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Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Physician to Host Program on March 11

New Lenox, IL (February 25, 2014)— If you are one of the over 25.8 million people in the United States that have diabetes, learning to live well with the disease can  be a challenge. Diabetes is a silent disease that occurs when there is too much sugar in the bloodstream, and if left untreated can harm your eyes, heart, nerves and kidneys. To avoid such harm to your body, Silver Cross Hospital is offering a free lecture on how to have good health while living with diabetes. 

Free Program

Dr. Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatrics physician, will present a free program on Living Well with Diabetes, on Tuesday, March 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, Pavilion A, Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Dr. Yalavarthi will discuss the causes, diagnosis and methods to manage this chronic disease. Participants can also have their blood glucose checked for free between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. To register to attend call 1-888-660-HEAL or visit www.silvercross.org

According to the American Diabetes Association, it is vital to follow a healthy lifestyle by choosing healthy foods, making wholesome meals, and being active 30 minutes a day. But constantly implementing all these steps can be overwhelming to live healthier. However, the good news is that following a few steps can have a huge impact on your health. 

“Diabetics need to know a lot of support is available to help them, so they can continue to stay healthy as they manage their diabetes,” says Dr. Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatrics physician on staff at Silver Cross Hospital.  “Area residents can find help from their physician, as well as, through the Silver Cross Diabetes Center where specially trained nurses and dietitians work closely with patients and their physicians to develop a personalized program teaching participants the self-management skills necessary to stay healthy and in control of their blood sugar levels.” 

About Ramaraja Yalavarthi, M.D.

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. With 40 years of medical experience, Dr. Yalavarthi is currently a member of the Silver Cross Medical Staff. His office is located with Primary Care Professionals, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd, Suite 370, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-1450. 

About the Diabetes Center

The Silver Cross Diabetes Center is one of the area’s first American Diabetes Association’s recognized quality comprehensive diabetes management programs. The Diabetes Center, which is located on the new Silver Cross Hospital campus at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox, provides a personalized, outpatient diabetes program. The program includes everything from medical management to meal planning and physical fitness recommendations. For more information, call the Silver Cross Diabetes Center at (815) 300-7781 (English) or (815) 300-5992 (Spanish). 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 8 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).  Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.