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Michelle Hephner, DO

Dr. Hephner is a mom of a two-year-old son and eight-month-old daughter and a family physician in private practice with Central DuPage Physician Group, in Winfield, IL

How many children do you have?  I have a two-year-old son and an eight-month-old daughter

What’s your specialty? Family medicine

What’s your favorite parenting tip? Be flexible, be prepared! Also, anything–even a trip to the grocery store can be a learning experience. Don’t be afraid to lovingly discipline a child. This is a great gift to the child!

What surprised you most about parenting? How rewarding it is to be able to build relationships with my kids and how much I love them.

How do you get your kids to eat healthy food? We make casseroles often to provide vegetables to my son. He loves fresh fruit! My daughter is on baby food at this time, and she is excited to eat almost anything we’ll give her.

How do you work exercise into your family’s life?  Weather permitting, we enjoy taking walks together. My son loves to run, so we will occasionally run around the house.

How do you recharge your batteries?  Family vacations, time spent with extended family, and date nights with my husband!

Dr. Hephner’s Q&As

I have a two-year-old and another baby on the way. How did you introduce your kids to each other?

My son is almost a year and I think he’s constipated. How did you treat this in your kids?


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