Thursday, December 21, 2017

Cardiologist Mohammad Shakir, DO, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL –  Mohammad Shakir, DO, a cardiologist who treats all aspects of cardiovascular disease, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Shakir treats heart conditions ranging from chest pain to heart rhythm disorders and heart failure.

Dr. Shakir said he takes a holistic approach to treating patients. "You need to treat the whole person, not just the disease," he said. He added that as technology improves, he is able to offer patients more treatment options that are resulting in improved outcomes.

Dr. Shakir said his practice is guided by two fundamental principles – service and love.

"I strive to offer the most up-to-date treatment options and explain a complex disease in simple terms that my patients and their families can understand," he said. "I also try to treat all patients with compassion and love, as if they were my own family."

Dr. Shakir sees patients at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park and Presence St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Gottlieb is a member of Loyola Medicine and Loyola has an affiliation with Presence.

Dr. Shakir earned his degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields.

Dr. Shakir is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. He is an assistant professor in the division of cardiology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center, a children's hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 247-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, 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.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, 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 $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health 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. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.