Annual Healthcare Guide

Brynwood Myofascial Therapy

6072 Brynwood Dr., Ste. 102, Rockford, (815) 904-6163, brynwoodmyofascial.com

Myofascial Release is a whole-body, highly specialized, hands-on technique for the evaluation and treatment of pain. The term comes from “myo,” meaning muscle, and “fascia,” meaning connective tissue.

Myofascial Release is not massage; each session is performed on skin without oils, creams or machinery.

Myofascial Release addresses problems that have not responded to previous surgeries, therapies and medications, and it can bring lasting changes. Gentle, sustained pressure, applied slowly into connective tissue restrictions, allows the fascia to elongate, thus eliminating pain and restoring motion. Restrictions can occur when there is physical trauma to the body, such as surgical procedures, motor vehicle accidents, falls, inflammation or infection.

Fascia restrictions do not show up on X-rays, MRIs or CAT scans. Fascial strains can slowly tighten and spread, and when that happens, flexibility and spontaneity of movement are lost, causing more trauma, pain and movement restriction.

We offer both physical and occupational therapy. Eliminate fascial restrictions and return to a pain-free, active lifestyle. “Loosen Up” with Brynwood.

Caraotta Chiropractic Orthopedics

4921 E. State St., Rockford, (815) 398-4004, orthochiro.com

Caraotta Chiropractic Orthopedics is a full rehabilitation facility offering the best in chiropractic care, nonsurgical orthopedic care, physical therapy, sports medicine, occupational medicine and nutrition. We pride ourselves in quickly rehabilitating routine conditions and difficult conditions such as slipped discs; rotator cuff shoulder injuries; scoliosis; arthritic problems; neck and back pain; and knee, ankle and foot disorders.

Staff members in our office are dedicated to helping patients regain and maintain the best in health, enabling them to stay more active in their early and later years of life. Dr. Jacob Caraotta is the only physician in Rockford board-certified in Chiropractic and Orthopedics. Dr. Agnieszka Cluchey, Dr. Lance Myers and Dr. Nicholas Micka are also trained in orthopedics and are proficient in chiropractic, nutrition, sports injuries and advanced muscular rehabilitation, treating every muscle, bone and joint throughout the body.

We offer spinal and joint rehabilitation classes at no charge to our patients and their family members. Individuals who attend these classes are instructed in things they can do at home to take stress off their joints to speed up the healing process. The first Saturday of each month is “Kids Day,” in which parents can bring their children up through age 13 for complementary treatments.

You can request an appointment 24 hours online at orthochiro.com or by calling (815) 398-4004.

Carlson Orthopedic Clinic

1848 Daimler Road, Rockford, (815) 398-9100, carlsonorthopedicclinic.com

Mark E. Carlson, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at locally owned Carlson Orthopedic Clinic, in Rockford. From carpal tunnel syndrome to repetitive sports injuries, Dr. Carlson treats each patient with personalized attention.

Carlson Orthopedic Clinic can perform minimally invasive scoped wrist, ankle, elbow, knee and hip treatments. Outpatient and overnight hospitalization surgical procedures are performed at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

Also, if you have any diseases or injuries of your bones and joints, Dr. Carlson has a treatment for you. When you need to get your body back after invasive or non-invasive surgery, our office provides therapeutic care, physical therapy and pain management to get you back on track.

Dr. Carlson diagnoses, treats, rehabilitates and prevents disorders of the musculoskeletal system. His clinic has provided comprehensive orthopedic and physical therapy health care since 1995. Whether you suffer from back and neck pain, joint pain, arthritis or headaches, we can help.

We happily accept new patients. Our specialties include: joint surgery, minimally invasive carpal tunnel release, new open MRI and sports medicine.

Make an appointment today at (815) 398-9100 to get the healthcare you deserve.

Chris Scott Wellness

1752 Windsor Road, Ste. 202, Loves Park, Ill., (815) 977-3747, chrisscottwellness.com

Are you looking for an effective natural solution to headaches or back pain, or a way to get well and stay well that avoids drugs and surgery? Take your first step toward relief with Dr. Brittany McMullen of Chris Scott Wellness.

Dr. McMullen has been delivering quality chiropractic care to the northern Illinois region since 2012. Her approach is simple and twofold: To relieve patients of their pain as quickly as possible, and to help them to become better educated and more empowered, health-conscious consumers.

At Chris Scott Wellness, we’re committed to offering a comprehensive approach aimed at treating the problem and not just the symptom. In our state-of-the-art treatment center, we specialize in treating a wide range of pain conditions, such as disc problems and sciatica; neck and back pain; pinched nerves; headaches; shoulder, hip, knee and joint pain; and sports injuries.

Dr. McMullen specializes in serving adults, children and pregnant women. Receive immediate appointments and same-day treatments, along with medical massages and physical therapy with immediate relief.

Call Dr. McMullen today, for a free consultation, at (815) 977-3747. We think you’ll agree that Chris Scott Wellness, 1752 Windsor Road, Loves Park, Ill., is the clinic you can trust for quality chiropractic care.

Cornerstone Clinic For Women

9721 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, Ill., (815) 484-6300, cs4women.com

Founded in 1996 by Dr. Jodi Holbrook, Cornerstone Clinic is an independent practice, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, where the hallmark is patient-centered care. We’ve been offering complete gynecologic care for women of all ages since 1996. Our founder, Dr. Jodi Holbrook, and our staff are sensitive to your needs. Your comfort and health are our top priorities. We work hard to give you the specialized care you expect and deserve.

Pregnancy is a life-changing event in a woman’s and family’s life. Our team of professionals is here for you every step of the way. Dr. Holbrook is a board-certified physician who attended medical school at the University of Iowa and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Florida.

Our state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques ensure that you and your baby receive optimal care in a safe, clean and comfortable environment.

An experienced labor and delivery nurse, Brittany Frisella, APN, is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Dr. Rebekah Carey is a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from University of San Diego, a post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate from University of Illinois-Chicago, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from The University of Alabama. She has 19 years of experience as a nurse practitioner, as well as several years as an RN in reproductive endocrinology and obstetrics. Serving three years in a medical mission in Zambia was a unique opportunity and has enriched her practice ever since.

Cornerstone Clinic is not only high-tech but high-touch – the way women’s healthcare is supposed to be. “Caring for Women by Women Who Care.”

Freeport Home Medical Equipment

307 W. Main St., Freeport, (815) 297-0504, freeporthomemedical.com

Freeport Home Medical Equipment (FHME) takes the stress and hassle out of purchasing your medical necessities.

Our retail store specializes in medical supplies and equipment, from accessories such as wheelchair cushions and CPAP masks to equipment such as oxygen concentrators and commodes. At FHME, it’s easy and convenient to make purchases through health savings accounts, insurance or out-of-pocket.

FHME provides a large selection of products designed to improve comfort and safety. From stair lifts, lift chairs and other mobility aids to mastectomy, urological and respiratory supplies and more, all products are carefully researched and selected for their quality. Customers can receive product fittings and trainings before they they make a purchase.

Just a few years ago, FHME became the area’s first provider of products by Inogen, a producer of supplemental oxygen therapy equipment. These cutting-edge respiratory machines replaced the traditional, bulky oxygen tanks and home concentrators with smaller units that create oxygen on the go.

The professionals at FHME can install entrance ramps, build stair lifts and remodel a bathroom to install accessibility-focused bathroom fixtures such as walk-in bathtubs and showers.

Many items are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans, and FHME will do the paperwork for you.
At Freeport Home Medical Equipment, the primary mission is to bring comfort and safety into your life. Call or visit today.

Lenox Healthcare for Women

1235 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, (815) 965-6644, lenoxcare4women.com

Lenox Healthcare for Women is dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare for women of all ages, through the integration of personalized medical and mental health services.

The office provides gynecological, women’s wellness, mental health and physical therapy services in a comfortable environment. Our group of experienced providers forms a respectful partnership with patients, which is essential to address all healthcare needs.

Jack W. Lenox, M.D., has been providing gynecological care in the Rockford community since 1986 and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, using the most current technologies, including daVinci robotic surgery.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners Jane Kiley, Lucy Martin and Andrea Rossow help women with a variety of primary care and gynecological problems, in addition to providing examinations and wellness visits.

Christine Lenox, a Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC), can assist with mental health issues. Paula McKenzie, a physical therapist, specializes in the treatment of wpelvic floor disorders and bladder problems, as well as treatments for musculoskeletal problems. Abbey Hunter, a massage therapist, provides relaxation and therapeutic massage treatments.

By offering a variety of services on site, Lenox Healthcare for Women is able to evaluate and manage medical and mental health problems efficiently, while providing care that focuses on the individual to address all healthcare needs.

Lloyd Hearing Center

4435 Manchester Dr., Rockford, (800) 323-4212, lloydhearingaid.com

For more than 50 years, Lloyd Hearing Center has helped people from all over the Midwest to enjoy a better quality of life, by solving their hearing problems.

Your sight and your hearing are the two senses that connect you to the world. If you suffer from hearing loss, this can greatly affect your enjoyment of life and your relations with others.

Hearing aids work with the remaining hearing ability of a person’s ears. Studies have shown that if a person’s hearing problem goes untreated, his or her hearing capacity deteriorates substantially, compared with a person who has been using hearing aids.

It’s the “use it or lose it” syndrome.

We provide the world’s best hearing aids for any type of hearing loss, in all of the styles available, at prices you can afford. Lloyd remains totally committed to providing you the best value for your dollar.

Lloyd is one of the only hearing clinics in northern Illinois working with all of the major manufacturers. They’re not tied to just one franchise brand or supplier, like most local offices.

Our team of professionals is ready to help find the right hearing aid for your individual hearing needs. They look forward to helping you to regain and enjoy the sounds of life once again.

Kenneth M. Lutsch, DDS, Ltd.

619 Harlem Road, Machesney Park, Ill., (815) 977-8800

The dental office of Dr. Kenneth Lutsch is devoted to restoring and enhancing your smile by using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures.

A high standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

A particular passion of Dr. Lutsch is his ability to surgically place dental implants and then restore them using attachments to secure dentures in the mouth. He is always amazed to see how the quality of a patient’s life improves once they have a secure denture.

When it comes to training and expertise, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. As a dental

product evaluator, Dr. Lutsch keeps abreast of cutting-edge products and techniques in order to provide you with state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

MD SkinCenter

1235 N. Mulford Road, Ste. 205, Rockford, (815) 484-9900, mdskinrockford.com

As the premier dermatologic center in the region, we offer comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatology services in a state-of-the art facility. We are committed to delivering expert, individualized treatments based on careful evaluation of scientific principles and the latest technologies.

Our team is led by medical directors Dr. Melissa Stenstrom, board-certified dermatologist, and Dr. Andrew Jun, a board-certified head and neck surgeon. Stenstrom specializes in the diagnosis and management of diseases involving the skin, hair and nails.

Available services include phototherapy, “blue-light” therapy and other laser and aesthetic procedures to address sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring, hair, unwanted fat deposits and more. Jun has been practicing in Rockford for more than 16 years. He has been selected by patients for multiple national Patients’ Choice Awards. His specialization includes Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery, and Sinus Surgery. Jun brings the latest technology in minimally invasive sinus surgery to northern Illinois. He is the only surgeon in Rockford to provide in-office balloon sinuplasty to treat chronic sinusitis. 

The team is rounded out with Lori Schultz, FNP-BC, specializing in dermatology for more than 13 years; Angela Rosc, PA-C; and Bryn Byers, NP-C. Our staff also includes a licensed esthetician, laser technician and a team of caring and devoted clinical support professionals. 

The clinic features an on-site boutique offering a range of cosmetics and skincare products. We see patients of all ages in Rockford, Rochelle and Freeport, and we strive to exceed expectations while providing compassionate and professional care.

Medical Pain Management Services

1235 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, (815) 397-8400, medicalpain.com

Living with pain is a reality for millions of people today, and it interferes with the ability to enjoy even the simplest of pleasures. At Medical Pain Management Services Ltd. (MPMS), thorough assessment is provided for a variety of acute, chronic and cancer pain diagnoses. Treatment is provided through interventional therapies by physicians specializing in the treatment of pain syndromes.

MPMS nurses are some of the most experienced in the field and understand the unique medical and emotional needs of patients with pain. Acute pain is often your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong; the perception of pain is highly individualized. When pain is not resolved after medical treatment lasting a duration of six months or more, the pain then is considered to be chronic in nature.

Chronic pain often causes dramatic changes in a person’s ability to function and lead a normal life. The providers and staff at Medical Pain Management Services utilize the latest in treatment modalities to address the complexity of all acute, chronic and cancer-related pain conditions.

Early intervention in evaluation and treatment can reduce the impact of pain and restore a patient’s quality of life.

Mobility Connection Inc.

4100 E. State St., Rockford, (815) 965-8090, rockfordmobility.com

Mobility Connection Inc. has been committed to providing personal freedom and independence to its clients for 30 years. Through a large selection of mobility products and equipment, they work on an individual basis to find the perfect solution to specific mobility needs.

Mobility Connection sells new and used wheelchair-accessible vans. If it’s not on the lot, staff members can help you find what you need. Other driver and passenger aids include transfer seats, hand controls and tie-down systems. All staff members will try to work within set budgets.

The showroom has a large display of products that can aid all aspects of mobility, and helpful staff can answer your questions about making your or your loved one’s life easier and fulfilled. Many hard-to-find, small items for simple solutions to daily living challenges can be found there. Mobility scooters, power wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs can help clients “on the go,” while lift chairs assist with the extra boost one may need. Portable, threshold and modular ramps are also available. Stairlifts are another product that can help inside the home. Most modular ramp systems and stairlifts can be installed within 10 business days.

This locally owned small business has been serving the northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin area for more than 30 years. The Assisted Technology Professional (ATP) and staff are prepared to help with all of your mobility needs. Call for an appointment or drop in to visit the showroom.

Northern Illinois Hospice

4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, (815) 398-0500, northernillinoishospice.org

Coping with a terminal illness in your family is one of life’s most challenging times. But, you don’t have to face the challenges alone.

Northern Illinois Hospice has been providing expert care for patients in the final months of life – and support for their families – longer than anyone else in the community. In fact, we were one of the first hospices in the United States. As the region’s leading advocate of quality hospice care for more than 35 years, we have provided quality end of life care for thousands of families. Always putting the needs of our patients and their families first… that is our commitment to you.

Northern Illinois Hospice is founded on the simple principle that terminally ill patients and their families deserve extraordinary, compassionate care that provides the utmost in comfort, dignity and peace of mind. By controlling pain and alleviating stress associated with a serious illness, we maximize your opportunity to spend meaningful, joyful moments together.

You and your family are at the heart of everything we do. Our patient-focused team works together to develop a personalized care plan based on your decisions. That begins by listening carefully to you so we can fully understand your unique needs – physical, emotional, social and spiritual.

Every person’s end of life journey is different. Call us at (815) 398-0500 to discuss your loved one’s exact situation and discover all the ways Northern Illinois Hospice helps patients enjoy their final months with those they love.

Northern Illinois Optical Co. Inc.

121 N. Madison St., Rockford, (815) 963-3454, northernillinoisoptical.com

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Rockford, Northern Illinois Optical Co. Inc. has proudly served the Rock River Valley community and families with the utmost respect and care with their vision needs for more than six decades.

Family-owned and -operated since 1949, our friendly staff is dedicated to providing superior quality and customer-focused service. At Northern Illinois Optical Co. Inc., you may schedule an up-to-date comprehensive eye examination with our licensed optometrist six days a week, or bring in your own eyewear prescription.

Northern Illinois Optical Co. Inc. is your professional eye care team:
Most insurance plans accepted here

  • Complete line of industrial safety eyewear available
  • Expansive product line that is sure to satisfy every age group with all of the newest styles and trends to choose from
  • An in-house finishing lab that offers efficient lens cutting service
  • An extensive contact lens stock and convenient, hassle-free overnight reordering capabilities

We look forward to seeing you! Office hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-noon & 1-5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-noon.

Northern Illinois Retina

1235 N. Mulford Road, Ste. 100, Rockford, (815) 226-4990, niretina.net

Susan Fowell, M.D., is an ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis and surgery of diseases of the vitreous and the retina. Fowell graduated college from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill., with summa cum laude honors and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She then graduated from Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical School in Chicago and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed an internship in internal medicine, a residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in vitreoretinal disease – all at Northwestern University in Chicago. She began her practice in Rockford in 1990.

She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmolgy and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Retinal Surgeons (ASRS). She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, attends two major CME meetings per year, and offers state-of-the-art university-level care on a full-time basis to Rockford and surrounding communities.

Practice at Northern Illinois Retina is limited to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the back portion of the eye, the retina, macula and vitreous. These include but are not limited to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular trauma, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and uveitis. Diagnostic procedures performed in the office include Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), OCT angiography and fluorescein angiography.

In-office surgical treatment includes laser photocoagulation, cryopexy of retinal tears and pneumatic retinopexy for retinal detachment, and intravitreal injections of Avastin, Lucentis 0.3 and 0.5, Eylea, Ozurdex and Iluvien.

Intraocular surgeries are performed in the hospital and include scleral buckling surgery, pars plana vitrectomy and membrane peeling.

Our patients are usually referred by other ophthalmic and optometric colleagues, but if you have concerns or questions, please feel free to visit our website (niretina.net) and click on the education tab to learn more about specific eye conditions affecting the retina and their treatment.

OrthoIllinois

324 Roxbury Road, Rockford; 5875 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford; (815) 398-9491, orthoillinois.com

From the moment you arrive at OrthoIllinois, you know you’re going to experience something more than expected. For 50 years, OrthoIllinois has been committed to providing you with a higher standard of care centered on your return to a more pain-free, active lifestyle.

Our unsurpassed care is founded on a one-stop, multi-specialty philosophy. You can expect the convenience of diagnosis and clinical care, outpatient surgery and rehabilitation therapy from one location – all under the direction of board-certified physicians with sub-specialization in specific areas of orthopedic care.

Whether your concern is arthritis, a sports injury, or hand, foot, ankle, hip and knee pain and injury, we have a specialty center to treat it. Physicians have access to state-of-the-art technology and training to address every aspect of patient care, from initial consultation to diagnosis and treatment.

Our physicians are dedicated to the continuous advancement of healthcare and serve as innovators in technology. They actively participate in national and international research studies and are dedicated to medical education as clinical assistant professors at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. They facilitate training for the Rush University Medical Center Residency Program and share advanced surgical techniques with other surgeons at the Orthopedic Learning Center.

Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute (OSTI)

Nine convenient locations to serve your physical therapy needs in: Belvidere, Byron, Marengo, McHenry, Poplar Grove, Rockford, Roscoe, & Sterling, Ill. • ostipt.com

The clinics of Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Institute (OSTI) specialize in outpatient orthopedic, sports and industrial rehabilitation. Our clinics take that “extra step” with each patient through the care of qualified, experienced clinicians.

Locally owned and operated by physical therapists, OSTI consists of nine convenient locations where patients can receive quality care close to home. Our experienced clinical team is committed to providing patients with personalized care that puts their needs first.

Over the past 15-plus years, our goal has remained the same at OSTI. We are committed to providing patients with the highest standard of care. From the resources we invest in to train and certify our team in the latest treatment techniques, to the focus on hiring energetic and friendly support staff, all is done to provide the patient with the best physical therapy experience.  

Presence Health

Presence Saint Anne Center, 4405 Highcrest Road, Rockford, (815) 229-1999
Presence Cor Mariae Center, 3330 Maria Linden Dr., Rockford, (815) 877-7416

Presence Saint Anne Center and Presence Cor Mariae Center are connected to one of Illinois’ largest health systems, offering excellent after-hospital care and long-term support.

Both locations offer nationally accredited, short-term rehabilitation and advanced nursing care. Cor Mariae Center also offers retirement living options ranging from supportive living to sheltered care.

A consistent staff of nurse practitioners is available around-the-clock at both places, and they can coordinate with your personal physician.

Compassionate teams at both locations serve short-term, post-operative patients in a comfortable environment, where they have access to regular physical, occupational and speech therapy.

Cor Mariae Center therapists are certified to offer the Lee Sullivan Voice Training, a specially designed program for treating speech and movement disorders in those who have Parkinson’s disease.

Saint Anne Center has 179 licensed beds. Each of its nine wings has a community room and dining room, and residents can visit the chapel for Mass, which is held each day except Saturday. Some of the rooms have been converted from doubles into private suites.

Cor Mariae has 162 beds, and the facility is one of two locations in the area that has in-house hemodialysis services. The complex includes a chapel with daily Mass and Thursday Protestant services.

Reproductive Health and Fertility Center

973 Featherstone Road, Ste. 100, Rockford, (877) 373-7552, wemakefamilies.com

For nearly two decades, Reproductive Health and Fertility Center has helped individuals and couples to realize the dream of becoming parents.

Our medical centers provide infertility diagnosis and treatment, assisted reproductive technology and reproductive endocrinology, utilizing the most advanced and proven technologies. Our doctors are board certified and have more than 20 years’ experience in reproductive endocrinology.

Just as no two pregnancies are alike, neither are two people’s treatment plans to become pregnant. Each patient is given individualized care, based on your story, your experience, your struggles and your wishes. We then use that information to create a comprehensive, personalized plan, with an approach that’s customized for you.

Once pregnancy is achieved, we typically monitor the pregnancy until the end of the first trimester before turning over care to your obstetrician.

We are fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists and belong to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

We welcome people from all walks of life, and have treated patients from around the world.

Our goal is the same as yours: to accomplish a pregnancy for you in the least expensive way, as quickly as possible.

Rock River Valley Blood Center

In Rockford: 419 N. Sixth St., (815) 965-8751 & 3065 N. Perryville Road, (815) 965-8751
In Belvidere: 1740 S. State St., (815) 965-8751
In Freeport : 461 E. South St., (815) 965-8751

The Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) was founded in 1952 by the Winnebago County Medical Society, with support from Rockford hospitals.

RRVBC serves as a centralized community blood center and is the only provider of blood products and services to Beloit Health System, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, Mercyhealth Rockford, SwedishAmerican Health System and SwedishAmerican Medical Center-Belvidere.

RRVBC is a nationally recognized, regionally focused and locally governed blood center supporting the needs of our region’s hospitals. The driving force behind its successful history is the generosity of dedicated blood donors. In less than one hour – the time it takes to give blood – you can save up to three lives.

By donating blood to RRVBC, you can help to ensure that hospitals in the community have a safe and adequate blood supply at all times. Learn more about becoming a blood donor and joining the marrow donor registry by visiting rrvbc.org.
Give the gift of life … straight from the heart.

Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

1016 Featherstone Road, Rockford, (815) 226-3300, rockfordambulatory.com

Specializing in elective outpatient surgical and pain procedures, Rockford Ambulatory provides patients and surgeons with a quiet, stable environment for operations. Because it’s not a hospital, patients are discharged to recover in the quiet and comfort of their homes.

Rockford Ambulatory’s network of surgeons includes all three Rockford hospitals and experts from around the region. Surgery is all that we do, so the facility is an efficient and cost-effective alternative to the hospital.

Every patient is carefully screened, to ensure their safety and to minimize the risk of an infection. We’re proud to maintain a 0.1 percent infection rate.

High-tech equipment and our five fully equipped operating rooms allow surgeons at Rockford Ambulatory to perform a variety of procedures.

Some of the most common include removal of cataracts, hernias, tonsils and gall bladders; laparoscopies; plastic surgeries; foot surgeries; and ear tube implants. Pain management treatments, including spinal cord stimulation and radio frequency ablation, also are available.

This year, more than 5,000 patients will choose a different way to do surgery. Discover what makes Rockford Ambulatory an effective alternative.

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates

401 Roxbury Road, Rockford, (815) 397-7340, rockfordgi.com

Rockford Gastroenterology Associates is one of the largest single-specialty, private-practice gastroenterology groups in Illinois. We’re dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care, and our Center of Excellence delivers a comprehensive, patient-focused approach to meet all of your digestive health needs.

Our board-certified gastroenterologists have trained at renowned international centers, including Cleveland Clinic, Harvard, Mayo Clinic and Stanford. Many have extensive experience in treating specific diseases, received additional training in advanced endoscopic procedures, and have developed special interests. This allows us to deliver the comprehensive care you would expect from a large university center, with the convenience of being close to home.

Through our Center of Excellence, you can be assured that the care you receive is tailored to your specific symptoms or condition. These include colon cancer prevention, the region’s only specialized liver center, swallowing and esophageal diseases, GERD, inflammatory bowel disorders and interventional endoscopy.

Our dedicated staff includes advanced nurse practitioners who utilize their specialized training and extensive clinical experience to help us to provide the best possible patient care.

Find out how RGA can help you. We have a staff of schedulers standing by to gather your information and help you to make an appointment.

Rockford Nephrology Associates

612 Roxbury Road, Rockford, (815) 227-8300, rockfordnephrology.org

Nephrology is the study of the kidneys and related diseases, including hypertension. At Rockford Nephrology Associates, our goal is to serve nephrology patients with quality care and continuing education.

Our medical staff includes 10 board-certified nephrologists and three Nurse Practitioners, all working exclusively in nephrology. In addition to our main office on Roxbury Road, we provide outpatient appointments at several convenient satellite locations and visit inpatients at nine area hospitals.

Our comprehensive care includes consultations and follow-up visits, blood pressure monitoring, kidney disease education and dialysis services. Additionally, our physicians may diagnose and manage hypertension, kidney disease and situations that could lead to disease. Our interventional nephrologists serve dialysis patients in an outpatient setting to ensure the best possible care.

Because one of our goals is to empower patients to learn about kidney disease, Rockford Nephrology, with the help of DaVita, offers free kidney education classes, aimed specifically at patients diagnosed with Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5 chronic kidney disease, on treatment options and delaying progression. Classes are held at the Rockford main office and cover everything patients need to know about disease progression and healthy lifestyles. “RNA cares for your kidneys.”

Rockford Spine Center

2902 McFarland Road, Ste. 300, Rockford, (815) 316-2100, rockfordspine.com

Rockford Spine Center is dedicated exclusively to diagnosing and treating spine conditions. We offer the most advanced diagnostic capabilities and leading-edge treatment to the region in a state-of-the-art facility. Patients are offered a variety of treatments, from low-risk conservative options to advanced surgical procedures.

Our three fellowship-trained surgeons and Mayo Clinic-trained physiatrist, along with a comprehensive team, are proficient in diagnosing a wide variety of complex spinal disorders, including disc herniation, degenerative and arthritic disease of the spine, spinal trauma, scoliosis, and other spine injuries and conditions. Our facility offers imaging, pain management, physical therapy and diagnostic consultation, all under one roof. And, we’ve developed minimally invasive surgical techniques that get you back to work and play, often within 1-2 weeks after surgery.

Our team has earned national and international recognition from Becker’s, Castle Connolly, Compassionate Doctor, Vitals and Newsweek. It’s why Rockford Spine Center is one of the leading referral centers in the Midwest, offering world-class spine care here in Rockford.

Summit Radiology

3849 N. Perryville Road, Rockford, (815) 654-2486, summitrockford.com

Since 2006, Summit Radiology has been offering an alternative to in-hospital medical imaging. Summit provides the same state-of-the art equipment and diagnostic services found in a hospital setting – MRI, CT, X-ray and ultrasound – but in a friendly, relaxing environment. (Summit now offers echocardiograms.)

Our board certified radiologists have been serving the greater Rockford area for more than 40 years. Our primary objective is to offer high-quality diagnostic imaging and interpretation in a convenient, tranquil setting, at a fraction of the cost of other area hospitals and facilities.

Because we’re an independent, locally owned business, and because we’re located in a smaller, free-standing facility, Summit maintains a lower overhead than its competitors. Our focus is on compassionate care. We put forth high standards to help provide the best patient experience possible.

Our appointments are scheduled 45 minutes apart, leaving plenty of time for our technologists to understand their patients’ needs and to ensure those needs are being met. In addition to individualized attention, we also have a 24-hour turnaround for all imaging reports. The prompt response is especially appreciated by referring physicians, who rely on Summit for analysis and interpretation.

At Summit Radiology, our reputation is built on the quality and service we offer to our referring physicians, and the comfort and care that our patients deserve. You have a choice for your diagnostic imaging. Choose Summit Radiology – Where our IMAGE is based on your well-being.

Jerome Weiskopf, M.D., Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

6533 Lexus Dr., Rockford, (815) 397-4180, drjeromeweiskopf.com

“Modern” plastic surgery is more than beautification or enhancement. At Dr. Jerome Weiskopf’s office, we continue to provide full-service treatment of many conditions, treating skin diseases, accidental situations and congenital deformities, as well as beauty and enhancement. We address all aspects of plastic surgery with equal skill and enthusiasm.

Dr. Weiskopf works closely with each patient to develop an individualized plan of treatment and is dedicated to helping you achieve a natural post-surgical look.

Your appearance and self-confidence are of great importance to us. With cosmetic and plastic surgery, we can help you look as young as you feel. Whether you want to reshape your nose or breasts, smooth wrinkles and tighten sagging skin, remove excess fat, or correct a problem resulting from surgery, birth defects or the effects of aging, the wide array of procedures available at our office can help you achieve the appearance you desire.

Dr. Weiskopf practices actively at OSF Saintt Anthony Medical Center and SwedishAmerican Hospital.

Come on in and see how friendly and cooperative our staff is. We welcome all concerns with our best face forward.

Edward Yavitz, M.D.

4105 N. Perryville Road, Loves Park, Ill., (815) 395-8338, laserme.com

At Yavitz Eye Center, 4105 N. Perryville Road, at Perryville and Riverside, we combine state-of-the-art testing with precision surgery and always lead with compassion.
Our patients are treated like family. Instead of using an answering service, Yavitz gives every patient 24/7 access to his personal cellphone. We don’t overschedule, so typical waiting room times are less than 15 minutes.

Yavitz has been inventing techniques and equipment since his days at Harvard Medical School and now has 37 patents, with new ones pending on the first treatment for dry macular degeneration. As a corneal specialist, he founded the eye bank in Rockford (now part of Eversight) and continues to perform corneal transplants. He draws patients from Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa for LASIK, and his fees are up to 50 percent less than most other offices. Strong word-of-mouth referrals from 25+ years of excellent service and results power this practice.

Yavitz knew he wanted to become an eye surgeon from high school on. His father had very poor vision and required three different pairs of glasses to function at different tasks. He hoped his son would one day be able to improve his vision.

Back in 1990, when his father developed cataracts, Yavitz did indeed keep his promise and performed his father’s cataract surgeries, resulting in his ability to play golf and drive without glasses. His father, now 95 years old, continues to do so.