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Compton Dental Center was founded in 1957 by Dr. George Compton and then merged with Broomhead Dental. In January, the practice became known as Compton and Broomhead Dental Center/Kessler Family Dental and Associates and now serves more of Northwest Indiana.

According to Marketing Manager Renda Riley, the collaboration has allowed the dentists to offer more services such as sedation dentistry and implants and to be available more hours. The practice is a part of Mini Dental Implant Centers of America, has a periodontist (who specializes in gum disease) on staff and provides general dentistry for all ages.

“The doctors at Compton and Broomhead Dental Center in Munster along with our new office at Kessler Family Dental and Associates in Winfield are dedicated to a culture of customer service and complete high levels of dental procedures,” said the dental staff, led by Dr.


Eric Compton. “ We make it a point to constantly remember we are here to serve our patients to the best of our abilities. Our loyal, trusted and dedicated team will continue to make your dental experience No. 1 in the Region for years and years to come.”

CarePointe Sinus Center, from left, Thomas Tarin, Dennis Han, Michele Massow, Ryan Cmejrek, and Sreekant Cherukuri Provided CarePointe Ear, Nose, Throat Sinus Centers Drs. Dennis Han, Ryan Cmejrek, Thomas Tarin and Sreekant Cherukuri, and Michele Massow NP

“There is no typical patient who comes to see us,” explained Dr. Ryan Cmejrek. “We offer a full range of ENT services to patients of all ages. We treat sinus and allergy, pediatric ENT problems such as chronic ear infections and enlarged tonsils, head and neck cancer, thyroid and salivary gland tumors, hearing loss, and many other ENT ailments.”

“We use the most advanced and up-to-date techniques and treatments to accurately diagnose and promptly treat our patients,” Cmejrek continued. “We partner with our patients in their care so that they are empowered to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. We also offer many treatments in office or an outpatient surgery setting that other local doctors would refer to university centers in Chicago or Indianapolis. Our goal is to get patients back to full health and maximize quality of life in a way that fits with today’s active lifestyles.”

Besides this, Cmejrek stressed that ethics and integrity are critical at CarePointe. “We will continue working diligently to live up this honor and to provide the people of Northwest Indiana with the highest possible level of compassionate patient care,” Cmejrek said. “Our goal is to get patients back to full health and maximize quality of life in a way that fits with today’s active lifestyles.”

“We have amazing staff that is truly dedicated to give patients the very best in hearing health care available today,” says Tricia O’Halloran, licensed audiologist and supervisor of Community Hospital Audiology Services. They are a dynamic group with great education and training that allows many of them to specialize in different areas from perinatal and pediatrics to adult populations.”

Audiology Services provides comprehensive diagnostic testing for hearing, balance and tinnitus assessment, including middle-ear testing, and other specialized evaluations. It also has a leading pediatric audiology department, performing screenings of newborns in nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Community Hospital.

After thorough evaluation, the team fits patients with the most advanced digital hearing aid technology available. Individual counseling helps those with hearing loss function more effectively in social, educational and occupational environments. Audiology Services accepts most insurance carriers and offers self-pay discounts for patients without hearing aid benefits.

An experienced team of professionals at Hartsfield Village’s Rehabilitation Center helps patients recover from surgery, injury or serious illness. Though transitions can be challenging, the Rehabilitation Center strives to facilitate the process smoothly in an encouraging environment where patients feel well-informed and welcome, says Susan Seydel, health facility administrator.

“The team at Hartsfield Village prides itself on providing compassionate care as well as state-of-the-art therapy in a comfortable and spa-like environment. We strive to exceed the expectations of each and every one of our patients and residents, and it is a true honor to serve our community,” says Seydel.

Amenities include private and semi-private rooms, each with flat screen TVs, 24-hour nursing care, individualized care planning, medication management and meals to meet dietary and therapeutic needs from a registered dietitian. There are also daily therapeutic recreational activities, salon services, massage therapy and much more.

Bone and Joint Specialists PC of Northwest Indiana use an individualized approach for each patient. Dr. James Hong, board certified.in foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery, says it’s important to take time to tailor a treatment to each patient’s personal circumstances and goals. “I am conservative; I want to explore with the patient all options before surgical intervention,” says Hong. Talking with patients as equals and taking time with them means, “I don’t just walk in one minute and go right to the procedure.”

As an experienced podiatrist Hong specializes in all aspects of treating foot and ankle conditions, including traumatic ankle and foot fractures, reconstructive surgery, and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He also actively trains and supervises residents at the Franciscan St. Margaret/Midwestern University Residency program.

“At Bone and Joint Specialists we’re very family-oriented. I believe it’s important to have a good relationship with staff and with patients,” Hong says. “I grew up in the area and am a Loyola University graduate, so the local communities are very important to me.”

At Hartsfield Village, a continuing care retirement community in Munster, families can count on excellence in care for their loved ones in every phase of their lives, says Leslie Riley, senior living administrator. Transitions through those phases are seamless, with Hartsfield Village providing Independent and Assisted Living apartments, a Memory Support Unit and Rehabilitation Center.

Residents receive appropriate services and amenities, and they can conveniently transition to other levels of care as their needs change,. Hartsfield Village, part of Community Healthcare System, features quality health services equal to those at Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

On a 38-acre campus, Hartsfield Village offers residents opportunities for social connections and maintenance-free living in picturesque surroundings that include beautiful courtyards, a walking path, pond, gardens and a putting green. Inside, amenities include a fitness room, SpaPointe salon services, underground parking, 24/7 security on premises, Artisan Café with fresh healthy selections, game rooms and a gourmet coffee bar. Residents also have convenient free transportation to stores and medical appointments.