Private Practice Physicians, Clinics & Medical Services: Expert Care from Independent Providers

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.

Independent medical practices position physicians to freely pursue approaches to delivering health care to their patients. 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.

On a more everyday level, we’ve found locally owned businesses that can outfit you with the right medical equipment you may need at home.

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.

Rockford Nephrology Associates

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

The staff includes 10 board-certified nephrologists and five nurse practitioners, all working exclusively in nephrology. In addition to a main office on Roxbury Road, RNA provides outpatient appointments at several convenient satellite locations, and visits inpatients at 11 area hospitals.

Comprehensive care is available, including consultations and follow-up visits, blood pressure monitoring, kidney disease education and dialysis services. Additionally, the physicians may diagnose and manage hypertension, kidney disease and situations that could lead to disease. Interventional nephrologists serve dialysis patients in an outpatient setting to ensure the best possible care.

With a goal to empower patients to learn about kidney disease, RNA offers free kidney education classes aimed specifically at patients diagnosed with Stage 3, Stage 4 and Stage 5 chronic kidney disease. Classes are held at the Rockford main office as well as in Beloit and cover everything patients need to know about disease progression and healthy lifestyles.

RNA cares for your kidneys. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (815) 227-8300.

612 Roxbury Road, Rockford
p: (815) 227-8300 // f: (855) 243-0207

Dr. Jerome Weiskopf, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

Modern plastic surgery is more than beautification or enhancement. Over the past 50 years, Dr. Jerome Weiskopf has treated nearly 50,000 patients in the Rockford region. His office continues to provide full-service treatment of many conditions, such as treatment of skin diseases, accidental situations and congenital deformities, as well as beauty and enhancement. The staff addresses all aspects of plastic surgery with equal skill and enthusiasm.

Weiskopf works closely with each patient to develop an individualized plan of treatment. He is dedicated to helping patients achieve a natural post-surgical look, since patient appearance and self-confidence is of great importance to him.

With cosmetic and plastic surgery, Weiskopf can help patients look as young as they feel. Whether patients want to reshape their 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 can help patients achieve the appearance they desire.

Weiskopf welcomes patients of all concerns to call (815) 397-4180, go to, or visit 6533 Lexus Dr., Rockford.

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

Medical Pain Management

Living with pain can be a reality that every age group faces.

Medical Pain Management physicians, who are highly trained and nationally awarded, specialize in interventional techniques that manage many forms of acute, chronic and debilitating cancer pain. The latest treatment modalities are available for lumbar pain disorders, spinal decompression, regenerative medicine and implantable devices that control pain without opioid addiction.

MPMS nurses are experienced in the field and understand the unique medical and emotional needs of pain patients.

Acute pain signals that there is a problem in your body; 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. Early intervention is the key in evaluation and treatment. This can reduce the impact of pain and restore a patient’s quality of life.

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

Northern Illinois Retina

Your Choice for the Treatment of Retinal Diseases

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

Patients are usually referred by other ophthalmic and optometric colleagues, but if you have concerns or questions, visit and click on the education tab to learn more about specific eye conditions affecting the retina and their treatment.

1235 N. Mulford Road (Cornerstone Building) Suite 100, Rockford
815.226.4990 |

Cornerstone Clinic

A local, pioneering physician in her field, Dr. Holbrook has delivered thousands of beautiful babies in her patient-focused, caring medical practice.

With a dedicated staff, Cornerstone Clinic is most thankful for its patients.

Contact Cornerstone Clinic today for all your OB/GYN needs.

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. Comfort and health are top priorities, and the staff is sensitive to patient needs.

Pregnancy is a life-changing event in a woman’s and family’s life. The team of professionals at Cornerstone Clinic can provide care every step of the way.

Cornerstone Clinic’s state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques ensure that women and their babies receive optimal care in a safe, clean and comfortable environment.

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.

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

Cornerstone Clinic is not only high-tech, but high-touch – the way women’s healthcare should be. Call (815) 484-6300 to schedule an appointment.

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

Summit Radiology

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, ultrasound, mammography and arthrogram – but in a friendly, relaxing environment.

Summit now offers Contrast-Enhanced Spectral Mammography, an advanced mammography test. Summit is the first and only facility in the region to offer this specialized mammogram.

Since Summit is an independent, locally owned business and is a smaller free-standing facility, it is able to maintain a lower overhead than its competitors. Charges for services are a fraction of the cost of other area facilities and hospitals.

Appointments are scheduled 45 minutes apart, leaving plenty of time for technologists to understand their patients’ needs and to ensure those needs are being met. Compassionate care is a focus of each technologist. In addition to individualized attention, Summit also has 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.

Summit Radiology’s reputation is built on the quality and service offered to referring physicians and the comfort and care that patients deserve. Patients have a choice for diagnostic imaging. Call (815) 654-2486 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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

Mobility Connection

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.

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