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Suburban Neurologists, SC

Dr. Vipan K Gupta
Dr. Alkesh P. Patel
Colleen Harrison, MMS, PA-C
Social Worker
Marilyn Young, MSW, LCSW

Our Neurologists

The neurologists at Suburban Neurologists, SC, diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system. This includes diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Some of the more common problems that neurologists treat include strokes, epilepsy (seizures), headaches, dementia (Alzheimer's disease), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and various forms of pain. Neurologists may serve as consultants to other physicians or provide long-term care to patients with chronic neurological disorders. Reiss participates in neurological research trials. Please ask us about research trials that you may qualify for.

Dr. Vipan K. Gupta

Dr. Gupta has a distinguished medical career. Dr. Gupta joined our practice on July 2, 2002. He received his medical degrees (his M.D. and his M.B.B.S.; MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) in 1986 from Governmental Medical College in Amristar, India. Dr. Gupta then completed an internship at the UHS Chicago Medical School in 1992. He went on to serve a residency in Neurology at the Northwestern University Medical School, which he concluded in 1995. Dr. Gupta remained at Northwestern University Medical School to pursue a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. When he completed the program in 1996, he stayed on at the school in a teaching appointment, practicing medicine and sharing his knowledge with medical students specializing in Neurology.

Dr. Gupta is on staff at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Northwest Community Hospital. He is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Vascular Neurology, June 2006.

Dr. Gupta's specialties include EEG, EMG, therapeutic Botox(R) injections, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Gupta participates in many neurological research trials. He speaks English, Hindi and Urdu.

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Dr. Alkesh P. Patel

Dr. Patel joined our practice in 2008, and is a graduate of Loyola University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel initially received his medical degree, MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), at Kempegowda Institute in Bangalore, India. He went on to attend Loyola University School of Medicine, and continued his education, completing the Neurology Fellowship Program in which he became board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Patel received his Vascular Neurology Board Certification in May 2009, and his Neurophysiology Board Certification in 2011.

Some of Dr. Patel's research studies have been with a special interest in Epilepsy amongst other areas of the central nervous system. He is on staff at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Northwest Community Hospital.

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Colleen Harrison, MMS, PA-C

Colleen Harrison is certified by the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants, and specializes in assisting our physicians with assesments and treatments for a wide range of neurolgical conditions. Colleen coordinates care with the Neuroscience team at Alexian Brothers Medical Center to provide the best appropriate treatment and follow-up plans for our patients.

Colleen also works with the cardiovascular team in providing neurologic evaluation for patients who qualify for current studies in the cardiovascular field.

Colleen is a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and is certified in NIH Stroke Training through the National Stroke Association.

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Marilyn Young, MSW, LCSW

Suburban Neurologists, SC, also has an on staff Master of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Marilyn completed her Bachelors degree from the University of Illinois. She was employed at Lagrange Hospital as a Medical Social Worker while attending graduate school. In 1982, she completed her internship at Dupage County Mental Health. Marilyn graduated from the University of Illinois with her Master’s degree, and became an L.C.S.W. in the state of Illinois in 1990.

Through a combination of active problem solving skills, counseling, psychotherapy, and a cognitive treatment approach, she has helped to provide insight into problems either causing or contributing to emotional distress and/or illness, with both her patients and their physicians as well. Problems may include stress, post-traumatic stress, adjustment reactions, family, marital, or relationship worries, work or school troubles, anxiety and Depression, loss and grief, as well as, more serious and complicated mental illness and psychiatric disorders. Marilyn has continued to gain not only additional experience in the field of psychiatry, but has increased her knowledge and skills in the field of neurological disorders, especially those disorders with a contributing psycho-social component. She has worked with Dr. Reiss (this practice's founder) for over 15 years now, seeing patients with MS, brain injuries, headaches, Parkinson's, Dementia, pseudo-dementia, seizures, pseudo-seizures, anxiety disorders, conversion disorders, stroke, intractable pain, etc.

Marilyn has also participated in clinical research trials in Neurology. She has remained an active member of NASW for over 20 years now, and continues to remain an active member of the hospital's Allied staff at Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

She is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Call to schedule an appointment.


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Suburban Neurologists, S.C.

Brock Medical Plaza
Suite 2009
800 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Tel: 847.952.9140
Fax: 847.952.9145