Southwest Medical Affiliates, Chicago Ridge, IL

April 2018

Dear Patient,

We are pleased to share with you the news that as of April 2, 2018, we are joining DuPage Medical Group (DMG), a highly respected and well-run organization of physicians in DuPage, Will, Cook, Kendall, Kane and Grundy Counties. DMG will help us with the administrative and business aspects of our practice such as contracting with health insurance companies and utilizing up-to-date software for electronic billing and medical records. Our focus is to continue providing you with exceptional, personalized care, while offering more ancillary services and access to an outstanding group of medical specialists.

In addition to joining DuPage Medical Group, we would also like to inform you of the departure of Paul T. Martin, DPM, whose last day with the practice will be March 29, 2018. While podiatry will no longer be at our office location, in joining DMG, you will have access to other podiatrists who can continue to provide your care.
The transition to DMG should be quite simple. We will continue to see you at our office at 5630 111th Street in Chicago Ridge and will maintain our affiliation with Advocate Christ Medical Center, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Palos Community Hospital. You will notice the use of the name, DuPage Medical Group, on our office signage, letterhead and other materials.

If you already have an appointment scheduled, your appointment will remain at the scheduled date and time.
In order to ensure a smooth transition, we are asking that you fill out the DMG electronic patient registration form. To access this form, go to and click on the “Welcome All New DMG Patients” box. If you prefer, paper copies will be available at our office for your convenience.

How will this change affect your insurance coverage?
For some insurance plans you do not need to do anything at this time to keep us as your physicians. If you are an HMO Illinois® Blue Advantage HMOSM or Blue Precision HMOSM health plan coverage member or a member affiliated with Advocate Christ Hospital Physician Partners, simply call the customer service number on the back of your ID card and ask to switch to Site #082 (DMG HLTH PTNRS) effective March 1, 2018. This will allow you to continue to see us as your primary care providers with no interruption in your care. We have also included a DuPage Medical Group Participating Health Plan Listing. This information will help you to understand what options are available to you so that you can make the best decision for you and your family.
We feel privileged to care for you and hope to do so for many years to come. Please contact our office at (708) 857-5800 to schedule an appointment, or if you have any additional questions.


Samuel A. Farbstein, MD
Internal Medicine

Patricia V. Strzembosz, MD
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