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NEW PATIENT PORTAL

Please register your child(ren) for the new patient portal by Intelichart. It has so many great features!! You will be able to view your child's chart in My Chart, refill medications, send us messages, and request/cancel appointments. 

We are all very excited about it!

Coronavirus and your Children (updated 9/1/21)

Dear Back to Basics Families,

Hello! This has certainly been a challenging year for all of us! Fortunately, we at Back to Basics Pediatrics have been able to work with our families and be there for all of your concerns regarding COVID-19. We are committed to seeing your child - both sick and well using our necessary precautions to keep everyone safe.

I wrote that former paragraph one year ago and unfortunately, not much has changed! We were hoping for a return to "normalcy", but we are back in the pandemic with the Delta strain emerging. 

I am urging all adults and children 12 and older to get vaccinated! The Pfizer vaccine has been FDA approved and it is our only way to keep our children and ourselves healthy. We are providing BOTH the Pfizer Covid vaccine in our office as well as the Influenza vaccines. For the Covid vaccine, I am vaccinating adults as well.

We have been testing children in the office with the Rapid Antigen test, but will soon be getting the molecular PCR testing in the office. I will be able to rapidly test for Influenza A, Influenza B, and Covid with one nasal swab. This technology will have close to 100% accuracy for both positive and negative results.  Also, I will continue to have testing for RSV and strep throat with rapid tests. 

For those patients with a known exposure, we can offer testing in the car, but this will be on a case by case basis. If your child needs a note for school, they will need an appointment to be seen by the doctor. Please call our office with questions - we will try our best to accommodate your needs. 

Please continue to wear your mask in public or large gatherings. If you are vaccinated, you do not need to worry about being quarantined if you have a Covid exposure, but will need to be tested. 

As usual, I am available 24/7, including weekends and evenings. Please feel free to call me with any concerns or questions!

With Love,

Dr. Christine

COVID TESTING SITES AS OF 8/26/20

 

  1. Mercy Harvard Hospital: 1001 Grant St, Harvard 815.943.5431. Will accept a doctor's order for testing. The order must first be faxed to 815.943.2023 and then patient must call the appointment hotline #815.988.2900 to schedule a date/time.  Testing is done at this address in a drive-up tent behind the hospital building  

  2. Amita St. Alexius: 1555 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates  847.843.2000. Must have a doctor's order and a scheduled appointment. Order needs to be faxed to 847.590.2634 and then patient needs to call the central scheduling number 877.717.7700 

  3. Advocate Sherman Hospital: 1425 N Randall Rd, Elgin  847.742.9800. Must have a doctor's order for testing. Since we are affiliated with Advocate, we can call and schedule the appt for patient, or parent can call themselves. When calling and choosing prompts, get to a live rep, not info on COVID. 

  4. NW Huntley/McHenry/C.L: Only testing if order comes from a Northwestern doctor. They will not take outside doctor's orders. 

  5. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital: Not testing at all

   6. Greater Elgin Clinic: 847.608.1344 

       By appt only - no doctor's order needed. They have                   no appts available until 9/1. 

   7. CVS and Walgreens Pharmacy: testing for adults only at         certain locations - no children.

As of July 1, 2019, I have been appointed to the Medical Staff of Lurie Children's Hospital as a Community Based Primary Care Pediatrician. This will give me the latest updates on the best pediatric care for your children and I will be a preferred provider of care to the community. So exciting!!

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Dr. Christine Poulos recognized as a Top Doctor, 2018!
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Back to Basics Pediatrics Patient Portal is Up and Running!

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  • Communicate via the portal for questions and medication refills

Advocate Hospitals

  • Dr. Poulos is proud to have staff privileges at these 2 Advocate hospitals:

    • Advocate Good Shepherd 

    • Advocate Sherman