Dr. Gary Novak received his medical degree from Loyola University – Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. Dr. Novak is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians. In his free time, Dr. Novak takes to the trails bicycling and walking. He also enjoys gardening and listening to music. At one time, he had the opportunity to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball team, but chose a career in medicine instead. He believes that in order to be a good doctor, he must first be a good listener.