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Monday, December 18, 2017

Antonio H. Iglesias, MD, Epilepsy and Neurological Disorder Specialist, Joins Loyola Medicine

Antonio H. Iglesias, MD

MAYWOOD, IL –  Antonio H. Iglesias, MD, a neurologist who treats epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Iglesias said that recent advances in neurology are improving outcomes for patients with epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS). For example, new epilepsy drugs have fewer side effects and leading-edge treatments such as vagus nerve stimulation and cortical stimulation prevent epileptic seizures by sending mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain. In carefully selected epilepsy patients, brain surgery can remove the source of seizures. And MS patients are benefitting from newer medications that are more effective in reducing the frequency and severity of relapses.

"Neurologists now have a lot more tools to help make correct diagnoses and offer the best treatments," Dr. Iglesias said.

Dr. Iglesias works with other specialists, including neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, urologists and therapists to provide patients comprehensive, multidisciplinary care.

"I tell my patients I am there to help them," Dr. Iglesias said. "I try to treat my patients as a friend they can confide in."

In addition to epilepsy and MS, Dr. Iglesias treats other neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and migraine headaches.

Dr. Iglesias sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a member of Loyola Medicine. He is board certified in neurology and is eligible to be board certified in epilepsy.

Dr. Iglesias earned a medical degree from Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia. He completed a residency in neurology at Loyola University Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology (electroencephalography/epilepsy) at the University of Chicago. Dr. Iglesias also did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.