Dr. Peter Lechman, MD

Dr. Peter Lechman, MD

PediatricsMaleAge 58

Accepting new patients

Dr. Peter Lechman, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lechman to book an appointment.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

New Patient?
(847) 260-7897
Nmff - Sono Pediatrics1460 N Halsted St Ste 502 Chicago, IL 60642
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Care Philosophy

""I like to take a collaborative approach to my care for patients and families. I feel that providing education to parents and their children is an important part or my job. In making choices about treatment, I try to..."

- Dr. Peter Lechman, MD

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Lechman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lechman

3.8

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
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He’s probably competent. He cared for our son for 4 years and nothing went seriously wrong. But avoid him. It’s not just his unpleasant manner, you can call “no-nonsense,” “gruff,” or “rude” depending on your spin. Rather, it is his unsolicited personal judgments. We stopped going to him because when he asked about educational plans, and we said we were still deciding, he responded with a condescending, judgmental sneer that he hoped at least we were not going to home school. This was grossly offensive and beyond the pale of professionalism. At the time (pre COVID), homeschooling was simply one of several options. It worked for me and some of my friends, as we are successful professionals, but it’s hardly for everyone. The bigger point is regardless of your view of the homeschooling, avoid Lechmann. He’s obviously comfortable injecting unsolicited, sneering personal judgment into medical care. It was homeschooling for me – it may be something else for you. Why tolerate that?
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 22, 2020
Our two daughters (5 and 2 yrs) are patients of Dr Lechman. He is fantastic and I highly recommend him! He was extremely reassuring when we had our first child and were “new, nervous parents.” And he was the brilliant scientist we needed when our second daughter was born a preemie and initially had many challenges. His diagnosis, treatment plan & overall knowledge was unwaveringly spot on. He guided our daughter through some rough times with the proper care. She’s now thriving. He’s the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jill in Glenview, IL – Dec 31, 2018
Very practical, knowledgeable doctor that will "tell it like it is" and give parents a good sense of what works and what doesn't, what is worth worrying about, and the fact there is no one size fits all answer to raising a baby. Less touchy feely than some pediatricians, but we personally love his practical (even wryly funny) bedside manner and trust him implicitly with our son.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Dan b. in Chicago – Jan 02, 2018
We have 3 children that have seen Dr. Lechman throughout the years, and for 17 years he has been our pediatrician. Dr. Lechman is a no non-sense Doctor that is straightforward with his thoughts when asked. I have read that he may come off as "snobby," but I have found him to be really nice. Perhaps people caught him on a bad day. In in 17 years and likely 100 interactions, he has been courteous, thoughtful and informative. Great Doctor and highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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C. Bahr in Chicago, IL – Sep 02, 2017
Rude and discourteous to me & when looking over my child when we were in the hospital, after the Northwestern Hospital pediatricians punted us over to the pediatricians from my chosen pediatric office. Unfortunately, he was the one from the practice who had hospital duty for the day. He was rude and rushed and was more worried about himself and his schedule than caring for my son when there were a slew of doctors and nurses coming in and out of our room to see us before we left the hospital.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
3 people found this helpful
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KC in Chicago, IL – Jun 18, 2017
Brilliant Doctor. I have known Dr. Lechman before I had a child and wanted to make sure he was with us for the birth of our child. He has helped us manage our need for a tonsillectomy and our recent asthma issues. Such a kind man. You will not be disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Robin Balbo in Chicago, IL – Sep 12, 2016

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lechman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adoption Services
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Testing
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Cough
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Fever
  • Gastritis
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Nausea
  • Newborn and Well-Child Care
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Polyuria
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Strep Throat
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Viral Infection
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Care Philosophy

"I like to take a collaborative approach to my care for patients and families. I feel that providing education to parents and their children is an important...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Education

1998
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Ukrainian

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Peter Lechman, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (847) 260-7897, and for other questions, call (312) 926-7337.

Is Dr. Peter Lechman, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Peter Lechman, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lechman's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Peter Lechman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lechman frequently treats Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration , Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage, and Acne. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lechman treats.

Where is Dr. Peter Lechman, MD's office located?

Dr. Lechman's office is located at 1460 N Halsted St Ste 502, Chicago, IL 60642. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Peter Lechman, MD speak?

Dr. Lechman speaks Ukrainian, German, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Peter Lechman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lechman has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lechman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Lake Forest, IL

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)