Friday, November 9, 2012

Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Park Ridge

Advanced Liver Disease Care Now Available in a Convenient, Chicago Suburb

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

Eric Kallwitz, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Hepatology, now sees patients at the Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge, 1030 W. Higgins Road.

"Patients in Park Ridge can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from a Loyola 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 offer clinics throughout Illinois."

Dr. Kallwitz specializes in general hepatology, fatty liver disease, transplant hepatology, endoscopy and viral hepatitis. In addition to the Park Ridge location, Loyola offers specialists in liver care in Moline, Peoria, Rockford, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen, Elmhurst and Maywood as well as in the Dearborn Station building in the Loop and Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood.

Dr. Kallwitz received his medical degree from Rush Medical College of Rush University and completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago medical center. He completed fellowships in gastroenterology, hepatology and transplant hepatology at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Dr. Kallwitz is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Park Ridge, 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.