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Physician Education

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Congratulations to the 2016 Winners of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition’s Breastfeeding Friendly Award!

Since 2010, the CABC has been honoring area Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners with its Baby Friendly Practitioner Awards in order to bring recognition to their outstanding breastfeeding support. Winners are nominated by the families they serve or by other health-care providers. Receiving this award gives a wider audience to the contributions of these providers in the promotion of breastfeeding as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle for babies and mothers and speaks highly to their dedication to the health of families across the Chicago area. Awards are presented at our annual dinner seminar for Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. We also acknowledge the contributions of the nominees for this coveted award for their ongoing efforts to support breastfeeding in the Greater Chicagoland Community.

CABC 2016 Breastfeeding Friendly Award Winners

  • Dr. Deborah A. Boyle -- Downers Grove
  • Dr. Tamajah Gibson -- Melrose Park
  • Dr. Shelly Mann -- Grayslake
  • Dr. Joyce Turley -- Waukegan
  • Dr. William White -- Franklin Park

CABC 2016 Breastfeeding Friendly Award Nominees

  • Dr. Alexandra Downing -- Hoffman Estates
  • Dr. Karen Federici -- Genoa
  • Dr. Jennifer Schening -- South Elgin
  • Dr. Natalie Lambajian-Drummond, MD -- Yorkville

Congratulations to the 2012 winners of the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition’s Breastfeeding Friendly Award!

Winning this award speaks highly to the dedication of these area physicians to the promotion of breastfeeding as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle for babies and mothers.

The CABC will recognize their contributions to the health of families across the Chicago area and present their awards during the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practioners, “The Tongue-Tie Controversey” on April 23, 2012. See below for more details.

The Winners:

Dr. Ann Borders, MD
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Dr. Rosalind Downing, MD
Woodridge Clinic
Woodridge, IL

Dr. Donald Fisher, MD
Libertyville and Antioch, IL
Advocate Condell Medical Center

Dr. Jeffrey, George, DO
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, IL

Dr. Andrew Sagan, MD
Swedish Covenant Medical Group Pediatrics
Chicago, IL

See CABC 2012 Physician Friendly Award Winner Bios

CABC 2012 Physician Friendly Award Winner Bios

CABC 2012 Physician Friendly Award Winner Bios

Swedish Covenant Medical Group Pediatrics
2740 W. Foster Avenue, Suite 401
Chicago, Illinois 60625

Dr. Andy Sagan completed his pediatric training at the University of Minnesota and has been in general practice for nearly two decades. He emphasizes child development and behavioral issues in his practice, and promotes practical parenting strategies and skills whenever possible. Dr. Sagan is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, follows vaccination guidelines strictly, and believes strongly in nurturing competency and resourcefulness in parenting. He has two adolescent boys, is a die-hard Bears fan, and enjoys a variety of interesting hobbies.

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Institute of Health Care Studies, and Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

April 23, 2012 Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners.

These details about the Physician Conference are from the seminar brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a pdf.

The Tongue-Tie Controversy

Can tongue-tie affect infant feeding?

According to many medical schools, the answer is no. However, many parents find conflicting information on the internet and seek answers from their health-care providers. Learn from an experienced practitioner the current evidence on tongue tie and infant feeding and provide the most up-to-date information to the families you serve.

Speaker: James G. Murphy, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Naval Medical Center, San Diego CA

Monday, April 23, 2012
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Buffet Dinner 6:00 - 7:00, Presentation 7:00 - 8:30

Olson Auditorium

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 West Dempster
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Sponsored by
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
and Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition

Presentation Objectives

After the talk, participants should be able to:

  • Clarify why differing opinions still exist regarding the significance of tongue tie on infant feeding.
  • Provide evidence-based study data to show the support for each of the 2 opposing opinions.
  • Discuss case histories of illustrative patients with various types of tongue ties.

Details of Nov 4 2010 the Dinner Seminar for Physicians and Nurse-Practitioners

These details about the Physician Conference are from the seminar brochure, which is available at the bottom of this article as a pdf. Registration closed at noon on Monday November 1.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Allergy, and Infant Feeding

Inconsolable babies can make life complicated for parents, physicians, and other healthcare providers. Learn from a nationally-known expert about the medical advances that have revealed some of the underlying causes of “colic” and how infant feeding methods can affect babies’ symptoms and outcomes.

Nominate Breastfeeding Friendly Physician/Nurse Practitioner

Update: nominations closed. Thanks!

The online form and printable pdf to Nominate a Breastfeeding Friendly Physician/Nurse Practitioner is ready.

The Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition will be recognizing Physicians and Nurse practitioners for outstanding breastfeeding support. Please take a minute to nominate a physician or nurse practitioner who provided you with support in your breastfeeding relationship. Nominations must be received by October 15, 2010.

Overview of the Physician Education Initiative 2007-2011

The Physician Education Initiative that was active between 2007 and 2011 was developed to provide breastfeeding education to Chicago area physicians through in-services at local physicians’ offices. Local Lactation Consultants, La Leche League Leaders, and others who support breastfeeding mothers and infants are invited to participate in this program as presenters of these in-services. These presentations were done to increase physicians’ breastfeeding knowledge, provide face-to-face contact with breastfeeding advocates and professionals to whom they can refer mothers with problems and questions, and build relationships among those providing care and support to breastfeeding mothers and infants as we work toward making breastfeeding the norm in our community.

Since its inception in 2007, this initiative reached 10 physician practices and over 100 individuals. Overwhelmingly, the presentations were well received. Presenters reported that their contact with physician offices continued after the presentation with an increase in referrals to the breastfeeding community and greater awareness by the physician groups of breastfeeding resources that are available to them.

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Physician Ed Meeting March 10 2010 7pm

The CABC Physician Education Initiative Committee is happy to announce that we will be holding an informational meeting for those interested in participating in the Physician Education Initiative. Please join us on March 10, 2010 at Lutheran General Hospital, Rm. 1062, (accessible from the main entrance of the hospital or from the B elevators) at 7:00 pm. For more information contact physicianed@chicagoareabfc.org

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