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Mercyhealth Pediatric Urologist Speaks at International Conference

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Patrick McKenna, MD, FACS, FAAP, pediatric urologist at Mercyhealth’s Physician Clinic–Riverside, spoke Saturday, March 13, at the Hypospadias International Society’s Annual Educational Seminar. Dr. McKenna’s presentation, “Distal hypospadias repair,” featured a technique he developed on urethral advancement for distal hypospadias ...

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Mercyhealth Welcomes Cardiologist

ROCKFORD, Illinois—Mercyhealth welcomes Dr. Shobashalini Chokkalingam to the physician staff of Mercyhealth Heart and Vascular Center–Riverside and Rockton, Rockford. Dr. Chokkalingam offers compassionate, state-of-art heart care. She believes in increasing patient awareness and engagement in their care. Her special interests include: Coronary ...

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Dr Naser Khan

Mercyhealth Welcomes Gastroenterologist in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Illinois - Mercyhealth is pleased to welcome Dr. Naser Khan to the physician staff of Mercyhealth Physician Clinic–Riverside and Rockton, Rockford. Dr. Khan’s philosophy of practicing medicine and reasoning is best echoed by the words of Albert Einstein: ‘A life ...

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