Welcome to our Practice

We welcome you and your child(ren) to our pediatric practice. We care for children from birth to college-age and we hope to forge a long-term relationship with you and your family.

OUR DOCTORS:

Laura M. Laskonis, D.O., has been in practice here since 1997. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She did her residency training at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. She and her husband have three children.

Melanie C. Lachman, M.D., has been in our practice since 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois and the University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Center. She did her residency training at University of Illinois-Chicago. She and her husband have three children.

Laura M. Rogers, M.D., has joined our practice on August 1, 2017. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rush Medical College. She did her residency training at Rush Children’s Hospital of Rush University Medical Center. She is newly married.

The doctors are board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, members of the American Academy of Pediatrics and are members of the medical staffs of Hinsdale Hospital, LaGrange Hospital and Anne and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital (affiliate staff).

OUR STAFF:

Ann Kamba, R.N.
Colleen Cuthbertson, R.N.
Eileen Gregg, R.N.
Stephanie Colson, R.N.

Donna Ruge, Office Manager
Candy Michalak, Receptionist
Katie Andres, Receptionist
Michelle D’Amore, Patient Care Coordinator

 

OUR OFFICE: hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday we are here from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Well-child visits should be made in advance to accommodate your schedule. Same day sick child appointments should be made before noon if possible so we can plan the day, and please tell us if you plan to have more than one child seen. Please cancel appointments promptly and reschedule that same day if possible. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your well child visit appointment, we will have to reschedule you. Walk ins will be asked to return at a schedule time later in the day or will be charged a $30.00 fee. Children hate to wait, so please help us keep on schedule.

AFTER HOURS: Call 911 day or night for any life threatening emergencies for which your child might require resuscitation. For poisoning, call the Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222. After office hours, calls should be made only for emergencies or urgent problems that can’t wait until morning. Calls about mild illnesses can usually wait until the next morning and well child questions, prescription refills, etc. should be taken care of during office hours. After office hours, you will be paging our doctors or nurse directly and the only thing they see is a phone number, so please identify yourself when they answer the phone or if they have to call you back. Our office staff should return your call within 15 minutes; if you do not reach them or they do not call you back within 30 minutes please call them again.

Please have the following information available when you call; your child’s main symptoms, your child’s temperature if sick, your child’s approximate weight, the name and dosages of any medicines your child is taking, your pharmacy’s phone number (be sure it’s open). Always have pencil/paper handy to take down instructions, and have your child nearby in case you need to check something about his/her condition.

BILLING Full payment, including co-pays is requested at time of service (cash, check, Visa/Master Card/Discover). Our office submits insurance claims to every insurance plan that we are on. We are not on any HMO or Illinois KidCare plans. Please check with your insurance company before your first visit to make sure our practice is listed under your plan.

We hope to work with you to make parenthood a success and for you to have a healthy family, and we welcome any questions or suggestions you may have.