Infection Prevention Response:

Now Offering Telemedicine eVisit Appointments and Enhanced Isolation Protocols for Well Visits.

Download the app
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hale-health/id932782594?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hale 
 
Dear Apple-a-Day Families,

In response to recommendations by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and in accordance with the Governor’s executive order, we are restructuring our services to improve access to medical care while promoting social distancing and infection prevention.  You may now schedule Telemedicine appointments for a full range of problems and symptoms.  These online digital visits may be scheduled by calling the office and further instruction will be given on how to download the Hale app.  This provides secure and direct audio and video communication during the digital appointment with our healthcare providers.  Please note that this app is not an instant messaging system for urgent medical conditions or after hours communications.  Please call 630-554-7654 during regular business hours to schedule. 

We also support the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation of maintaining routine wellness checks.  We are accommodating this by blocking out specific days, times, rooms, and modes of office entry which are dedicated to wellness visits.  If you have a previously scheduled wellness visit, you may receive a phone call to schedule during this dedicated time frame.  If you have previously scheduled and do not receive a phone call, your appointment is part of this dedicated scheduling block.

Thank you for your diligence in keeping our children, families, and community healthy.

Practice update: Prompt patient rooming

Dear Apple-a-Day Families,

In an effort to further enhance CDC guidance for social distancing and infection prevention, we have established a streamlined process for promptly rooming patients into an assigned exam room after check-in.  This process change eliminates the waiting room phase of the office visit.  There are separate entry and exit doors designated for sick versus well patients.  Further details will be provided by our front office team at the time of appointment scheduling.
 

In Response to COVID-19 Concerns

Dear Apple-a-Day Families,

This notice is in response to the numerous requests made by parents and guardians asking for school excusal letters, advice on activity and social restrictions for their children during this time of COVID-19 infection control, and clarification regarding high risk populations.

Dr. Jim, Dr. John, and Nurse Practitioner Mary are following the epidemiology of COVID-19 and are in alliance with CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 infection risk reduction and management procedures. Populations known to be at high risk for severe illness due to COVID-19 are the elderly and adults with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and lung disease. Pediatric patients have an extremely low risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Pediatric populations included in the higher risk group requiring more diligent prevention precautions include those with serious chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or autoimmune diseases requiring medication to induce an immune suppressed state. People who are not in a high-risk population should follow the most current precautions as outlined by the CDC.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html

The medical providers will continue to monitor COVID-19 and update guidance as recommended by the CDC. Meanwhile, just as is recommended with cold and flu precautions, keep good hand hygiene habits and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Please teach children and family members about cough etiquette and courteously refrain from attending social or group events if you or your children have respiratory or gastrointestinal illness.

 

Helpful Links

Kendall Co Health Department Coronavirus Information

CDC Coronavirus Resource Page

Global Map of Coronavirus Cases

CDC Handwashing Guide

THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE

Doctors Jim and John Webb are experienced Oswego pediatricians who have over four decades of combined medical experience between them. They are brothers (twins, to be exact) who love kids and who have dedicated their lives to the care, health and nurturing of children. Pediatric nurse practitioner Mary LoGalbo has worked with both pediatricians for over 20 years and has devoted her professional career to improving the health and well-being of children. They are committed to helping kids get well and stay well in Oswego. All of our providers have four children of their own, so they have plenty of firsthand experience and knowledge in caring for kids.

Dr. Jim Webb

Dr. John Webb

Mary LoGalbo, CPNP-PC

Well Child Visits

If this is your first child, do not be overwhelmed.

If you have other children, you may find that a few things have changed. On the next page you will find a schedule of the routine "Well Child" appointments and what to expect at each visit.

Child Health

Your child’s health is very important us.

In this section, you will find advice and answers to common questions about your child's well-being, including everything from the common cold to disciplining your child effectively.

THE APPLE-A-DAY RECIPE

Practice outstanding medicine.
Be friendly, honest and communicate effectively with patients, families and staff members.
Add fun humor when appropriate to lighten the office atmosphere and help children relax while gaining their trust and cooperation.
Be approachable, willing to listen, and spend ample time addressing the medical and psychosocial needs of children and their families.
Get to personally know the children and their families in hopes of establishing long-term rewarding relationships.

ABOUT APPLE-A-DAY PEDIATRICS

  • Our board certified pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioner are committed to serving the healthcare needs of your children. Located in Oswego, Illinois, Apple-a-Day Pediatrics offers comprehensive pediatric and adolescent care to children in Oswego, Yorkville, Montgomery, Aurora, Plano, Plainfield and Naperville.
APPLE-A-DAY PEDIATRICS OFFERS SICK AND WELL WAITING AREAS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD’S CONVENIENCE.