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Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments

New Lenox, IL (August 7, 2014) —Rakesh Chugh, M.D., board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Chugh completed an internal medicine residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. His office is located with Rakesh Chugh, M.D., 19621 LaGrange Road, Mokena. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 755-9355.  

Sarah Collins, M.D., urogynecology and board certified obstetrics and gynecology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Collins attended medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.  She completed an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Case Western Reserve, MetroHealth in Cleveland, OH; a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY; and a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford; CT. Her office is located with the University of Chicago Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Ste. 475, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (773) 834-8622. 

Scott Klier, D.O., anesthesiology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Klier attended medical school at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. He completed an anesthesiology residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. His office is located with Allied Anesthesia Associates at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. 

Philip Kooiker, M.D., board certified otolaryngology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Kooiker attended medical school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. He completed a surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood; and a chief resident surgeon residency at Loyola University Medical Center. His office is located with Century Ear, Nose & Throat – Head & Neck Surgery, 16001 South 108th Ave., Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 460-0007. 

Ankur Sharma, M.D., nephrology and board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Sharma completed an internal medicine residency at Sinai Grace Hospital / Wayne State University in Detroit, MI; and a nephrology fellowship at the University of California Davis in Sacramento, CA. His office is located with Northeast Nephrology Consultants, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Ste. 415, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 717-8750. 

Edgar Torres, M.D., pediatrics physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Torres completed a pediatrics residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, NY. His office is located with Joliet Pediatrics, 831 N. Larkin Avenue, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 741-8888. 

For more information about these physicians, visit www.silvercross.org or call the Silver Cross Physician Referral Service at 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. 

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 nearly 4,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 5 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital in 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. In 2013, Silver Cross provided over $48 million in charity care and other community benefits. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit http://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.