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The University of Chicago Medicine - Comer Children's Hospital

Why Choose Us for General Pediatric Care?

Staff at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital 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.

Convenient and Comfortable

Our pediatric clinics provide convenient access as well as day, evening, and weekend hours to meet the needs of parents throughout the area. 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.

In addition, the Friend Family Health Center at 55th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue has a WIC office located in the facility. The Friend Family Health Center at 47th Street and Stony Island Avenue also offers adult medical care -- including obstetrics and gynecological services -- making it ideal for the entire family. These sites offer consultation for developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

Beyond Primary Care

If your child has a more complex chronic condition, pediatricians with the Section of General Pediatrics 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.

Research to Advance Child Health

Besides providing high-level clinical services, many pediatricians with Comer Children's are involved in pediatric research. Recent initiatives have focused on improving 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 doctor is studying how pediatricians across the country are diagnosing and managing childhood obesity.