Forest View Pediatrics

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Forest View Pediatrics is proud to be one of the leading primary care practices in Southeast Wisconsin. We are affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and have 11 providers on our team, including eight pediatricians, two physician assistants and a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Dedicated doctors
Forest View Pediatrics has proudly served the families of Southeast Wisconsin since 1962. Our pediatricians and staff 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
Forest View Pediatrics carries with it the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin 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 Hospital of Wisconsin specialists will keep your Forest View primary care doctor updated on any tests, diagnoses or treatments.

Appointments

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.

Forest View Pediatrics is accepting new patients on a limited basis. Please call for more information.

Calling us

Our clinic staff members are available to answer general questions throughout the day and urgent phone calls are returned promptly by a nurse or physician.

After hours

After-hours phone calls are directed to our answering service and are handled by an on-call nurse or physician. For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

Billing and insurance

We work with many different insurance companies. In most cases, we can file your claim for you.

Hospital care

Children in need of hospitalization may be admitted to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Those with minor injuries or problems may be referred to one of our urgent care locations or to local emergency rooms. Forest View Pediatrics doctors also are on staff and available to see newborns at many area hospitals.

Our history

1962 - John Czajka, MD, left a pediatric practice in West Allis and hung his shingle out near Highway 100 and Parnell Avenue in Hales Corners.

1964 - Jack Alstadt, MD, joined Dr. Czajka, and they moved to a medical building at 107th Street and Parnell Avenue.

1969 - Dr. Czajka and Dr. Alstadt moved to what is now the Whitnall Medical Building on Highway 100 near the entrance to Whitnall Park.

1975 - Arthur Dorrington, MD, joined the practice.

1978 - Dr. Czajka, Dr. Alstadt and Dr. Dorrington moved to the Forest View Medical Building in Hales Corners.

1979 - Robert Miller, MD, joined the practice.

1984 - David Lautz, MD, joined the practice.

1985 - Dr. Alstadt became the first chief medical officer of Children's Hospital. He retired from the group and Dr. Lautz took over his practice.

1988 - Lyn Ranta, MD, joined the practice after working in the area of public health in Milwaukee.

1989 - Jerry Hartmann, MD, joined the practice after serving as chief resident at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

1992 - Laurie Grunske, MD, joined the group and inherited Dr. Czajka's patients.

1994 - Dr. Czajka retired from the practice.

1995 - Dr. Miller became the second chief medical officer of Children's Hospital and retired from the practice.

Christopher Zukowski, MD, joined the clinic and inherited Dr. Miller's practice. The practice joined Children's Medical Group, becoming one of the first groups to join.

2005 - Dan Dorrington, MD, joined the practice after being chief resident at Children's Hospital.

2006 - Amy Lautz, MD, joined the practice, continuing the tradition started by the Dorrington family.

2009 - The practice moved to a wonderfully spacious new office in New Berlin, sharing space with Children's specialty clinics.

2010 - Dr. Ranta retired from the practice to take the new position at Children's Hospital as director of physician affairs.

Arthur Dorrington, MD, retired from the practice after 35 years of service.

Leyla Hamizadeh, MD, joined the practice after finishing her training at Children's Hospital, inheriting Dr. Ranta's practice.

Paul Veldhouse, MD, joined the practice after serving as chief resident at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, inheriting Dr. Dorrington's practice.

Clinic forms

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
  • Every year starting at 2 years

You can view the American Academy of Pediatric's 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.

Vaccine resources

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. We've included some of the more popular sheets below.

General Information
Bug spray safety
Car seat safety
Colds
Constipation
Diarrhea
Feeding tips/guidelines (4-8 months | 12-24 months | 1-3 years | Picky eaters | Snacks)
Fever
Grieving resources
HealthyChildren.org
Lyme disease
Product recalls
Sore throats
Strep throat
Sunscreen safety
Travel health

Infants
BabyCenter.com
Breastfeeding
Collection and storage of breast milk
Feeding tips/guidelines (4-6 months | 9 months)
Fever
Preventing flat heads
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Safe sleep
Starting solid foods
Teething

Toddlers
Feeding tips/guidelines (12-24 months | 1-3 years old)
Fever
Healthy eating habits (BMI calculator | Choose My Plate | Increasing fiber | Low fat, low cholesterol diet)
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
Tantrums
Teething
Toilet training

Preschoolers
Fever
Healthy eating habits (BMI calculatorChoose My PlateIncreasing fiberLow fat, low cholesterol diet)
School readiness
Toilet training

School-aged child
Bullying
Healthy eating habits (BMI calculator | Choose My Plate | Increasing fiber | Low fat, low cholesterol diet)
Preventing sports injuries in children
Snacks (nutrition)

Adolescents
Acne
Excessive sweating
Healthy eating habits (BMI calculator | Choose My Plate | Increasing fiber | Low fat, low cholesterol diet)
Puberty (boys)
Teen safety
When will I get my period?

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