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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Internal Medicine Physician Monica Maalouf, MD, Joins Loyola Medicine

MAYWOOD, IL – Monica Maalouf, MD, an internal medicine physician who treats a range of conditions, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Maalouf provides primary care to adults. In addition to general adult medicine, her clinical expertise includes diabetes, hypertension, STD screening and treatment, smoking cessation counseling and treatment, women's health and care of Spanish-speaking patients.

"I like to get to know my patients in terms of who they are and where they're coming from, so I tend to be very conversational," Dr. Maalouf said. "Patients want to know that their doctor understands their concerns. They feel more connected that way."

Dr. Maalouf sees patients at the Loyola Outpatient Center in Maywood.

Educating patients on the importance of sexual health is a priority for Dr. Maalouf. "It's an important part of people's lives that often doesn't get discussed in the medical office," Dr. Maalouf said. "People find it hard to talk about, so I like creating a space to keep communications open."

Dr. Maalouf said practicing medicine is her chance to give back. "Being a doctor is a great way to reach back and help those who need it the most," Dr. Maalouf said. "It's rewarding to help guide someone to a better quality of life."

Dr. Maalouf earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at New York University Medical Center.

About Loyola Medicine

Loyola Medicine is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Melrose Park, MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from more than 1,750 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. The medical center campus is also home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. GMH is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital with 150 physician offices, 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. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments in a convenient community setting at eight locations. Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems with 94 hospitals in 22 states.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.