Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Internist joins team at Loyola Center for Health at LaGrange Park

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Adult Internist Jason Rice, MD, has joined the primary care team at the Loyola Center for Health at LaGrange Park. He also is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

His medical interests include preventive medicine, hypertension, lipid management and diabetes.

“I chose a career in primary care medicine because I believe in forming lasting relationships with my patients, which allows me to manage both acute and chronic issues in a personal manner with each individual,” Rice said. “I feel very fortunate to practice within my own local community in LaGrange Park."

In addition to patient care, Rice plays an important role in educating the physicians of tomorrow as an instructor in the Patient-Centered Medicine course at the Stritch School of Medicine, introducing them to history-taking, performing physical exams and discussing ethical issues in medicine. He also serves as a physician mentor to first- and second-year medical students, helping them to connect what they learn in the classroom to the clinical setting.

He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at Loyola University Health System.

He enjoys creative writing, cooking, maintaining a family-friendly food blog, vegetable gardening and spending time with his wife and son.
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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 children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health 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 254-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.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.