New Families

Welcome to our Practice

We consider our patients to be part of our pediatric family and we look forward to caring for your family from birth through young adulthood. In addition to delivering medical care, we believe it is our job to educate parents to help raise a healthy and loving child, and also to educate children to help them develop healthy habits.

We welcome your feedback so be sure to help us understand your family’s needs and expectations.

Our physicians are on staff at Northwestern Memorial’s Prentice Women’s Hospital and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Prenatal Visits

Prenatal visits are a two-way street. They benefit us because we get to know your family and they benefit you because you get to know us. During the prenatal visit, we will ask questions about your family and your pregnancy and help you understand what you should be thinking about and deciding about before and during your stay at the hospital when you deliver your baby. It is helpful to bring a list of questions so we can answer your questions also.

We have a walk-in clinic everyday, including Saturdays and Sundays, except the major holidays. The doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses work together to be available for your questions and concerns 24/7.

Other facts you need to know about our practice are on our Fact Sheet for New Families

What to Expect/What to Bring:

To help make our first visit as efficient and informative as it can be, please bring with you information about your family medical history, your child’s medical history and your insurance information.

For prenatal families and newborns, if you are delivering at Prentice Woman’s Hospital you can identify one of our doctors on the preregistration form through your obstetrician’s office or on your admitting registration forms when you get to the hospital.

We will see you the morning after your baby is born. We usually round early in the morning and we will examine your baby, answer your questions, and provide you with some reading materials to help launch you on your way to the art of parenting.

If you are delivering elsewhere and choose to follow up with our practice after discharge, call our office to schedule an appointment for your baby to be seen a few days after discharge from the hospital. Please bring a copy of your medical records to the first appointment.

For transferring patients, please bring records including immunizations, prior medical problems and growth charts.

We look forward to meeting you and to help your family maintain optimal health

Northwestern Children's Practice

Pediatricians located in Gold Coast, Chicago, IL

The Northwestern Children’s Practice team educates parents to help them raise healthy and loving children and educates children to help them develop healthy habits. As one of the best pediatrician offices in Chicago, our health care providers are dedicated to providing anticipatory guidance to help families navigate from one visit to the next. Founded by Dr. Marc Weissbluth in 1973, the Northwestern Children’s Practice continues to thrive in Chicago’s Gold Coast, a few blocks away from Lurie Children’s Hospital. This welcoming team of experienced child health advocates cares for families in the Chicago-land area and beyond. The Northwestern Children’s Practice offers annual check-ups, lactation support, adolescent visits, sports physicals, vaccines, and more. Besides providing health care for children from infancy through young adulthood, the practice has doctors and nurse practitioners that specialize in sleep consultations, nutrition, and weight management counseling, treatment and prevention of childhood obesity and safe immunization practices. Several of our nurses are trained as lactation consultants to provide support during newborn well-visits. Our lactation consultants and doctors also lead a weekly support group for new parents. Topics often discussed are newborn feeding, including breastfeeding, sleep, development, and safety. 

The Northwestern Children’s Practice has continued to grow throughout the years and now includes a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and office staff who work together to provide comprehensive care with individualized attention. The office is located several blocks from Lurie Children’s Hospital, Prentice Women’s Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patients can be seen at Northwestern Children’s Practice’s convenient walk-in clinic at 8-11 am, Monday through Friday and at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments are necessary for the walk-in clinic. Scheduled visits are available Monday through Friday as well as a limited number of well-visits on both Saturday and Sunday. 

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Northwestern Children's Practice

The Northwestern Children’s Practice team educates parents to help them raise healthy and loving children and educates children to help them develop healthy habits. As one of the best pediatrician offices in Chicago, our health care providers are dedicated to providing anticipatory guidance to help families navigate from one visit to the next. Founded by Dr. Marc Weissbluth in 1973, the Northwestern Children’s Practice continues to thrive in Chicago’s Gold Coast, a few blocks away from Lurie Children’s Hospital. This welcoming team of experienced child health advocates cares for families in the Chicago-land area and beyond. The Northwestern Children’s Practice offers annual check-ups, lactation support, adolescent visits, sports physicals, vaccines, and more. Besides providing health care for children from infancy through young adulthood, the practice has doctors and nurse practitioners that specialize in sleep consultations, nutrition, and weight management counseling, treatment and prevention of childhood obesity and safe immunization practices. Several of our nurses are trained as lactation consultants to provide support during newborn well-visits. Our lactation consultants and doctors also lead a weekly support group for new parents. Topics often discussed are newborn feeding, including breastfeeding, sleep, development, and safety. 

The Northwestern Children’s Practice has continued to grow throughout the years and now includes a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and office staff who work together to provide comprehensive care with individualized attention. The office is located several blocks from Lurie Children’s Hospital, Prentice Women’s Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Patients can be seen at Northwestern Children’s Practice’s convenient walk-in clinic at 8-11 am, Monday through Friday and at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. No appointments are necessary for the walk-in clinic. Scheduled visits are available Monday through Friday as well as a limited number of well-visits on both Saturday and Sunday. 


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  • Our new parent support group meets weekly (Tuesdays at 12:30), this group is led by our lactation consultants and physicians and helps to advise on the concerns of families of infants. Topics often discussed include newborn feeding (including breastfeeding), sleep, and development.


  • We offer complimentary prenatal visits to expecting parents as a forum for the concerns of new parents. We have an exchange of information to discuss any prenatal issues, family history of medical issues, what to expect in the hospital, what to expect from your doctor visits in the hospital and what to expect during the transition to home. We will discuss important things to think about including newborn feeding, circumcision, vaccines and newborn screening tests.

    We also offer similar visits to adoptive families and to families who are considering changing pediatricians.

  • We have walk-in clinic hours 7 days/week. Patients can be seen at 8 am by physicians and pediatric nurse practitioners on Monday through Friday. Later walk-in hours with a nurse practitioner are available until 11 am also on Monday through Friday.

    Patients can be seen during our weekend walk-in clinic hours on Saturday and Sunday at 10 am.  

    No appointment is necessary

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Announcements
  • In June 26, 2016 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital launched a new advertising campaign. Dr. Unger is one of the doctors featured in the brand concept. You can see her and other doctors from Lurie Children's Hospital in magazines, and on billboards at the hospital and on the expressway. All, for your one.

  • We will have evening hours and weekend well-visits available by appointment! Please call to schedule.


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Accepted Insurance Plans

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. For more information regarding specific plans, please call our office.

Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
HFN
Humana
Land of Lincoln Health
Multiplan PHCS
PHCS
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I have been taking my 6 month old son to NCP since he was born and I have only encountered top level service and medical advice from the doctors and nurses."

    Don J.
  • Yelp

    "We've been going to NCP for almost ten years...I am more than ecstatic to say that they've been very dedicated and have always been there for our family health issues."

    Sylvia O.
  • Yelp

    "They are in tune with our girls, proactive about health care and give honest, practical advice. We moved out to the suburbs but will not stop going to this practice..."

    Pam B.
  • Google+

    "Very happy with my experience with NCP for my three children! Our primary is Dr. Hirsh but had great experiences with Drs. Unger, Li, King and Goldstein as well!"

    Sanna B.
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Northwestern Children's Practice
680 North Lake Shore Drive
Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60611