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Maximize Your Doctor’s Visit

Internal Medicine/Geriatrics physician shares tips Jan. 31 at Silver Cross Hospital

New Lenox, IL (Jan. 10, 2013)— A visit to the doctor can be an uneasy experience, especially if your physician seems rushed, uses lots of big words, and speeds through every sentence. You may forget some of your questions or concerns, confuse what you heard, or leave the doctor’s office feeling like you need another round of consultation. So to make the most of the time you have with your doctor, Dr. Ramaraja Yalavarthi, internal medicine and geriatrics physician at Silver Cross Hospital will share tips to help you prepare and feel confident about asking questions during your appointment.

  This free event—How to Maximize Your Doctor’s Visit, will take place Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, Pavilion A, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.  Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). 

Ramaraja Yalavarthi, M.D. is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He participated in a psychiatry residency at Stony Brook University in New York and also an internal medicine residency at Louis Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Chicago Medical Society and two terms as President of the South Cook County Branch. In addition, he has served as a delegate for the American Medical Association and Illinois State Medical Society and also on the Board of Trustees for the India Medical Association of Illinois. With nearly 40 years of medical experience, Dr. Yalavarthi is currently a member of the Silver Cross Medical Staff. His office is located with Primary Care Professionals, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 370, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300-1450. 

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 289-bed acute care hospital and 9 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Silver Cross opened a state-of-the-art replacement hospital on February 26, 2012 at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

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