forest/ Oak Park

    - by keichie

    Winter Break is officially here! With kids being off from school, now is the perfect opportunity to explore all the fun kid-friendly activities in the community. From holiday theme parties to DIY gingerbread houses, River Forest/Oak Park has so much to offer!   Wednesday, December 27 Storytime at the Tree Date: Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Cost: Free Location: Magic Tree Book Store (141 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60301) http://www.magictreebooks.com   Thursday, December 28 DIY Snowflakes Date: Thursday, December 28th, 2017 Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Cost: Free Location: River Forest Public…

  • Holiday
    Holiday

    3 Kid-Friendly Holiday Crafts

    - by keichie

    Decorating for the holiday season has never been so hands on! The holidays can get pretty expensive, from presents for the family to hosting holiday dinners. One thing that doesn’t have to break the bank, is decorating your home. Below are three easy holiday crafts that can double as decorations too. Conveniently, all the supplies can be found around the house! Tissue Paper Wreath What You’ll Need: Scissors, tissue paper, glue, plastic plate, pencil, cup First, cut the tissue paper into 2-inch squares (the smaller the squares the more tissue paper needed). Next, outline the top of a cup or…

  • Parent Tips
    Parent Tips

    Fight the Flu With These 5 Helpful Tips!

    - by keichie

    As the weather gets colder, we notice more and more people getting sick with the flu. The flu is a very serious contagious disease. Luckily, we have Jessa Leslie, one of Children’s Urgent Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner here to share some helpful tips to fight the flu! Flu season is upon us! Getting your flu shot is so important. Not only does it provide protection to yourself against the flu, but it protects your families too. The flu shot is a deactivated (dead) virus and cannot give you the flu. If someone has symptoms of body aches, low grade fever…

  • Holiday
    Holiday

    Halloween Safety Tips

    - by keichie

    Ghosts and Goblins and Vampires, oh my! As you prepare for your night of costumes, sweet treats and adventure, keep in mind that it’s important to stay safe while enjoying the holiday! Street Safety Plan your route. Make sure an adult knows where children are trick-or-treating. Always cross the street at street corners to avoid traffic. Use traffic signals and cross-walks. Make sure to look both ways before crossing. Never trick-or-treat alone. Walk in pairs or try to be accompanied by a responsible adult. No Tricks Just Treats Never eat candy that has damaged or torn wrappers. No munching until…

  • Guest Blogger
    Guest Blogger

    Food Allergies and Trick-or-Treating

    - by keichie

    Everyone can have a safer Halloween this year! One of the scariest things for so many families around this time of year are food allergies. Bad reactions to common food ingredients are among the most common visits to our urgent care locations. Educating yourself about campaigns like the Teal Pumpkin Project, will help keep many children safe from allergic reactions this Halloween.  But how does a teal pumpkin help with food allergies?  It represents a home which provides allergy-free options to trick-or-treaters. If a family puts a teal pumpkin by their front door, it signifies how toys, stickers, bubbles etc,…

  • Guest Blogger
    Guest Blogger

    DIY Flying Halloween Bats

    - by keichie

    When I walked into Urgent Care last week, I was so excited to see it all the spooky Halloween decorations! There is nothing worse than a stuffy sitting room when your child is struggling from an allergic reaction, ear infection or pink eye. Taking their mind off their discomfort is top priority at Urgent Care, and it is in part, why my family will no longer go anywhere else for immediate care. One of the fun distractions… I mean decorations on the wall at Urgent Care in River Forest, inspired me to hunt down some chalk and construction paper, and get the…

  • Guest Blogger
    Guest Blogger

    Pros of Using Urgent Care Over Your Local Drug Store

    - by keichie

    We had a chance to meet Michelle Elfvin this week, and we were thrilled to give her a tour of our new facility in River Forest. Michelle is a River Forest mom of 3 boys. She is a writer, photographer, and blogger at @ChicagoMomGoesSuburban and Chicago Parent. Today she’s sharing her thoughts on urgent care.     When your child has a fever or minor illness, you are most likely not going to be on much sleep by the time you decide to take him or her in to get looked at. Even…