Pediatrics

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