Spring Updates
  • Summer Schedules Are Open
  • Get to Know Dr. Ellen Papacek
  • Upcoming Zoom Events
  • In the News - Returning to Sports
  • Selfie Corner
Summer Schedules Are Open!
Don't forget to schedule your school, sports, or camp physical.

Schedule online with MyChart or call us at 312.227.2800.
Get to Know Dr. Ellen Papacek
Dr. Ellen Papacek is the Medical Director of Lurie Children's Primary Care - Town & Country Pediatrics. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 1996 and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital in 1999. She joined TCP in 1999 as a pediatrician, and in September 2020 she stepped into the role of Medical Director.
Fun Facts about Dr. Papacek
  • She was born in Minneapolis, MN and grew up near La Crosse, WI.
  • Her favorite sports teams are the University of Arizona, the Green Bay Packers, and the Chicago Cubs.
  • Her hobbies include baking, hiking, golf, working out, and travel.
  • She has visited almost 50 national parks and monuments with her family.
  • She has the greatest husband, Eric, and two boys, Connor (16) and Garrett (13).
  • She is a super taster!
Upcoming Zoom Events
Meet & Learn for Expecting Parents
Learn what Lurie Children’s Primary Care - Town & Country Pediatrics has to offer your growing family by joining one of our upcoming virtual Meet & Learn events for expecting parents.
Thursday, May 6 at 6:00 PM
Hosted by Dr. Emily Lieberman and Dr. Eric Jackson
Tuesday, June 8 at 6:00 PM
Hosted by Dr. Kori Summers and Dr. Hilary Vallorano
Baby Talk
For parents of children ages 0-6 months, we invite you to our monthly virtual Baby Talk sessions, where we discuss questions related to sleeping, feeding, development milestones and more.

Tuesday, May 4 at 11:00 AM
Hosted by Dr. Rachel Saccaro
Toddler Time
For parents of children 18 months to 3 years, we invite you to attend our virtual Toddler Time session, where we discuss questions related to picky eaters, toilet training, behavior concerns and more.

Wednesday, May 12 at 6:00 PM
Hosted by Dr. Barbara Johnston and Danielle Marino, LCSW
The AAP Recommends a Gradual Return to Sports
The American Academy of Pediatrics is advising kids sidelined by the pandemic to return to sports gradually. Children diagnosed with COVID-19 in the six months prior to needing a sports or health form may require a physician or APN visit for medical clearance.

Selfie Corner
COVID-19 Resources
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