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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 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).

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MEET OUR TEAM

Kirsten Charnond, MD, completed both her undergraduate and medical education at St. Louis University. She completed her general pediatrics training at The Children's Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2005.  Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Charnond has been on staff at Rush University Medical Center since 2013, where she enjoys seeing infants and children of all ages.


 

 

 
 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Shakun Gupta, MD, completed her medical education at Virgnia Commonweath University Medical Center in Richmond, VA. Board-certified in pediatrics, she completed her residency training at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago.

Dr. Gupta sees patients from birth until age 18. She has a particular interest in well baby care and nutrition/obesity counseling. She lives with her husband in downtown Chicago and in her free time enjoys traveling, cooking and running.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Primary Care, Pediatric

Board Certification:

Pediatrics

Faculty Rank: Instructor
Medical or Graduate Education: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Pediatrics
Clinical Expertise:

Physical examination, pediatric

Primary and preventive care, children and adolescents

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Primary Care, Pediatric

Board Certification:

Pediatrics (PCP)

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Residency: Children's National Medical Center - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Children's Memorial Hospital - Pediatric Nephrology
Clinical Expertise:

Physical examination, pediatric

Primary and preventive care, children and adolescents

 

 

Specialty:

Pediatrics

Primary Care, Pediatric

Board Certification:

Pediatrics (PCP)

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Residency: Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center - Pediatrics
Clinical Expertise:

Physical examination, pediatric

Primary and preventive care, children and adolescents

 

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.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uma S. Levy, MD, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Chicago and received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She completed her pediatric residency training at Rush University Medical Center.  After her residency training, she worked as a pediatric hospitalist in Rockford, IL.  She has been an attending physician at Rush since 2006. 

She enjoys both seeing her own patients, of whom she has a loyal following, and precepting residents in their weekly clinic.  She is very involved in medical education, serving as the Pediatric Subinternship Director as well as teaching both medical students and residents in the clinical setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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) 942-2232 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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