Board certified in pediatrics, Dr. Zenker received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale and Springfield. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Zenker is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Each of the major aspects of pediatric medicine newborn infants, children, and adolescents bring its own set of challenges to the childcare specialist, and each brings its own set of rewards as well.
A pediatrician not only cares for your child when he or she is ill, but also provides well child care. This is why the importance of regular appointments cannot be overemphasized. These visits are an important time for the doctor to evaluate your childs health, administer immunizations, and provide anticipatory guidance regarding child rearing, behavior and development. These visits also present an excellent opportunity for you to get answers to your questions in these areas.
The ideal way to begin your relationship with your childs pediatrician is to schedule a prenatal visit.
Dr. Zenker is available to you 24 hours a day if your child has a medical emergency. His staff and nurses have been trained to help callers decide if a child needs an appointment; his nurses also can answer many of your questions. If you with to speak with Dr. Zenker directly, and his is unavailable, his staff will take a message and your call will be returned.
An informed patient is a more satisfied patient.
Your AMS pediatrician believes in explaining your childs condition in detail, providing literature on his or her illness or treatment, and generally making certain that you understand the recommended care. Your questions are always welcome, and either Dr. Zenker or his well-trained staff will supply you with the answers you need.
We’re here when you need us.
We always try to schedule appointments that are convenient for you. Office hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance. There will be a $50 charge for all missed appointments without prior notification If you are late for your scheduled appointment, we will try to accommodate you, but it may be necessary to reschedule.
If your child has an urgent problem during office hours, call us and we will usually be able to work you in to the days schedule. During evenings, weekends or holidays, for urgent problems call the office at (618) 463-8634 or the Pediatric After Hours Service at (888) 890-0252. They will quickly relay your message to us.