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.

Our routine well child appointments begin at 3-5 days of age, which is usually just a few days after discharge from the hospital, and then again at 2 weeks. We follow the schedule of the American Academy of Pediatrics for well child care visits, immunizations, and health maintenance.

For children who are sick, 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.


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

We offer complimentary virtual group prenatal visits as well as individual prenatal visits. Please see the link below to register for the group prenatal visit, which is the first Thursday of every month at 1 pm. For individual prenatals, call the office at 312-642-5515 or email at 

Our 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.

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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 Women's Hospital you can identify one of our doctors on your pre registration form. 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. 


  • 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.

  • Come in for your school physical!

    Make sure your child is up to date with vaccines. At the 11 year old visit we recommend the 3 adolescent vaccines including Tdap, Meningitis and HPV.

    At the 16 year old visit we give a booster for meningitis, and we initiate the Meningitis Type B vaccine series.

    To learn more about the HPV vaccine, please click here.

    To learn more about the Meningitis Type B vaccine, Please click here.

    American Academy of Pediatrics, 


  • 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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Accepted Insurance Plans

Listed are the major insurance providers we accept. Contact your insurance company or Human Resources to verify if we are in network with your specific plan. Please note, currently, we are out of network for all Marketplace Health Insurances.

Coventry Health Care
Land of Lincoln Health
Multiplan PHCS
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

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    "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.
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    "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.
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    "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.
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    "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