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Dr. Ira Rubin

Pediatrics
Naperville, IL
38 years experience male

Locations

Naperville Pediatric Associates

Naperville, IL

Address

10 W Martin Ave, Suite 2, Naperville, IL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

6303578027

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Assurant Inc

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

CHAMPUS

Tricare

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Great-West Healthcare

Guardian Life

Preferred Care

Wellmark Inc

About

Bio

Dr. Rubin graduated from New York University with a BA Magna Cum Laude in Biology in 1978 and then graduated with a Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1984. He continued at the University of Chicago where he did a 3 year residency in Pediatrics. Dr. Rubin joined Naperville Pediatric Associates in 1987 and has been an active member of the Edward Hospital staff as well as an active member in the Naperville community. He has served as the Chair of the Dept of Pediatrics twice and also runs a Mini Medical School Community Service Project each year.

Specialties
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Pediatrics

ADHD and Autism

Doctor Q&A

179 Answers
72 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Normal discharge: Many young adults get this thick white vaginal discharge. This is normal. If you are worried or find it does smell, see a gynecologist and have it ana... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Rubbing on ear s: Hard to say. Years ago a study was done. Over a hundred babies just pulling on their ears: one third had an ear infection, one third were normal and ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Sleep time confort: Understandable, she associates bed with the vomiting episode. So for now hold her hand till she sleeps, then have her hold her doll in other hand t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Abdominal pains: The list of causes for a stomach pain is very long. It ranges from the most benign constipation to the most concerning appendicitis to the more common... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Pus oozing rash: It depends on the cause of your rash. If you were given the steroid to help treat a skin irritant like posien Ivy, then the oozing is not infectious ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Throat infections: Most throat infections in children are viral and do not respond to antibiotic. If the doc tested her throat and had a culture result that was positiv... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Constipation: Many choices, I would suggest Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) known for effectiveness and safety. If no luck, use ducolax.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Sore throat: Most throat infections are viral harmless and resolve on their own Viral infections tend to ulcer as shown in this pic. Strep infections need to b t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Herpes vs Staph: Yes, cold sores or herpes simplex can look a similar to impetigo or a staph infection around the mouth. The key difference is that herpes sores tend... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Flu: Generally the "flu", meaning the seasonal flu which causes high fever, muscle aches, cough , congestion and lethargy, lasts 5 to 7 days in healthy adu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Maybe : About a third of eczema is caused by allergy. If you knew what you avoid it and the eczema resolves. The other 2/3 are unclear. It could be washing yo... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Biopsy result: Depends on how busy a lab is but in general one to two weeks.
A member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Tetanus good 5 years: He does not need another tetanus. The vaccine is good for 5 years and often is boosted between 6 and 10 years with large dirty wounds.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ignore: Children grow in their sleep. One way to obtain your height potential is to ensure your child sleeps.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ipeacac: Most pharmacies will sell to a person 18 or older. Depends on pharmacy and specific state laws. FDA ruled April 2013 that it would available without... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Sore throat: Most sore throats are cause by a virus or bacteria that are self limited and resolve on their own. About a third are caused by strep which can be har... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Missed period: Yes, anytime you miss a period you should be concerned that you are pregnant. A simple home urine pregnancy test will likely tell you. On the other ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Birth control: Birth control pills when taken correctly are 99.9% effective, however, since many do not use BCP correctly they effectively prevent 92 %. Condoms are... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
El marino collagen: Not completely sure since the product is not fda listed, but a quick search found nothing in it that would harm a child. Listed is: ~ blood red or... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Acne creams: Never heard of fair and teen cream but look at the active ingredients. Most acne OTC creams have either benzo peroxide or salicylic acid as their act... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Menstral periods : Assuming tested not pregnant at least twice just in case first test was in error, a female can miss periods indefinitely or just a month depending in ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Mrsa: yes However do wash your hands whenever you touch her wound and I would also recommend cleaning your bathrooms with Lysol or similar disinfectant. S... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Eye problems: Exophoria does not cause nystagmus. There is no connection. Exophoria means the eye muscles are not well controlled and you may see double when you ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Persistent GI prob: Sometimes it is hard to find an answer. Assuming your GI eval did everything, including endoscopy and test for Gluten entropathy, your doctor may con... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea is defined as frequent loose stools. If you have less than 4 stools in 24 hours, just drink and eat normally and this will pass. If more th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Red Eye: Eye inflammation can come from many causes: infection, allergy, irritation, physical rubbing, exposure to chemicals in the air like chlorine from a po... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Weight loss: No easy answer. There are a very large number of diets and diet pills sold but none are reliable nor life long. Weight lose will vary even with the ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Stuttering: There are 2 types of stuttering. First type is when the stutter is only at the beginning of a sentence. The second type is when the stutter is presen... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Body Building: There is no easy answer to your question. To look good you need to work hard in the gym each day and work your muscle using the exercises that work e... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Brown urine: Brown is usually blood. It could be due to many things- sex, side effect of medicine, a mini period, passing a kidney stone, etc. To explain the brown... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Acute febrile illnes: Your child has a febrile illness. If he was active, alert and normal looking you could wait it out. Since he is not, you need to have him examined ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Vitamin B: No, as long as your teenage is of normal size and weight it should be ok. Most vit b is given with vit c. You may consider a b plus c complex list st... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Fatal vomiting: Any mechanical disorder of the digestive track can make a baby vomit and if left untreated can be fatal. Examples are rotated intestines, duodenal at... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
ADHD medicine: Yes, it is a lot and excessive. The normal dose is 5 to 20 mg per dose two to three times daily (total of 60 daily). Too much Ritalin (methylphenid... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Virgin: Simply NO. To be a virgin means no penetration and you can not get pregnant without penetration.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Burn and cancer risk: It would be wise to have a doctor evaluate your freckles because burns can cause skin cancers and only by having the burn looked at can I be sure you ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Milk: Most doctors recommend breast feeding until 1 year, if not formula, then whole milk after 1 year, low fat milk at 2 years. Lactaid is only needed if ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Mmr vaccine : MMR vaccine is live but there is no need to isolate your baby unless your child has an immune problem. The virus in it is not harmful.
A member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Ear draining: Yes go to tour GP to look into your ear. It may have burst.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Nail Fungus : There are many fungi that grow in toenails. These are generally hard to cure. Treatment range from topical to ingested medicines to laser lights to bu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Scalp lump: There are a few causes for "lump" in the scalp. If it moves, is soft, and not tender it is likely not important and either a lymph node or ingrown hai... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Zithromax: Generally its best to not drink when taking medication. However, that said, its unlikely that an antibiotic like zithromax would interact with ingeste... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Get help: Any lethargic child needs urgent help. Call your doctor or go in to er or urgent care center. A weak child can have serious problems.
A female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Constipation: This is prob the most common chronic prob in kids. Best tx with diet: increase fluids, fruit, fiber decrease: bread, milk, meat. As a sideline give 5g... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Groth: An adolescent girl will grow up to 5 years after starting to have periods and periods can start up to age 17. Thus the average girl gets a period at 1... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Normal speech: An 18 month old generally has 15 or more words. Count the words. Don't count mama or dada. If less see if the number increases over the next 1 to 2 mo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Unprotected sex: NO. Always best to protect. If no ejaculation then no pregnancy. Also if you have your period now, then you did not ovulate and not possible to ge... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: There are many possible causes ranging from a bleeding disorder, to period problems to possible pregnancy. She should see a physician to check this o... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Pink Eye: Pink eye is when the white part of your eye becomes pink. There are many causes. Bacteria typically no pain and has a green discharge. Viral typical... Read More

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Aug 20, 2014
Thoughtful expert in Pediatrics. Highly recommend.
Jul 19, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.
Jul 5, 2015
A top Doctor.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, he has a bumpy rash on his face but I can't say its eczema & stools became mucusy not bloody.only tried for 24 hrs b4 gave up!:)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! He does hear me complain about my pains. He doesn't act different.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Why would a doc prescribe that much? Any long term effects? Thanks:)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
Completed 1987

Awards

Parents Choice Award
Best Pediatrician
25 Year Service Award at Edward Hospital

Affiliations

Dr. Rubin's Mini Medical School
Barry University Mini Podiatric Medical School
Edward hospital
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