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Russell Milligan
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center


Barbecue-with-the-Docs Program Targets Men's Health Issues

Chicago, Ill. – July 5, 2012 – Men can enjoy a tasty barbecue dinner while learning how to live healthier and happier lives at a program, “Grills, Guys and Good Health” from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 24 at The Standard Bar, 1332 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Sponsored by Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC), the program will feature six doctors from a wide range of specialties.

Participants will learn about colon cancer and prostate health. Other topics will include preventive methods to protect the joints, feet, heart and more. The SMEMC healthcare experts will discuss weight management, how to quit smoking and overall good health.

SMEMC speakers include:

  • Chadwick Prodromos, M.D., board-certified in orthopedic surgeryTimothy Heilizer, M.D.
  • Timothy Heilizer, M.D., board-certified in colon and rectal surgery, and generalsurgery(photo at right)
  • Ashay Kparker, M.D., board-certified in urology
  • Vicente Cardenas, M.D., board-certified in family practice
  • Raghu Ramadurai, M.D., board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine
  • Michael M. Maghrabi, D.P.M., board-certified in foot and ankle surgery

“This is a wonderful opportunity for men in our community to get advice from the experts on important medical issues – from advice on how to quit smoking, lose weight and protect your heart -- so they can enjoy long, healthy and happy lives,” said Margaret McDermott, CEO/executive vice president, SMEMC. “This will be a fun night out for the guys with great food and raffle prizes.” 

The program is open to men and women. There are great raffle prizes, including four all-inclusive Cubs' rooftop tickets and two club-level White Sox tickets. Participants will have an opportunity to ask the physicians questions following the presentation. The program is $25 per person or $30 per couple, and includes dinner at The Standard Bar.

To register, call 877-RES-INFO or visit

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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