Welcome to our Patient Resource Page. Here you will find helpful articles, exercises, frequently asked questions, insurance and billing information, your NM patient portal login and an online appointment scheduler. Please take a look around and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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Get connected to your care through the Northwestern Center for Orthopedics Portal

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• Make appointments
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• Ask questions
• Request Prescription Refills

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The patient portal is intended for non-urgent medical matters only. If you have a medical emergency, dial 911!

Have a question not addressed on this site? Let us know how we can help.

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Our nursing staff is available to answer any questions you may have.

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Our physical therapist is available to answer any questions you may have. If this is a medical emergency please dial 911.

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Patient Corner

  • How do I make an appointment?

    To make an appointment, give us a call at 312-943-7850. You can also request an appointment on our website or at ZocDoc.com.

  • Do I need a referral?

    No, you can make an appointment with or without a referral from a primary care physician.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    We ask all patients to cancel 24 hours in advance. The practice reserves the right to invoke a non-refundable fee for failure to cancel prior to that time period. If you fail to appear for your appointment we will contact you to follow-up and make sure you are okay. You are always welcome to reschedule.

  • How do I inquire about payments?

    For all billing inquiries contact Tyanna Qualls at 312-988-1394 or via email at TyannaQ@nco-ortho.com.

  • Do you file my insurance claim?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t have insurance?

    If you do not have insurance we will be glad to bill you fee for service and work out a payment schedule with you if necessary

  • How should I prepare for my visit?

    Be aware that you will probably have x-rays, so leaving jewelry and valuables at home is best as they will have to be removed. You may want to bring a pair of shorts so you are most comfortable during the x-ray process. If you already had x-rays or an MRI taken somewhere else, make sure to bring your disc with you.

    If you are coming for physical therapy feel free to bring workout clothes.

  • How can I get a copy of my medical records?

    You can request them at the front desk. Please be aware, some records require a fee.

  • What if I need to get in touch with my physician and the office is closed?

    Call the office at 312-943-7850 and the answering service will contact the physician on call. However, always dial 911 if you are having an emergency.

Surgical Contact

Sharup Karim

312-943-7850 ext. 340

sharupk@nco-ortho.com

PT Contact

Shari DeBoer

312-943-7850 ext. 400

sharid@nco-ortho.com

General Information

Roni Weiner Pressler

312-988-1352

roni@nco-ortho.com

Northwestern Center for Orthopedics

Northwestern Center for Orthopedics Contactus allows you to send Non Urgent, secure messages to doctors with whom you have had an office visit within the last three (3) years. Generally, messages are first received and reviewed by a nurse or other member of your care team prior to a physician. 

IF THIS IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911!

Please be advised messages sent via or to Contactus are only viewed during business hours. Northwestern Center for Orthopedics will make its best efforts to respond to messages within two (2) business days. Messages sent via Northwestern Center for Orthopedics Contactus will become part of your permanent medical record. Current and future Northwestern Center for Orthopedics staff involved in your care will be able to view your messages.

The security of your health information is extremely important to Northwestern Center for Orthopedics. We go to great lengths to make sure your private health information remains safe and secure. We protect your medical records as required by state and federal laws governing the security and confidentiality of medical records. We use technology to encrypt your personal information such as User Name, Passwords, and account information over the internet. Your name and e-mail address will be treated with the same care and privacy given your health records and will never be sold or leased.