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Eric Zee, MD

  • Eric Dong-Ming Zee
  • “My goal is to give each family personalized care.”

I became a pediatrician because I wanted to be an advocate for children, and I feel very fortunate to serve our community's families and children.

Kids see doctors differently than adults. As a doctor I tend to be informal. I don't wear a tie or a white coat — that's by design. I want children and families to feel comfortable when they see me. I try to talk to the kids as much as possible and not talk through them to parents. I feel this leads to more personalized care.

Communication is key in medicine and the foundation of personalized care. Pediatrics presents a unique opportunity for that communication, because I'm speaking with both parents and children. I listen to my patients' and their parents' questions fully and then make sure they both understand my thoughts and recommendations. More than anything, that two-way communication is key.

Specialties

Pulmonary

Work and Education

Professional Education

FUHS/The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL, 6/4/1999

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 6/30/2002

Fellowship

University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, 6/30/2005

Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics