Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Allergy Clinic Opening at Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

BURR RIDGE, Ill. -- Loyola University Health System is starting a state-of-the-art sinus allergy program at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

The program will provide nasal, sinus and allergy screening, patient education, treatment for seasonal allergies (tree, grass and weed pollen) and perennial allergies (dust mites, molds, dogs, cats and cockroaches).

The program director is Dr. Monica Patadia, an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology (ear-nose-throat) at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Patadia's fellowship training included treatment of inhalant allergies and various sinonasal complaints.

"Upwards of 20 percent of the U.S. population suffers from allergic rhinitis," Patadia said. "Once we determine what a patient is allergic to, we can treat him or her with environmental measures, medications and/or allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots)."

The Loyola Center for Health, the largest academic medical center outpatient facility in the western suburbs, opened earlier this year. It is located at 6800 N. Frontage Rd., just off County Line Road and the Stevenson and Tri-State expressways.

To make an appointment, please call (888) 584-7888.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part 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 a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.