General Pediatrics

We understand that pediatric care means more than treating a sick child — it means providing answers and guidance throughout your child's growth. That's why we strive to build lasting relationships with parents so they can raise safe, healthy kids. Our primary care pediatricians will take the time to provide you with the information you need to make treatment decisions and better understand your child's medical condition.

Our pediatricians provide the full spectrum of outpatient primary care services to infants, children and adolescents throughout Chicago and northwest Indiana.

Comprehensive primary care is designed to keep your child healthy, now and in the future. General pediatric care services include:

  • Well-baby and well-child care
  • Immunizations
  • School physicals
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Care for acute illnesses, such as flu
  • Injury prevention and counseling
  • Health screening and disease prevention

In addition, our child health experts can work with your family on important medical and social issues, such as:

Why Choose Us?

The Comer Children's staff includes hundreds of highly experienced pediatricians who are dedicated to advancing the care of children and promoting healthy families. Several of our pediatricians have been named among the area's best doctors by Chicago magazine.

Our pediatric clinics provide convenient access as well as day, evening and weekend hours to meet the needs of parents throughout the Chicago area and Northwest Indiana. These clinics provide comfortable waiting areas for parents and children, with dedicated play areas for young patients and siblings. Free parking is available at our clinics, which are also located on major bus routes.

The Friend Family Health Center at 55th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue also has a WIC office located in the facility. This site also offers consultation for developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

If your child has a more complex chronic condition, our pediatricians can help manage it over the long term. We provide a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services for children with chronic conditions such as developmental problems, infectious diseases, diabetes, obesity and asthma.

Referrals to specialty and tertiary care services are also available for children with complex medical needs. Our pediatricians can connect you with the more than 20 specialties and surgical programs available through Comer Children's.

Besides providing high-level clinical services, many Comer Children's pediatricians are involved in pediatric research. Recent initiatives have focused on improved playground safety and vehicle safety, as well as obesity, nutrition, asthma and immunizations.

Doctors are also actively engaged in tracking the growing epidemic of obesity in young people. One University of Chicago physician is studying how pediatricians across the country are diagnosing and managing childhood obesity.

Convenient Locations for Pediatric Primary & Specialty Care

Academic Pediatrics at Comer Children's

Academic Pediatrics is a community of child health professionals engaged in research, advocacy, improvement science and educational scholarship to enhance the health and well-being of all children.

Meet Our General Pediatrics Physician Team