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Russell Milligan
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center


Suffering from Back, Shoulder, Hip or Knee Pain? Don’t Miss Dinner-with-the-Docs Program on Orthopedic Problems, Solutions

Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Hosts June 13 Program at Prasino

Chicago, Ill. – May 18, 2012 – Diagnosing and treating orthopedic problems – including back, shoulder, hip and knee pain – will be the focus of “All Right Now,” a Dinner-with-the-Docs program sponsored by Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. The buffet-dinner program will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 13 at Prasino, 1846 W. Division St., Chicago.

“All Right Now” will feature four board-certified physicians from Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC). The doctors will present the latest information on diagnostics and procedures to help individuals get back to doing the things they enjoy. They will discuss common sports injuries and advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat orthopedic conditions. Other topics include preventive methods to protect the body’s major joints and how to work with your primary care physician to avoid orthopedic problems.

SMEMC speakers include:

  • Gabriel Levi, M.D. (photo at right), orthopedic surgery, completed his fellowship in joint reconstruction and sports medicine at the Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York. He specializes in hip, knee and shoulder problems.
  • Roger Lichtenbaum, M.D., neurological surgery, completed his residency and a fellowship at New York University. He specializes in spine and back problems.
  • Noel Rubio, M.D. internal medicine, completed his residency at Saint Louis University – with  expertise in primary care.
  • Joseph Sheehan, M.D., is board-certified in both orthopedic surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Minn. He specializes in ankle, foot, hip, knee and shoulder problems.

 “This program will feature excellent information for individuals who are suffering needlessly from a wide range of orthopedic problems,” said Margaret McDermott, CEO/executive vice president, SMEMC.  “Our specialists will cover back, shoulder, hip and knee issues – including how to prevent injuries and surgically treat painful conditions so patients regain their health.”

The program will feature buffet dinner, exhibits, blood pressure and foot-plate analysis screenings, and an opportunity to talk with physicians. Tickets are $25 per person. Registration is required by calling 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636) or registering online at


About Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC)

SMEMC is a premier medical center on Chicago’s near northwest side and includes the: Saint Mary Campus, 2233 W. Division St., and Saint Elizabeth Campus, 1431 N. Claremont Ave. The Saint Mary Campus is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. The hospital specializes in cardiac care, digestive diseases, emergency services, neuroscience services, obstetrics, primary care, behavioral health and wound healing. SMEMC also ranks No. 22 in "U.S. News & World Report” in the Chicago metro area. Visit our website at

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health

SMEMC is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Health services. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Visit to learn more.


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