Next Door Pediatrics-Children's Wisconsin
About Next Door Pediatrics
Next Door Pediatrics features pediatricians who provide compassionate and dedicated medical care for children of all ages. We are affiliated with the pediatric experts of Children’s Wisconsin and can draw upon those resources to provide the highest level of medical care possible.
Children’s Wisconsin is not public testing site for COVID-19. Nationwide access to testing supplies is limited. Children’s is only able to test patients who meet CDC guidelines.
The pediatricians and staff of Next Door Pediatrics are dedicated to making your child's development and medical care our priority. We look forward to providing your children with outstanding medical care that you can trust.
Connected with Children’s
Next Door Pediatrics carries with it the Children’s name. That means you can take comfort in knowing your child’s doctor is affiliated with one of the top children's hospitals in the nation. Our pediatricians will connect you directly with the best available doctor if your child ever needs to see a specialist at the main hospital. And best of all, Children’s specialists will keep your Next Door primary care doctor updated on any tests, diagnoses, or treatments.
Finding our clinic
We are located by the Next Door Foundation building, near the intersection of 29th and Clarke streets. You can get to the clinic using these bus routes: 27 (27th street), 23 (Fond du Lac), 35 (35th street), 22 (Center street) and 21 (North avenue).
Lisa Chowdhury MDPediatrics
Accepting new patients
Brilliant Nimmer MDPediatrics
Accepting new patients
Christopher Schwake MDPediatrics
Not accepting new patients
Visits are by appointment only. Please try to schedule well-child visits and checkups several weeks in advance. We understand sick children may need to be seen immediately and same-day appointments are available.
We offer several options to make it easy for you to schedule your appointment:
- If you are an existing patient with a MyChart account, log in and pick your slot
- See our provider's available appointment slots and book your own
- If you prefer to have our team call you, submit our online appointment request form
- Call the clinic at (414) 264-5338
Please schedule your appointment today!
After-hours phone calls are directed to our answering service and are handled by one of our on-call physicians.
For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.
Billing and insurance
Children in need of hospitalization may be admitted to Children's Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus. Those with minor injuries or problems may be referred to one of our urgent care locations or local emergency rooms.
All of our patient forms have been posted online for your convenience. Simply print, fill out, and bring with you to your next appointment.
Well-child visit schedule
We recommend well-child visits at the following points in your child's life:
- 2 weeks
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- Every year starting at 3 years
You can view the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended well-child visit schedule for even more information on what to expect at each visit.
Of course, it's also important to check with your doctor for the best schedule for your child.
Immunization is key to preventing diseases and we believe it's incredibly important for all children to be up to date with their vaccines. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has many vaccine resources available, including:
Resources for parents
Our Patient Handouts/Teaching Sheets educate parents and children on a variety of health topics, conditions, and procedures. They are written by staff and updated regularly. Some additional links that we think parents might find helpful include:
- AAP News (official news magazine of the American Academy of Pediatrics)
- Southeast Regional Center (for children with special healthcare needs)
- Love and Logic
We also recommend the following list of books:
- All Grown Up and No Place to Go, David Elkind
- Caring for Your Adolescent, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Caring for Your Infant and Young Child, AAP
- Caring for Your School Age Child, AAP
- The Difficult Child, Stanley Turecks
- Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, Benjamin Spock, MD
- The First Three Years of Life, Burton White
- Guide to Your Child's Sleep, AAP
- How to Get Your Kid to Eat...But Not Too Much, Ellyn Satter
- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adelle
- Hurried Child, David Elkind
- Instructions for Pediatric Patients, Barton Schmidt, MD
- Made Here, Baby, Bruce Wolk
- The Magic Years, Selma Frailberg
- The Nursing Mother's Companion, Kathleen Huggins
- Practical Advice for Parents, Children's Wisconsin.
- Practical Advice for Parents of Teens, Children's Wisconsin
- Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinua
- Redirecting Children's Behavior, Kathryn Kvols
- The Sleep Book for Tired Parents, Rebecca Huntley
- Solve Your Child's Sleep Problem, Richard Ferber
- What Every Parent Should Know, Paul A. Offit, MD, and Louis M. Bell, MD
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