Seven Top Doctors at RUSH Oak Park Hospital

Oak Park, IL (January 11, 2006) — Recently fellow physicians chose 350 of the best doctors in Chicago. "Chicago" magazine published the Top Doctors in 55 specialties in its January 2006 issue. Seven of the doctors included in the list can be found at RUSH Oak Park Hospital. They are:

Robert A. Balk, MD, Pulmonary Disease – Asthma, emphysema, respiratory failure.

Brian J. Cole, MD, Sports Medicine – Cartilage injuries; shoulder and elbow injuries; knee injuries.

Christopher Goetz, MD, Neurology -- Movement disorders; Parkinson’s disease; dyskinesia.

William Piccione, MD, Vice Chair of Surgery, RUSH Oak Park Hospital, Thoracic Surgery – Venous disease; artificial heart devices.

Richard Prinz, MD, Surgery – Adrenal surgery; thyroid and parathyroid surgery; pancreatic and biliary surgery.

Theodore J. Saclarides, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgery – Rectal cancer/sphincter preservation; incontinence (fecal); inflammatory bowel disease.

Michael R. Silver, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs, RUSH Oak Park Hospital, Pulmonary Disease – COPD, lung cancer; asthma.

Providing the community with access to some of the area’s most respected physicians is one of the many ways medicine is made better at RUSH Oak Park Hospital.

For physician referral or more information, call (708) 660-INFO (4636).

RUSH Oak Park Hospital, a member of the RUSH System for Health, is located near the corner of Harlem Avenue and Madison Street in Oak Park. The Hospital is a 216-bed facility that includes the Center for Rehabilitation; the Breast Center, a multi-disciplinary approach to all stages of wellness and breast disease care; state-of-the-art Interventional Radiology and Surgical suites; the RUSH Pain Management Center; and a comprehensive Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Care. To learn more about any of the Hospital’s programs or services, to find a RUSH Oak Park Hospital physician, or for information on upcoming lectures and health screening, visit the Hospital’s Web site at or call 708-660-INFO (4636).

Contact: Jennifer Griffin,
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