Lake Shore Pediatrics is a Patient-Centered Medical Home:
At PediaTrust, we are proud to be able to be a patient-centered medical home (PCMH). This means we provide healthcare for your child based on well documented medical evidence. We provide this through parents and patient education. Focusing on all aspects of your child’s well-being. We coordinate your children’s care across all of their healthcare settings, ensure that they can receive care and clinical advice when the office is open or closed, and support you in managing their care at home. We are committed to providing equal care regardless of your course of payment and will assist you in obtaining insurance plans we accept. In order to best care for your children, we ask that you provide us with their complete medical history and information about care received outside of the practice.
We support behavioral health care needs through our partnership with other community mental health providers.
To obtain care during office hours, call our office to schedule an appointment
To obtain care after office hours, call our office and your call will be directed to our answering service
To obtain clinical advice during office hours call our office
To obtain clinical advice after hours call our office and your call will be directed to our answering service
To send medical records to or from our practice, call our office and the patient representatives will guide you
Use Your Head: Wear Your Bike Helmet!
Each year nearly one million people are treated nationwide for bicycle related injuries. In Illinois alone, approximately 10 children die each year from head injuries because they weren’t wearing bike helmets. Also, hundreds of children each year are injured requiring expensive medical care, often for the rest of their lives.
Interestingly, most bicycle crashes involving children don’t involve cars. Injuries occur from falls, collisions with fixed objects, or loss of control due to mechanical problems or poor road surfaces. Bike injuries occur evenly in both rural and urban settings but occur two times as often in boys as in girls.
Using bike helmets reduces total head injuries by 85% and the risk of brain injury by 90%.
We applaud the town of Barrington for making it law that all children less than 16 years of age must wear bike helmets. This is a state law in only 22 of the United States. It is unfortunate that this is not a law yet in Illinois. The Illinois branch of the American Academy of Pediatrics has been working on a bill that would make helmets mandatory.
In the meantime, insist on your child wearing a bike helmet at all times. Remember the concrete in your driveway is as hard as the concrete on major roads! Let your child personalize their helmet with stickers or decals so they would want to wear them. Most local bicycle shops will help you correctly size and fit your kids’ helmets.
Lastly, be a good role model – wear your helmet too!