Loyola expands hepatology services to Rockford

Staff Report

MAYWOOD, Ill. — Loyola University Health System (LUHS) has expanded hepatology services with physicians now available at the new Loyola Hepatology Clinic in Rockford.

Scott Cotler, M.D., professor of medicine and division director of hepatology, now sees patients in the offices of OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, 5666 E. State St., Rockford.

Patients in Rockford can now receive comprehensive liver-care services from a leading liver specialist without having to travel from their hometown,” said Larry Goldberg, president and CEO, LUHS. “Loyola has a national reputation for specialized care, and we are pleased to now branch beyond Chicago to offer clinics in the Illinois cities of Moline, Peoria and Rockford.”

Dr. Cotler specializes in the management of cirrhosis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, liver cancer and other causes of chronic liver disease.

Renowned for his clinical translational research in liver disease, Dr. Cotler has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. He has established a statewide liver-referral system for transplantation.

In addition to Rockford, Dr. Cotler cares for patients at Loyola offices in Moline, Peoria, Burr Ridge, Homer Glen and Maywood, as well as in the Dearborn Station building in the Loop and in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood.

Dr. Cotler received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, and completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Chicago Hospitals. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Rush University Medical Center and a fellowship in hepatology at the University of Washington Medical Center. He served as chief, Section of Hepatology and Professor of Medicine at UIC.

Dr. Cotler is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

To make an appointment with a Loyola hepatologist in Rockford or another location, call 85-LIVERDOC (855-483-7362). To make an appointment online, visit loyolamedicine.org.

From the Oct. 17-23, 2012, issue

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