Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Primary care at Loyola: Caring for four generations

Dr. Linda Tayeh, a Primary Care physician, is one of many Loyola doctors who take care of several generations in one family. Evie Polsley; her grandmother, Neoma; her mother, Deb; and her daughter, Ellie; talk about how important their family physician is to them. She takes care of each patient in the family as an individual and knows the importance of confidentiality, even among family members.

"I have several families (that) I take care of several generations," Dr. Tayeh says. "It makes me feel special that they trust me to take care of their families - their children, their parents their grandparents, cousins. It's a really good feeling."

"She is such an important piece of our lives," Deb Sojgren says. "Our lives need a good primary care physician, and we have been so blessed to have found one."

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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.