DR. COURTNEY WEEMS - accepting new patients

Education and Training

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Board certified in pediatrics, 2013 - present

  • Clinician Educator at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

  • Pediatrics Residency at the University of Chicago, 2010 - 2013

  • M.D. from East Carolina University, 2010

  • B.S. in Biology from North Carolina State University

 Philosophy of care

I come from a long line of physicians.  My grandfather, Bliss Weems, was the town doctor of Waynesboro, Virginia, at the time a town of less than 20,000 people.  He practiced at a time when doctors were more than just doctors, but pillars of their communities, providing more than just medical care.  So it was instilled in me from an early age the way a doctor should treat patients - by having a personal relationship with them, by spending the time necessary to truly know them and their families, and by providing them the very best and most personalized care.  That approach seems to be missing from today's typical pediatric practices which is why I am so happy to join Donohoe Pediatrics.  That intimate and personalized approach is the norm here.  I will spend all of the time necessary to listen to you and your children's concerns, then marry my medical training and knowledge with my own parenting experience to provide you practical solutions, resources and approaches.  We will work together to keep your kids happy and healthy.  I look forward to meeting you and your family.


Outside of work I like to swim and play tennis.  I love spending time with my family and taking our dogs to the dog park and playing at the local playgrounds with our young boys.  My husband and I enjoy going to Ravinia for concerts and finding new, obscure restaurants to try.  And of course, I love a good night out with my girlfriends.


Education and Training

  • Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s Hospital

  • Board certified in pediatrics, 2004 - present

  • Pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s Hospital), 2001-2004

  • M.D. from Northwestern University School of Medicine, 2001

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical honors society), 2001

  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering/Science from the University of Illinois, 1995

  • B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, 1993

 Philosophy of care

I feel truly lucky to have found my way to a career in general pediatrics.  My approach to care of children is quite simple – to keep my eyes wide open as I work to nurture and heal the child and to reassure and calm the parent.  Despite significant advances in medicine, the key to optimal care of patients still lies in a thorough history and comprehensive physical.  In pediatrics this takes experience, a focus on process and detail, and a way with children.  I act as the quarterback as I advocate and coordinate care for my patients, whether this involves a simple infant well-child visit, an urgent care visit for a feverish child, or care coordination for a child with significant medical complexity.

We have stepped away from the in-network insurance model to provide a different choice for families who would prefer to pay directly for unmatched convenience and personalized care.  I truly enjoy practicing ‘small town’ medicine in our big city.  Most of all, I enjoy having the time and flexibility to develop strong and trusting relationships with all of my patients and their families.


When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, building furniture and spending time with my family.  My wife Joy and I have three children;  Tommy (16), Molly (14), and Ian (10) and we live in the North Center neighborhood.  

* Photo courtesy of Jenny Grimm Photography

* Photo courtesy of Jenny Grimm Photography