Information for our current patients and prospective patients
We proudly serve children and young adults in Chicagoland and the Western Suburbs. Keeping newborns, infants, toddlers and young adults healthy and safe is our major goal. On this page parents of our current clinic patients will find helpful information for sick days. You will also find useful information regarding normal childhood development. Further down is a guide to immunizations that your child will need at different ages.
New and prospective patients will find a list of the services we provide and how we can be reached to schedule a clinic appointment.
If you are a current patient of our clinic please refer to the following information. If you are looking to join our clinic feel free to browse our clinic guidance. However you will need to have been seen in the clinic in order for us to provide the most appropriate guidance for your child.
Useful information for your sick child
Below you will find limited clinical guidance for common medical conditions that your child may have. Remember to call and schedule an appointment if you have any questions or concerns.
My child has a Fever
A fever is a temperature of 100.4F or higher. Temperature is most accurately measured rectally in children less than 1 year old; and orally in children ages 1 year and older.
Read this important dosing information for Tylenol and Motrin. Please ensure that you have discussed proper indications, ages and doses with Dr. Akin prior to giving your child any medication.
If your child is less than 6 months old, do not give him/her Motrin or ibuprofen.
Click on this Tylenol and Motrin dosing chart to find useful information which you can print out and keep for future reference.
My child may have had an Accidental ingestion or poisoning
If you are unsure whether your child has ingested something potentially harmful, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 immediately. If possible have the medication or substance available at the time of the call. Call 911 if your child has breathing problems or is not responsive.
My child has Asthma
How is my child’s asthma doing?
Below is a useful asthma action plan which can help you determine control of your child’s asthma.
Click on a category to see how well asthma symptoms are controlled.
How do I reach you for After-Hours Calls
Night time, Weekends, and Holidays: After office hours calls should be made only for emergent situations that cannot wait until morning. Call our clinic line at 630.929.3009. Your calls will be returned by the physician, usually within 30 minutes. If you do not receive a call back within 30 minutes, call again.
Please Have The Following Information Available When You Call About A Sick Child:
Your child’s main symptoms
Any chronic disease of health problem your child has
Your child’s temperature; we need a rectal temperature if child is younger than 12 months
Your child’s approximate weight
The names/dosages of any medicines your child is taking
Your pharmacy’s telephone number
Your questions (it is a good idea to have them written down).
Always have a pen and paper to take down instructions and have your child nearby in case you need to check something about his or her condition.
Four easy ways to reach us
1. Stop by in person to our Downers Grove clinic, Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm; or on Saturday by appointment only.
2. You can also contact us during office hours by calling 630.929.3009. After hours: for urgent questions you can reach the pediatrician by calling our clinic number.
3. For non-urgent calls you can also send us a message via our web contact form at balanceweightcenter.com
4. Contact us on facebook
Normal growth and development
Do you ever wonder if your child’s development is normal or behind? We encourage our current patients to read more about how their child is expected to grow and develop. Please click on each link below to open a guide to see what your child’s development at various ages should be.
Balance! helps children and adolescents achieve and maintain their optimal weight by developing lifelong healthy habits through weight maintenance and weight loss services.
Teens have health issues that are peculiar to them.
Prospective new patients will find a list of the services we offer below. Click on this link to find a list of health insurance companies and plans that we are contracted with. If your health insurance plan is not listed, please search under Pediatric and Adolescent Healthy Lifestyle Center or Dr. Morounkeji Akin-Olugbemi. We are signed up with new plans frequently.
If you do not have any health insurance coverage at this time, we can still help. Just call and let us know at the time you set up the appointment.
Forms: Find below a New Patient Packet. You may download, complete this form and bring to your first clinic appointment.