DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — In order to build on its Integrated Oncology Program and continue to deliver cancer care options to patients in the South suburbs, DuPage Medical Group (DMG), the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois, is excited to announce the acquisition of Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, Ltd. (JOHA). Eight medical oncologists will join DMG and continue to provide oncology and hematology care and infusion services to patients in Joliet, New Lenox, Morris, Ill. and beyond.
Founded in 1981, JOHA is a multi-physician oncology and hematology practice committed to providing patients advanced cancer care and blood-related treatments. A leader in community based care, JOHA providers regularly participate in clinical research trials and seek opportunities to offer the latest treatments, including radiation therapy, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, chemotherapy and other infusion-centered services.
“We are thrilled to join DMG and look forward to offering innovative, accessible care across the Chicagoland area,” said Nafisa Burhani, MD with JOHA. “This collaboration strengthens our ability to meet the changing needs of patients in the area while also enabling us to instill a greater sense of hope and confidence as they navigate their healthcare journey.”
JOHA physicians include Drs. Worood Abboud, Nafisa Burhani, Ellen Gustafson, Arvind Kumar, Ali Lakhani, Sanjiv Modi, Kulumani Sivarajan and Jason Suh.
“We are eager to welcome the physicians and associates of JOHA to our organization and look forward to building on the foundation they have established for hematology and cancer care,” said Steve Nelson, CEO of DMG. “It is important that patients have access to leading cancer care close to home, and the expertise and compassion provided by the JOHA team aligns with DMG’s committment to innovative patient care.”
DMG and JOHA will work together to provide exceptional care coordination and compassion for patients currently in treatment and those seeking cancer and blood-related healthcare services in the future. To learn more, please visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com/JOHA.
About DuPage Medical Group
DuPage Medical Group (DMG) is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois with more than 750 primary care and specialty care physicians in over 100 suburban Chicago locations. For 20 years, DMG has focused on making healthcare better for its patients and communities by offering high quality, compassionate healthcare. As a physician-led organization, DMG’s physicians work together – utilizing leading-edge technology and innovative treatment options – to ensure that each patient receives accessible and efficient healthcare. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.
About Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, Ltd.
Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates, Ltd. (JOHA) is a multi-physician Oncology and Hematology practice with locations in Joliet, Morris and New Lenox. JOHA has been providing advanced cancer care and blood-related treatments since 1981 by being actively engaged in clinical trials and offering new treatments. JOHA is certified under the ASCO Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI).