125 East Lake Cook Rd.
Suite 226
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 520-8900
FAX (847) 520-9190

After June 1, 2018
mail authorizations or
payments to:

Buffalo Grove
Orthopedics Associates
PO Box 704
Lake Forest, IL 60045-0704

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Buffalo Grove Orthopaedic Associates
John N. Stamelos, MD

Dr. Stamelos is announcing his retirement as of June 1st, 2018. Please be aware of the following important dates:

• March 15th - last surgery performed
• May 4th - last patients seen in office
• May 29th - last day open for administrative purposes
• June 1st - official retirement

Dear Patient:

After 34 years in practice as your orthopedic physician, the time has come for me to close my office and retire from clinical practice. On May 4, 2018 I will see my last patient and will close my practice on May 28, 2018.

This has been a very difficult decision for me but the realities of the current healthcare system consisting of overbearing regulations has made it impossible for me to maintain my practice with the demands and uncertainty imposed on a solo practitioner.

It has been my honor to serve you as your orthopedic surgeon over the years. For many of you I have come to know you as friends and I will always cherish the confidence and trust that you have placed in me.

Dr_John_StamelosI will see my last patients during the first week of May 2018. I will continue to see patients at my current location from now until then. I will stop all surgical procedures as of March 15, 2018. My office will remain open for the month of May to allow you access to your current medical records and my billing service will continue to process and adjudicate any outstanding balances through 2019. I recommend that you arrange for your orthopedic care after May 4, 2018 with another orthopedic surgeon. You may want to contact the nearest hospital physician referral service or your local health plan for a referral.

To access your medical records before May 25, 2018 please call my office at 847- 520-8900 for details on costs and the process for obtaining copies of your medical records. You will continue to receive statements with the status of your pending insurance payments and any patient portion that is due. Should you want another physician to have a copy of your current medical records, please fill out the authorization form and return it to my office no later than May 18, 2018. The office will be open until May 25, 2018 for patients to arrange to receive a copy of the records for your last year of treatment. If you wish the entire chart there will be a fee as designated by Illinois and Federal Guidelines to cover the copying and transmittal costs. If you choose to pick up the copy of your recent records so that you may personally take it to your new orthopedic surgeon please do so by May 25, 2018.

As of June 1, 2018 all requests for medical records should be sent to Buffalo Grove Orthopedics, P.O. Box 704, Lake Forest, Illinois 60045-0704 or you can fax your request to 847-520-9190.

It has been my privilege to have been your orthopedic doctor and to have served the Buffalo Grove Community for over 34 years.

I wish you all the best for your future health and happiness.

Warmest regards,

John N. Stamelos, MD

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