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Welcome to Associated Pediatric Partners website. Our website provides our patients with information about our offices, services, documentation and links to pertinent websites for pediatric related issues. We hope that you will find the information helpful.

Our pediatricians, Dr. M. Belinda Radis, MD, Dr. Dov Shapiro, MD, Dr. Asha Varghese, MD, and Dr. Cheryl Donovan-Hunt, MD are all board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our doctors are available to treat your children at our offices every day of the year.

Care Philosophy

Our practice prides itself on providing state of the art healthcare with old fashioned personal attention. Our doctors are always available for you as we answer our own phone calls and questions personally. We stress preventative medicine and dedicate our efforts towards detecting and treating illness at its earliest presentation. We are dedicated to fully educating you about your health needs, and strive to be your partner in health.

Specialties

  • General Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Asthma and Allergies
  • ADHD

Measles Guidelines

ASSOCIATED PEDIATRIC PARTNERS MEASLES GUIDELINES

By now you have all heard about the measles cases in Chicagoland. The following protocols are being recommended by local and national health authorities to help keep your children safe.

First and foremost, if your child has received both doses of the MMR vaccine, they are immune (the vaccine is about 98-99% effective) and you needn't worry at this time. A third MMR shot is not being recommended.

If your child has received one dose of the MMR vaccine and is not old enough to receive the second dose yet, they are about 90% protected. If they are 4 years old or above, please come in for their second MMR vaccination.

If your child is less than one year of age, the CDC is not recommending routine MMR vaccination in children less than a year at this time.

We are making several changes to our vaccine schedule to provide immunity to measles as early as possible.

  1. We recommend MMR now at the 12 month check-up (instead of 15 month)
  2. If your child is exposed to someone with measles and has not yet received two doses of the MMR vaccine, we recommend they come in immediately to receive the MMR vaccine. (within 72 hours of exposure). Your child must be at least 6 months old to be offered post-exposure prophylaxis with the MMR vaccine. Please call first, as you and your child will need to follow special guidelines to enter our office.
  3. If you suspect that your child has measles, please call the doctor prior to coming to our office. We have established isolation rooms and strict isolation guidelines that you will need to follow so as not to come into contact with any other patients.
  4. For those few patients that are non-compliant with MMR vaccination (without medical contraindication), this current outbreak underscores the need for universal vaccination. Please come in immediately and have your child vaccinated.

Please refer to the following site for comprehensive information about the epidemiology and clinical presentation (including pictures) of measles: http://www.cdc.gov/measles/

Dr. Cheryl Donovan-Hunt joined APP

We would like to let our patients know that Dr. Zarate has relocated to California and we wish her well in her new position. We are very excited to announce that Dr. Cheryl Donovan-Hunt has joined Associated Pediatric Partners S.C.

Insurance & Hospital Affiliations

We accept all major PPO's and all NorthShore HMO plans. Click here for detailed Insurance information and Click here for Hospital Affiliations

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