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July 09, 2012
Loyolas Primary-Care Team in Oak Park, Elmhurst Gains Pediatric and Adult Medicine Physician
MAYWOOD, Ill. – Carrie Cox, MD, joins the primary-care physician team seeing patients at the Loyola Center for Health at Elmhurst and Loyola Center for Health at Oak Park locations.
Dr. Cox is board certified in adult internal medicine and pediatrics. She sees patients ranging in age from infancy to adulthood.
“As a med/peds trained physician, I enjoy caring for entire families and helping them to enact change, support one another and maintain healthy lifestyles together,” Dr. Cox said.
Her medical interests include caring for children, adolescents, women and families. She also has an interest in international medicine and spent time working in Latin America during residency training. She recently returned to the United States after working in the African country of Malawi where she taught and cared for children and families living with HIV and AIDS with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity I had to work as a physician in Malawi. It was such a privilege to care for the children and families there,” she said. While in Malawi, she helped develop adolescent health-care services that provided training, resources and care to teens living with HIV. She also helped to coordinate a program that educated children about HIV prevention and provided family-centered home-based HIV testing and counseling.
She has conducted research investigating care and treatment for children living with HIV in Malawi. She has received numerous honors, including being invited to present at the World Health Organization Consultative Meeting on Care of Adolescents Living with HIV.
She earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed a combined adult internal medicine and pediatric residency at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. In 2007 she completed a certification course in tropical medicine from Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative.
She is pleased to be back in the Chicago area with family and friends, and is looking forward to caring for patients and families while working with students and colleagues here at Loyola.
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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.