We are accepting new patients! From birth through age 17.


Southwest Pediatrics (SWP) began its days on 11745 SW Hwy on March 17, 1980 under the sole proprietorship of George Harris MD. SWP moved to its current Palos location in 1985. As SWP grew to a group of 4 physicians, a second office was opened at the current Mokena location in 1993.
Over the following years, we grew to a group of 5 physicians. The next big change occurred in 2012 when after more than 30 years using paper charts, we transitioned to an electronic medical record system.

The staff and doctors of SWP believe in serving the community to the best of its ability and this means acting as a medical home for its patients. On September 2016, we achieved Level 3 Certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This is the highest level of recognition for use of patient centered, coordinated care management processes given by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

The current MDs of SWP are proud to be part of Dr. George Harris’ legacy of serving the families and communities of the southwest suburbs. We strive for excellence and hope to continue his legacy for future generations to come.

Hospital Affiliations

Our physicians are credentialed and on staff at Advocate Children’s Hospital (Oak Lawn), Palos Community Hospital (Palos Park) and Silver Cross Hospital (New Lenox).

Our physicians make daily rounds (ie see our patients who are admitted and newborns) at these three hospitals and can admit to these three hospitals if admission is needed.

Insurances Accepted

Aetna; Beechstreet, Inc.; Benefit Administrative Systems; BCBS (PPO/Select PPO/ POS), Cigna; Cofinity; First Health; Great-West Healthcare; Health Direct; HealthLink; HFN; Humana (PPO/POS/HMO Premier/ HMO Select); One Health Plan; PHCS/ Multiplan; PHCS Savility; Physical Benefit Trust; Tricare; United Healthcare
We are contracted as site 302 under Advocate Christ Hospital Physicians partners under HMO of IL (Classic Blue/Blue Perform HMO/Blue Advantage HMO); Humana (HMO Premier/ HMO Select)

We only accept Medicaid Patients covered by Meridian Medicaid.
If you have questions regarding insurances accepted by Southwest Pediatrics, Ltd., you may contact our Billing Department staff with your questions at 708-361-3300 x227 or x228.

Please remember to add your newborn baby to your insurance!  Most insurances only allow 30 days to add your newborn to your policy.  If you miss this window then you will have to wait until your policies annual enrollment period.  Inquire before delivery or immediately after delivery what essential documents (ie birth certificate and/or social security number) your policy requires.

Our office services:

Well Examinations
• Immunizations
• Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program from State of Illinois available

Sports Pre-participation Exams

Sick Visits

Asthma Education and Management
• Spirometry (Lung Function Test)
• Peak flow Measurement

ADHD Management

Acne Management

Screening for developmental disorders

Mental Health
• ADHD diagnosis and medication management
• Screening for anxiety and depression and medication management

Accredited Laboratory through Commission of Office Laboratory(COLA)
• Complete Blood Count
• Fecal Occult Blood Test
• Glucose Blood test
• Influenza AB Nasal Screen
• Mononucleosis Test
• Rapid Strep A Screen
• RSV Nasal Screen
• Urinalysis
• Urine Pregnancy Test

Other Testing:
• Lead Levels Screen drawn in office
• Serum Bilirubin drawn for newborn jaundice in office
• Other Common Pathological Tests through ACL Lab

Palos Park Office

One Park Place
8100 W. 119th St.
Palos Park, IL 60464
Tel: (708) 361-3300
Fax: (708) 361-8139

Doctor Hours:

Mon                      8:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m. (office opens at 7:00 a.m.)
Tues-Thurs        10:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. (office opens at 8:30 a.m.)
Fri                          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (office opens at 8:30 a.m.)
Sat                         9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (office opens at 8:00 a.m.)

Office hours are subject to change

Mokena Office

9400 Bormet Drive
Mokena, IL 60448
Tel: (708) 479-7337
Fax: (708) 361-8139

Doctor Hours:

Mon -Thurs       10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (office opens at 8:30 a.m.)
Fri                           10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (office opens at 8:30 a.m.)
Sat                          9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (office opens at 8:00 a.m.)


Office hours are subject to change