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Monday, January 8, 2018

Park Ridge Welcomes New Primary Care Doctors

Mary Barsanti-Sekhar, MD, and Ramona Zak, MD

PARK RIDGE, IL – The Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge has recently welcomed two new primary care physicians and has expanded its services to include kidney transplant care.

Mary Barsanti-Sekhar, MD, who has expertise in internal medicine, pediatrics, preventive medicine and infectious diseases, joined the Park Ridge team in September, 2017.

"Building a relationship with each patient is one of the primary reasons we're here as physicians," Dr. Barsanti-Sekhar said. "As doctors, we want to get to know the patient, learn what's going to make them as healthy as possible and help them live their most fulfilling life."

Ramona Zak, MD, also recently joined the Park Ridge center. As a family physician, Dr. Zak sees patients of all ages. Her clinical expertise includes women's health and preventive medicine.

Drs. Barsanti-Sekhar and Zak join primary care physicians Michael Gill, MD, internal medicine and pediatrics, and Milton Legrand, MD, internal medicine.

The Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge, 1030 W. Higgins Road, offers primary care and specialty care with a patient-centered focus. Physicians and other members of the healthcare team work collaboratively for the best results.

Among the specialty services offered at Park Ridge are cardiology (including interventional cardiology, pediatric cardiology, electrophysiology, heart failure and heart transplant), hepatology (liver problems and liver transplant), urology, otolaryngology (ENT), audiology, neurology (including pediatric neurology) and kidney transplant.

The Loyola Center for Health at Park Ridge provides patients with convenient access to an array of diagnostic tools, such as cardiac stress testing, echocardiogramsultrasounds, lab work and X-rays

About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood 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. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park 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 in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 92 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, 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 $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 129,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity 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.