Dr. Theodore Christou, MD

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Internal Medicine | Male

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center 2525 S Michigan Ave # 2-703 Chicago, IL 60616 Get Directions
Dr. Theodore Christou, MD

A Chicago native, Dr. Christou who has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1988, is active in teaching the principles and skills of internal Medicine to doctors, students, and nurses. He has mentored students from UIC College of Medicine, Loyola, Rush University, St. Xavier, and Chicago Osteopathic. Dr. Christou is an Associate Program Director at Mercy Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, an Associate Clinical Professor at UIC College of Medicine, and a Clinical Instructor at Rush Medical College. Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians he has pursued scholarly activity, with published papers in medical journals and more than 1,000 hours of continuing medical education. After completing additional training through Johns Hopkins in 1995, he received his second board certification in Geriatrics in 1996 and now serves as the medical director of Rosary Hill Home and Symphony at Bronzeville. Dr. Christou has volunteered his medical expertise traveling to Uganda, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, New Orleans post Katrina as well as locally through the Medical Reserve Corps. He is also certified in Lean Six Sigma and has consulted in the healthcare industry improving the delivery of medical care. Dr. Ted is married and has two children. He is fluent in Greek and Spanish, and enjoys carpentry, bicycling, grilling and software design. His recipe and instructions for spit roasted lamb is an internet favorite.

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Dr. Christou's Care Philosophy

As a clinician educator, I believe the conversation between a patient and physician offers the best option for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Listening to the patient directs what I do when working with patients.

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Mercy Hospital and Medical Center2525 S Michigan Ave # 2-703
Chicago, IL 60616
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Dr. Christou's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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A Chicago native, Dr. Christou who has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 1988, is active in teaching the principles and skills of internal Medicine to doctors, students, and nurses. He has mentored students from UIC College of Medicine, Loyola, Rush University, St. Xavier, and Chicago Osteopathic. Dr. Christou is an Associate Program Director at Mercy Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, an Associate Clinical Professor at UIC College of Medicine, and a Clinical Instructor at Rush Medical College.

Elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians he has pursued scholarly activity, with published papers in medical journals and more than 1,000 hours of continuing medical education. After completing additional training through Johns Hopkins in 1995, he received his second board certification in Geriatrics in 1996 and now serves as the medical director of Rosary Hill Home and Symphony at Bronzeville. 

Dr. Christou has volunteered his medical expertise traveling to Uganda, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, New Orleans post Katrina as well as locally through the Medical Reserve Corps. He is also certified in Lean Six Sigma and has consulted in the healthcare industry improving the delivery of medical care.

Dr. Ted is married and has two children. He is fluent in Greek and Spanish, and enjoys carpentry, bicycling, grilling and software design. His recipe and instructions for spit roasted lamb is an internet favorite.

Dr. Christou's Care Philosophy

As a clinician educator, I believe the conversation between a patient and physician offers the best option for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Listening to the patient directs what I do when working with patients.

Dr. Christou's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
  • Diabetes
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Sinusitis
  • Weight Loss

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush University

    Completed in 1982

    West Suburban Medical Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Mercy Hospital Med Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Geriatrics Mini Fellowship

    Completed in 1995

    Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
  • Undergraduate School
    Isu

    Graduated in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Earwax Removal
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Mole Removal
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Physical Examination
  • Steroid Injection
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination