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MD2 International Brings Highly Attentive Medicine to Chicago
Date:9/24/2008

Pioneer of concierge medicine selects finest local physicians for new

Chicago practice

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MD2 International, the pioneer of concierge medicine, opened a Chicago practice with two of the area's finest primary care physicians. With 30 Fortune 500 companies in the metro area alone, Chicago was a natural choice for the company to seek its next two physicians and expand its network.

"Many of the families that we care for are taken care of in every aspect of their lives, from their finances, to their homes to staying at the Four Seasons," said Peter Hoedemaker, CEO. "They can acquire the highest quality wherever they go, and they want that same quality and experience with their healthcare. Part of our expertise is providing care in a way that meets that need. We're proud to bring that to Chicago with two of the most distinguished physicians in the nation."

MD2's high touch medicine combines passionate personal care with the superior expertise of two leading physicians. MD2 selected Drs. Steven Gallo and Joseph J. Hennessy after a rigorous search for the most noted practitioners in the area. They have more than 15 years experience respectively and join eight other MD2 physicians nationwide who care for 50 families each. Focusing on a smaller group of families, versus the 3,000 - 6,000 patients seen annually by many primary care physicians, enables them to provide highly attentive care in a private and comfortable setting.

"Our physician becomes your personal doctor," said Mr. Hoedemaker. "They have the time to accompany you to the specialist or to meet you at the ER if needed. Because they are only caring for 50 families, they are with you every step of the way."

MD2 only opens a new office when it has found the "doctor's doctor," the unique internist who is a pillar in their community. All MD2 physicians have about 15 - 20 years experience, strong ties to the hospitals and specialists in their cities, and are able to facilitate care for their families. In addition, all MD2 offices have private entrances and are designed to eliminate the traditional waiting room experience.

MD2 anticipates having about 15 offices around the nation in metropolitan cities with world-class hospitals.

The Chicago office is located on the Magnificent Mile.

About the MD2 Chicago Physicians

Dr. Hennessy is a native of Chicago, where he has provided primary care to many of his esteemed colleagues and prominent community members for over two decades. In addition to being an Assistant Professor and Senior Attending physician at Rush University Medical Center, he has been a Chicago White Sox Team physician since 2004. Dr. Hennessy is currently the Associate Director, Section of Internal Medicine at Rush and will continue his strong affiliation with the hospital.

Dr. Gallo is widely recognized for his exemplary and compassionate care, as well as for his mentoring and teaching abilities. As a medical student, he received the honor of being inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha in his third rather than fourth year, foreshadowing his future accomplishments. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, he is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School, where he has been teaching since 1994. He also teaches Medical Decision Making at the Feinberg School of Medicine.

About MD2. MD2 was founded by Dr. Howard Maron in 1996 and is credited as being the first concierge or retainer-based medical practice in the nation. The privately held company has offices in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco and Chicago, and plans to grow nationwide to metropolitan cities with top-tier medical institutions. Each office has two highly accomplished and seasoned physicians who care for only 50 families each. http://www.md2.com.


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