Psychiatrist David Daniels, MD, Joins Loyola | News | Loyola Medicine
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

David Daniels, MD, Specialist in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Joins Loyola Medicine

 
MAYWOOD, IL – David Daniels, MD, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating patients who have physical illnesses as well as psychiatric conditions, has joined Loyola Medicine.
 
Dr. Daniels' specialty, consultation liaison psychiatry, involves the interface between general medicine and psychiatry. For example, physical illnesses such as heart disease and cancer can trigger psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety. Also, hospitalized patients can experience delirium caused by infections, surgery and certain medications.
 
Working mainly in an outpatient setting, Dr. Daniels works closely with internists, family physicians and other physicians to provide comprehensive, integrated care. "The medical piece and the psychiatric piece work together," Dr. Daniels said. "What affects one area may affect the other."
 
Dr. Daniels said he tries to make patients feel they are being treated as whole persons, not compartmentalized. Listening closely to patients is especially important in consultation liaison psychiatry. "I do more listening than talking," Dr. Daniels said.
 
Dr. Daniels earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed a residency in psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in consultation liaison psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center and the National Institute of Mental Health.
 
Dr. Daniels is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in psychiatry and board eligible in consultation liaison psychiatry.
 

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 94 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 133,000 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.