New Practice Developments

Debra Ann ChevalWe are pleased to announce that Debra Ann Cheval, FNP-BC, will be joining AMITA Health Medical Group ENT, formerly known as York ENT Surgical Consultants. Debra is a certified nurse practitioner with more than fifteen years of experience, twelve of them in otolaryngology. She is certified by the Society of Otolaryngology and Head&Neck Nurses (SOHN). She has demonstrated proficiency in multiple aspects of otolaryngology practice including but not limited to the diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus disease, ear infections and cerumen blockage, and laryngeal and swallowing disorders.

Debra will be working closely with Dr. Rejowski and her addition will allow us to continue to serve the needs of our patients in both the Hinsdale and Bolingbrook offices. She will begin seeing patients on September 5, 2017. We welcome Debra and look forward to her arrival.

Schedule Changes

Following Dr. Patel’s departure on July 14, 2017, Dr. Rejowski’s physician office hours will be in the Hinsdale office on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday starting at 8:30 AM. Surgery will be performed on Tuesday.

As in the past, we will make special efforts to provide availability for urgent and emergency visits.

It is our expectation that the reduction in hours will be temporary as we are working with the administration of the AMITA Health Medical Group in recruitment efforts to provide coverage.

Practice Changes

With regret we announce that Dr. Riddhi Patel will be relocating and leaving our practice this summer. She is an outstanding physician and it has been a pleasure working with her. Her intelligence, cheerful demeanor, and compassion will be missed. She is leaving to take a position in academic medicine. All of us here think the world of her and we wish her the best.

AMITA Health ENT, formerly known as York ENT Surgical Consultants, has undergone significant changes in recent years as the local and national medical landscape evolved. We have gone from an independent single specialty group in 2013 to being a member of Adventist Health Partners, and now the AMITA Health Medical Group. There are more than 450 Primary and specialty physicians currently within the organization.

Going forward, our plans include the consolidation of our legacy otolaryngology groups into a single entity, allowing us to continue to serve the needs of our patients, referral physicians, and our community. Further information regarding the specifics of this will follow.

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

– John F. Kennedy

York ENT Receives Exceptional Ratings by Press Ganey

Over the last year, York ENT Surgical Consultants has been consistently high in overall performance of medical practice, based on Press Ganey’s report ratings. With a 95% average rating in overall performance, York ENT is proud of their continued success. The Press Ganey survey questions range from “provider accessibility” topics to “visit-related outcomes” as well as “general staff and provider care” questions.

View the chart below showing quarters 3 & 4 of 2013 and the first 2 quarters of 2014…

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Press Ganey’s mission is to help medical practices deliver high-quality, efficient care and improve the patient experience. They capture the voice of the patient through survey analytics in order for medical practices to better understand their clinical, operational, financial and experiential outcomes.

York ENT takes tremendous pride in gaining a deeper understanding of their outcomes. Equally rewarding is the loyalty and trust built with their patients. Together, we are able to make great strides toward providing the best possible patient experience.

Doctors Bulger and Rejowski Recognized as Leading Physicians

West-Sub-Living-COVERIn an article recently published in the July/August issue of “West Suburban Living”, called Top Doctors, Drs. Rejowski and Bulger were selected as leading physicians in the specialty of Otolaryngology. More than 500 of the leading physicians in the western suburbs, across 53 specialties, as chosen by their peers were selected.

Here is a link to the PDF of the article for reference >>

The Top Doctors selection is conducted by Castle Connolly, a physician-led team of researchers who follow a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. It’s online nominations process — located at www.castleconnolly.com/nominations — open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians are, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty.

Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. The result — we identify the top doctors in America and provide you, the consumer, with detailed information about their education, training and special expertise in our paperback guides, national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features and online directories.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Photo of Riddhi Patel, MD

Thanks to Doctor Knott; Welcoming Doctor Patel

To our patients and colleagues:

Dr. Tracey Knott has announced that she will be leaving Adventist Health Partners/York ENT Surgical Consultants on June 30, 2014. Tracey, her husband Glenn, and their son Dylan will be relocating to the Phoenix, Arizona area. We have all enjoyed working with her over the past four years and we wish her continued success in the future.

Photo of Riddhi Patel, MDDr. Riddhi Patel will be joining York ENT Surgical Consultants on August 4, 2014. Dr. Patel is currently completing her residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Riddhi is originally from Orland Park, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana where she received her bachelor of science in molecular biology in 2004. She graduated from the Pritzker School of Medicine in 2008 where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as well as a leader and participant in multiple student and community service organizations.

We ask you to join us in thanking Dr. Knott for the care she has delivered to our community, and in welcoming Dr. Patel to our practice.

Richard F. Bulger M.D.
James E. Rejowski M.D.
Christian P. Soneru M.D.
Adventist Health Partners/York ENT Surgical Consultants

York ENT Surgical Consultants Joins Adventist Health Partners

In February of 2013, York ENT joined Adventist Health Partners. Adventist Health Partners is a growing physician group of over 190 doctors with more than 50 locations within the western suburbs. Affiliated with Adventist Midwest Health, our goal is to emphasize education and preventative medicine, as well as the restoration of health when illness strikes. It was named as one of the fastest growing healthcare companies headquartered in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine and is one of seven physician group practices who made the list. It was the only one named in the Chicago area.

We are all very excited about joining our medical and administrative colleagues within Adventist Health Partners. Our physicians, audiologists, staff, locations and hours of service remain unchanged. We look forward to having the opportunity to continue to provide comprehensive medical and surgical care in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck surgery to the people of our community.