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Welcome to our Rush Pediatric Primary Care Website and thank you for entrusting us with your child's care. We understand that healing and caring for children requires experience, sensitivity and effective communication. We created this section to give you 24-hour access to information about the clinic, to answer commonly asked questions, provide links to reliable Internet health resources and give you the option to request documents and appointments online. We welcome you to be a part of our team and we will work together to serve  for the best interest of our patients by understanding your child's individual health needs. The Primary Care Center is comprised of the Pediatric Care Group (312-942-2232), University Pediatrics (312-942-2200), and the Acute Care Clinic (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays).

MEET OUR TEAM

Carrie Drazba, MD, completed her medical education at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. Board-certified in Pediatrics, she completed her residency training at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. After residency she joined the Academic General Pediatrics department at Rush Children’s Hospital. 

She is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College and plays an active role in teaching both medical students and residents. Dr. Drazba is also the Medical Director for the Mother Baby Unit at Rush and is very experienced in the care of the newborn.

Dr. Drazba believes in partnering with parents to provide the best medical care for their children. She also enjoys discussing common parenting topics such as sleep issues, discipline techniques and healthy eating routines.  

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Austin Hanrahan, MD, completed his medical education at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Board-certified in Pediatrics, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. He serves as an instructor of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical College.

Dr. Hanrahan’s clinical expertise is in allergies, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, childhood obesity and developmental disorders.

 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

Melissa Holmes, MD, received her undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.   She completed her pediatric residency at Rush University Medical Center.  After spending time in private practice, Dr. Holmes was excited to return to Rush and practice as a general pediatrician where she completed her residency training. 

  Dr. Holmes is passionate about educating families on how to create and sustain healthy habits in their children.  She works to empower children and adolescents to make healthy choices independently while providing individualized medical care that will help them thrive into adulthood.  

Dr. Holmes is also an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College and enjoys teaching medical students and residents in her practice.  Dr. Holmes is also a provider in the Mother Baby Unit at Rush and supervises residents in our Acute Care Clinic.

 

Karen Lui, MD, completed her undergraduate education at University of Chicago and medical education at Rush University Medical College in Chicago, IL. Board certified in pediatrics, she continued on at Rush Univerity Medical Center to complete her residency training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anita Kewalramani, MD, completed her medical education Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio. Board-certified in Pediatrics, she completed her residency training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. After residency, Dr. Kewalramani joined Children’s Memorial Hospital (Now Lurie Children’s) as a fellow in Pediatric Nephrology.

She is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College and plays an active role in teaching both medical students and residents.
 
Dr. Kewalramani’s clinical expertise is in obesity, influenza, allergies, asthma, ADHD, developmental disorders and physical examination.   
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherald R. Leonard, MD, completed her medical education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. Board-certified in Pediatrics, she completed her residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL. 

She is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College in the Department of Pediatrics and plays an active role in teaching both medical students and residents.
 

Dr. Leonard’s clinical expertise is in obesity, influenza, allergies, asthma, ADHD, developmental disorders and ear infection.   
 

 

 

 

 

Gina Lowell, MD, received her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College and her medical degree from Rush University. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and a General Academic Pediatrics fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she also received her Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 

Dr. Lowell joined the faculty at Rush in 2008. Her interests include childhood injuries and medical education in evidence-based practice. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and is the Associate Director of the Pediatric Clerkship for the medical school.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Diana Metropulos, MD, received her medical degree from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine at Chicago in 2011. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in Pediatrics and serves as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rush University. Her clinical expertise is in obesity, patient safety, allergies, vaccines and weight management.

 

 

 

Divya Murthy Gupta, MD, completed her medical education at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Board-certified in Pediatrics, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. 

She is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College in the Department of Pediatrics and plays an active role in teaching both medical students and residents.
 
Dr. Gupta’s clinical expertise is in adolescent health and development, allergies, and asthma.   

 

Rashmi Narayan, MD, completed her medical education at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. Board-certified in Pediatrics, she completed her residency training at the University of California Los Angeles 

She is an Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College in the Department of Pediatrics and plays an active role in teaching both medical students and residents.
 
Dr. Narayan’s clinical expertise is in adolescent health and development, allergies, and asthma, toxic stress and resilience, weight management, and developmental delay.   

 

Laura Pabalan, MD, received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. She spent a year as an Americorps member tutoring students in Chicago Public Schools. She attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and received her pediatrics training at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Dr. Pabalan is an Assistant Professor who joined faculty at Rush in 2014. She serves as an attending in the Mother Baby Unit and also provides care to children in homeless shelters through the KIDSHIP program.  She is passionate about health equity and improving health care access for the underserved. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

 

Kyran Quinlan, MD, is the Director of the Section of General Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Rush.   He serves as Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention.  As an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Quinlan trained in child injury epidemiology and prevention at the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.  His publications include a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that the majority of child passengers killed by drinking drivers in the United States were riding in the same vehicle with them.  

Dr. Quinlan has published numerous studies on child safety in the peer-reviewed literature and has been successful in helping to protect children through community advocacy efforts.  He received an MD from Loyola University in Chicago, completed his pediatric residency training at the University of Chicago, and received a Masters in Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He was a Physician Advocacy Fellow of the Center on Medicine as a Profession of Columbia University working on child pedestrian safety in low-income areas on the south side of Chicago.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Margaret Scotellaro, MD, FAAP, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center.  She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois in Urbana and medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.  Dr. Scotellaro stayed on to complete her pediatric residency and chief residency at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Scotellaro is a general pediatrician with special interests in foster care, child protection and pediatric education.  She is the director of the Rush Child Protection Team and serves as Associate Program Director for the Rush pediatric residency program.  She is a Healthworks provider, performing Comprehensive Health Evaluations for children entering the foster care system in Cook County.
 
She is the Medical Director for The Children’s Place, a program that provides residential care, foster care and other support services to at-risk and medically complex children in DCFS custody.  She also serves as an outreach physician for Rush’s Kids SHIP program, providing pediatric care in Chicago area homeless shelters and at Haymarket substance abuse treatment center.
 
Within the Illinois Chapter of the AAP, Dr. Scotellaro serves as a grant facilitator for the Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program and is a member of the ICAAP Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.  She received a 2012 CATCH Planning Grant for her ongoing project “Strengthening Medical Homes for Children in Foster Care”. 

 

Dr. Scotellaro resides in the western suburbs with her husband and five children. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Sholiton, MD, received her undergraduate education at Stern College and her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco prior to moving to Chicago twenty years ago. Dr Sholiton worked in private practice prior to joining the faculty at Rush.

She has a strong professional interest in medical education and serves on numerous educational committees within Rush Medical College. Dr Sholiton is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the current Pediatric Clerkship Director within the medical school. She is also the proud parent of four children. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renee Slade, MD, received her undergraduate degree at Emory University and her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. In 2000 she came to Rush to complete her residency in pediatrics. After completing her residency in 2003, she practiced at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on the south side of Chicago. 

In 2009 Dr. Slade returned to Rush as an Assistant Professor. She divides her time between seeing patients (neonates to adolescents​) and supervising residents in the Newborn Nursery and the Acute Care Clinic. Her favorite things about being a pediatrician are appreciating how children develop and serving a diverse population. In her personal time, Dr. Slade enjoys ballet class, photography, and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridget Voigt, MD, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Northwestern University's Fineberg School of Medicine's pediatric residency program. 

Dr. Voigt joined the faculty at Rush in 2003. She provides care to children in homeless shelters thru the KIDSHIP program and is an Associate Residency Program Director for the Rush residency program in pediatrics. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics.

 

 

 

 

 

Beth Volin, MD, received her undergraduate degree at Emory University and her medical degree from Northwestern University. She completed her pediatric residency at Michael Reese Medical Center, where she served as chief​ resident. Dr. Volin spent 9 years in private practice before joining the faculty at Rush more than 20 years ago.

Her interests include early literacy, health care for vulnerable populations and medical education. Dr. Volin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and is the medical director of Rush Pediatric Primary Care Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

Our services include the following:

  • Routine infant care
  • Routine child and adolescent care
  • Management of chronic health problems for infants, children and adolescents 
  • Immunizations 
  • School, sports and camp physicals
  • Nutrition consultations
  • Social work services
  • Pediatric walk-in clinic (7:30- 8:30 a.m. only)
  • Same-day sick visits (Please call for an appointment)
  • 24-hour phone coverage and assistance

 

Same Day Sick Visits

We offer same-day appointments for sick infants, adolescents and children in the Acute Care Clinic. Please call our office at (312) 942-2200 or (312) 942-3034 to schedule a same-day appointment.

Pediatric Walk-in Clinic for Urgent Care

We have established an Acute walk-in clinic Monday through Friday 7:30-8:30 a.m. for sick children and children requiring immediate care. No appointments are necessary, and your child will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. If you arrive at our office after 8:30 a.m. and your child requires care, we will try to accommodate you with the earliest available appointment in the Acute Care Clinic.

Hospital Care

In the event that your child needs to be hospitalized, we will refer you to Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized institution for innovation and technologically advanced care. Your primary care doctor from our practice will be in active communication with your inpatient care team to help coordinate your child's inpatient care and ensure appropriate follow-up after discharge from the hospital.

Referrals

As a part of Rush University Medical Center, we can refer you to our team of world-class clinical specialists in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Our practice has longstanding relationships with specialists and knows how to efficiently coordinate your care and navigate the health care system.

We're Listening

We depend on patient and family feedback in order to improve our practice. Based on your suggestions, we have reorganized our waiting and exam rooms to provide a separate space for sick children, who now have their own waiting and exam rooms conveniently located within the Primary Care Center. We encourage you to speak with our staff about your experiences at our practice.

Reach Out and Read

Our practice has a strong commitment to literacy. We provide brand new books to all of our patients for every routine visit from 6 months to the age of 5. Our practice also has gently used books that we welcome our patients to read while they wait for their appointment, or to take home and enjoy.

 

Accreditation and Recognition

Rush Pediatric Primary Care Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd.
Westgate Building
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-2200
Fax: (312) 942-3045
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