Pediatric Outpatient Centers
Pediatric Outpatient Centers at Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital
The Pediatric Outpatient Center at Central DuPage Hospital offers convenient access to a comprehensive array of more than 30 pediatric specialties staffed by faculty members of Lurie Children’s. The Pediatric Outpatient Center at Delnor Hospital provides five pediatric specialties through Lurie Children’s physicians.
For specialty and clinic locations, review the outpatient center schedules for Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.
Allergy and immunology services include in-depth evaluations, skin tests, laboratory studies and pulmonary function testing. Our specialists treat children with allergic reactions to stinging insects; peanut/nut and other food allergies; drug allergies; latex allergies; eczema, hives and other rashes. In addition, we treat a range of conditions including:
- Recurrent infections
- Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
Cardiology and Electrophysiology
At Central DuPage Hospital, Lurie Children’s specialists offer advanced diagnostics for evaluating and treating pediatric heart conditions, such as congenital heart defects, cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and acquired heart disease.
Telehealth technology is used for real-time echocardiograms at Central DuPage Hospital. The telemedicine team assists on-site pediatricians and intensivists in the identification and treatment of infants who have possible congenital heart disorders.
Cardiovascular-thoracic surgeons work closely with cardiologists and neonatologists to determine the necessity and timing of surgery to repair congenital and acquired heart lesions, such as patent ductus arteriosus, in the neonatal period.
Our physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of complex skin disorders. They are also known for their skill in surgical removal of skin growths and laser treatment of vascular and pigmented skin lesions.
Our pediatric dermatologists stay at the forefront of treatment advances for conditions such as:
- Atopic dermatitis
- Acne vulgaris
- Infantile hemangiomas
- Vascular malformations
- Pigmented skin lesions
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Genetic skin diseases
- Rheumatologic disorders
In addition, they are skilled in dermatologic surgery and laser therapy.
Development and Behavior
Development and behavior specialists evaluate developmental delay, speech problems, tantrums and other behavior problems, autism spectrum disorder, attention problems and other conditions. The goal is to help all children achieve their maximum potential.
Nationally known for clinical expertise, diagnostics, and high-quality care, our Lurie Children’s specialists are available to infants, children and teens in the western suburbs. We care for patients with a broad range of conditions, including diabetes, growth problems, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, thyroid disease, gender and sex development concerns, and pituitary disorders.
Our physicians are board-certified in pediatric gastroenterology and treat gastrointestinal, liver, gallbladder and pancreatic conditions, such as recurrent abdominal pain, motility problems, chronic diarrhea, malabsorption and intestinal bleeding.
Lurie Children’s Hospital gastroenterologists at Central DuPage Hospital also staff a specialized multidisciplinary Pediatric Feeding Clinic with focused expertise for feeding disorders, food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, allergic bowel disorders, gastroesophageal reflux, stooling disorders, pediatric obesity and fitness nutrition.
Specialists in the Hematology/Oncology Department provide comprehensive care for children with blood diseases and cancer, including leukemia, brain tumors, lymphomas, solid sarcoma tumors, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, hemophilia, anemia, white cell disorders, and platelet and coagulation abnormalities.
Services include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, transfusions and coagulation factor replacement therapy.
Central DuPage Hospital Pediatric Infusion Center
Specially trained and certified pediatric nurses administer intravenous infusions and chemotherapy to pediatric patients. Child Life Services provides toys, activities and distractions to help make the experience as stress-free as possible.
The pediatric oncology programs at Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Proton Center* are members of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an internationally recognized group conducting pediatric oncology clinical trials. This allows patients within our programs to access the latest clinical trials and therapies.
Advanced Care for Pediatric Brain Tumors
Lurie Children’s and Northwestern Medicine Proton Center* collaborate to offer patients with pediatric brain tumors access to proton therapy, an advanced form of cancer therapy that precisely targets tumors with radiation.
In addition, the multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board at Lurie Children’s plays an integral role in the clinical review of all patients who are undergoing treatment at the Proton Center for brain and central nervous system tumors. Lurie Children’s pediatric anesthesiologists provide services for children who need to be sedated for proton-beam procedures. For more information, call 312.227.4847.
The Infectious Disease Department provides services for children suffering from fevers of unknown origin and skin and soft tissue infections. This team also evaluates international adoptees for infectious disease concerns.
Nephrology specialists provide comprehensive care for infants and children with conditions such as hematuria, proteinuria, glomerulonephritis, high blood pressure, abnormal urinary tracts, recurrent urinary tract infections, nephrotic syndrome, reflux nephropathy, dysfunctional voiding, enuresis, chronic kidney diseases, kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease, congenital multicystic dysplastic kidneys and acute kidney injury.
Our Neurology specialists treat children with neurological conditions such as seizures, epilepsy, developmental delay, autism, headaches/migraines, Tourette syndrome, post-traumatic head injuries/concussions, childhood strokes, cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus and neuromuscular diseases.
Specialized diagnostic services available to pediatric neurology patients include:
- Electroencephalograms (EEGs) to record electrical activity in the brain
- Electromyograms (EMGs) to record muscle contractions resulting from electrical stimulation
- Sleep studies to understand the cause of sleep disturbances
- Medical imaging (MRI, CT, PET)
- Neuropsychological testing
The Neuro-Oncology Department coordinates comprehensive care for pediatric patients with brain tumors who are receiving proton therapy at Northwestern Medicine Proton Center.* Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine Proton Center collaborate to offer pediatric patients with brain tumors access to proton therapy, an advanced form of cancer therapy that precisely targets tumors with radiation. In addition, the multidisciplinary Lurie Children’s Brain Tumor Board plays an integral role in the clinical review of all pediatric patients with brain and central nervous system tumors who are undergoing treatment at the center.
The pediatric oncology programs at Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are members of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an internationally recognized group conducting pediatric oncology clinical trials. This allows patients within our programs to access the latest clinical trials and therapies.
The Pain Management Team optimizes patient comfort and strives to increase the ability to function in everyday life. Treatment includes medication management, counseling and instruction in relaxation techniques. A full range of treatment options, including invasive procedures, is considered in severe situations to provide aggressive pain management and achieve treatment goals.
Specialists in the Psychiatry Department provide psychiatric evaluation and treatment, education and advocacy for pediatric patients and their families. Conditions treated include adjustment disorders, emotional problems related to pediatric disorders, psychoses, mood disorders, anxiety, behavior disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders and eating disorders.
The Psychology Department provides psychological assessment, treatment and consultation for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children presenting a variety of developmental and behavioral concerns. Problems addressed include developmental delay, autism spectrum disorders, preschool disruptive behavior concerns, feeding disorders, parent-child interaction difficulties, temperament difficulties and infant colic.
Pulmonology specialists treat patients with acute or chronic pulmonary disease, such as cough, asthma, chest pain and chronic lung disease, as well as complications from prematurity. On-site laboratories provide state-of-the-art lung function tests for children. Flexible fiber-optic bronchoscopy is available for diagnostic assessment.
Our Urology specialists treat children with vesicoureteral reflux, neurogenic bladders, urinating abnormalities, intersex defects, hypospadias, epispadias, scrotal masses, external genitalia abnormalities, bladder exstrophy, obstructive uropathies, urinary tract infections, and daytime and nighttime wetting disorders.