Nephrology

At Ingalls

Nephrologists diagnose and treat a wide array of disorders of the kidneys and related metabolic (chemical processes that are necessary for the maintenance of life) and hematologic (blood-related) diseases.

Your care team

Nephrologists collaborate with experienced nurses and specialists throughout the hospital including primary care physicians, dieticians and social workers.

To find a doctor call Ingalls Care Connection at 708.915.CARE(2273) or click the Find a Doctor menu item in our header to search online.

Convenient dialysis management

Our inpatient dialysis unit treats patients with acute or chronic renal failure. Outpatient placement for dialysis maintenance can be arranged through Olympia Fields, Hazelcrest, Markham, South Holland, Orland Park and Crestwood. Ingalls also offers pre-dialysis classes. Call Ingalls Care Connection at 708.915.CARE(2273) to register.

Neurology

At Ingalls, our nearly 500-member Medical Staff consists of physicians who represent all major medical and surgical specialties, and have trained at some of the most prestigious medical schools in the world.

Ingalls is proud to be a recognized clinical leader, providing the best possible care to the community. From diagnosis through treatment, Ingalls offers the most advanced technologies and therapies to treat any health concern that you or a loved one may encounter, including award-winning cancer care, nationally recognized neurological care, orthopedics and heart care, just to name a few. What’s more, our care is delivered by highly trained, experienced health care professionals who have one goal in mind: exceptional care.

Ingalls also offers a network of comprehensive and convenient facilities, as well as a record of adopting the latest technologies and procedures, which have earned us numerous accolades over the years. But all the facilities and technologies would be inadequate without the skill, passion and dedication of our Medical Staff, who help us to remain the premier health provider in the South Suburbs.

Cardiology

The highly skilled cardiologists of Primary Health offer a comprehensive approach to cardiovascular care, including an array of treatments for coronary artery disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, angina and all other conditions related to the heart and vascular system.

Services include:

  • Medical and interventional treatment of coronary, peripheral and carotid artery blockages
  • Medical and interventional treatment of heart rhythm disorders
  • Treatment of congestive heart failure
  • Minimally invasive treatment of aneurysms
  • Ongoing management of medical issues to promote risk reduction and optimal wellness

ENT Care

Primary Health’s ear, nose and throat specialists provide complete care of a wide range of diseases and disorders of the head and neck, including the ear, nose and throat, in both children and adults.

Our services include:

  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Sinus surgery
  • Nasal surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Medical and surgical treatment of hearing loss, ear infections and balance disorders
  • Treatment of swallowing disorders
Treatment of head and neck tumors, and facial trauma

At Primary Health ENT, our physicians care for you and your family’s unique healthcare needs when it comes to ear, nose and throat problems. Our practice provides compassionate care for both adults and children.

We make it easy for you to receive the ENT care you need. We offer:

  • Same week appointments
  • Evening hours
  • Prompt attention to your ENT needs

Don’t suffer with an ENT condition that may be easily treatable. Call today for an appointment and let our physicians take care of you and your family.

What is an ENT physician?

An ENT physician is a doctor who treats diseases and conditions related to the ear, nose and throat, including:

  • Allergies and sinus disorders
  • Sleep apnea and breathing conditions
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Pediatric otolaryngology diseases
  • Hearing and balance problems

An ENT physician is also known as an otolaryngologist.

At Primary Health ENT, our physicians care for you and your family’s unique healthcare needs when it comes to ear, nose and throat problems. Our practice provides compassionate care for both adults and children.

We make it easy for you to receive the ENT care you need. We offer:

  • Same week appointments
  • Evening hours
  • Prompt attention to your ENT needs

Don’t suffer with an ENT condition that may be easily treatable. Call today for an appointment and let our physicians take care of you and your family. There are many reasons you may need to see an ENT physician.

Allergies and Sinus Disorders

Suffering from allergies and sinus problems? Our physicians can help. We offer treatments and techniques to help conditions such as nasal allergies, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, chronic sinusitis, deviated septum, nasal obstruction/deformities and more.

Pediatric Otolaryngology Diseases

Children can experience a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions, such as earaches and ear infections, adenoid problems, tonsillitis, cleft lip and palate, laryngitis, even sleep apnea. Our physicians have special expertise in treating children and helping parents care for their child’s ENT condition.

Head and Neck Cancers

Both benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck can affect breathing, swallowing and speech, and often require treatment by physicians with expertise in ENT conditions. Our ENT physicians are experienced head and neck surgeons, and serve as critical members of a head and neck cancer patient’s multidisciplinary care team.

Sleep Apnea and Breathing Conditions

Patients who have sleep apnea experience abnormal pauses in breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, poor sleep quality and other conditions, so a diagnosis and treatment is critical to overall health. Our physicians also treat other breathing problems from asthma to emphysema to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Hearing and Balance Problems

Hearing loss can dramatically impact quality of life. Balance problems are often related to inner ear disturbances. Our physicians can treat these common ailments, and improve balance and coordination in patients

Endocrinology

An increasing number of Americans are affected by diabetes, osteoporosis and other endocrine-related disorders every day. Primary Health’s endocrinology experts provide comprehensive resources, ranging from diagnosis and treatment, to patient support and education, including:

  • A full range of laboratory tests, hormone sampling and other diagnostic procedures to detect early endocrine disease
  • The latest imaging techniques such as CT scans, MRI, DXA, ultrasonography and nuclear medicine imaging
  • Stimulatory or suppressive studies to detect early under-activity or over-activity, respectively, of the endocrine glands
  • Diagnostic ultrasound of the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas and adrenal glands to detect small tumors and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration to determine if the tumor is benign or malignant
  • Bone mineral density testing (DXA) to detect early bone loss and osteoporosis
  • Referral to the Ingalls Diabetes Management Center for instruction in medication management, insulin administration, self-blood glucose monitoring, meal planning, weight management, exercise planning, gestational diabetes management, insulin pump education and training, and 72-hour continuous glucose monitoring

Family Practice

Most medical specialists focus on a particular part of the body or a specific type of disease. The family medicine specialists of Primary Health specialize in providing care to patients of all ages with all sorts of conditions. Because they focus on the entire person and provide treatment over a patient’s lifetime, our family physicians are suited to providing preventive care as well as managing chronic and complex conditions: At Primary Health, our family physicians:

  • Treat a wide range of medical issues
  • Coordinate care with other medical professionals and specialists
  • Provide primary care of the whole patient, including mental and emotional needs
  • Strive to build long-term relationships with their patients
  • Provide information and techniques to help patients take control of their health
  • Focus on preventing, as well as treating, illness

Internal Medicine

At Primary Health, our experienced internal medicine physicians offer comprehensive prevention and treatment of diseases in adults 18 years and older. They are equipped to deal with whatever problem a patient may have, no matter how common or rare, simple or complex. They are specially trained to solve puzzling diagnostic problems and can handle both severe chronic illnesses and situations in which several different illnesses may occur simultaneously. Our internal medicine specialists also offer patients a deep understanding of:

  • Wellness and disease prevention
  • Women’s health
  • Men’s health
  • Substance abuse
  • Mental health
  • Common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs

Oncology & Hematology

Oncology is the study of cancer, a class of diseases that causes uncontrolled growth of cells. Some cancers are benign, and some are malignant. Hematology is the branch of medicine devoted to the study of blood and treatment of blood disorders. Using the best medical information available, Primary Health oncologists/hematologists work closely with other specialists and the experts at Ingalls Cancer Care to create a plan of care specifically designed for each individual patient that may include:

  • Chemotherapy, including the latest cancer clinical trials
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemoembolization
  • Radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation
  • Selective internal radiation therapy
  • Care of long-term central catheters
  • Biological response modifiers

Orthopedic Surgery

Primary Health’s orthopedic surgery physicians take joint pain to the fast lane with next day appointments. Within 24 hours your’ll get rapid relief for your pain, and a treatment plan to get you back on track.

Our orthopedic services include:

  • Joint
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitative Medicine

Pain Management

Primary Health’s pain management experts help acute and chronic pain sufferers gain control of their pain and their lives. Whether your pain is caused by arthritis, cancer, headaches, spinal stenosis, degenerated or herniated discs, or fibromyalgia, our pain specialists offer a variety of medications and interventions that can reduce inflammation, block pain and ease nerves.

Frequently used pain-management procedures include:

  • Epidural injections
  • Joint infections of the shoulder, elbow, knee or tendon
  • Trigger point injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Selective spinal nerve root block