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 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 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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.