Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Loyola Expands Hepatology Services to Peoria

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 Peoria.

Scott Cotler, MD, professor of Medicine and division director of Hepatology, and hepatologist, Steve Scaglione, MD, now care for patients at the Proctor Hospital Professional Building, located at 5401 N. Knoxville Ave. Ste. 217, in Peoria.

“Patients in Peoria can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from two leading hepatologists 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, Moline and Peoria."

Dr. Cotler specializes in the management of patients with 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 Peoria, Dr. Cotler cares for patients at Loyola offices in Rockford, Moline, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen and Maywood as well as in the Dearborn Station building in the Loop and 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 the 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. Scaglione specializes in hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatitis C and fatty liver disease. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology. He completed a fellowship in advanced/transplant hepatology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. He cares for patients in Peoria as well as Burr Ridge, Maywood and in the Dearborn Station Clinic.

Both physicians are board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Peoria 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.