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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 encourage physicians to freely pursue innovative approaches to delivering health care. 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.
Dr. Sarah Hagarty
(815) 240-0900, drsarahhagarty.com
7117 Crimson Ridge Dr., Rockford
Dr. Sarah Hagarty helps people look their best without looking “overdone” or unnatural, through skin care, injectables, minimally invasive treatments or surgery. Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Hagarty specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for men and women. She offers a boutique plastic surgery practice where you deal directly with the plastic surgeon.
Rockford Nephrology Associates
p: (815) 227-8300 // f: (855) 243-0207 // rockfordnephrology.org
RNA Sycamore: 2127 Midlands Ct., Ste. 102 Sycamore, Ill.
RNA Dixon: KSB Hospital Commerce Towers, 215 E. First St. Dixon, Ill.
Beloit Dialysis Center: Beloit Memorial Hospital, 1969 W. Hart Road, Beloit, Wis.
Rochelle Specialty Center: 900 N. Second St. Rochelle, Ill.
Nephrology is the medical specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases of the kidneys.
Medical Pain Management Services
1235 N. Mulford Road, Rockford
Living with pain can be a reality that every age group faces.
Van Matre Encompass Health Rehab
950 S. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL
(815) 381-8500, encompasshealth.com/vanmatrerehab
Discover renewed independence at Van Matre Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital.
Maintain Your Smile Dental
1110 S. Mulford Road, Rockford
1001 Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, Ill.
The central mission of Maintain Your Smile Dental is to provide care that puts the patient first. Using the latest technologies, they seek to offer an accurate diagnosis at an affordable cost – and they’ll always discuss treatments and costs upfront.
Brynwood Myofascial Therapy
6072 Brynwood Dr., Ste. 102, Rockford,
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.
6417 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford
Cosic Dental was established in 2021, when Drs. Vanja and Dunja Cosic Carlson purchased the practice from Drs. Roger and Pamela Schmidt, who wished to retire.
Circle of Wellness
3626 E. State St., Rockford, (779) 423-1700
Circle of Wellness encompasses a full spectrum of services including chiropractic, rehabilitation, acupuncture, medical massage, skin care, reflexology, nutrition, weight loss, and pediatric and geriatric services. Doctors on staff allow those who require ongoing medical attention to utilize insurance coverage.
Elite Spine & Wellness Center
6833 Stalter Dr., Ste. 203, Rockford (815) 904-6650
Dr. Brittany Sullivan, a Rockford native, earned a bachelor’s degree from Rockford College, now known as Rockford University, before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. She then moved back home to begin her career.
Stewart Family Dental
1393 S. Alpine Road, Rockford
(815) 397-5615, stewartfamilydental.com
Since 1984, Stewart Family Dental has been serving the Rockford region as a local, family-owned dental office. A full range of dental services is available, including denture fabrication, cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. The office also provides convenient care with same-day and emergency services. Staff members are licensed and insured for your protection.
4100 E. State St., Rockford
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.
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.
Northern Illinois Retina
1235 N. Mulford Road, Ste. 100, Rockford
(815) 226-4990, niretina.com
Recognized as one of 2019-2022 Best Doctors in America in the Field of Ophthalmology.Since 1990, we have been providing state-of-the-art university-level care to patients with vitreoretinal disorders locally, on a full time basis. We are known for our convenient modern office, patient-oriented service and our compassionate care.
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.