Chicago Dizziness and Hearing is the clinical practice of
Timothy C. Hain, M.D., and Marcello Cherchi, Ph.D., M.D.
We are "otoneurologists", specializing in diagnosis and treatment of dizziness
and hearing disorders. Our goal is to offer compassionate and expert health care for problems presenting with dizziness or hearing disturbances.
We provide the following services.
Scheduling: For appointments, either email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or call
(312-274-0197). More information about how to make an appointment can be found
here. A Google map with directions can be found here. Our clinic is wheelchair accessible.
Our relationship to Northwestern Medicine: Both Dr. Cherchi and Dr. Hain are on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is one of the hospitals within the Northwestern Medicine Network. Our practice is a member both of Northwestern Health Care and Northwestern Medicine Physician Partners. These organizations contract insurance for private physicians affiliated with the Northwestern Network. This means that generally speaking, our practice will take the same insurances as most of the Northwestern medicine faculty, although there are some individual exceptions.
Chicago Dizziness and Hearing is a "regional" practice -- As there are a lot of medical systems in Chicago, most of our patients are not from Northwestern Medicine, but rather our referrals are typically from about a 50 mile radius from downtown Chicago. We do see many out-of-state patients, but typically this is structured as a second opinion.
Our practice does not have the Epic EMR used by Northwestern Medicine. This means that we will not have easy access to many of the Northwestern Medicine records (we can get them), and also that Northwestern Medicine will not have easy access to our records. We would prefer electronic access, but often we use the "old school" method of mailing records. We routinely supply patients all of our records (including detailed reports of testing). For MRI scans, we will almost always request them from the institution.