Over 450 friends of Silver Cross Hospital attended the 85th annual Childerguild Ball November 23 at the Odyssey Country Club and enjoyed wonderful food and dancing. The premiere event of the holiday season raised over $159,000 which will be used to support women’s and children’s programs and services at the new Silver Cross Hospital.
The annual tradition of the Childerguild Ball began in 1928 as a fundraiser for the Obstetrics and Pediatrics departments at Silver Cross Hospital and keeps going strong thanks to the commitment of the members of Childerguild and to the many friends of the hospital who contribute to make this event a great success year after year. This year Barbara Steffes chaired the Ball. Her committee included: Adele Adams, Carole DeBenedetti, Karen Hughes, Pam Resutko, Cindy Studer, and Carole Ziemke.
As a prelude to the dinner, the hospital awarded medals of excellence to two prominent community service and healthcare minded individuals.
This year’s Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence was awarded to ophthalmology physician Paul Morimoto, M.D. Dr. Morimoto has diligently served the healthcare community for over 40 years. Throughout his years at Silver Cross Hospital, he has shared his expertise as a leader serving as Secretary on the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Morimoto was one of the area’s first physicians to perform state-of-the–art eye procedures such as cataract, eye implant and artificial tear duct surgeries using new microscope technology. Over the years, Dr. Morimoto volunteered with the Joliet Rotary, where he started the club’s Avoidable Blindness Screenings. Dr. Morimoto noticed that some of his patients were going blind but they had no symptoms of diabetes. When investigated, these patients actually had Type 2 diabetes. Since blindness was a consequence of unknown diabetes, Dr. Morimoto and his team provided an annual screening event using Joliet Rotarians as volunteers. Through these efforts many people found help.
Silver Cross also honored Terry D’Arcy with the Sangmeister Medal of Excellence for the many hours he has unselfishly given of his time to improve the quality of life of Will County residents. In the early 1980’s, Terry decided to pursue an opportunity selling cars. After gaining further experience, he began buying several Joliet car dealerships in the 1990’s including Oldsmobile, Volkswagon, GMC, Buick and Hyundai. Today, he is President and owner of D’Arcy Motors overseeing one of the region’s largest automobile dealerships. When Terry started in the dealerships, he had 26 employees. Today, his business has flourished to include over 180 employees. Throughout Terry’s life, he has been known as a dedicated community activist. He was one of the Founding members of the First Community Bank of Joliet and served as the Chair for the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. For over 25 years, he has volunteered hundreds of hours of his time to numerous area organizations including the Forest Park Community Center, Fraternal Order of Police, Hispanic Baseball League, Joliet Area Historical Museum, Joliet Franciscan Learning Center, Joliet Park District Foundation, Right Moves for Youth, United Way, University of St. Francis, Catholic Charities of Joliet and the Chicago Automobile Board. He is also a founding member of the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission. During his involvement, Terry has positively impacted these organizations by helping them reach their goals to serve the needs of area residents.
In celebration of the completion of the Route 30 construction, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) at Silver Cross is offering free Foot Screenings Dec. 5 to 7 in the Silver Cross Professional Building in New Lenox. This special event is part of the Celebrate and Shop New Lenox festivities taking place throughout the weekend.
Shoppers can stop in RIC at Silver Cross, located at 250 E. Maple St. (Route 30), for a complimentary screening of the foot to determine possible causes of plantar fascia pain. The most common complaint from plantar fasciitis is a burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the heel of the foot and is often caused by wearing incorrect shoes.
Following the screening, participants will receive a home exercise program and tips for preventing plantar fasciitis and will be entered in a raffle for a free foot massager. Screenings will be available:
- Thursday, Dec. 5, 1 to 3 pm.
- Friday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. and Noon,
- Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to Noon.
Register to attend by calling (815) 300-6123.
With thankful hearts, Sanitas Medical Group invites patients and the community to a Grand Opening Celebration for their new office on the new Silver Cross Hospital campus. The free event will be held Wednesday, Nov.13 , from 3 to 6 p.m. in Pavilion A, Suite 265, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.
There will be:
- Multiple drawings to win a Thanksgiving Dinner, which includes a 12 to 14 pound turkey and $25 Jewel Gift Card
- Free health screenings for high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes
- Complimentary refreshments
In addition, individuals who bring at least one non-perishable item for the New Lenox Food Pantry will receive a $5 Gift Card for Café 1900 or Java City at Silver Cross Hospital.
Attendees can also meet the staff including internal medicine physicians Drs. Arla-Polavarapu, Penaherrera and Ramirez, as well as Laura Scott, nurse practitioner. The four experienced healthcare providers recently relocated their practices to the Silver Cross Hospital campus. New patients are welcome. Sanitas Medical Group accept most insurance and offer evening and Saturday appointments. For more information, to register to attend the Open House or to schedule an appointment, call (815) 727-4292.
Latha Arla-Polavarapu, D.O. is board certified in internal medicine. She earned her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Arla completed a general medicine residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where she was recognized as Intern of the Year in 2001. The past five years, Dr. Arla has been caring for patients in the greater New Lenox community. She has a special interest in the diabetes management and care of women’s health issues and has received numerous awards for patient satisfaction including Professional Research Consultants Five Star Award and 2010 Top Scoring Physician Award for Overall Quality of Doctor Care. Dr. Arla is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and American Physicians of India.
Jose Penaherrera, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree in 1988 from San Marcos University in Lima, Peru. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, where he served as Chief Resident and an Assistant Professor. He has been on staff at Silver Cross Hospital since 1997 where he currently serves as Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee. Dr. Penaherrera has been recognized as a “Top Doc” at Silver Cross Hospital scoring in the top 1% of physicians throughout the country for patient satisfaction. With a special interest in diabetes, cardiovascular and geriatric medicine, Dr. Penaherrera is trained to treat adults of all ages. He is trilingual speaking English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Daniel Ramirez, M.D. is originally from Chicago and attended the University of Illinois where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He worked at Northwestern University doing Microbiology research prior to attending medical school. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois in 2008 and went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ramirez is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. His interests include general adult medicine, diabetes, and hypertension. He has been recognized as a “Top Doc” at Silver Cross Hospital scoring in the top 10% of physicians throughout the country for patient satisfaction. He is bilingual speaking English and Spanish.
Laura Scott, N.P. received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Illinois. She received her Master of Science degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of St. Francis in Joliet and is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Scott has worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Sanitas Medical Group since 2010. She previously worked as a registered nurse at Silver Cross Hospital for many years in various roles and was also employed by the Will Grundy Medical Clinic in Joliet for several years. Laura treats adults and adolescents and has a special interest in smoking cessation, diabetes, heart disease, and urgent care.
Prostate cancer remains a leading cause of death among men, but when diagnosed early, can be treatable. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland found only in men. It sits just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine through the penis.
Dr. Daniel Golden, radiation oncologist with The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital, will present a free program titled Prostate Cancer: Is a PSA test worth the trouble? on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. This program will discuss PSA (prostate specific antigen) screenings, over diagnosis, the cost of prostate cancer testing and treatment, and current treatment options that reduce but do not eliminate side effects. To register, click here or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
“Prostate cancer is often slow-growing. And with enhanced cancer screenings, more patients are diagnosed at an early stage,” said Dr. Golden, who is a specialist in the use of radiation-therapy to treat cancers of the central nervous system, head and neck, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary system.
“Although we catch many early prostate cancers, for many men—especially those who are older—the tumor does not progress enough to cause major problems during their lifetime. Therefore, understanding the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening is important for men of all ages.” Men should consider screening for prostate cancer at age 55, unless there is a family history of prostate cancer or they are at higher risk (e.g. African American race). These men should discuss screening with their physician at age 40.
Two simple methods are often used in screening for prostate cancer:
- Digital rectal exam, in which a doctor feels the prostate gland through the rectal wall,
- Blood test, in which a blood sample is tested for the presence of a substance called prostate specific antigen (PSA).
Ways to Stay Protected
Although many prostate problems result from aging, here are some tips men can follow to stay healthy.
- A diet low in saturated fat and high in fruits and vegetables
- Good hygiene
- Ten grams of garlic or scallions daily (can be eaten raw or in vitamin form)
- Eating or drinking foods high in lycopene (an antioxidant found in tomatoes, tomato based products) and resveratrol (an antioxidant found in red grapes & wine)
- A healthy sex life/regular ejaculation (researchers say the ejaculation helps flush out carcinogenic substances)
Childerguild will host its 85th annual Ball Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. This year’s theme is “Flappers and Fellows the Roaring 20’s are back.” The evening’s festivities will include the presentation of the Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence for Healthcare to Dr. Paul Morimoto and the Silver Cross Sangmeister Medal of Excellence for Community Service to community leader Terry D’Arcy.
The Childerguild Ball will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing. Tickets are $200 per person and include an open bar. Black-tie is optional. Childerguild’s proceeds from this year’s event will be used to benefit women’s and children’s programs and services at the new Silver Cross Hospital. Call Cynthia Studer at (815) 838-2976 to make reservations.
For over 100 years, Childerguild has served Silver Cross Hospital by raising funds to support and serve women and children. The annual tradition of the Childerguild Ball began in 1928 as a fundraiser for the Obstetrics and Pediatrics departments at Silver Cross Hospital, and keeps going strong thanks to the commitment of the members of Childerguild and to the many friends of the hospital who contribute to make this event a great success year after year. This year Barb Steffes is chairing the Ball. Her committee includes: Adele Adams, Carole DeBenedetti, Karen Hughes, Pam Resutko, Cynthia Studer, and Carole Ziemke.
Sehring Medal of Excellence Honoring Dr. Paul Morimoto
The Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence, honoring the memory of George H. Sehring, M.D.—a dedicated physician who served the community for more than 40 years, recognizes the accomplishments of an outstanding individual for service to the health care profession. Past recipients include Joseph Karcavich, M.D. , Mark Danielson, M.D., Ernesto “Ernie” Tan, Dr. Al and Kay Ray, Tom Streitz, D.D.S., Daniel Gutierrez, M.D., Richard Tarizzo, M.D., Wylie Mullen, M.D., Samuel Goldhaber, M.D., Lora McGuire, R.N., Bun Siu Co, M.D, Keyton Nixon, and Irving “Bill” Rudman, M.D.
This year’s recipient is an innovative ophthalmology physician Paul Morimoto, M.D. Dr. Morimoto has diligently served the healthcare community for over 40 years. Throughout his years at Silver Cross Hospital, he has shared his expertise as a leader serving as Secretary on the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Morimoto was one of the area’s first physicians to perform state-of-the–art eye procedures such as cataract, eye implant and artificial tear duct surgeries using new microscope technology. He is also still active in the Chicago Ophthalmology Society to keep up with the current advancements.
Over the years, Dr. Morimoto volunteered with the Joliet Rotary, where he started the club’s Avoidable Blindness Screenings. Dr. Morimoto noticed that some of his patients were going blind but they had no symptoms of diabetes. When investigated, these patients actually had Type 2 diabetes. Since blindness was a consequence of unknown diabetes, Dr. Morimoto and his team provided an annual screening event using Joliet Rotarians as volunteers. Through these efforts many people found help.
“Dr. Morimoto’s dedication to Silver Cross Hospital and this community through his many volunteer efforts with the Rotary makes him a deserving recipient of the Silver Cross Sehring Medal of Excellence Award,” said Paul Pawlak, President and CEO of Silver Cross Hospital. “For his countless hours of service, we are truly grateful.”
Sangmeister Medal of Excellence Honoring Terry D’Arcy
The Silver Cross Sangmeister Medal of Excellence will also be awarded at the Childerguild Ball. This Medal of Excellence is named after the late U.S. Congressman George E. Sangmeister, the medal’s first recipient, and is awarded to a leading citizen recognized for competence, service and dedication in a field other than healthcare that contributes to the common good. The recipient exemplifies the values of caring service that is the cornerstone of Silver Cross Hospital. Past recipients include Russ Slinkard, Bob Rogina, James “Jim” Fagan, Val Rand, J.D. Ross, Frank Turk, Jr., Doug Hutchison, Gladys Fox, LaVerne and Dorothy Brown, Frank Margaron, Pam Heavens, Rev. Isaac Singelton Sr., and John Leach.
This year’s recipient is Terry D’Arcy. Terry D’Arcy is an outstanding example of a person who unselfishly has given many hours of his time to help others and improve the quality of life of Will County residents. After several years in the Trades, Terry decided to pursue an opportunity selling cars. After gaining further experience, in 1985 he went to work for Horizon Chevy in Naperville where he spent the next six years learning how to become a car dealer. In the 1990’s, he began buying several Joliet car dealerships including Oldsmobile, Volkswagon, GMC, Buick and Hyundai. Today, he is President and owner of D’Arcy Motors overseeing one of the region’s largest automobile dealerships.
When Terry started in the dealerships, he had 26 employees. Today, his business has flourished to include over 180 employees.
Throughout Terry’s life, he has been known as a dedicated community activist. He was one of the Founding members of the First Community Bank of Joliet and served as the Chair for the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. For over 25 years, he has volunteered hundreds of hours of his time to numerous area organizations including the Forest Park Community Center, Fraternal Order of Police, Hispanic Baseball League, Joliet Area Historical Museum, Joliet Franciscan Learning Center, Joliet Park District Foundation, Right Moves for Youth, United Way, University of St. Francis, Catholic Charities of Joliet and the Chicago Automobile Board. He is also a founding member of the Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission. During his involvement, Terry has positively impacted these organizations by helping them reach their goals to serve the needs of area residents.
“Terry D’Arcy provides a wonderful example of service to the community in which he resides,” comments Pawlak. “Through his leadership and insight, he has contributed in countless ways to improve the communities in Will County and the lives of its residents.
Founded in 1910, by 13 benevolent women who had no children of their own, Childerguild was formed to benefit the obstetrics and pediatrics departments at Silver Cross Hospital. In the early years, Childerguild raised funds through private donations and by hosting card parties. The members took a hands-on approach to this organization by sewing layettes and clown dolls for the pediatric patients at Silver Cross. During the war years, members knitted sweaters for the military and gave financial support to the American Red Cross, Navy League and the Salvation Army. As ardent supporters of the children in our community, Childerguild also made contributions to the Herald News free milk fund and the local community chest. Today, Childerguild raises funds by hosting their annual Ball and by operating the hospital’s gift shop. The Childerguild Gift Shop is open Monday through Saturday and is located in the main lobby at Silver Cross Hospital. Customers are offered many unique items in the Childerguild Gift Shop, which features exclusive gifts, jewelry, unique handbags, toys, books and darling baby clothes. For more information, call the Silver Cross Volunteer Services Department at (815) 300-7117.
For most of her adult life, Regina Howard, of Plainfield, suffered from obesity, sleep apnea, pain in her joints and an irregular thyroid. The thought of running a 5K race seemed unthinkable due to her poor health. However after losing over 80 pounds in 24 months as a result of her weight loss surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, Regina’s prior health issues no longer exist enabling her to run an hour every other day and complete 5K races.
“As a result of my weight loss surgery, I am a 100% different person,” said Regina Howard. “When I was overweight, I never wanted to spend time outside, but after my weight loss, I love being outdoors. I enjoy running throughout my neighborhood and feel this new activity gives me more energy and motivation to stay committed to a healthy life style. ”
One of Howard’s challenges after her weight loss surgery was to find an exercise that she liked to do. “After not exercising for so many years, it was a challenge to find an activity that I enjoyed. So once I started walking on the treadmill and running outside, I really became interested in pushing my limits with running,” said Howard. “The key to my exercise success was doing a routine that I really enjoyed.”
Regina’s family medicine physician, Ananda Pillai, M.D., encouraged her to attend BMI Surgery’s free informational session. “I was so impressed with Dr. Christopher Joyce’s inspiring presentation. It truly changed my life and I was instantly hooked to have the weight loss surgery and follow the program. After talking with Dr. Joyce and his staff at BMI Surgery, I felt so reassured because they were all so knowledgeable and supportive,” shares Regina. “They all made me feel so comfortable and at ease that I could actually have successful long-term weight loss as long as I was willing to follow the program.” With their support, Regina committed to the workout and diet plan and underwent REALIZE™ Adjustable Gastric Band weight loss surgery on June 4, 2010.
Patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach, with the help of many different departments at Silver Cross. “Patients see an exercise physiologist, dietitian, cardiologist, psychologist, pulmonologist, and a bariatric nurse to get them ready for surgery,” says Dr. Christopher Joyce. “We screen our patients very carefully to ensure their success and safety.”
“Before I had my surgery, Dr. Joyce explained that the surgery was merely a tool to lose weight and the real success depended on me being accountable for my own health,” stated Regina. “Through the entire process, Dr. Joyce and his staff were always there for me right away to answer any of my questions. Also the nurses at Silver Cross Hospital were wonderful during my surgery and hospital stay. They made me feel so cared for and constantly informed me of my treatment plan.”
“Regina is an excellent example of how bariatric surgery can positively enhance one’s life. Her dedication to committing to the program by eating well and exercising was critical in her ability to lose over 80 pounds,” says Dr. Christopher Joyce. “And her ability to run in 5K races is truly inspiring for others who think they may never be able to run in a race.”
The American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery defines the morbidly obese as those with a body mass of 40 or above, or, for a normal height woman, being more than 100 pounds overweight. Patients with a BMI of 35 and higher, who are suffering the medical consequences of obesity, are often best treated with bariatric surgery as opposed to nonsurgical weight loss. Those who are morbidly obese are at a higher risk of mortality and such extreme obesity puts people at risk for life threatening disease, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.
BMI Surgery has changed the lives of over 3,300 patients with life changing surgeries including laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and Lap-Band and REALIZE gastric band systems at Silver Cross Hospital. Board certified laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons Christopher Joyce, M.D., and Brian Lahmann, M.D., are dedicated to helping patients win their personal battles with obesity and enjoy healthier lives, which is why they dedicated themselves to opening a new office on the new Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. Silver Cross has been named a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery.
To find out more about the bariatric surgery program at Silver Cross Hospital, attend a free informational session on both traditional and laparoscopic surgery on any Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery at 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 260, New Lenox. To attend, visit www.bmisurgery.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, which is why the physicians with Primary Care Professionals are hosting an Open House giving away taffy apples, an Apple iPad and health screenings. The free event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Suite 370 of Pavilion A on the Silver Cross Hospital campus, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.
Participants will receive complimentary taffy apples, apple cider and other delicious and nutritious treats. There will be a drawing for an Apple iPad2, and free health screenings for high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. No fasting is required.
Attendees can also meet the staff including Drs. Jinsup Kim, internal medicine; Thomas Lee, family practice; and Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatrics. The three experienced physicians relocated their practice from Chicago Heights earlier this year and are now on staff at Silver Cross Hospital. New patients are welcome. Primary Care Professionals accept most insurance and offer evening and Saturday appointments.
For more information, to register to attend the Open House or to schedule an appointment with one of the physicians, call (815) 300-1450.
Jinsup Kim, M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL. With 40 years of medical experience, ranging from emergency care to flu and chronic illness, Dr. Kim is dedicated to caring for adults. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, and American Society of Internal Medicine.
Thomas Lee, M.D. is board certified in Family Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his residency at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Having practiced in the south suburbs for 15 years, Dr. Lee cares for patients of all ages. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.
Ramaraja Yalavarthi, M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He participated in a psychiatry residency at Stony Brook University in New York and also an internal medicine residency at Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Chicago Medical Society and two terms as President of the South Cook County Branch. In addition, he has served as a delegate for the American Medical Association and Illinois State Medical Society and also on the Board of Trustees for the India Medical Association of Illinois. Dr. Yalavarthi has been caring for patients in the community for nearly 40 years.
Vlad Badescu, M.D. will host an Open House Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. for area residents, patients and Manhattan Chamber of Commerce members. The free event will be held at Manhattan Medical Center, located in the Foxford Center Shopping Plaza at 540 North St., Manhattan.
Free blood pressure checks and non-fasting blood glucose (diabetes) and cholesterol screenings will be offered. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to Berkot’s Super Foods and enjoy a cornucopia of delicious refreshments provided by local favorites—Subway and Kirby’s Korner Bakery.
With over 17 years of experience caring for the residents of Manhattan and the surrounding communities, Vlad Badescu, M.D. is board certified in internal medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Badescu is on staff at the new Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox where he has been recognized as a “Top Doc” for outstanding patient satisfaction ranking in the top 1% compared to all other physicians throughout the country.
For more information about the Open House or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Badescu, call (815) 478-7866.
For years, studies have shown that men with low testosterone levels are more likely to suffer from depression, erectile dysfunction, and high blood pressure. And, now links have been found with testosterone deficiency and other medical conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.
“It is worth taking a look at the possible connections of low testosterone and these health problems,” said Dr. Ernesto Tan, urologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. By recognizing and addressing these connections early on, men can possibly avoid more serious conditions.”
Join Dr. Ernesto Tan, urologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital, for a discussion, Testosterone: The Truths & Myths, about testosterone deficiency and the impact it has on the quality of life in men over age 40. This free program will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
Dr. Tan completed his urology residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He has been in urology practice serving the Joliet area for over 30 years. He is also an active volunteer in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Will County, as well as with Guardian Angel Home of Joliet. Dr Tan is a member of many professional societies including the American Urological Association, Chicago Urological Society, Chicago Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He is certified by the American Board of Urology. His office is in Lockport. To learn more about Dr Tan and his office, visit www.drernestotan.com. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tan, please call his office at (815) 741- 1020.