Meet our friendly, experienced pediatricians and staff at A to Z! Our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your child feel at home from the moment your walk through the door. We're proud to be members of the Addison and Brookfield communities and serve the needs of their children.
We pride ourselves in being an exceptional clinic where children come first. Our child-focused practice works hard to meet the needs of children from infancy through adolescence. Compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive staff is the cornerstone of A to Z Pediatric and Youth's quality care. All of our pediatricians and medical staff are highly trained professionals, and maintain the highest level of accreditation in pediatrics to address the special needs of infants, children, and teens.
We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated. Our doctors and staff look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.
W Daniel Perez, MD, FAAP
Biografía en Español
Dr Perez founded A to Z Pediatric and Youth Healthcare in 2010 with the strong motivation to provide optimal pediatric healthcare to the children of the West and near West Suburbs. His vision encompasses providing a memorable positive experience in pediatric primary care using a model of excellence in pediatrics as well as meeting the challenging needs of children in areas of behavior and mental health and nutrition. Dr Perez has more than 20 years experience in the field of pediatrics and has a special interest in the mental health problems, behavior and development and nutritional problems of children and adolescents.
He finished Medical School at Cayetano Heredia University of Peru in 1990 following with work in pediatric malnutrition for 2 years and then served as general practitioner at a rural clinic at the Amazon rain forest for another 2 years before coming to the US where completed the residency in Pediatrics at Cook County Hospital from 1995 to 1998 and then Neonatology from 1998-2000. He served as a Pediatrician and then Medical Director at Alivio Medical Center before moving into private practice in 2005.
Maria Elena Gonzalez FNP
Maria has been a member of the A to Z Pediatric and Youth Healthcare team since 2019. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing. She was inducted to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2008, and continues to be an active member. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Maria worked as a pediatric registered nurse at Loyola University Medical Center for eleven years. In December 2012, she received her Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) certification by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). She was a charge nurse, a lead preceptor, and was involved in several unit and hospital committees. As a hospital nurse, Maria utilized a patient and family centered care approach to optimize the health and abilities of her patients.
In May 2018, Maria graduated with honors from the Family Nurse Practitioner program from Loyola. In graduate school, she was inducted to Alpha Sigma Nu, International Honor Society of Jesuit Institutions, which seek to identify the most promising students, who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service. As a nurse practitioner, she provides care for both well and sick children. Some of herclinical interests are adolescent care, asthma, early identification of developmental delays, and prevention and management of obesity. Maria utilizes teach back method and motivational interviewing to help empower her patients. She strives to provide optimal health education and excellent care.
In her spare time, Maria enjoys reading motivational books, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. She also practices transcendental meditation, and understands the importance of self-care and preventing burnout. She is very excited to be a part of the A to Z Pediatric and Youth Healthcare team, and is eager to utilize all her knowledge and skills in improving the health of her patients.