Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Moline

Academic Liver Disease Care in a Convenient, Community Setting

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has expanded its hepatology services with physicians now available at the new Loyola Hepatology Clinic in Moline.

Scott Cotler, MD, professor of Medicine and division director of Hepatology, now sees patients at 545 Valley View Drive, in Moline.

“Patients in the Quad Cities can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from a leading liver specialist without having to travel from their hometown,” said Larry Goldberg, president and CEO, LUHS. “Loyola has a national reputation for specialized care and we are pleased to now branch beyond Chicago to offer clinics in the Illinois cities of Rockford, Peoria and Moline."

Dr. Cotler specializes in the management and treatment of cirrhosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, liver cancer and other causes of chronic liver disease. Renowned for his clinical translational research in liver disease, Dr. Cotler has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. He has established a statewide liver-referral system for transplantation.  In addition to Moline, Dr. Cotler cares for patients at Loyola offices in Rockford, Peoria, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen and Maywood as well as in the Dearborn Station building in the Loop and in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood.

Dr. Cotler received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago Hospitals. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in hepatology at the University of Washington Medical Center. He served as chief, Section of Hepatology, and professor of Medicine at UIC.

Dr. Cotler is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Moline or your choice of location, call 85-LIVERDOC (855-483-7362). To make an appointment online, please visit loyolamedicine.org.

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.