Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Updates and Information for  Physicians

Updated Aug. 23, 2013


You are already credentialed at the Presence Surgery Center located in the Medical Office Building attached to the hospital.

Why you should choose the Surgery Center:

  • Easy in and out with on-time starts
  • Quick Room turnovers
  • ‘Flip’ rooms to improve efficiency
  • No ‘bumping’ due to emergency cases
  • Specialty OR teams

Why your patients will appreciate the Surgery Center:   

  • Close, free parking – dedicated parking spaces in front of the entrance
  • Experienced, friendly, professional staff who excel in patient and family care (top performers in the system)
  • To schedule:  Call 815.773.7887 and ask to schedule in the Presence Surgery Center

If your patient needs transportation to/from the Surgery Center, call Presence Transport Service at 815.773.RIDE (7433)


Do you have patients who take medications for acid reflux?

Now there is a better solution to chronic GERD. The HALO is an ablation instrument used to treat Barrett's esophagus, and is now available at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. The treatment results in a uniform and controlled circumferential ablative therapy, which removes a thin layer of diseased tissue allowing the regrowth of normal cells without injuring healthy underlying tissue. Following ablation, the diseased tissue is replaced by new healthy tissue within  three to four weeks in most patients. 

 
Do you have patients with Atrial Fibrillation who cannot tolerate blood thinning medication?

The LARIAT procedure may help decrease the risk of stroke with affecting the rest of the heart. It has proved successful in about 95% of patients and is a permanent, one-time solution. Dr. Ahmad Abdul-Karim is currently performing this procedure at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. 

 
Meet some of your new colleagues

Michael Hana, MD, Anesthesia, is board certified in Anesthesiology. He received his medical degree from the University of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt), and completed his residency at the University of Texas. Dr. Hana has joined Associated Anesthesiologists of Joliet, 19627 LaGrange Road, Mokena, IL. 

Radley Helin, DO, Neonatology, is board certified in Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He received his medical degree from Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Downers Grove, IL). He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Advocate Christ Hospital/Hope Children's Hospital (Oak Lawn, IL), and his Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Helin has joined OPTIMUS Hospitalists & Pediatric Subspecialists, LTD, 900 Jorie Blvd., Suite 186, Oak Brook, IL. 

Leslie Masood MD, Neurology, is board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology. She received her medical degree from Rush Medical College (Chicago, IL) and completed her residency at the University of Chicago. Dr. Masood has joined the Neuroscience Institute at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 301 N. Madison Street, Suite 300, Joliet, IL. 

Ikenna Okpareke, MD, Pain Management, is board certified in Anesthesiology. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College (Albany, NY), and completed his residency at the University of Chicago. Dr. Okpareke has joined Pain Centers of Chicago, 301 N. Madison Street, Suite 305, Joliet, IL. 

Dhruvil Pandya, MD, Neurosurgery/Endovascular, is double board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine (Dominica, West Indies), and he completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI). Dr. Pandya will join the Neuroscience Institute at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, 301 N. Madison Street, Suite 300, Joliet, IL. 

Zenabu Sidiki, MD, Family Practice, is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi, Ghana), and completed his residency at St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. Dr. Sidiki will join Wunderlich, M.D.S.C., 2000 Glenwood Ave., Suite 107, Joliet, IL. 

Tiffany Wilson, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University (Springfield, IL), and completed her residency at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital (Chicago, IL). Dr. Wilson will join Presence Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1026 Essington Road, Joliet, IL.

 
If you have questions or would like to discuss any of the above information, please call

Brian Michels on 815.483.5984

or Lisa Stockdale at 630.273.1543.