Rush Oak Park Physicians Group North Riverside
7222 W Cermak Rd : Ste 700
North Riverside, IL 60546
Fax: (708) 447-9748
|Board Certified:||Family Medicine|
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago - Family Medicine
What inspired me to go into family medicine, particularly, was the chance to both interact with people over a long period of time — not just in a short time for a specific problem — and getting to have that variety of different kinds of people and different kinds of problems. It keeps your mind sharp to realize that the next person you see is going to be entirely different from the last person you saw. I’m very much in favor of preventative health. I would much rather vaccinate someone for flu than treat them in the hospital for flu. I’d much rather put somebody on a cholesterol medicine than see them in the ICU [Intensive Care Unit] for a heart attack. So I think that prevention is really important. I’ve been practicing long enough that patients that I was taking care of when they were infants, now some of them are parents already. So you have that second generation, which is really exciting. I have families in my practice where there are four generations in my practice, and that can give you a lot more insight into each individual, because you know the larger picture.