For Physicians

How to refer a patient for care

To refer a patient for care, please use one of the following options.

By Phone

Call us directly at (847) 759-1110

By Fax

Complete the Request for Clinic Appointment Form and fax the form to (847) 759-8273

For URGENT referrals, please call us directly at (847) 759-1110 to schedule an appointment. If you have a question, please contact us by email.

Additional information for:

Gastroenterologists

It is our goal to provide complete assistance with complex colon and anorectal surgical problems. We will work with you to determine the best care plan and return patients to their referring specialists for further care and routine colonoscopy examinations once treatment is complete.

Primary Care Physicians

It is our goal to provide complete assistance with complex colon and anorectal surgical problems. Many of our patients require surgical procedure under general anesthesia. For that reason we strive for all patients to receive medical clearance from their primary care physicians. We also recommend that all patients receive in-hospital medical follow-up care from their primary care physician, if necessary. In cases where the primary care physician is not on staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, we would assign the hospitalist group (subject to your approval) to provide medical follow-up.

Our practice is limited to the colorectal field. In cases where patients require both colonoscopy and upper GI system evaluations (EGD) during the same sedation, we will recommend a gastroenterology colleague (subject to your approval) to perform the EGD procedure.

Once treatment is complete, we return patients to their referring physicians for further care.

General Surgeons

It is our goal to provide complete assistance with complex colon and anorectal surgical problems. Once treatment is complete, we return patients to their referring physicians for further care and routine colonoscopy examinations.

Oncologists

It is our goal to provide complete assistance with complex colon and anorectal surgical problems. Once surgical treatment is complete, we return patients to their medical (and radiation) oncologists in their primary institutions.

Gynecologists

It is our goal to provide complete assistance in the complex colon and anorectal surgical problems, with special attention to obstetrical injury, fecal incontinence and endometriosis.

Urologists

It is our goal to provide complete assistance in the complex colon and anorectal surgical problems, with special attention to perineal (scrotal) fistulas as well as rectoprostatic and rectourethral fistulas.