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Silver Cross Announces Medical Staff Appointments

Joliet, IL (August 22, 2011) — Michael Berkowitz, M.D., board certified physical medicine & rehabilitation physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  

Dr. Berkowitz attended medical school at The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago. He completed a residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His office is located with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross 1200 Maple Road, Joliet.

Harish Bhatia, M.D., board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Bhatia completed an internal medicine residency at Hines V.A. Loyola University Medical Center in Hines, IL.  His office is located with Joliet Sleep Center and Pulmonary Disease at 2000 Glenwood Ave., Suite 109, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 729-0111.

Arnold G. Bolisay, M.D., board certified internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Bolisay attended medical school at The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago. He completed a residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and a fellowship at The Chicago Medical School. His office is located with Pronger Smith Medical Care at 17495 S. LaGrange Rd., Tinley Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 226-7000.

Nenad Brkic, M.D., board certified physical medicine & rehabilitation physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Brkic completed a physical medicine & rehabilitation residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His office is located with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross at 1200 Maple Road, Joliet.

Kaihua K. Lai, M.D., board certified internal medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Lai completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His office is located with Pronger Smith Medical Care at 2320 High Street, Blue Island. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 388-5500.

Stella Y. Awua-Larbi, M.D., board certified internal medicine physician and nephrology specialist, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Awua-Larbi attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. She completed a nephrology fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago. Her office is located with Kidney Care Center at 812 Campus Drive, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 741-6830.

Adam D. Lee, D.O., emergency medicine physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff.  Dr. Lee attended medical school at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove. He completed an emergency medicine residency at St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights.

Nitesh R. Thakker, M.D., board certified internal medicine physician and nephrology specialist, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Thakker completed an internal medicine residency at Wright State University in Dayton, OH and a nephrology fellowship at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. His office is located with Kidney Care Center at 812 Campus Drive, Joliet. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 741-6830.

Cheuk Yung, M.D., board certified dermatology physician, has joined the Silver Cross Medical Staff. Dr. Yung attended medical school at New York University in New York, NY. He completed a dermatology residency at the University of Chicago in Chicago. His office is located with Southwest Dermatology at 15300 West Avenue, Suite 120S, Orland Park. To schedule an appointment, call (708) 460-7890.

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 10 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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