NCH Medical Group Opens New Lake Zurich Location


Northwest Community Healthcare’s (NCH) Medical Group is opening a new office location staffed by three physicians on Friday, November 1, at 1217 S. Rand Road, in Lake Zurich.

Two family practice physicians, who treat patients from pediatric through senior ages, and one internal medicine physician, who treats patients 14 years of age and older, will practice at the new NCH Medical Group office. At this new location, primary care doctors will provide residents of Chicago’s northwest suburbs with convenient access, including same-day visits, and expedited appointments to other specialist physicians in the group. Patients who need treatment after hours will have their electronic medical record history conveniently accessible to physicians at the NCH Immediate Care Center next door.

Gregory Lindsay, MD, and Winston D. Rajendram, MD, are both board-certified in family medicine. Dr. Lindsay earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2005 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria. His residency was at the LaGrange Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Lindsay will see patients at the Lake Zurich location and at the NCH Medical Group office at 1051 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Dr. Rajendram earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2004 from Saba University School of Medicine, Netherlands-Antilles, Dutch West Indies. His residency was at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Heidi Wehlus, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and will see patients in the Lake Zurich office and also at the NCH Medical Group office at 1450 Busch Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Dr. Wehlus earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2006 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Her residency was at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

The telephone number to schedule appointments at Lake Zurich with these physicians is 847.550.4700, or you can request an appointment online at Office hours by appointment are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Easy access walk-in hours for new and existing patients are from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

In addition to internal medicine and family practice physicians, other physician specialties of the NCH Medical Group include allergy, urology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology and rheumatology. To ensure optimum collaboration and continuity of care, NCH Medical Group physicians share access to patient electronic medical records across multiple office locations.

Patients of the NCH Medical Group can go online to request doctor appointments, ask questions, download and complete registration forms prior to their office visits, and connect to the Northwest Community Hospital and NCH Wellness Center websites. To help individuals better manage their urgent and day-to-day healthcare needs, NCH launched its mobile app, MyNCH. The MyNCH app features real-time, estimated wait times at NCH’s Emergency Room and Immediate Care Centers, as well as imaging and lab results functionality. Patients also can send messages to their NCH Medical Group physicians, request appointments, and view past and future appointments.

In addition to the Lake Zurich location, NCH Medical Group physician offices are located in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Schaumburg. To learn more about the NCH Medical Group, and to view physician bios and videos, visit To find a trusted physician, community members also can call HealthConnections at 847.618.4YOU (4968).

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