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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

Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,750 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital 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. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital 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 with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting at eight locations. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

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Trinity 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 You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.