May 25, 2018 Parag Thakkar

Please note as of 5/25/18, Hospitalist will take care of patients admitted to the Advocate Condell Medical Center. Hospitalist are physician specializing in inpatient care. I understand some patients may not be happy with this change, however, due to increased time commitment of “medical home” in outpatient setting this changes are necessary. Hopefully, this will result…

March 24, 2018 Parag Thakkar

Frequently, patients ask me to recommend a blood pressure monitor or other products for home use. Following are some recommendations based on either my own research, personal use or use by the patients. Disclaimer: I advised all patient is to do their own research and due diligence before purchasing any of these products. This recommendations…

January 25, 2018 Parag Thakkar

There are times when patient is either unable to come to the office for evaluation or need care outside of usual office hours. In such cases, if appropriate a telephone consultation will be performed. This includes assessment of the health condition over the phone, accessing & reviewing of medical records, creating a plan of care,…

June 3, 2017 Parag Thakkar

We will notify you of the test results on the patient portal with in 2 to 5 business days after we receive it unless you are scheduled for office follow up visit (in which case you will be notified at the time of visit). Do not assume that test results were normal since you were not…

June 3, 2017 Parag Thakkar

When a patient do not show up for a scheduled appointment, it creates an unused appointment slot that could have been used by other patient. This is specifically true for evening and weekend appointments. Please help us avoid no-show charge of $25 by calling 24 hours in advance to cancel your appointment. Leave a message…