Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Central IL Pediatric Associates (CIPA) - an independently-owned, Central Illinois-based community pediatric practice.

At CIPA, our Board certified physicians are committed to maintaining a small, personalized practice where we can develop an ongoing relationship with our patient families.

Our goal is to help our patients from infancy, childhood and adolescence reach their full potential as healthy, happy and productive adults. We believe that raising a child is a rewarding yet challenging experience for parents and guardians, so we partner with families to help them enjoy the process.

At CIPA, we offer a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well-child check-ups, immunizations and the ongoing treatment of chronic conditions.

We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible for your family. Our knowledgeable and caring team is committed to providing quality service in a comfortable, safe office setting where children and parents can feel at ease.
We strive to provide state-of the art care by continuously updating knowledge and technology.Utilizing the latest in medical electronic technology we provide a secure web-portal which provides parents convenient access to commonly requested information such as vaccination records, appointment and referral requests, prescription refills and school/camp forms.

We invite you to take a few moments to browse our website and familiarize yourself with our practice. We hope that it will serve as a valuable resource for you. You’ll find all the information you need to know about our practice.

For questions or to schedule a visit, contact our office today

What's New

  • "We are updating our website for your convenience."
  • "We're adding ONLINE BILLING capability on this website soon."
  • "We do recommend your child getting seasonal flu vaccine and it is available at our office. Please call our office to make an appointment."
  • "We recommend yearly Well Check Examination for all children over two years of age. Please call our office to make an appointment."

Meet the Doctors


    Sara Houk, PA joined the practice in May 2019. She grew up in Bloomington-Normal and completed her master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Prior to joining Central Illinois Pediatric Associates, she practiced in Emergency Medicine at both OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center. Sara is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She loves caring for children of all ages and helping them lead happy, healthy lives.


    Dr. Anita Lee joined the practice in April 2008. She practiced in Bloomington since 2001 with Dr. James Lee until his recent retirement. She received her medical degrees from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and pediatric residency training from the University of California, San Diego. She served as Clinical Instructor of Pediatric at State University of New York in Brooklyn and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Lee is Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and welcomes both current and new patients to her new office location.


    Dr. Jean Kolb has been associated with the practice since July 2004. She completed medical school and pediatric residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center at Chicago. Prior to moving to the Bloomington area, she practiced at Dreyer Medical Clinic in Aurora, IL. Dr. Kolb is also Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She looks forward to working with your family.


    Dr. Sanjay Saxena has been associated with the practice since July 2000. He received his medical degree from the University of Delhi, India and subsequently received training in Cardiology and Pediatrics. After completing Pediatric residency at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, he practiced in Moline, Illinois for one year. He also served as a member of the Pediatric Faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria. He has a special interest in newborn care. Dr. Saxena is Board Certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics.

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COVID 19 vaccine (Pfizer) is approved for ages 12 and above and we highly recommend our patients getting the vaccine. The easiest way to get the vaccine is to make appointment at Mclean County Health Department. Click on the link below to schedule your appointment.