The first step in becoming a patient is to set up an initial office visit with Dr. Hesselink. At your first visit, please bring the following applicable medical records, if you have access to these:
- Relevant Lab Work
- Written Reports of Imaging (CT, PET/CT, MRI, ultrasound, thermography, etc.)
- Pathology Reports
- Surgical Reports
- Written Consultation Notes
- Flow Sheets of past therapies or treatments you may have received
We will make copies of all the documentation you bring in, so you may keep the originals. Initial paperwork can be downloaded here. If you would like to fill these forms out ahead of time, please do so. If not, we will provide forms for you to kindly fill out at the time of your visit. This is not homework!
For Out-of-Town Visitors
For our patients who are visiting us from out-of-town or out-of-state, please find relevant resources below.
Where to Stay
The American Cancer Society has partnered with several hotel chains, including Extended Stay America, to provide low-cost or free overnight lodging for people traveling to receive cancer treatment. To inquire about availability and book a room call The American Cancer Society: 1-800-227-2345. During busier seasons, availability is limited. Please call the hotels below directly to book. They still offer reasonable nightly and weekly rates.
Extended Stay Burr Ridge
15 W S Frontage Rd, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Reliably low nightly or weekly rates. Each suite is equipped with kitchenettes (with stovetops and microwaves), complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.
The next closest Extended Stay America is in the neighboring town of Westmont:
Where to Eat
The Chicago suburbs offer an abundance of grocery stores and restaurants with healthy food choices. The following grocery stores are all within a three mile proximity of the clinic:
6300 Kingery Hwy., Willowbrook, IL 60527
Extensive salad bar, hot bar, and prepared deli foods. Also a great selection of produce, clearly labelled either organic or conventionally grown. Confusingly, Whole Foods has also developed their own rating system of produce sustainability factoring in worker’s wages, proximity to where it is being sold, water usage, and other criteria, as explained here: How our Rating System for Fresh Produce and Flowers Stacks Up
100 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Located in the Country Line Square just down the street from the clinic, Brookhaven Marketplace also has clearly labelled organic vs. conventionally grown produce. They also have an extensive deli and prepared foods section for easy-to-prepare meals, and a variety of European brand items including an astounding array of sauerkrauts.
Transportation to and from each airport is best arranged ahead of time. Taxi 303 provides set rates between Burr Ridge and either airport:
Burr Ridge to/from O’Hare Airport – $36.00 – $41.00
Burr Ridge to/from Midway Airport – $27.00 – $30.00
To book a taxi, call: 630-303-0303. Have your flight information ready or book online: http://www.303taxi.com/WebHail.ASPX
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program – Volunteers provide transportation to and from appointments for therapy. Call the American Cancer Society to register: 1-800-227-2345 or register online: