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Physician Referral

You need a doctor because...

...you need a checkup but don't have a family doctor ... you're new in town and need to find a primary care physician or specialist who meets your health needs and participates in your insurance or managed care plan ... your college-age children have "outgrown" their pediatrician and need to find an internist ...

The Physician Referral Service at West Suburban Medical Center was made for situations just like these. One phone call puts you in touch with one of our physician referral coordinators who are specially trained to help you get the information you need. Their extensive knowledge of the medical staff, programs, services and community agencies -- along with information on accepted HMOs, PPOs and insurance plans -- helps you make informed health care decisions.

Using a computerized tracking system, our physician referral coordinators can help narrow your search for a physician and provide specific information including specialty, age, gender, language capabilities, office location, hours and more. In fact, our coordinators can help you choose from over 3,000 physicians and dentists representing more than 50 medical specialties.

Finding a doctor doesn't have to be a confusing experience. 

Toll-free Physician Referral Service: 866-938-7256

 

Your guide to medical specialties

West Suburban Medical Center's Physician Referral Service can help you select a physician who best meets your needs. On the next page, you will find a brief guide to some of the primary care practitioners and specialists accessible through this service.

 

Primary Care Physicians
Family practitioners Provide care for the whole family and work with other physicians in a team approach when necessary.
Internists Diagnose and treat adult diseases that do not require surgery.
Obstetricians/gynecologists Diagnose and treat disorders of the female reproductive system and specialize in childbirth.
Pediatricians Specialize in the treatment of children.

 

Specialists
Allergists Diagnose and treat adverse reactions to various substances.
Cardiologists Diagnose and treat diseases and abnormalities of the heart and circulatory system.
Dermatologists Diagnose and treat skin conditions.
Endocrinologists Specialize in metabolic disturbances, especially diabetes and obesity.
Endodontists Specialize in the care of the inner tooth and root canal therapy.
Gastroenterologists Treat digestive organs including the stomach, liver and bowels.
Hematologists Specialize in blood disorders.
Neonatologists Treat newborns and manage medical conditions of premature infants.
Nephrologists Diagnose and treat disorders of the kidney.
Neurological surgeons Specialize in the nervous system, including the brain.
Neurologists Diagnose and treat disorders and diseases of the nervous system such as cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
Oncologists Diagnose and treat cancer.
Ophthalmologists Treat diseases and conditions of the eye.
Oral surgeons Extract teeth, diagnose and treat diseases of the mouth and treat injuries and malformation of the jaw.
Orthopedic surgeons Specialize in broken bones, sore backs and joints.
Otorhinolaryngologists Treat the ear, nose and throat.
Pathologists Specialize in the study of diseases.
Pedodontists Specialize in pediatric dentistry.
Physiatrists Help patients with disabling illnesses or injuries recover health and function through rehabilitation.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons Repair injured body parts and perform cosmetic surgery.
Podiatrists Specialize in the care of the foot.
Psychiatrists Treat emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression, psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and manic depression, and behavioral disorders.
Psychologists Specialize in treating behavioral and thought-process disorders but, unlike psychiatrists, they do not prescribe medications.
Pulmonologists Diagnose and treat lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Radiologists Interpret X-rays.
Rheumatologists Specialize in diseases of the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, such as arthritis and bursitis.
Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons Specialize in surgery dealing with the heart and lungs.
Urologists Treat the urinary systems of men and women and the reproductive systems of men.

Toll-free Physician Referral Service: 866-938-7256

 

While the physicians listed here are members of the medical staff of West Suburban Medical Center, they are independent contractors who are self-employed. As a result, they are neither employees nor agents of West Suburban Medical Center and West Suburban Medical Center is not responsible for any actions which the physician takes in their medical practice.