Dr. Roma Franzia has maintained a solo pediatric practice in Winnetka, serving North shore families since the summer of 1999. Dr. Franzia has the privilege to treat children from birth through adolescence. This distinctive opportunity allows Dr. Franzia to forge a truly meaningful and trusting relationship with children and their parents. Her pediatric practice was designed and created for children to feel safe, happy, and empowered when visiting their doctor. Her practice is divided into a "well side" for routine check-ups and a "sick side" for ill patients in an effort to restrict the spread of germs and prevent healthy children from becoming sick.
Dr. Franzia works especially well with the parents of newborns, expertly guiding them through what can be a challenging stage. Dr. Roma - as some of her patients like to call her - limits the number of families in her practice to ensure the integrity of care to her patients and provide the special attention they deserve. Dr. Franzia has trained extensively to understand the needs and concerns of today's adolescents. Moreover, Dr. Franzia is able to provide immediate referrals to selected pediatric sub-specialists when medical decision-making becomes complex.
Each of the four rooms features an inspirational and unique hand-painted storybook mural complete with a custom animal examination table. Each examination room has been labeled by the children as The Dinosaur Room, The Elephant Room, The Polar Bear Room, and The Hippo Room. The walls also display current and vital medical information for parents plus toys to entertain the siblings - Dr. Roma's trademark theme of education, play and comfort. Children and parents have embraced her unique approach to pediatric medicine - the sensation of home, tranquility and warmth - practicing medicine the way it used to be.