We are prepared to provide continuous high quality care during the pandemic.

To serve the community,  in Feb 2020 we upgraded our office equipment and  began  testing for COVID with a minute rapid antigen test approved by the Emergency Use Authorization process of the FDA. Testing is availible for our patients and is availble to the public by appointment.


To schedule a test call 630-357-1030 for  an appointment and click on the button below to download the a test registration form.  The form can be completed by computer using an pdf reader or printing it and using a pen.  If using insurance, bring a copy of the back and front of your card or present the card itself for us to copy. If completed using a pdf reader program, you can email the form to us at pedsprint@hpeprint.com .

In addition,  as  a pediatric office, we have performed many thousands of vaccinations, not only to children but also the parents of our practice for over 40 plus years.  In the spirit of community service, we have been approved to offer COVID vaccination per CDC and IDPH guidelines, currently to adults in groups 1A and 1B.  We anticipate eventually vaccinating children.  We are working closely with the IDPH and our local BOH, to offer COVID vaccination to our community.  If you are in  need of COVID vaccination, call our office at 630-357-1030.  As of 2/2/21, we are able to vaccinate 20 adults per day.  Our ability to vaccinate depends on the supply of vaccine from the state and our local BOH.  If you have scheduled a COVID vaccine with our office, please click the button below and complete the  COVID 19 Vaccine Registration Form. 

Please download and complete the form before  coming to our office.  This will expedite your visit.  Bring your form and insurance card with you.    

*site last updated 02/12/21

We have made the following changes in our office to prevent Covid-19 from spreading.

Your child is our most precious commodity.  We are doing everything  possible to keep your child healthy and safe during this difficult time.  If you are in need, we are just a phone call away 24hrs/365days a year. To enable us to protect you, your child and us, we have instituted the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for our staff and we sanitize each room after each use throughout the day.  In order for us to provide this level of service, the American Medical Association and your insurance  company have created an added office fee to cover these associated extra expenses. Our PPE fee is $10.  When the pandemic ends, we will cease using this fee.

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Scheduling of Sick Patients with fever or a history of fever: Isolation Room

When you child is sick, we suggest you call the office.  The physician will return your call as soon  as possible.  The physican will convert the call to a telehealth visit if appropriate or arrange  for you child to be  seen in our office as soon as possible.  All patients who arrive with or have a history of a temperature of 100.4 or more  will be brought into our office directly from the hallway into our isolation room.  They will be treated separately from the rest of our suite.  The patient and parent will not be in the common areas of the hallway, waiting rooms or bathrooms.  These patients will be seen quickly minimizing their stay in our office.  They will not stop by our reception area.  There will be no mixing of febrile patients with our afebrile patients to ensure your safety.

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Scheduling of  Well Child  Appointments : No fever or history of fever or exposure to a COVID patient

We have changed our office scheduling policy.  We are scheduling well visits for children during our afternoon office hours.  No sick children are being seen at that time to ensure that no child would be exposed to COVID.  We have eliminated any  waiting in our office.  When you come,  you will go directly  into an exam room.  NO WAITING.  We ask that you keep your child's normal routine  visits so that we can maintain their proper vaccination schedule and monitor your  child's growth and development, especially in the first  year of life.    All doctors and staff will be wearing masks and the proper attire.  We ask that only one parent accompany each patient if appropriate.  Upon arrival, all patients will have a temperture measured and will be offered a mask is you don't have one.                      

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Phone Consultations/ Telemedicine/ Drive by/ House Calls 

It was announce on 3/19/20, that all insurance companies, including Medicaid, were required to reimburse physians for phone calls and digital telemedicine. The law also stated this requirement would expire on July 1.  However, since the pandemic continues, most insurance companies are still providing  coverage for a televisit.  We perform telemedicine visits with the use  of doximity software.  Our charge for a televisit is $40.  If that televist results in a regular  office visit within 24 hours, we will apply that fee to your co pay.  If your  insurance allows for televisits, the charge is your usual copay. To arrange for televisit, our staff will  collect your credit card information on the phone at the time of scheduling. We will either set up a specific  time to call you or you can elect for us to call you as soon as we can.  Children with symptoms not appropriate for televisit will be offered a visit to our isolation room.  If an office visit is unacceptable to you, we will make a housecall.  All housecalls are being done by Dr. Rubin.  We will  contact you within 24 hours and set up a mutually agreed time to meet you at your home.

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COVID 19 Testing On Site

We are able to test for COVID 19 infections using a direct florescent antibody test made by Quidel, here in the US.  We are also able to to test for influenza A, influenza B and Strep infections..  These tests significantly help  us determine the cause of any febrile  child's illness.  Our tests take only 15 minutes. In addition, we can use this test for screening of camp, schools and job entry.  Tests are being offered as needed for ill patients and also for those who are being required to test for detection of silent carriers. 

Welcome

Our Board Certified Pediatricians work as a team to provide continuous care for your child. We believe in providing quality care that is affordable and accessible to you.  We know that today’s parents live a busy life and healthcare is expensive.  Due to COVID, you must call us first to obtain a visit. Upon  arrival,  wait in your car until we have an open exam room.  We will then call you back and have you come directly form your car  into the exam room.   Our urgent/ walk-in/ no appointment necessary visits are at standard office rates and offer a very cost effective alternative to ER visits and Urgent Care visits.  Our office has been serving the needs of children since 1971.

Flexible Office Hours

We offer flexible office hours so that your child can obtain an office visit with us within 24 hours/365 days a year.
Due to the COVID pandemic, you must call us before entering  our office to obtain a visit without an appointment . We asks that you wait in your car and we will call you when a room is free. You will be brought directly into the exam room.  We are currently performing COVID testing weekdays from 9 AM to 11 AM and COVID vaccination from 11 AM to 4 PM and seeing well visits and children with minor illnesses from 1 PM to 6 PM.  Sundays and Hollidays will continure to  have a No Appointment Needed Sick Visit Hour.  However, during these hours you must wear a mask and only one parent allowed per child. 

Due to the pandemic, we reserve the  right to change our office  hours at  anytime base on the needs of our community  and you, our patient.

Meet our pediatricians

All of our medical staff are certified by the American Boad of Pediatrics and are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  They are specialists in the care of newborns, infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Ira S. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.

graduated from a combined M.D.- Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago in 1984. He continued at the University of Chicago where he also completed an internship and residency in Pediatrics. Dr. Rubin has been in private practice since 1987. Dr. Rubin has special interests in learning disabilities including ADD/ADHD and autism. He also created Dr. Rubin’s Mini Medical School for High School Students program in 2004. In Feburary 2019 the program was chosen by the medical journal Medical Ecconomics as a "Change Maker" for fostering future physicians. He is on the associate staff at Lurie Children;s Hospital, Chicago IL. Dr. Rubin is an active member of the medical staff of Edward Hospital where he has served in many positions including past chair of the department of Pediatrics.  

Shuba V. Lawande, M.D.

graduated from Goa Medical College, University of Bombay in India in 1991. She did her internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago in 1998. She received the 1998 Seymour Metrick Award for the outstanding Pediatric Resident at Lutheran General Hospital. She has been in private practice at Naperville Pediatrics since 1999. Dr. Lawande is an active member of the medical staff at Edward Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Lawande can speak Hindi, Marathi and Konkani in addition to English.

Shash M Kudchadker, M.D.

graduated from Baroda Medical School in India in 1961. He did a rotating internship at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and his residency in Pediatrics at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He was Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Kudchadker was Attending Pediatrician at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Hospital from 1967-1971. Dr. Kudchadker then joined Dr. Karwatociz and formed Naperville Pediatric Associates in 1971 where he practiced pediatrics for the next 47 years until January 2019, when he retired. He will be missed by the staff and patients of our office. We all wish him a happy retirement.  

Services 

for a well or healthy patient

Prenatal Consultation

Congratulations!  You are expecting a baby. Its a busy and stressful time. One thing you should decide is who you want to care for your baby.  To help you decide, we offer a free prenatal visit with one of our pediatricians.  This allows you to get to  know your child's doctor before he or she is born, get familliar with our facility and philosophy.  We are glad to meet you and answer all of your questions. If you are expecting, please call the office to arrange for a free prenatal visit.

Newborn Care

Newborns  are not small adults and have their own special  needs.  All of our pediatricians are trained in the care of newborns.  We are on staff at Edward Hospital, Naperville.  If your baby is born there, we will evaluate them within 24 hours of birth.  If your baby is born at an outside hospital, use the hospialtist on call and ask them to call us if  they find any concerns. After your hospital stay, we ask you bring your newobron to our office within 2-4 days for us for a re-evaluation.  We are able to treat the majority of common problems seen in newborns.  We will discuss and refer to you an expert if we find any rare defects or diseases.

Preventative Care

Unlike the field of medicine, pediatrics has a long history of dealing with preventiatrive measures to detect and treat problems early. This process enables us to obtain the best results of treatments.  We belive that early intervention is best for children. We closely follow your child's first  2 years of growth and development while offering proven methods of parenting and saftey advice to enable your child to grow to his or her maximim potential. We offer vaccines at safe and effective intervals.  We screen your child for developmental problems, anemia, tuberculosis, lead exposure, diabetes, urinary tract infections and depression on regular intervals. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics health screening guidelines.

School Physical Exam and Immunization Program

Illinois law requires a school physidal exam within a year of entry to preschool, kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade and college.
In addition to the physical exam students are screened for TB, Lead, Diabetes, and Anemia. A student must also be immunized against a long list of infections for which the specifics depend on the student's age and grade.  Our pediatricins will eavluate  your child's immunization records and inform you what you need to be compliant with the laws and what vaccinations  are optional but still recommended. 

Flu Prevention Program

The CDC recommeds flu vacination for all children and adults. We strive to acheive this goal by providing a Flu Prevention Program..  Each fall we call every patient who had the vaccine last year and offer them this year's flu vaccine.  In addition, all patients and their parents are offered a flu vaccine when they are seen for their yearly exam in the fall. Children younger than 2 years and adults older than 65 are at an increased risk of complications from flu.  In order to provide the best possible protection to our young children, a flu vaccine should be taken by any caretaker, chronically ill child or immuno compromized child.  To that end, we offer the flu vaccine as a convience to any care taker of infants or children. When a patient presents to our office with symptoms of flu, we have the abiltiy to test for influxenza A or B stains using a nasal swab.  This early detections enables us to offer early treatment and provide the best possible out comes.

Travel Clinic and Advice

Our pediatricicans have advised patients  on foreign travel for over 30 years.  If you are traveling, and need advice, consider coming to us for help, advice and protection.  The physicain will review all of your health  travel needs.  We maintain a stock of typhoid vaccine, Menectra vaccine, injectable polio and we aill advise you on malaira prophylaxis.  If traveling, please call us and make a vist to discuss your travel plans and we will review with you the current recommendation(s) for medication(s). We will then decide with you , which vaccines you need.  If you have a special need, we usually can obtain the vaccine or drug through our suppliers. Please be advised insurance coverage for foreign travel greatly varies depending on your heath plan.  Most vaccines used for foreign travel are not routinely used in the U.S. A. and thus are considered not considered routine.

Services 

for the sick or injured patient

Evaluation and Treatment of the acutely sick patient

Our pediatricians are experts at evaluating sick and/or injured children.  Our office is set up with 2 additional roomsfs to handle these chilrend: (1) an isolation rash room with entrance and exit to our hallway by passing our check-in waiting rooms and a (2) treatment room designed for handilng all kinds of injuries in children ranging from suturing a laceration and casting broken bones to the removal of all kinds of foreign bodies from the nose, ear or other orrificie.  We are also equipted to handle and test for a wide range of  infections: influenza, strep, urinary infections, pneumonia, etc.  We have negulizers and lung function testing equiptement for our asthmatic patients. We are able to handle
>95 % of childhood infections and illnesses. 

Evaluation and Treatment of the chronically sick patient

Many childhood illnesses are managable and treatable but no cure exsist.  Many of these diseases to cure over a long period of time but the outcomes are always best when the problem is managed rather than allowing it to wax and wean on its own.  Our pediatricians are highly trained and experienced with a wide range of diseases and are more than capable of treating a long list of chronic diseases. These patients are seen every 3 months to monitor their progress and miminize the side effects of their treatrment.

Consultation and Evaluation for those patients in need of an expert second opinion.

With over 50 years of combined experience, our pediatriians have seen a wide variety of diseases, and have managed a wide variedty of conditions.  Sometimes a parent is unhappy with the advice and treatment they are receiving and need an expert to review  their child's records.   

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Our Contacts

Address:

10 W Martin Ave. Suite 2
Naperville IL 60540

Phone and Page Line:

Land Line: 630-357-1030
Fax Line: 630-357-8027

Business Hours:

Monday through Friday 9 AM to 12 Noon, 2 PM to 5 PM.
* See above for specific office hours.