Teresa Nam, MD, Joins Loyola | News | Loyola Medicine
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Teresa Nam, internal medicine and pediatric expert, joins Loyola primary care team at Burr Ridge

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Teresa Nam, MD, brings her expertise in treating adult and pediatric patients to the primary care team at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. She also is an assistant professor in the departments of medicine and pediatrics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Dr. Nam is board-certified in adult internal medicine and pediatrics seeing patients from birth to older adults. In addition to caring for patients of all ages her clinical interests including caring for patients with special health care needs, adolescent medicine and twins.

“Loyola is a special place to provide patient care because it recognizes the importance of primary care and has an amazing network of adult and pediatric specialists to complement that,” said Dr. Nam.

She has a passion for medical education, having played a significant role in the training of medical students and residents at Rush University Medical Center where she practiced prior to joining Loyola.

Dr. Nam has served on several regional committees, including the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Children with Disabilities, as well as their Committee for Transitioning Children with Special Needs to Adulthood.

She played an integral role in the development of a transitional clinic for patients who have comprehensive blood disorders at Rush University Hospital.

Dr. Nam earned her medical degree from Case Western University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed a combined residency program in adult internal medicine and pediatrics at The University of Chicago Hospitals.

Dr. Nam sees patients at the Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge located at 6800 North Frontage Road.

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 94 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 133,000 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.