Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

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Bhavesh Gandhi, MD

“I take a team approach and work closely with the patient, their family, social workers and other health care professionals to ensure the delivery of quality care.”

Education & Training
Bhavesh Gandhi, MD, earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica and completed a fellowship at Aurora Sinai Medical Center Hospital, Wisconsin. Dr. Gandhi is board certified in geriatric medicine and family medicine and is specially trained to help you stay healthy and active while treating conditions that often affect older patients. His clinical interests include memory disorders, arthritis, balance issues, incontinence, osteoporosis, depression, multiple medication side effects and chronic heart and lung disease. He is on the medical staff at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet and fluent in English, Gujarati and Hindi.



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Marc Kantar, MD
Geriatric Medicine

“Geriatric medicine offers a comprehensive and global approach to the usual medical practice. My goal is a better quality of life and autonomy for my patients.”

Education & Training
Marc Kantar, MD, earned his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica and completed residency training at Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Wisconsin. He also completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at Columbia University Hospitals in New York. Dr. Kantar is a geriatrician, a specialist who can manage the symptoms and issues that come with aging in addition to providing primary care. He is board certified in family medicine and is on the medical staff at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. His clinical interests include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, urinary incontinence and maintaining the functionality of his patients. He is fluent in English, Arabic and French.


Farhana Alvi

Farhana Alvi, M.D.
Internal Medicine, Primary Care

“My goal is to provide quality compassionate care that meets my patients’ unique needs and brings peace of mind.”

Education & Training

Farhana Alvi, MD has practiced in the southwest suburbs of Chicago for over twenty years. She earned her medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan and completed her residency in internal medicine at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Alvi is on the medical staff at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. She is board certified in internal medicine and has extensive experience in primary care. Dr. Alvi looks forward to meeting you and your family.



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