13 FHN Physicians Named to America’s Top Doctors® List

FREEPORT, Ill., March 21, 2017 — FHN is proud to announce that 13 of our skilled, dedicated physicians have been named to the 2017 Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors® list.

Castle Connolly is considered America’s trusted source for identifying Top Doctors and has been recognized by several national media sources including The New York Times, USA Today,Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Town & Country, Ladies Home Journal, Good Morning America, the Today Show, 20/20 and more than 100 other television and radio stations.

Physicians do not (in fact, cannot) pay to be included on the Castle Connolly list. The physicians included in America’s Top Doctors® were nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of American doctors each year. Each doctor’s education, training, hospital appointments and more are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. The doctors who are among the very best in their specialties and in their communities are selected for inclusion.

Ten FHN physicians are making repeat appearances on the list, and FHN is proud to congratulate them and the three new additions to the list (noted with a * below):

Surgeon Barry Barnes, MD, FACS

Surgeon Rafael Castro, MD, FACS, WCC

*Urologist David Cheng, MD, FACS

Infectious Disease Specialist Robert Geller, MD, MS, FACP, FIDSA

Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Specialist Timothy Jessen, MD

*Nephrologist Farhan Khan, MD

Cardiologist Prasad Kilaru, MD, FSCAI, FACC

Otolaryngologist Toni Levine, MD, FACS

Family Medicine Physician Michael McFadden, MD

*Cardiologist Madhu Malladi, MD, FACC, FASE

Gastroenterologist Vivek Mehta, MD

Cardiologist Bhadresh Patel, MD, FACC, FACP

Family Medicine Physician Jeffrey Schleich, MD

For more information on any of FHN’s physicians and healthcare providers, visit www.fhn.org.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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