Downers Grove, Ill – Chicago Magazine has named 80 Advocate Health Care physicians among Chicago’s Top Doctors. Approximately one-quarter of all pediatric and family medicine specialists named to the list were affiliated with Advocate Health Care.
Dr. Luis Salazar, Family Medicine, received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed his residency in Family Practice at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, where he obtained additional training in the fields of internal medicine, psychiatry and psychology, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics and community and adolescent medicine.Dr. Salazar has also practiced immediate care medicine, and has been on staff at the Lake County Health Department. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice. He is past delegate to the Illinois State Medical Society and the Lake County Medical Society. Dr. Salazar is on staff at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, and Vista Medical Center.In his free time, Dr. Salazar enjoys reading a wide array of historical and political subjects. He is fond of eating red hots, Lemonheads, swimming, biking and listening to improvisational jazz.
The list, featured in the magazine’s January 2018 edition, recognizes exceptional physicians across Chicagoland who were nominated by their peers considering factors such as clinical excellence, bedside manner, education and board certification.
The Advocate physicians who made the 2018 list are affiliated with every Chicagoland Advocate hospital including: Advocate Children’s Hospital with campuses in Park Ridge and Oak Lawn, Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Advocate Trinity Hospital, both in Chicago.
Chicago Magazine partners with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City-based healthcare research company, to survey, screen and select the list of outstanding physicians in Chicago’s six-county area.
The Top Doctors list was compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established nomination survey, research, screening, and selection process, under the direction of an MD, involves many hundreds of thousands of physicians as well as academic medical centers, specialty hospitals, and regional and community hospitals across the nation. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nominations process (at castleconnolly.com/nominations) is open to all licensed physicians in America. They are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians are, in their opinion, among the best in their region or in the nation in their specialty. The doctors’ educational and professional experience is carefully screened before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers. After identifying the top doctors in America, Castle Connolly provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in its paperback guides and online directories and in national and regional magazine “Top Doctors” features. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled. Physicians selected for Chicago’s “Top Doctors” may also appear online at castleconnolly.com or in conjunction with other Castle Connolly Top Doctors databases online and in print.
About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. A national leader in population health management, Advocate is one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country. Advocate operates nearly 400 sites of care and 12 hospitals, including two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health and hospice companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $686 million ilist