General Pediatrics

The Division of General Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s treats children admitted for general medical care and provides consultations for complex pediatric medical issues without a clear diagnosis. In 2012, the division ranked first in pediatric volume in Illinois for general medicine.

Experience

We provide top-quality care using a collaborative approach and innovative medical technology. Our experienced, multidisciplinary team includes board-certified attending physicians as well as specialized experts that focus on developmental and behavioral pediatrics, nutrition evaluation, child abuse pediatrics and adolescent medicine. 

The division provides primary care services in Chicago's Lincoln Park and Uptown neighborhoods. Division physicians also participate in the hospital’s ethics and palliative care programs, and provide newborn care at Prentice Women’s Hospital.

Approach

We believe in family-centered care, which means we involve the whole family in a patient’s treatment plan. From bringing family members into care plan meetings, to providing support and distraction to a patient’s siblings, we do our best to help fit our care within your lifestyle.

Pediatric specialty care is available through this division for:

Division head Joel Frader, MD, is Associate Director of The Bridges Program – Pediatric Palliative and End-of-Life Care; A Todd Davis Professor of General Academic Pediatrics; and Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

The division currently offers two-year pediatric fellowships for up to three general pediatricians. Fellows concentrate on acquiring research skills and may focus their efforts in a variety of areas including obesity, child protective services or ethic issues in medicine/pediatrics.

Make an Appointment

If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®). You can also request an appointment online.

Philanthropy

Your support is important in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please contact the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org, call 312.227.7500 or make a gift today.




​Transitioning to Home Care

Almost Home Kids (AHK), now part of the Lurie Children’s family, cares for children with complicated health needs by providing family training, respite care and short-term transitional care in a home-like setting. AHK is staffed with medical professionals and volunteers to make sure every child and their families are prepared for the return home. The Division of General Pediatrics works closely with Almost Home Kids to make the care transition process as easy as possible.

Learn more about AHK.