Patients in greater DeKalb County will soon find it easier to be connected to high-quality compassionate cardiac services. Cardiologists from Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group will be accepting new patients as they transition to the KishHealth Physician Group – DeKalb. By choosing Northwestern Medicine for care, patients will have access to the full health system including Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the country’s # 6 ranked Adult Cardiology and Heart Surgery Hospital by U.S. News and World Report.
Christopher J. Berry, MD, board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and interventional cardiology, has been on the medical staff at Kishwaukee Hospital for seven years caring for patients in the hospital’s Cardiac and Vascular Interventional Suites. Dr. Berry completed medical school at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, his residency at Rush University Medical Center and his fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Jacob Stephen, MD, board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, is new to the DeKalb-area. Dr. Stephen completed medical school at Coimbatore Medical College, his residency at Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine and his fellowship at University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals and Walter Reed National Capital Consortium.
“We believe it is important for patients to a have a choice in where they receive care. More importantly, if a patient has questions or concerns about their care plan, they are always welcome to seek a second opinion. As a member of Northwestern Medicine, our Kish patients have access to world-class care far beyond our campus in DeKalb. Patients benefit greatly with better outcomes when their entire care team, from one system, can communicate about their individual health care needs,” says Dr. Berry.
Cardiologists Dr. Berry and Dr. Stephen are currently located inside the Medical Office Building at Kishwaukee Hospital, and will soon be practicing at KishHealth Physician Group – DeKalb, located at 1850 Gateway Drive in Sycamore. They see patients locally for office visits and can perform procedures at the Kishwaukee Hospital Cardiac and Vascular Interventional Suites, and when a higher level of care is needed they can coordinate care with their colleagues across the Northwestern Medicine system.
To learn more about these physicians, visit kishhealth.org and nm.org. To make an appointment with Dr. Berry or Dr. Stephen, please call 815-748-5844.
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