Visitor restrictions are in place due to COVID-19. Review the latest information about the virus and how you can help by donating funds.
Need assistance finding a Doctor? Call 630.933.2374, TTY 630.933.4833
Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
26W171 Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
View Complete Profile
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group is one of the largest employers in DuPage and Kane counties, as well as the healthcare employer of choice in Chicago’s western suburbs. Read More
Visitor restrictions are in place due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Review the latest information about the virus and how you can help by donating funds.
At Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group a number of nationally certified and state licensed professionals work together to support you and your family. Your care team may include nurse practitioners and physician assistants with access to your medical records who will stay up to date on your health history and current conditions, as well as communicate with your physician(s).
When you call our office, you may be offered an appointment with a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant.
Nurse practitioners are medical professionals who have received additional education and advanced training including a national certification and state license.
The state of Illinois requires that all nurse practitioners first complete a master’s degree before passing a national certification. Nurse practitioners are required to maintain continued education credits to stay current with the most up to date medical information. Nurse practitioners generally qualify through an exam to provide care for more specific areas such as pediatrics, acute care, adult care, midwifery, anesthesia or geriatrics.
Nurse practitioners provide care in both primary and specialty care settings. Your nurse practitioner may:
Physician assistants are nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals with advanced education and training. Physician assistants must pass a national certification exam developed by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and recertify every 10 years.
Under the supervision of a licensed physician, physician assistants may do the following: