Our area has a strong presence of accomplished health care providers. Learn more about their medical expertise, along with the unique advantages they provide to their patients.
Our area has a strong number of accomplished health care providers who are dedicated to their independent practices. This Private Practice Physicians, Clinics & Medical Services Guide highlights their medical expertise, along with the unique advantages they provide to their patients.
And what are those advantages, exactly?
Independent medical practices encourage physicians to freely pursue innovative approaches to delivering health care. The end result is a patient experience and level of service that’s very different from their larger competitors. Equally important, these physicians make their homes in the region in which we all live. They have laid down roots here so that they can enjoy long-term relationships with their patients.
Within this section, you’ll find a variety of medical practitioners representing a wide range of skills and medical expertise.
As you read through this section, you’ll appreciate the meaning behind the independent status of these practices. They truly have a passion for providing excellent, compassionate health care services to their patients.
And, as an informed health care consumer, you can make a more educated choice when it comes to determining the best health care provider for you and your family.
Fox Valley Orthopedics
Algonquin • Barrington • Elgin • Geneva | (630) 584-1400 | FVOrtho.com
For half a century, Fox Valley Orthopedics (FVO) has provided community residents with a continuum of musculoskeletal care in the diagnostic and comprehensive treatment of acute or chronic orthopedic conditions or injuries. From treating broken bones and fractures to providing much-needed joint pain relief, FVO offers a seamless delivery of care to get patients on the road to recovery.
FVO has 19 board certified/board eligible physicians who provide both surgical and non-surgical orthopedic solutions. Specialties include foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, joint replacement, spine, and sports medicine, as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation/pain management and rheumatology. Rheumatologist Raheem Nazeer, M.D., Hand and Wrist Surgeon Shobhit Minhas, M.D., Joint Replacement Surgeon Kenneth Chakour, M.D., and Pain Management Specialist Steven Bardfield, M.D., have recently joined the practice and are now accepting new patients.
FVO physicians also use the latest in surgical advancements, such as robotic-assisted knee replacement. Chakour is the first physician in the western suburbs to bring the VELYS robotic-assisted solution to an ambulatory surgery center as an outpatient procedure.
“Every knee is different, as is every patient requiring a knee replacement procedure,” says Chakour. “This robotic technology helps me use digital precision that is tailored to a patient’s anatomy, and it’s designed to produce results that improve outcomes, increase mobility and help patients recover faster.”
FVO physicians see 115,000 patients annually and perform nearly 13,000 procedures ranging from minor surgeries to total joint replacements. Arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques are often used, in addition to leading-edge treatments like regenerative medicine and stem-cell therapies.
Comprehensive Care Close To Home
Fox Valley Orthopedics offers diagnostic, treatment and support services that include:
Imaging with the latest MRI & X-ray technology.
Durable Medical Equipment, such as braces or crutches, for patients who need additional support.
Ambulatory Surgery Center is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility that offers outpatient care that is less expensive than a hospital. The entire surgical team – physicians, registered nurses, technicians and anesthesiologists – are orthopedic specialists and offer the highest quality of care.
Physical and Occupational Therapy has a rehabilitation team that will help develop a comprehensive treatment plan to build muscles, improve range of motion and restore function.
OrthoFirst Orthopedic Urgent Care is for acute injuries such as fractures, broken bones, muscle/joint pain, sprains, and dislocations that need immediate medical attention.
Visit FVOrtho.com or call (630) 584-1400 for more information or to schedule a visit.
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute
ibji.com | 847.381.0388 | Algonquin • Barrington • Crystal Lake • Kildeer • McHenry
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute’s McHenry office, located at 406 Front St., offers some of the most highly trained specialists in spinal surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hand and upper extremity microvascular surgery, and foot and ankle surgery – all right here at home.
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute provides patients convenient and advanced orthopedic care in surrounding counties, as well. With three offices in McHenry County alone, IBJI is a community leader in orthopedic health care.
Gregory Brebach, MD, one of the senior partners of the Barrington division of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, says, “Drs Liang and Schneider are excited to be bringing spine surgery and pain management specialties to the McHenry location. Doctors Basran, Gent, Jasonowicz, Liang and Patel have done a phenomenal job growing the McHenry location, and we are proud to be a part of such an excellent team.”
Doctors serving the McHenry location include Gregory Brebach, MD; Harpreet Basran, MD; Justin Gent, MD; Steven Jasonowicz, DPM; Jing Liang, MD, Priyesh Patel, MD; and David Schneider, DO.
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute has recently added rehab and MRI services to their McHenry location, making it even easier for patients in this area to receive specialized, professional care.
• Orthopedic Surgery
• Physical & Occupational Therapy
• Sports Medicine
• Spinal Surgery
• Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
• Wrist & Hand Surgery
• Joint Replacement Surgery
• Pain Management
Valley Plastic Surgery Center
350 S. Eighth St., West Dundee, IL | (847) 836-3200 | valleyplasticsurgery.com
Some people might be looking to boost their appearance and raise their self-esteem. Maybe they want to look and feel better about themselves.
That’s where Dr. Philip Lambruschi and his staff at Valley Plastic Surgery Center can help. He’s a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who’s also boarded in general surgery with decades of experience in cosmetic surgery.
For 27 years, the clinic has specialized in all things plastic surgery, including breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift and breast reduction. All of this is done at a standalone clinic that ensures patients are treated and cared for from the beginning of their procedure to the end.
“As a freestanding office/surgery center, we have the ability to keep our costs under control and maintain significant privacy for the patient who does not want to go to a hospital or multi-specialty surgical clinic,” Dr. Lambruschi says. “As a team, we offer the care and respect each patient deserves while always looking out for their best interest.”
From lab work to postoperative care, the team at Valley Plastic Surgery offers a comfortable and reliable place to get the plastic surgery you’ve always dreamed of, especially since the clinic’s major surgical schedule has a one patient per morning limit, giving you privacy in a soothing and comfortable environment.
The clinic has also started offering microneedling, where tiny, sterilized needles are inserted into your skin. The procedure is designed to increase collagen levels while reducing fine lines and wrinkles, all with the goal of helping you look younger.
Dr. Lambruschi has been a skilled surgeon since 1983. The only surgeon at the clinic, Dr. Lambruschi graduated from Northwestern University and continued his education at Chicago Medical School, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He spent five years in general surgery training at The University of Charlottesville, where he completed his plastic surgery residency.
People enjoy the practice because of the camaraderie Dr. Lambruschi has developed with his team, creating a reassuring, safe atmosphere for his patients. His good humor and easygoing nature set the stage for a fun, relaxing experience.
When he’s not improving the well-being of his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 45 years. He also has three beautiful adult children and four fun, rambunctious grandchildren.
Visit Valley Plastic Surgery for a tour or a free consultation.
Rockford Nephrology Associates
612 Roxbury Road, Rockford | p: (815) 227-8300 | f: (855) 243-0207 | rockfordnephrology.org
Nephrology is the medical specialty which diagnoses and treats diseases of the kidneys. Kidney disease affects 1 in 7 people (approximately 37 million) in the United States and may result from causes such as diabetes, hypertension, polycystic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis or obstructions of the urinary tract.
The most well-known function of the kidneys is to act as filters to form urine containing waste products from the body. However, the kidneys are also responsible for certain hormone secretion, which can affect the production of red blood cells and promote absorption of calcium. The kidneys also help with fluid and acid-base balance, blood pressure control, and glucose production. Therefore, anemia, high blood pressure, Vitamin D deficiency, and fluid and electrolyte imbalances are also monitored and treated by the nephrology team.
At Rockford Nephrology Associates, our 10 board-certified nephrologists and 5 nurse practitioners provide consultative services and follow-up visits, which along with lab and radiology testing, help to diagnose kidney disease and determine the best quality treatment options.
Education is key to understanding the disease and for preparing to make treatment choices at each stage.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (815) 227-8300.