Monday, August 24, 2009

Expert in Treatment of Arthritis, Gout, Other Rheumatic Diseases Caring for Patients in Darien

Dr. Ruth Kadanoff's clinic offers quicker, convenient access to comprehensive diagnosis, treatment of their conditions; Loyola specialists

DARIEN, Ill. -- Rheumatic diseases are one of the most common medical problems in the United States, affecting about 43 million people, according to the American College of Rheumatology.

Common rheumatic diseases include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, vasculitis, lupus, inflammatory joint disease and scleroderma. These conditions can be exacerbated by a long commute to get the comprehensive care needed to treat them.

To give south suburban patients suffering with those conditions quicker, more convenient access to such care, Dr. Ruth Kadanoff, associate professor of medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has begun practicing at the Loyola Center for Health at Darien, 7511 Lemont Road, Darien. She is available to care for patients from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

"The number of people suffering from rheumatic diseases is large and growing," Kadanoff said. "There is a great deal of need for our services in the southwestern suburbs and this makes it easier for patients who live out there."

Kadanoff's professional interests include rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, gout and inflammatory joint diseases including psoriatic and reactive arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, Raynaud's phenomenon, polymyositis, scleroderma, osteoarthritis, bursitis and osteoporosis She currently has openings in three clinical studies investigating rheumatoid arthritis.

She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Rheumatology. She is fluent in English, Italian, Hebrew and French and is able to communicate in Spanish.

Patients at her clinic have access to comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for arthritis and all other chronic rheumatic diseases. These include connective tissue disorders, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyositis, psoriatic, reactive or rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Reiter’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma and vasculitis.

Patients also have access to the full range of Loyola specialties such as physical or occupational therapy, biofeedback training, pain management or surgery. They will also have access to a variety of leading-edge clinical studies.

Kadanoff has been caring for patients at Loyola since 1999. She received her medical degree in 1983 from University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. From 1998 to 1999, she cared for patients with rheumatic diseases at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Ill. Prior to that she served as chief of rheumatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

In 1986, she completed a general internal medicine residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. In 1989, she completed a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Chicago.

To schedule an appointment with Kadanoff or any other Loyola physician, call toll-free (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 7100.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At 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 Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago 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.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.