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Silver Cross Hospital Announces Medical Staff Appointments

Joliet, IL (June 15, 2011) — Nadia Abbasi M.D., board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Abbasi completed an internal medicine residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Her office is located with Midwest Hospitalists, LLC at 2100 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 725-2121.

Zoe Alikakos M.D., board certified pediatric physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Alikakos attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She completed a pediatrics residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Her office is located with George Skarpathiotis, M.D., SC at 420 Nelson Road, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 923-6300.

Mohamad Al-Massalkhi M.D., pulmonary diseases physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Al-Massalkhi completed an internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago and a critical care medicine fellowship at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago. His office is located with Excellent Health Care Services at 14489 John Humphrey Drive, Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 906-0741.

Thomas Arndt M.D., gastroenterology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Arndt attended medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood. He completed an internal medicine residency at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and a gastroenterology fellowship at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. His office is located with Midwest Center for Digestive Health, SC, 16525 S. 106th Ct., Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 226-6977.

Andrew Barksdale M.D., board certified thoracic surgery physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Barksdale attended medical school at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, MN. His office is located with Cardiac Surgery Associates at 301 N. Madison, Suite 302, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (630) 324-7915.

Charles Berkelhammer M.D., gastroenterology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Berkelhammer completed a GI and nutrition fellowship at the University of Chicago Pritzer School of Medicine in Chicago. His office is located with Southwest Gastroenterology, SC at 1300 Copperfield Ave., Suite 4050, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 723-9824.

Brian Blumenstein M.D., gastroenterology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Blumenstein attended medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He completed an internal medicine residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, a gastroenterology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and a therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. His office is located with Midwest Center for Digestive Health at 16525 S. 106th Ct., Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 226-6977.

Rushia Butler M.D., family practice physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Butler attended medical school at Chicago Medical School in Chicago. She completed a family practice residency at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Rockford. Her office is located at 540 W. North Ave., Manhattan. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 478-3890.

Jason Comer M.D., hematology/oncology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Comer attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed an internal medicine residency at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and a hematology/oncology fellowship at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood. His office is located with Alpha Med Physicians Group, LLC at 17333 S. LaGrange Road., Suite 200, Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 342-1900.

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 provide care to patients in the southwest suburbs. These specialized and highly trained physicians are not employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They determine independently, based on their training and experience, the appropriate medical care for each patient. Their services are separate from the charges for hospital facilities and support staff and are billed separately by the physician or medical group with which the physician is affiliated. 

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 the last seven consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,900 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox. 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).

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