Patient Care

Outpatient Care
Geriatric Medicine
Supportive and Palliative Care
Hospitalist Care
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PrEP Clinic


Patient Care Highlights

Hem/Onc Hospitalists Achieve 100% Hand Hygiene
Our Hem/Onc hospitalist floor (4JPE) was featured in the Noon News as a hand hygiene top performer for the week of June 18-24. Karen Malkhasyan, Chris Strouse, Nusrat Jahan, Agnes Obita, Asad Ali & Yazan Hasan were all on service during this time.


Patient comments

Comments from our patients:

Susan [Kaliszewski] has been the best provider I’ve ever had! She made me feel less nervous about my transition.

I have never been treated so well by a doctor. Dr. Katz listened to me, took me seriously, best experience.

Dr. Westermann was very kind and thorough. I feel in good hands with her.

Everyone in the clinic was wonderful. Dr. White was very patient with me while addressing my concerns.

Annalisa [Morgan] is excellent! I feel comfortable seeing her and confident in the care she is providing me.

Dr. Wiblin has always been thorough, respectful, and responsive to all of my medical issues & I always know that I will get his best advice on what to do regarding my health.

Dr. Glenn: Thank you for the extraordinary level of care I received during my recent stay at the U of I. Your insight, support and assistance in securing skilled providers to work with on a go-forward basis are all invaluable components of my recovery.

Dr. Thomsen and his staff were so helpful & professional assisting with concerns on our mom’s health POA.

Dr. Nisly is amazing! She has made my life so much better.

Dr. Beck is an outstanding doctor in every respect.

Dr. Lundberg is one of the best docs I have seen. She listens very well, and explains things in a lucid and comprehensive manner.

 I love how Dr. Fiordellisi’s office called to let me know to come a bit early and stop for lab work before my appointment…The time it saved me was remarkable and so very much appreciated as I work 3rd shift…I still will miss my Dr. Bieber but I honestly really like my Dr. Fiordellisi, I think she’s fantastic! Couldn’t be happier.

Dr. Dirksen is the best thing. She listens to me. Doesn’t rush through my appointment. I feel she really cares about me.

Staff was very friendly, Dr. Hoffman is a great PCP and I would certainly recommend him to a family member. He listens, doesn’t ignore any issue, and comes up with a plan after discussing everything with his patients.

Dr. Davis is caring & knowledgeable. She spent time explaining many things to me. I really like her!

Dr. Krista Johnson is the best primary care physician I have ever seen at UIHC or elsewhere. She is caring, intelligent, and not hesitant to state when she is unsure of something and needs to look into it, which she does and then follows up. I wish more clinicians here were of a similar mold.

Dr. Suneja was not only thorough, but she was also extremely personable. I have recommended her to my friends.

Know that you [Melinda Johnson] made an enormously positive difference in my dad’s* (and our entire family’s) life and we are so grateful for it. Thanks for being amazing. Our entire family appreciates you!

I was very happy to meet Dr. Hightower and she went above and beyond to answer all my questions and concerns. She did not seem rushed and has great bedside manner.

I felt very comfortable with Dr. Laroche & well taken care of with Dr. Laroche. She’s very attentive.

I can’t imagine a better physician than Dr. Schilling – I hate to think I’ll ever be forced to find someone else. Intelligent, friendly, and conscientious – a combination quite uncommon.

Dr. Goerdt is one of the top physicians that I have ever had. Having him as my primary care provider has changed my life for the positive. I would (and do) recommend him to anyone asking for a new care provider.

Dr. Melton is an excellent doctor! She diagnosed me correctly and I am feeling so much better! And I got an appointment the next day! So happy!

Dr. Dirksen is a compassionate, understanding, intelligent, intuitive physician. I enjoy consulting with her and feel like my health is in good hands.

Dr. Pagan-Ferrer…thanks on behalf of my family for the incredible care you provided my father…You and the entire Palliative Team made a very big impression on us in a short amount of time. The time and energy you spent visiting with us really put my entire family at peace with all of our decisions. You masterfully let us explore our thoughts, feelings, and values regarding how my father would like his care to progress. You were then able to make him so much more comfortable in his final hours. I simply cannot rave enough about the care you provided all of us. Please commend the rest of the service and let them know the impact they made on our lives.