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About Family First

Located in Sycamore, IL, our private practice offers a variety of services in pediatrics, women's health, breastfeeding medicine, aesthetics, and healthy lifestyle.

At Family First, our patients' health and well being are our top priority. With our incredible staff, we make you feel like part of our family from the moment you walk in our door. Each and every patient comes first!


We thank you for placing your trust in us!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Federici is a board certified family physician, and also one of the few physicians board certified in breastfeeding and lactation medicine. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and founded Family First Physicians in 2006 where her focus is primary care and wellness for women and children, including nutrition, and breastfeeding medicine.


“My mission, both as a physician and as a mother myself, extends beyond the health of my patients; it involves empowering mothers to trust their maternal instincts, achieve their breastfeeding goals, and be who they want to be as mothers and as women. I am building a movement of mothers who feel capable and confident, because every parent deserves to have a doctor in their corner, not telling them what to do, but instead mentoring them to trust their own instincts in parenting and in health.”

Dr. Federici is also TEDx speaker, and her talk "How Breastfeeding Education is Failing Us" has more than100K view on YouTube! After serving as medical director of Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Breastfeeding Center for many years, she now serves on the DeKalb County Board of Health.


An award-winning physician, Dr. Federici, is the recipient of Kishwaukee Hospital’s Outstanding Service to Patients Award, and the Chicago Area Breastfeeding Coalition's Breastfeeding Friendly Physician Award, and she has been voted Best Physician by the Daily Chronicle Readers' Choice Awards numerous times.


Dr. Federici is the proud mother of four adult children, Kayla, AJ, Grace, and Tessa, and loves travel, running, Peloton classes, and cooking.

Dr. Karen Federici

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Krissy Ross MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Krissy is our Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years experience in maternal-child health. She is an award-winning nurse and a Certified Lactation Counselor. Krissy lives in Sandwich, IL with her family, and enjoys volunteering in her community.

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Office Manager
Certified Medi
cal Assistant (CMA)
Billing Coordinator
Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant & Aesthetician

Our Family First Approach


 Effective communication is the key to an effective doctor-patient relationship.

We prioritize listening to our patients to optimize their care. and help them meet their health goals.

Family First

 As our name implies, we put family first. Our approach is to treat our patients like our own family members. We value the trust of our patient families, and strive to get to know each and every one!


We combine effective, trusted medical solutions with a wellness-focused style of healthcare, including healthy lifestyle, advice, to help patients live health and happy lives.

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