Pediatric Services & Treatments

Melrose Park Pediatrics provides comprehensive pediatric services to patients from birth to young adulthood. Board-certified pediatricians, Dr. Kundan Giri and Dr. Minal Giri, and physician assistant, Diana Perez, have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide every patient with the care they need. Our patients feel comfortable and parents can ask any questions they have about their child's well-being with a warm and welcoming environment.

Services we offer include, but are not limited to:

Well Child Visits

To maintain your child's health, it is important to bring them in for regular check-ups, or what we refer to as “yearly physicals.” During these visits, our doctor will examine your child and evaluate their age-specific growth, nutrition, vaccine needs, medication needs, interim health, and other specific conditions. Parents can expect to plan for well child visits for their child at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and then a yearly physical after that. Call Melrose Park Pediatrics at 708-450-9700 to schedule an appointment for your child today!

Sports Physicals

High schools require athletes to provide an annual physical exam that proves they are well enough to participate in a particular sport. This exam can be completed during the child's annual well child visit.

Since a sports physical can be completed during a well child exam, make sure to schedule your child's exam well before the start of the sport season.

Same Day Sick Appointments

Melrose Park Pediatrics in Melrose Park, IL offers same day sick visits for urgent medical concerns. For sick visits, we ask that you call before 1:00 pm to schedule a same day visit appointment. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Immunizations

At Melrose Park Pediatrics, we truly believe allowing us to administer immunizations to your child is the best way to help them avoid the preventable infectious diseases that childhood can be known for. We follow the current schedule of vaccines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Centers for Disease Control. Click here for more information about vaccines and the schedule that should be followed.

Vaccine Policy Statement

The recommended vaccines and their scheduling are based on the results of years and years of scientific study and data gathered on millions of children.

We firmly believe:

  • In the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
  • In the safety of our vaccines.
  • That all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Based on all available literature, evidence, and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities and that thimerosal, a preservative that has been in vaccines for decades and remains in some vaccines, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
  • That vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we can perform as health care providers, and as your role as parents/caregivers.

As medical professionals, we feel very strongly that vaccinating children on schedule with currently available vaccines is the right thing to do for the safety and well-being of all children and young adults. Thank you for taking the time to read this policy.

Laboratory Services

in our office at the time of your visit. Our lab is certified to perform a variety of testing, including testing for influenza, strep throat, lead, hemoglobin, cholesterol, urinalysis and urine culture.

Hearing Tests

We use the Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs) hearing test to check our patient's hearing. This system is a quick, easy, and painless way to test hearing in newborns, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. Otoacoustic emissions refer to normal sounds that are created by the cochlea (part of the inner ear responsible for hearing); by detecting these sounds the hearing test is able to confirm if your child has normal function of their cochlea and other parts of their ear.

During this test, small probes are placed in the ear and one probe delivers sound while the other detects the normal “echo” that is created by the cochlea in response to the sound. With a normal response, we can determine their auditory system is working properly.

Vision Screenings

Our goal with vision testing is to identify and treat any vision problems a patient may have as early as possible. Generally, pediatricians and parents recognize a child has a vision problem around the age of 4. With advancements in technology, we are able to identify and treat vision issues in children as young as 6 months old. The Visual Evoked Potential Testing can be used on children from 6 months to 2-years-old, while the traditional eye chart is utilized for children 4 to 5-years-old.

After Hours & Emergencies

For urgent matters, the physicians may be paged via 708-450-9700. There is always a physician on call when the office is closed. Should your child be facing a life threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.