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October 10, 2012
Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Rockford
Academic Liver Disease Care in a Convenient, Community Setting
MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has expanded its hepatology services with physicians now available at the new Loyola Hepatology Clinic in Rockford.
Scott Cotler, MD, professor of Medicine and division director of Hepatology, now sees patients in the offices of OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, located at 5666 E. State St. in Rockford.
“Patients in Rockford can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from a leading liver specialist without having to travel from their hometown,” said Larry Goldberg, president and CEO, LUHS. “Loyola has a national reputation for specialized care and we are pleased to now branch beyond Chicago to offer clinics in the Illinois cities of Moline, Peoria and Rockford."
Dr. Cotler specializes in the management and treatment of cirrhosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, liver cancer and other causes of chronic liver disease. Renowned for his clinical translational research in liver disease, Dr. Cotler has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. He has established a statewide liver-referral system for transplantation. In addition to Rockford, Dr. Cotler cares for patients at Loyola offices in Moline, Peoria, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen and Maywood as well as in the Dearborn Station building in the Loop and in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood.
Dr. Cotler received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago Hospitals. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in hepatology at the University of Washington Medical Center. He served as chief, Section of Hepatology, and professor of Medicine at UIC.
Dr. Cotler is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.
To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Rockford or your choice of location, call 85-LIVERDOC (855-483-7362). To make an appointment online, please visit loyolamedicine.org.
Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. The heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.