Private Practice and Medical Groups

Announcing the Launch of Affinity Healthcare

Author: Affinity Healthcare, LLC
Dateline: Tue, 04 Dec 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. - Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The internal medicine/family practice medical group practices formerly named Greater Northwest Medical Group, North Suburban Internists and Adult Care Specialists have merged to become Affinity Healthcare, LLC.”



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BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. - Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The internal medicine/family practice medical group practices formerly named Greater Northwest Medical Group, North Suburban Internists and Adult Care Specialists have merged to become Affinity Healthcare, LLC.

Twenty-six Internal Medicine physicians, a Family Practice physician, two Gastroenterologists, three Certified Physician Assistants, 44 RNs and Medical Assistants, a physician Medical Director of Radiology and staff of 15 radiology technicians, four Physical Therapists, and a Registered Dietician comprise the clinical staff of Affinity Healthcare. The administrative and support staff brings the total number of Affinity Healthcare employees to 178.

The mission of this new healthcare entity, projected to serve approximately 100,000 patients annually through offices located at 1051 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL, 1538 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, 1300 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove, and 201 E. Strong Avenue, Wheeling is:

To continuously evolve, applying leading edge innovation, and placing our patients' needs first and foremost at every level of Affinity Healthcare. We are dedicated to delivering unique, high quality, and convenient healthcare services based on this patient-focused approach.

The physicians chose the "Affinity Healthcare" name because it stands for dedication to developing close connections with patients to maintain their health, with the community to create an environment that enhances quality of life, and with healthcare co-workers and colleagues who a share patient-focused approach..

According to Affinity Healthcare's Chief Executive Officer, Michael Hartke, "Our vision for Affinity Healthcare will be achieved by applying the highest standards of healthcare quality and patient service, and continuously adding convenient new healthcare services, aligned with our patient-focused mission."

One example of this theory in action is the opening of Affinity Healthcare's Immediate Care center, located at 1051 W. Rand Road in Arlington Heights. This center is open 7 days a week, including holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day. Both established and non-affiliated patients of Affinity Healthcare have the opportunity to receive high quality walk-in care, at their convenience, for treatment of non-life threatening illnesses, as well as routine follow-up office visits for chronic conditions, physicals, and occupational health exams.

Mr. Hartke explains, "Internal Medicine physicians with extensive experience treating patients in the Immediate Care setting will see patients for the same cost and insurance co-payment as a primary care office visit, and we will submit claims for patients. To ensure quality and continuity of care, we will either provide information regarding the patient's visit directly to their Affinity Healthcare physician, or to the patient to give to their physician outside of Affinity Healthcare, for inclusion in the patient's medical record."

For more information on the providers, locations, and services of Affinity Healthcare, visit our website at: www.affinitydocs.com, or to arrange for a media interview, please contact Jackie Speckin at 847-307-5911; Cell: 847-567-4575, or email: jspeckin@affinitydocs.com

About Affinity Healthcare: Established in 2007, Affinity Healthcare LLC was created by the merger of the Northwest Chicago Suburban medical practices formerly named Greater Northwest Medical Group, North Suburban Internists, and Adult Care Specialists. Affinity Healthcare offers Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Diagnostic Imaging, Physical Therapy, and Nutritional Counseling by appointment, and Immediate Care walk-in physician visits. The practice also frequently participates in Clinical Trial research studies. Affinity Healthcare treats approximately 100,000 patients at offices located in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, and Wheeling, IL.

For more information visit: www.affinitydocs.com

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Private Practice and Medical Groups

DermHair Clinic Provides New Hope and Applies New Technique for Baldness

Author: FineTouch Dermatology, Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 20 Dec 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DermHair Clinic, a division of FineTouch Dermatology, Inc., located in Redondo Beach, Calif., offers a unique hair-restoration procedure called 'Body Hair Transplantation' (BHT) where body hair is transplanted to balding areas on the head. Dr. Umar, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, reports that he routinely performs hair transplantation procedures that combine head and body hair.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DermHair Clinic, a division of FineTouch Dermatology, Inc., located in Redondo Beach, Calif., offers a unique hair-restoration procedure called "Body Hair Transplantation" (BHT) where body hair is transplanted to balding areas on the head.

How does BHT differ from traditional hair transplants? Traditional transplants require redistribution of permanent hair from the back and sides of the head; this limits the donor supply to 5,000-7,000 hair follicles. In a significantly-bald individual, only one tenth of what has been lost can be replaced using this source. The result is often thin, and cosmetically unappealing.

BHT potentially adds the entire body-hair supply to the donor resource allowing even severely-bald individuals to aim for a fuller and better restoration.

The procedure has been perfected by Dr. Sanusi Umar; to date, he has performed several cases, successfully.

One victim of a botched hair transplantation reports that he was able to get rid of his hairpiece of 13 years after receiving a 15,000 body hair-to-head transplantation.

Dr. Umar, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, reports that he routinely performs hair transplantation procedures that combine head and body hair. He has successfully been performing them for almost two years.

Certain body hair is thinner and looks better in the hair line than transplanted head hair. Dr. Umar routinely refines the transplanted hair line by using finer body hair, often from the legs, to impart a more natural, feathered look that cannot be attained by using head hair alone.

There are also more variations in the character of body hair. Therefore, some body hairs are best suited for specific purposes such as eyebrow or eyelash transplantations.

The procedure is minimally invasive and is performed using a knife-free, microsurgical technique called "Single Follicle Extraction and Transfer" (SFET). Hair may be removed from any part of the body for a successful BHT procedure. SFET is an advanced version of a procedure popularly known as "Follicular Unit Extraction" (FUE).

To attain the high-graft counts that patients demand, Dr. Umar also uses SFET to extract hair from the non-balding areas of the head as well.

Not everyone is a good candidate for BHT. Some people do not have the appropriate amount of body hair, while others have unsuitable body hair characteristics.

The procedure is permanent and results are realized within approximately 18 months; follow-up is minimal and patients are typically released after one to two years.

The BHT procedure is taxing with a high-skill level requirement and steep learning curve; a single-patient procedure often takes several days to complete.

Dr. Umar has plans to train doctors to independently provide these services throughout the U.S.

For more information, visit: www.dermhairclinic.com.

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