The Physicians of Dedication Health

A recent shift in the healthcare industry, including the transition to a single-payer universal model, allowed the team of John E. Croghan, MD, Santiago A. Candocia, MD, FACP and Richard D. Stern, MD to realize their collective vision and open an innovative patient-first healthcare facility.By accepting only a limited number of patients, Dedication Health offers unrestricted, personalized one-on-one attention, as well as enhanced member services and benefits to all patients.

    “The key to good health is directly attributable to an active lifestyle and healthy diet.

    We offer our members personalized care that consists of sensible, customized fitness and diet plans that maximize well-being.”

    – John E. Croghan, MD

Dr. Croghan

Dr. John E. Croghan earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed his residency in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center. He completed his first fellowship in geriatric medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a second fellowship in rheumatology at George Washington University Medical Center.

Dr. Croghan is triple board certified in internal medicine, rheumatology, and geriatric medicine.

Affiliate Hospitals

NorthShore University Health System

  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital
  • Highland Park

Presence Health®

  • Presence Saint Francis Hospital

Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Geriatrics

    “I am excited to be a part of a practice where I have more time to get to know my patients and help them achieve their wellness goals.”

    – Santiago A. Candocia, MD, FACP

Dr. Candocia

A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Candocia holds a Bachelor or Arts degree in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University. Dr. Candocia studied at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. He served as Chief Resident in Medicine at Evanston Hospital and as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at both Northwestern University Medical School and The University of Chicago.

Dr. Candocia specializes in internal medicine and pre-travel consultations, such as the administration of immunizations and travel safety knowledge.

Affiliate Hospitals

NorthShore University Health System

  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital
  • Highland Park

Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Travel Medicine

    “I believe that it is vital to establish and preserve a trusting physician-patient relationship. Our concierge model enhances my ability to utilize both the art and science of medicine in the most personalized and complete fashion.”

    – Richard D. Stern, MD

Dr. Stern

Dr. Stern earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a degree in medicine from Wright State University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Evanston/Glenbrook Hospitals, where he served as the Chief Medical Resident.

Dr. Stern, who has been in private practice for the past 23 years, is a senior attending physician at NorthShore University Health Systems.

Dr. Stern is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Chicago Medical Society.

Affiliate Hospitals

NorthShore University Health System

  • Glenbrook Hospital
  • Evanston Hospital
  • Skokie Hospital
  • Highland Park

Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Cardiovascular Issues
  • Diabetes