Our Services

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Our Services
Abtahi Pediatrics has built a professional and caring medical environment for infants, children, adolescents, and their families by providing complete pediatric and adolescent care.

The prenatal visit is an opportunity for pediatricians to meet prospective families. By meeting with a pediatrician, parents have the opportunity to meet the individual who will be caring for their family for the next 20 years.

Topics to discuss at the prenatal visit

  • Feeding plans of the mother: Breast vs. formula. Advantages and disadvantages of each method of infant feeding are discussed.
  • Schedule of visits during the first year
  • Newborn screening tests done at the hospital
  • Immunizations and their importance
  • Getting family and prenatal history
  • Safety and anticipatory guidance including car seats, smoking, suggesting supine sleeping position to prevent SIDS, and appropriate crib accessories
  • How the parents can get in touch with you during the day, is there a special time to call?
  • Fee schedule and types of insurance and managed care accepted
  • Establish parent-physician relationship
  • Parenting skills
  • Mother’s prenatal care history, GBS, hepatitis, GC, Chlamydia, ultrasound and prenatal testing results, pregnancy complications.
  • Mother’s obstetrical history

Patients delivering at Northwest Community Hospital or Advocate Lutheran General hospital:
please give our practice name to your nurse once you are admitted to Labor and Delivery. We will be notified once your baby is born.
We will see your baby every day in the hospital and answer any questions you may have. 

Patients delivering at different hospitals: 
We would like a discharge summary on your first visit.

Procedure and assessments done in the hospital:

  • Newborn assessment (Apgars assigned)
  • Antibiotic eye ointment to protect the eyes from infection applied to eyes
  • Babies are weighed daily and most babies lose a little weight after birth. Babies can loose up to 10% of their birth weight in the first 3 days of life.
  • Assessment for jaundice 
  • Lactation support 
  • Blood test done – a newborn screen. The  screen is sent to the state lab and to check for many metabolic syndromes that can affect the baby. Results takes 3-4 weeks.
  • Hearing screen
  • Cardiac test (pulse oximeter)

Discharge: 
At discharge from the hospital we will go over newborn instructions with you. These can be found on our handout.

After hospital Discharge: 
We would like to see you and your baby within 48 hours from discharge.  The first two visits are mostly to make sure the baby is gaining weight appropriately.  At every visit we will go over a list of questions to make sure your baby is developing appropriately. 
Link to our Wellness Visits and Immunization.

We see children for health maintenance form ages birth through 21 years.

The frequency of well child visits is generally determined by your health care provider and can vary depending on how experienced the parents are. As mentioned previously, the frequency of visits is intended to make sure your child is developing properly and may follow the schedule listed below:

  • 2-4 days after the baby is home
  • 2 week
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2½ years (30 months)
  • Age 3-21 years annually

Link to our Wellness Visits and Immunization Schedule.

 

School Physicals

The child’s pediatrician examines the child year-over-year for changes and progress in their development. The younger years are focused more on developmental progress and vaccinations, while adolescent years are focused on psychological and physical changes.

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals are required by athletic leagues and schools. For this exam, the pediatrician will check your child’s vitals, joints, flexibility, and vision. This gives them an opportunity to flag down any issues that may cause injury during the season. A sports physical should not replace a school physical; the sports physical does not include evaluation of the overall health of your child.

Frequency of Physical Exam

  • For Infants (less than 1 year old): We see all infants at 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year. Please refer to our Immunization Schedule for more information.
  • For Toddlers (1-3 years old): Your toddler needs a physical at 18 months, 2 years and 3 years old. Please refer to our Immunization Schedule for more information.
  • For Preschool Age Children (4-5 years old): All children need to have their 4/5 year old vaccines before starting kindergarten. Before starting 1st grade, most schools require the child’s first official physical exam.
  • For School Age Children (6-11 years old): After starting school, your child should continue to receive a physical every year.
  • For Teenagers (12-17 years old): Whether your teenager is participating or not participating in school sports, he/she will still need a physical every year.
  • For Young Adults and College Students (18-22 years old): Yearly checkups are vital to your continued health.

WE ARE A VACCINATING PRACTICE

We requires that all of our patients are immunized according to the current vaccine schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. All potential new patients must be up-to-date with their vaccines. We do not accept new families that do not vaccinate their children.

Immunization Resources

Link to our Wellness Visits and Immunization Schedule .


SAME DAY SICK VISITS:
We have same-day sick appointments available daily for all our patients.  We realize the importance of providing care to an ill child, we make all efforts to accommodate ill children within the same day.  In addition, advice will be available from one of our skilled office staff during office hours, and patients will have access to physician advice 24/7 if necessary.

CHRONIC ILLNESS VISITS:
For chronic illnesses and those that require medication management, we do require more routine follow up visits to control illness.  These include:

  • Asthma- twice yearly once stable
  • ADHD- twice yearly once stable
  • Anxiety/Depression- twice yearly once stable


FOLLOW UP VISITS:

These are usually scheduled after a well or sick visit when the doctor visit   These are usually scheduled with the same doctor to keep continuity of care. It is important to keep your follow-up appointment with your doctor in order to help deal with any medical issues that arise as well as keep a good line of communication with the doctors in handling your child’s medical care.

  • Urinalysis
  • Strep and Mono Screen
  • Vision and Hearing Screen
  • Lead Screen
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test
  • Hearing Screen

If you have any questions about our pediatric services, office hours, accepted insurance plans, or payment options or any other concerns please contact us at 847-375-0888.

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

AFTER-HOUR CARE

If your child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.

Otherwise, for urgent matters that cannot wait until business hours, call our office to be connected to an answering service.

LOCATION

1635 N. Arlington Heights Rd, Suite 203
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-375-0888
Fax: 847-375-0396