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Health system names doctors of the year

Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

KishHealth System has named Dr. Rajeev Jain, Dr. Sabet Siddiqui and Dr. Michael Monfils its 2013 Acclaimed Physicians. Jain received the award for Outstanding Service to Patients, Siddiqui received the award for Promotion of Quality Care and Monfils received the award for Humanitarian Community Service.

The winners were chosen from 32 members of the KishHealth medical staff who were nominated by patients, colleagues and the public.

Jain, an orthopedic surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute, was nominated by patients who noted he takes the time to listen and make patients feel “cared about,” not just “cared for.” Jain says his philosophy is to treat every patient as if they were a member of his own family.

“I love my family, and I keep that in mind when someone walks through the door of my office,” he said. “If that is where my focus is, I can provide the best possible care for every individual.”

Jain, medical director of the Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Joint Center, is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, fellowship-trained in total joint replacement, and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2007.

Siddiqui, an oncologist at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, was nominated by fellow physicians who said he has worked tirelessly to achieve a relationship with Loyola University Medical Center so that patients have access to the latest treatments and clinical trials without traveling. He is known for his excellent communication with his patients and families and is always accessible to review a treatment plan or change in condition of patient when needed.

Siddiqui, medical director of the Cancer Center, is board-certified in medical oncology and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2000.

Monfils, a surgeon in Sycamore, received the award for Humanitarian Community Service, an award given to doctors who donate their time and expertise to help those in need. In addition to providing care for patients any time of the day without regard for their ability to pay, Monfils has taken yearly trips for the past seven years to provide medical care to children in Haiti, where most childhood deaths are preventable. He and his wife have worked to support the efforts of the Three Angels Children’s Relief as volunteers and are the adoptive parents of two Haitian children.

Monfils is board certified and has been on the Kish Hospital medical staff since 2004.

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