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No more hobbling around for Pontiac man

Dick Riley hobbled around on a “bad knee” for a couple years before finally deciding to do something about it. “I just kept putting it off,” the 85-year-old Pontiac man said. On November 1, 2016, Dick went to see orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lowe with OSF HealthCare Medical Group – Orthopedics in Pontiac. According to […]



Timing was everything for Irma Barton

Irma Barton has dealt with colitis for about 30 years. She knows when she’s having an episode, due to the type and location of the pain. Last fall, the 68-year-old Pontiac woman began experiencing severe pain and thought she was having a bout with the colitis. “It just kept getting worse,” she said. She finally […]



OSF OnCall provides a convenient ending to a family road trip

Chelsey Rodgers of Kewanee and her family were on their way back home from a fun trip to the Wisconsin Dells. Chelsey, her husband, Curtis, and their two girls, Carston, 4, and Charlee, 7 months, were visiting Chelsey’s sister. Over the last 24 hours, one of Charlee’s eyes had started to get red, puffy and […]



OSF OnCall Brings Nighttime Relief to Rockford Resident

Kim Kaufman, of Rockford, was going on day three with severe congestion and drainage. She tried different homeopathic options and over-the-counter medicines to help with the symptoms, but nothing seemed to provide any relief. Kim, a mediation specialist, suspected she had a sinus infection. The Sunday after Thanksgiving, she woke up at 2 a.m. feeling […]