Rockford, Ill. (June 1, 2018) – OrthoIllinois and Associates in Orthopaedic Surgery (AOS), two leading bone and joint providers in northern Illinois, have joined forces as of June 1, 2018 with the completion of their practice merger.
The combined organization creates a larger, more comprehensive care network that improves access to subspecialized medicine closer to home. AOS, located in Elgin, becomes part of OrthoIllinois and will take its name; patients will experience no disruption in care.
Both organizations announced the merger in February, and, after a period of due diligence, agreed to move forward. The change allows each clinic to continue serving its patients while working together to strengthen the overall delivery of care, improve technology and enhance customer service.
Associates in Orthopaedic Surgery has three orthopedic surgeons – Dr. Michael H. Berkson, Dr. Jeffrey A. Kazaglis, and Dr. Scott W. Mox – specializing in total joint, upper extremity, shoulder reconstruction and sports medicine. The practice will remain 1435 N. Randall Road, Suite 103, inside the medical office building near Advocate Sherman Hospital. These Elgin Office physicians also will maintain their hospital privilege designations and call coverage.
OrthoIllinois is a subspecialty orthopedic practice with 33 physicians specializing in joint, pediatric, trauma, spine, upper extremity and sports medicine orthopedics. The practice operates clinics in Rockford, Crystal Lake and Huntley. A new clinic is under construction in Algonquin, with a targeted opening date of September 2018.
Established in 1967, Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Ltd. D/B/A OrthoIllinois serves the northern Illinois region in multi-specialty orthopedics from offices in Rockford, Crystal Lake, Elgin and Huntley, and offers a full range of bone and joint care, including the specialties for neurosurgery, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational health, and rheumatology. OrthoIllinois offers the ancillary services of physical therapy, MRI and custom orthotics, and an outpatient surgery center. Visit orthoillinois.com for more information.