Pediatrics

    Overview

    SIU Medicine pediatricians provide care for children from birth through adolescence. 

    About SIU Medicine pediatricians

    As a parent, you want reassurance that your child is receiving the best care possible. SIU Medicine's board-certified pediatricians are experienced in managing the physical, behavioral and mental health of children from birth through adolescence. Our pediatricians are trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses from minor health problems to more serious diseases. Your pediatrician is the first person you call whenever your child is sick. In caring for your child, we will:

    • Perform physical exams
    • Administer recommended immunizations
    • Assess developmental milestones in growth, behavior, and skills
    • Diagnose and treat illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health-related problems
    • Provide you with information about nutrition and fitness needs for your child

    Comprehensive Well Visits

    • Health education and counseling
    • Physical examinations
    • Hearing and vision screening
    • All routine childhood immunizations
    • EPSDT services (Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment)
    • Preschool and sports physicals
    • Referrals to specialists and specialties, as needed
    • On-site social work, behavioral health and developmental consultations
    • On-site case management for children needing comprehensive care

    For expecting parents, we offer times to visit the office and talk with the doctors in a relaxed setting.

    What to expect at your visit

    First Visit

    • If your initial visit is for a regular check-up, we ask that you bring the following items:
    • Immunization records (unless performed at SIU)
    • Health/medical records (unless care was received at SIU)
    • A list of medications your child is taking including vitamins
    • Insurance card
    • Co-pay or deductible payment

    All Visits

    • Immunization records (unless performed at SIU)
    • A list of medications your child is taking including vitamins
    • Insurance card
    • Co-pay or deductible payment

    Hospitalization

    If your child needs hospitalization, we will do everything we can to ensure that your child receives the best care possible. He/she will be admitted to St. John's Children's Hospital, where an attending physician and resident physician will be assigned. Resident physicians are present 24 hours a day to supervise your child's care.

    If you have any questions after you leave the clinic, call one of our nurses at 217-545-8000 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.


    Appointments

    Routine Well Visit and Vaccination Schedule

    Newborn (2-5 days of life)

    Exam

    1 Month

    Exam

    2 Months

    Exam, Pediarix, HiB , Prevnar13, Rotateq

    4 Months

    Exam, Pediarix, HiB , Prevnar13, Rotateq

    6 Months

    Exam, Pediarix, HiB , Prevnar13, Rotateq

    9 Months

    Exam, ASQ Developmental Screening

    12 Months

    Exam, HAV, Varivax, Prevnar13, hemoglobin and lead levels

    15 Months

    Exam, MMR, DTaP, HiB

    18 Months

    Exam, HAV, ASQ Developmental Screening, M-CHAT Autism Screening

    24 Months

    Exam, M-CHAT Autism Screening , hemoglobin and lead levels

    30 Months

    Exam, ASQ Developmental Screening

    3 Years

    Exam

    4 Years

    Exam, Vision and Hearing check, psychosocial/behavioral screening

    5 Years

    Exam, Vision and Hearing check, Kinrix, MMR, Varivax, psychosocial/behavioral screening

    6-10 Years

    Yearly exam, vision and hearing screens every other year, psychosocial/behavioral screening

    11 Years

    Exam, Tdap , HPV 9 (will need to complete a second dose of HPV 9 in a nurse visit), Menactra, psychosocial/behavioral screening, lipid panel

    12-15 Years

    Yearly exam, psychosocial/behavioral screening , vision and hearing screen (age 14)

    16 Years

    Exam, Menactra, psychosocial/behavioral screening

    17 Years

    Exam, psychosocial/behavioral screening, lipid panel,  vision and hearing screen

    18 Years

    Exam, psychosocial/behavioral screening


    Vaccinations

    Below are the Center for Disease Control's Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) for each of the vaccines we give in the office. These provide information about the importance of that vaccine along with common to severe reactions. Each sheet contains two or three pages of information so make sure you scroll down to read all of the information.

    DTaP
    Flu Shots
    Hep A
    Hep B
    HiB
    HPV 9
    IPV
    Meningococcal
    Meningococcal B
    MMR
    Prevnar13
    Pneumococcal
    Rotateq
    Tdap
    Varivax


    Access to Pediatric Specialty Care

    Sometimes your child will require care beyond the expertise of a pediatrician. At SIU Medicine, our pediatricians refer and collaborate with our pediatric specialists. This means we work as a team to care for the health of your child ensuring compassionate, individualized care in:


    Forms and Resources

    Forms
    Consent to Treatment of Minor Child
    HIPAA Consent Form
    Pediatric Behavior Evaluation Form
    Records Release Form
    ASQ Developmental Screening
    M-CHAT Autism Screening
    PSC-17
    CBES ADHD Page 1 Page 2

    Resources
    HealthyChildren.org
    KidsDoc Symptom Checker from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Is your child sick? Figure out what to do next.
    Kid Care - A free parent advice app for your smart phone

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Hossam AbdelSalam, MD

    Pediatric Neurologist Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Suite 4A Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Ashley Abraham, MD

    Pediatric Ophthalmologist Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Mohamed Ahamed, MD

    Neonatologist Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Craig Batterman, MD

    Pediatrician Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Caitlyn Berg, DO

    Pediatrician Pediatrics
    2 Memorial Dr. 4th Floor Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Prasanta Bhamidipati, MD

    Pediatrician Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Brian Bostwick, MD

    Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Laura Bowers, NNP-BC, DNP

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics
    Provider

    Doug Carlson, MD

    Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Medical Director of St. John's Children's Hospital Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Subhash Chaudhary, MD

    Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Sibyl Cox, RD, RDN

    Registered Dietician Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Suite 4A Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jennifer Davis, RDN

    Dietitian/Nutritionist Pediatrics
    301 N. 8th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Marthe dela Cruz, MD

    Pediatrician Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Siddharth Dubey, MD

    Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Autumn Dunham Neubert, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Daniel Groepper, CGC

    Certified Genetic Counselor Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jesse Henneberg, NNP-BC

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Rachel Hoselton, CPNP-PC

    Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jennifer Inness, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jodi Isley, NNP-BC

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Tracy Milbrandt, MD

    Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Emily Milburn, NNP-BC

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Michelle Miner, MD

    Resident Program Director Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Christopher Mogren, FNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner Gastroenterology, Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    C. Haikaeli Mziray-Andrew, MD

    Pediatric Gastroenterologist Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Norman Otsuka, MD

    Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Janet Patterson, MD

    Pediatric Behavioral Specialist - Pediatric Developmental/Behavioral Medicine Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Jennifer Pemble, NNP-BC

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Geralyn Prullage, NNP-BC, DNP

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Eshan Samuel, MD

    Pediatric Gastroenterologist Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Melissa Schutz, RDN

    Dietician / Nutritionist Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Suite 4A Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Anwar Shafi, MD

    Pediatric Pulmonologist Pediatrics
    2 Memorial Dr. Suite 202 Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Enas Shanshen, MD

    Pediatric Cardiologist Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Ahmed Torky, MD

    Pediatric Endocrinologist Endocrinology, Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Sheref Unal, MD

    Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Laura Vargas, MD

    Neonatologist Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Sameer Vohra, MD

    Pediatrician Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Meredith Volle, MD

    Pediatrician Pediatrics
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Sandra Yockey, MD

    Pediatrics
    2 Memorial Dr. 4th Floor Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Sara Zimmerman, NNP-BC, DNP

    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Pediatrics
    415 N. 9th St. Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    Clare Zimmerman, MD

    Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist Pediatrics, Cancer Care
    400 N. 9th Street Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Our Locations

    Place

    Kids at Koke Mill

    3132 Old Jacksonville Rd. Springfield, IL 62704
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
    Place

    SIU Center for Family Medicine - Jacksonville

    345 West State Street Jacksonville, IL 62651
    Mon: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
    Tue - Fri: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
    Place

    SIU Pediatric Neurology

    400 N. 9th Street Suite 4A Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
    Place

    SIU Pediatric Nutrition

    400 N. 9th Street Suite 4A Springfield, IL 62702
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
    Place

    SIU Specialty Clinic Decatur

    102 W. Kenwood Ave. Lower Level Decatur, IL 62526
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm