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Aurora physician offering home visits for newborns

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fond du Lac, Wis. – Aurora Health Center in Fond du Lac will begin offering home visits for newborn baby care in September. The visits will be conducted by Amy Emmer-Sheldon, MD, a board-certified pediatrician, who will visit homes for a baby’s first checkup as well as a 2-week-old checkup.

“Being a mom of two small children myself, I know how hectic days are and how sensitive a newborn baby is. Knowing that I don’t have to make a trip out with my infant would be wonderful. That is why I decided to offer home visits,” said Emmer-Sheldon.

Newborn babies are very susceptible to germs and avoiding any unnecessary trips outside the home is a recommended practice. Home visits also give parents the opportunity to ask questions about having the baby at home. Keeping the baby in a comfortable and familiar environment also decreases anxiety for the infant and the parents.

Emmer-Sheldon chose pediatrics as her medical specialty so she could concentrate on providing quality health care for children in all aspects of their development from birth to adulthood. She received her medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed her residency at Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center- Pediatrics. Emmer-Sheldon is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics.

For more information or to schedule an appointment or your home visit with Dr. Emmer-Sheldon call Aurora Health Center in Fond du Lac at (920) 907-7220 or go online at

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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Contact: Kristine Lillie
Phone: 920-288-3629

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