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
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.