Neurosurgeon Group Provides Back-up for RPA

The Chicago Back Institute recently joined Ravenswood Physician Associates (RPA) to provide a wide spectrum of services for the treatment of back pain. Drs. Jerrel Boyer, Fred Geisler, and Daniel Laich are board-certified neurologic surgeons. All three physicians have extensive backgrounds that result in providing expertise and innovative approaches to spinal care.  They employ an approach that is more comprehensive and conservative. Their team mission is to employ surgery only as needed; to do everything to return the patient to a productive lifestyle; to adhere to protocols that are safe and effective; and to use the most advanced technological support available.

Dr. Jerrel Boyer graduated from the University of New England and possesses 14 years of experience. Dr. Fred H. Geisler is a graduate from State University of New York and has, in addition to 27 years of experience, international recognition in spinal cord treatment. Dr. Daniel Laich graduated from Midwestern Univeristy and has has treated patients over 19 years.

The Chicago Back Institute is located on the Swedish Covenant Hospital Campus at 5115 N. Francisco.

RPA Welcomes New Primary Care Physicians

RPA is pleased to present several new primary care physicians. All of them treat our patients in Chicago’s North Side and look forward to managing the care of new RPA members.

Dr. Brijmohan Malani practices Internal Medicine at Foster Medical Care, located at 2333 W. Foster Ave.  He recently joined RPA in May. Dr. Malani’s clinical interests include geriatric medicine. He also speaks Hindi. His wife, Dr. Prema Malani, also joined RPA and is board certified in Gynecology. Look for them both at their office just east of the Lincoln and Western intersection.

Dr. Darlene Egues, a pediatrician, has also joined RPA.  Dr. Egues serves her patients at Chicago Pediatric Clinic, at 1918 W. Irving Park Road located one block west of the Irving Park Brown Line stop. She is a graduate of University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago. She has established her practice in 1997.  Dr. Egues is also fluent in Spanish. When in North Center, look for the bright blue awning!

RPA is very happy to announce the return of Dr. Marina Claudio to our association. Dr. Claudio, a family practice physician, now works at MJ Medical Clinic, located at 6326 N. Lincoln Ave, just south of the Devon/Lincoln intersection. Dr. Claudio speaks Spanish and Russian. Welcome back, Dr. Claudio!

Dr. Jonathan Younan is a family practice physician at Swedish Covenant Hospital who also joined RPA. Dr. Younan’s office is located just south of the Foster/California intersection.  Dr. Younan speaks Assyrian and Arabic. He joins several other physicians who have contracted with at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

Dr. Oksana Barilyak just joined RPA this month. She is a family practice doctor at Swedish Covenant Hospital’s Mayfair Clinic, located at the corner of Lawrence and Elston. She speaks Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. Her clinical interests include preventative medicine.

Dr. Suhail Siddiqui is our newest internal medicine physician. He has an office on the southeast corner of Devon and Lincoln. He also is located at 4646 N. Marine Drive in the Uptown neighborhood.  He speaks Hindi and Urdu. He joins our excellent cadre of internal medicine physicians.

Patients who are interested in learning more about these physicians can contact RPA at (773) 868-2000.

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