Are you Avoiding your Doctor? Learn What MIMIT Health Founder Dr. Romi Chopra Has to Say...

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Are you Avoiding your Doctor?

By Dr. Romi Chopra

You have been feeling pain in your abdominal area since last Monday; despite taking over the counter pain meds the pain has gotten worse. Now that you think about it, you are long overdue for your yearly check up. Instantly your mind floods with anxiety-ridden ‘what ifs’.

What if this abdominal pain is somehow related to my irregular period cycle?

Am I okay?

This is the point where you start to Google your symptoms in hopes of figuring out what’s wrong. Eventually, it all becomes too much for you. You find a way to distract yourself only to revisit these feelings again when the pain becomes worse. But what is stopping you from seeing your doctor?

It is important to understand the reasons you might be afraid to visit your doctor. It is also important to understand that it is a pretty common fear. But it’s not a fear of seeing your doctor that stops you from getting a check-up, it’s the fear of the unknown. In our minds, we manage to think of the worst-case scenario, by not going to the doctor you’re pushing off the possibility of facing what could be wrong. Seeing your doctor helps address the issues you are having and prevent something from becoming the worst-case scenario. Getting over your fear of visiting your doctor can be a tall order to fill. Here are some tips to help you manage your anxiety about visiting your doctor.

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To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

Crowd of over 5,000 celebrates diversity at Diwali Festival sponsored by MIMIT Health

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The end of Daylight Savings Time may have arrived over the weekend, but the time change was ushered in Saturday night with a blaze of light as Aurora's Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board celebrated its annual Diwali Festival at Waubonsie Valley High School.

India’s largest festival of the year, which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year, is known as the Festival of Lights and celebrates light’s victory over darkness, as well as knowledge and goodness.

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Gautam Bhatia, chairman of the Outreach Advisory Board, said offering something “that showcases the goodness of humanity” was more critical than ever given the times in which we are living.

“This is a festival that brings together the fastest growing minority here in the Aurora and Naperville area, and we want to celebrate this holiday that is part of our culture,” Bhatia said. “The world at this time is full of chaos, and there are all kinds of crime, famine and war. We need to press on and focus on the goodness of humanity and showcase that — how there is hope, and love and caring.”


 Dr. Romi Chopra being honored for Hosting Diwali Festival

Dr. Romi Chopra being honored for Hosting Diwali Festival

Dr Romi Chopra Joins eHealth Radio Network For Interview On treating Uterine Fibroids, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Varicose Veins, And More.

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Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra, M.D., the Founder and CEO of the MIMIT Health joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Radiology Channels for a dynamic and educational interview regarding health care matters that combines state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgeries with a holistic eastern medicine to treat uterine fibroids, peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, among many other conditions.


 
 

Listen to interview (click here) with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra as they discuss the following:

  • Tell me about your upbringing: How was it growing up in India and transitioning into being a physician in the US?

  • What motivated you to focus on interventional radiology? What about women's health?

  • You focus heavily on uterine fibroids: What are some common misconceptions about fibroids? Why is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) the most effective treatment?

  • What are other common conditions best treated by minimally invasive surgeries?

  • How do you incorporate eastern holistic healing into traditional western medicine?

Dr. Chopra opened the Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies (MIMIT) in 2004. As an interventional radiology and endovascular therapy practice, MIMIT specializes in minimally invasive treatments for arterial disease such as peripheral artery disease (PAD), uterine fibroid disease (UFE), venous disease and musculoskeletal disease (spine interventions).

Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. is an interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy. The standards for his daily work were set after completing his medical studies and training in Mumbai, India, followed by his fellowship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the US. After working extensively in academia and research, Dr. Chopra became one of the youngest heads of an interventional radiology department in the US. Eager to share his experience, he placed great emphasis on training and introduced a wide range of education and research programs for students, colleagues, and residents. At the same time, however, he was committed to keeping the focus firmly on patient needs at all time.

Lending his eastern roots and extensive western experience Dr. Chopra unifies the best of both worlds. His in-depth understanding of complex patient conditions is backed by state-of-the-art treatment therapies, enabling him to deliver exceptional patient care of the highest quality.

Dr. Chopra believes the path to long-term success lies in treating patients’ spirit, mind and body – not just their medical conditions. His institute has given him the opportunity to create a well-thought-out environment where patients and their families can feel calm, get the information they need and be treated with cutting-edge healthcare technologies.

MIMIT Health Offers State-of-the-art Prostate Artery Embolization Procedure As A Minimally-Invasive Alternative To Surgery

 Dr. Sameer Ahmed is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Sameer Ahmed is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist

MIMIT Health’s Dr. Sameer Ahmed, Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, spoke at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital discussing the benefits of Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE). PAE is a minimally-invasive procedure to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). BPH is enlargement of the prostate with compression of the urethera, the main channel for urinary flow. BPH is a common medical condition present in over 80% of men by the age of 70. Men present with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which include incomplete bladder emptying, increased frequency of urination, intermittency of the urine stream, urgency to urinate, weak stream, straining to urinate, and frequent urination at night. These symptoms of BPH are often lifestyle-limiting, and both mentally and physically stressful for patients.

Previously, the only options available for treatment of symptomatic BPH were surgical:  transuretheral resection of the prostate (using an electric probe through the penile urethera to shave the inside of the prostate) and prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate itself). Up to 20% of patients undergoing surgery may have significant complications, including sexual dysfunction, incontinence, and bleeding requiring transfusion. Surgical procedures also require general anesthesia and usually an extended stay at the hospital.

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MIMIT Health now offers prostate artery embolization as a minimally-invasive alternative to surgery. The premise of the procedure is that blocking the primary blood supply to the prostate will lead to shrinkage of prostatic tissue, which in turn will relieve symptoms associated with blocked urine flow. The safety and efficacy of the procedure has been proven in research studies and clinical trials performed in the United States and abroad since 2000. Studies have shown significant improvement in symptoms and quality of life. PAE is a safe procedure with a major complication rate of less than 1% (0.1-0.4%).

Prostate artery embolization is performed through an artery in the wrist (radial artery) or groin (common femoral artery). The procedure is performed under moderate sedation with focus on patient comfort and safety. It is an outpatient procedure and patients are discharged the same day without any significant restrictions. Most patients can return to work or their normal activities within 24 hours. It is a state-of-the-art procedure supported with ample research and clinical data, which is changing the face of the treatment of BPH.

To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

MIMIT HEALTH Continues Expansion and Adds New Location in Glen Ellyn

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MIMIT HEALTH Continues Expansion and Adds New Location in Glen Ellyn to better serve its patients.

Specializing in minimally invasive, targeted treatments that offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to traditional surgery, MIMIT's world-class doctors, surgeons and Interventional Radiologists manage conditions that once required surgery and can be treated less invasively by our doctors.

For directions to new location: click here

To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

MIMIT Health is the Official Healthcare Sponsor for the Illinois International Pageants

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Dr. Romi Chopra will address the Illinois International Pageants Event Saturday, November 10th as the Keynote Speaker at the Reception from 6-8. Dr Chopra will speak on the topics of “Healthy is Beautiful” and “Health is the new wealth.” Miss International 2018 will be in attendance for the event.

MIMIT Health entered into a partnership and sponsorship with Illinois International Pageants to bring awareness to MIMIT’s “Healthy is Beautiful®” campaign and the importance of a healthy lifestyle by increasing national exposure to young women. Through this, we expect to raise awareness that “Health is the new Wealth” and increase the self-esteem of women across the nation.

MIMIT Health Care is also sponsoring a $2,500 educational scholarship for Miss Illinois International 2019. MIMIT Health is committed to helping young women achieve their educational goals and young women in the local community.

The International Pageant system promotes today’s women, their accomplishments, and commitment to integrity, community and being positive role models. As the premiere pageant for pre-teens, teens, young women and married women, International Pageants® offers women of all ages all around the world to achieve their life goals.

To Buy Tickets for the Illinois International Pageant, November 11th 2018 Click Here

To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

MIMIT Health Founder Dr Romi Chopra Named “Physician of the Year”

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MIMIT Health’s Founder and Chairman, Dr. Romi Chopra has been named Physician of the Year by the Indian American Medical Association-Illinois (IAMA-IL).

IAMA-IL is a professional organization comprised of Illinois Physicians committed to professional excellence in quality patient care, education, and community healthcare. The IAMA will honor Dr Chopra at their 38th Indian American Medical Association Annual Gala Banquet.

The Details:
38th Indian American Medical Association Annual Gala Banquet

When: 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM Saturday, November 17, 2018
Where: Ashton Place 341 75th St., Willowbrook, IL 60527

Dr. Chopra is an accomplished Interventional Radiologist respected for his innovative, kind, authentic patient-centered care and a holistic approach to life. His care paradigm integrates the healing and nourishment of the spirit (soul), mind and the body.

No physician has ever healed any one ever! The body heals itself! We, physicians, are merely the catalyst to enable others to heal and live fulfilled lives! Spiritually, intellectually and physically.
— Dr Romi Chopra

IAMA-IL promotes the standard of practice in the art and science of medicine for the common interest of its members and the public through educational, social and scientific activities. IAMA-IL helps physicians connect and maintain a close liaison with local, national and international medical societies and organizations. IAMA-IL also maintains a liaison and communication with other Indian associations, medical societies cultural organization in North America.

To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

MIMIT Health Continues Growth and Healthcare Expansion into Four New Hospitals

  Kindred Hospital Chicago-Northlake

Kindred Hospital Chicago-Northlake

MIMIT Health continues to grow and expand its reach into four new locations in Kindred Hospitals to better serve its patients. MIMIT Health is respected for its excellence in patient care, health care & medical education. MIMIT Health strives to offer best-in-class patient-centered care and a holistic approach to life. 

Kindred Hospitals are transitional long term acute care facilities offering the same in depth care that are offered in traditional hospitals, but for an extended recovery period. Kindred Hospital partners with MIMIT to offer 24-hour clinical care seven days a week so patients can start their journey to wellness. 

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MIMIT Health provides world class health care combined with minimally invasive treatments for its industry-leading health care. MIMIT specializes in minimally invasive, targeted treatments that offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to traditional surgery, MIMIT's world-class doctors, surgeons and Interventional Radiologists manage conditions that once required surgery and can be treated less invasively by their doctors.


“We focus on our patients "living their best life" with healthy lifestyle strategies including nutrition, exercise and wellness solutions.” Dr. Romi Chopra said.


MIMIT Health’s is in there long term acute care facilities:


Kindred Hospital - Chicago (North Campus)

2544 West Montrose Avenue

Chicago, IL 60618

773-267-2622


Kindred - Chicago - Central Hospital

4058 West Melrose Street

Chicago, IL 60641

773-736-7000

 

Kindred - Chicago - Lakeshore

6130 North Sheridan Road

Chicago, IL 60660

773-381-1222

 

Kindred Hospital - Chicago (Northlake Campus)

365 East North Avenue

Northlake, IL 60164

708-345-8100

To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

Dr. Romi Chopra to Speak at Illinois International Pageants Event Saturday, November 10th

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Dr. Romi Chopra will address the Illinois International Pageants Event Saturday, November 10th as the Keynote Speaker at the Reception from 6-8. Dr Chopra will speak on the topics of “Healthy is Beautiful” and “Health is the new wealth.” Miss International 2018 will be in attendance for the event.

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Dr. Chopra is an accomplished Interventional Radiologist respected for his innovative, kind, authentic patient-centered care and a holistic approach to life. His care paradigm integrates the healing and nourishment of the spirit (soul), mind and the body.

Dr. Chopra’s philosophy is to provide cutting-edge healthcare that is most commonly found in the university setting and deliver it to the communities we reside in. Dr. Chopra is a renowned expert in his field and speaks nationally and internationally on various topics in Interventional Radiology, Endovascular Therapy, and Health Care Management.

The International Pageant system promote today’s women, their accomplishments, and commitment to integrity, community and being positive role models. As the premiere pageant for pre-teens, teens, young women and married women, International Pageants® offers women of all ages all around the world to achieve their life goals.


To Buy Tickets for the Illinois International Pageant, November 11th 2018 Click Here


International Pageants is proud of its continuing alliance with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women to fulfill the goal of bringing awareness about the risks of heart disease… the number one killer of women in the United States today.

To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

Enter in a FREE raffle with prizes worth $500 The City of Aurora’s “DIWALI – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS”

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MIMIT & Patel Brothers are proud event sponsors of Diwali 2018 Festival of Lights

When: Sat Nov 3rd from 5:30pm - 9pm
Where: Waubonsie Valley High School
2590 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504


The City of Aurora’s “DIWALI – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS” is approaching fast. This is an INDOOR EVENT with FREE ADMISSION for an evening full of:

  • Cultural performances

  • Delicious food

  • Clothing, jewelry vendor and more…

  • Plus awesome fireworks!

Enter in a FREE raffle with prizes worth $500 here

Keep Up with Dr Romi Chopra and his Latest Articles and Appearances at DrRomiChopra.com

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Photo from DrRomiChopra.com

Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, M.D. is an interventional radiologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of interventional radiology and endovascular therapy. He is also the Founder and Chairman of MIMIT Health.

Dr. Chopra believes the path to long-term happiness and success lies in treating patients’ spirit, mind and body – not just their medical conditions. This is why he is likes to speak at events, contribute to news and magazine health articles and make TV appearances to help everyone live their best life. To keep up with Dr Chopra and his latest appearances and his media news articles follow his “News” section here.

To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

How Is Our Health: Check-Up On Black America

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When asked if he could shed some light on why African-American women are at higher risk for uterine fibroids, Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, MD, founder of The Midwest Institute of Minimally Invasive Therapies in Melrose Park that specializes in treating uterine fibroids in a minimally invasive manner said, “There are a lot of studies but not one clear reason why. Things like genetics, diet and some studies say hair chemicals could be a factor,” Chopra added.
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Back-to-school time often gets us back into a routine. And it’s a great time to think about our health. We talked to a few experts to find out some things African Americans specifically should look out for while taking care of our health. 

Fibroids and Black Women 

While some of the major health issues like heart and kidney disease, cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, sick cell disease, and lupus are among the more serious health problems Black people face, uterine fibroids in African-American women are also an issue. 

Though uterine fibroids typically are not life threatening, the level of pain, and interruption of daily life, calls for attention. 

While fibroids typically are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years, it’s not known for sure what causes them. They reportedly grow rapidly during pregnancy when hormone levels are high and shrink with anti-hormone medication.   

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To set up an appointment or have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.


A Salmon Swimming Upstream - An Interview with Ziehm Imaging

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For more than ten years there has been a clear trend toward outpatient treatment facilities in the United States. New methods for anesthetizing patients and the increase in minimally invasive interventions create support for operations in which the patient can go home within just a few hours or days. Dr. Paramjit Chopra is pushing the boundaries and is at the forefront of this trend. 

You have lived and worked in the USA for nearly 30 years. Looking back at the beginning of your career, what are your thoughts?
As a medical student from India, I came to a country in which education and the power of innovation were the top priority and the possibilities seemed unlimited. This fascinated me right from the start. Even though my early years as an unpaid research fellow were difficult, I always kept my eyes on the American Dream. I struggled every day to achieve success and I felt like a salmon swimming upstream.

Being a native of India, in what ways has your former home influenced the development of your career?
It was only after I came to America that I understood how much Indian culture and religion had influenced me. For me, there is no difference between Christians, Muslims, Hindus or other religious groups. The people are what count, no matter if they are black, white, yellow or blue. Now, in my profession, I combine the spiritual thinking of India with my medical knowledge from the West. This means that, in the end, treating the person as a whole is important to me, keeping their feelings and fears in mind, and not viewing them just as a patient.

If you have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

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Office-Based Lab. Innovations for Sustainable Growth - Interview With: Dr. Paramjit "Romi" Chopra, M.D.

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Medstreaming has been transformational and a game changer for us, Dr. Chopra said. We have three centers and six clinics in different locations across the city, all of which are managed through Medstreaming over the cloud.

We see all the data and information of all of our centers and clinics in one enterprise software “Medstreaming”. This helps us behave as a sophisticated efficient organization and remain cost effective. It is our core workflow platform and enables the entire team to work cohesively from the front-end (patient registration, practice management), clinical EMR, PACS and image management, and Revenue cycle Management (coding, billing, accounts receivable) all the way to advanced, analytics, reporting and Dashboarding. We can track the entire patient experience through our organization effectively and efficiently. Read more

If you have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

Minimum to the Maximum – Dr. Paramjit Chopra, discusses how minimally invasive therapies benefit patient health physiologically and emotionally, and maximize patient well-being

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Dr. Paramjit “Romi” Chopra, founder of the midwest institute for minimally invasive therapies (MIMIT), has a mission to help people, to aid them in moving forward in their lives. Dr. Chopra believes people are the foundational bedrock of a community and that all humans want to live full, rewarding lives, to the best of their god-given potential. Dr. Chopra describes the disease as ‘dis’ ‘ease’ and his goal with MIMIT is to help people live healthier lives and be the solution to their health problems. Minimally invasive, or as Dr. Chopra refers to it—enlightened healthcare—brings traditional health solutions together with more personal, complex and sometimes esoteric issues, such as feelings and thoughts. For as dr. Chopra explains, we are not robots; we have emotions and feel things and these are important in the overall scope of our care.

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If you have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

Dr. Romi Chopra Featured on Univision - What are Uterine Fibroids and What is the Importance of their Detection?

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¿Cuáles son los factores de riesgo y con qué tratamientos se puede combatir el cáncer de seno?

La Silvia Michael explica cuáles son las principales causas del cáncer de seno y qué tipo de hábitos podrían ayudar a evitarlo. Asegura que es importante asistir oportunamente a los chequeos médicos y hacerse el autoexamen.

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What are Uterine Fibroids and What is the Importance of their Detection?

They are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus that frequently appear during a woman's fertile age. Some symptoms can be confused with menstrual pains and its early detection is very important. Once it is detected, the treatment depends on the age of the woman and the symptoms that they present.

Talk with our fibroid specialists about treating your symptoms like heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence. Call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

Dr. Romi Chopra featured in IdeaMensch

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Dr. Chopra is a graduate of the Seth Gordhandas Sunderas Medical College of Bombay University. He completed his fellowship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Dr. Chopra has a special clinical interest in treatments for ailments such as Varicose Veins, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Uterine Fibroids. His philosophy is to provide cutting edge healthcare that is most commonly found in the university setting, and deliver it to the communities we reside in. In addition to functioning as the Director of the Midwest Institute of Minimally Invasive Therapies, Dr. Chopra is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Rush University in Chicago.

If you have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

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Frothy Foam Helps Patients with Vein Issues

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They’re not only unsightly, bulging veins in the legs can cause great discomfort and lead to skin ulcers and hard-to-treat wounds. Now a frothy foam is helping to shut down the problem vessels.

Dr Romi Chopra, interventional radiologist: “You start seeing pipes under your skin.”

What should be a thin, straight line stretches and expands – the result of a leaky valve in the vein. When the valve fails, blood backs up and pressure builds.

Dr Chopra: “Our calves are like a second heart so people who sit for long, stand for long, don’t use their calf pump, the pressure starts to rise and the valves fail. The segment of the vein that is damaged is not useable anymore, and blood is just sitting in there.” Read entire article

Watch WGN News Interview

If you have any questions, call MIMIT Health at (708) 486-2600.

As Featured on VoyageChicago - Meet Paramjit “Romi” Chopra of MIMIT (Midwest Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies)

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Today we’d like to introduce you to Paramjit “Romi” Chopra.

Romi, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am a physician and an entrepreneur passionate about taking care of people, caring for people using holistic and hi-tech techniques and remedies to help people lead a happy and healthy life. I trained at Harvard medical school and pursued academic medicine but ultimately got frustrated by the waste, inefficiencies and lack of patient-centric care at large institutions. I watched patients stumble through complex systems that appear to care only for their existence. Physicians worked in silo’s and patients were lost and did not easily receive the state of the art minimally invasive options.

I then formed MIMIT with the goal of providing state of the art, minimally invasive treatment options in the community, closer to their homes. We integrated holistic patient care methods such as meditation, music therapy along with hi-tech state of the art advanced techniques using image guidance. We strive to treat the body, mind and soul, not just in words but with our day to day actions.

I chose to apply best of practice principles from other industries applying systems thinking, project and process management, software as a service, cloud platforms, advanced data analytics to help provide cost effective care. My focus was to keep the patient out of unnecessary hospitalization yet provide advanced care in an outpatient setting.

We currently provide minimally invasive, advanced image guided therapeutic options to all of Chicagoland in an outpatient environment. Read full article