Thomas Ficho grew up in Lincolnwood, attending Niles West High Scool. He received a BS in Biology from the University of Denver, a Masters and Doctorate in Immunology from the University of Illinois Medical School, and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Rush. He earned his M.D. from Northwestern University. After choosing Internal Medicine as a specialty, he did a three-year internal medicine residency and then a year as Chief Medical Resident at Evanston Hospital and was Board certified in Internal Medicine in 1985. Currently he holds the rank of Senior Attending Physician in the NorthShore University HealthSystem. In 1985, he co-founded the Orchard Medical Group in Skokie and served as its president for 18 years. In July of 2005, he founded Glen Medical Associates in Glenview. Since that time, the group has expanded to four physicians.
His professional interests are preventive medicine, osteoporosis, and cardio-metabolic risk reduction. Being proactive and preventing disease are his professional goals.
Dr. Ficho developed an interest in computers in medicine in 1997. While president of Orchard Medical Group, he worked on an alpha/beta development team of an electronic medical record developed by Siemens Health Systems. Dr. Ficho served on the Siemens Physician Advisory Panel for three years and used this electronic medical record through January of 2005. In February of 2005 he began using Epic, the community-based medical record used by the NorthShore University HealthSystem (meaning that all of your NorthShore-based physicians contribute to one comprehensive medical record).
Dr. Ficho is married and has four children. Three are Wisconsin Badgers and one an Iowa Hawkeye. Pastimes include aviation (private pilot, almost instrument-rated), snow skiing, fly-fishing, and copper foil stained glass lamps and windows.
Videsha Kulkarni, M.D.
Videsha Kulkarni was born and raised in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She graduated in 1993 with a BS degree and a major in cellular and molecular biology. She then attended Wayne State University Medical School in Michigan, graduating in 1997 with high distinction and membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
Dr. Kulkarni began her internal medicine residency at Northwestern University in Chicago in 1997. It was here that she met her husband and began her career in private practice, affiliated with Northwestern. Dr. Kulkarni and her husband then relocated to Denver, Colorado to continue their academic careers.
Dr. Kulkarni worked as a clinician educator in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado and maintained her own practice. She worked closely with internal medicine residents and medical students during her three years in Denver.
In 2005, Dr. Kulkarni and her family came back to Chicago and she began practicing at Glen Medical Associates. She continues to enjoy the North Shore, raising a family, and practicing Internal Medicine.
Dr. Kulkarni welcomes new patients and truly values the patient-doctor relationship.
Scott Meyer, M.D.
Scott Meyer was born in Chicago and grew up in Morton Grove, graduating from Niles West High School. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University and earned his M.D. from Rush Medical College in 1984, graduating with a recommendation of the Highest of Honors. He then completed a 3-year residency in Family Medicine and became Board certified in 1988. After residency, he joined Metro Family Practice and over the next 18 years was President and CEO of the group, growing the practice from two doctors to seven. He then moved on to the Greater Northwest Medical Group, where he practiced for the next 4 years. He then joined Prairie Glen Medical Group, which became a part of the North Shore University Medical Group. In 2014, he came back to a smaller, more private practice-oriented work environment when he joined Glen Medical Associates.
Dr. Meyer’s professional interests have mostly been involved with teaching. For nine years he ran a program at Lutheran General Hospital called Medicine for Today. This was a program where he provided practicing physicians with the latest medical information. He has also spent the last 28 years teaching physicians, residents, medical students, pre-med students, advanced nurse practitioners and medical assistants how to practice quality medicine.
Dr. Meyer has extensive procedural skills ranging from joint injections, outpatient skin surgeries, laceration repair, no-scalpel vasectomy, and scleral therapy of varicose veins, just to name a few. He takes care of patients from birth all the way through late life.
His practice philosophy is simple: treat patients the same way that he would want to be treated. He listens to patients and he thinks that this is a quality that has been lost in this world of speed and technology.
He has three grown children, including a Harley-Davidson mechanic and custom fabricator, a high school algebra teacher, and a geophysicist working for NOAA. He describes himself as an adrenaline junkie with an interest in restoring classic cars and motorcycles. He loves animals, is an equestrian, and dog lover.
Robert Maslo, M.D.
Robert Maslo was born in Park Ridge and grew up in Northlake, where he attended West Leyden High School. He then went on to graduate from Loyola University Chicago in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then attended Chicago Medical School where he earned his MD in 2011. He completed a three year residency in Family Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in 2014, where he served as chief resident during his final year. He became board certified in Family Medicine in 2014, going on to work as a Family Medicine Physician at Advocate Medical Group in Mount Prospect for two years before joining Glen Medical Associates.
Dr. Maslo enjoys teaching and is an Assistant Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at Chicago Medical School. He has taught medical students, residents, and nurse practitioners.
Dr. Maslo loves to travel. He and his wife have visited more than 45 countries on five continents and he loves to immerse himself in new cultures. His love for travel led him to begin practicing Travel Medicine and he obtained a Certificate of Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine in 2016. He provides pre- and post-travel consultations, including travel immunizations. His other interests include football, golf, and building computers.
Dr. Maslo enjoys treating patients of all ages and is currently welcoming new patients.
We are a Federally-certified Yellow Fever vaccination site and carry most vaccinations you may need for international travel. If you have plans to travel and would like to know what you need to do to protect yourself, call our office at (847) 998-0010 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Maslo, who holds a Certificate of Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Each travel visit requires a counseling visit with a physician, in addition to any vaccinations you may receive. To help you estimate costs, here are some of the most common vaccinations given for travel and their prices (all prices include the additional administration fee):
Yellow Fever $197.00
Hepatitis A $160.00
Hepatitis B $173.00
Typhoid injection $133.00 (Typhoid can also be given as pills which you pick up from the pharmacy)
The counseling visit with the physician can range from $83.00 to $295.00, depending on time and complexity.
If you have other questions about travel visits, please call the office at (847) 998-0010 and we'll be happy to help.
We look forward to helping you travel healthy and happy!