A new Northwestern Medicine multi-specialty clinic is enhancing access to high-quality subspecialty care in the south suburbs. The 5,523-square-foot clinic, located in Suite 210, Northwestern Medicine Orland Park, 15300 West Avenue, is now offering neurology services. Esophageal and hepatology subspecialties will be added this summer.
“One of the biggest benefits of this multi-specialty clinic is the seamless integration into the rest of the Northwestern Medicine system,” says Neuro-oncologist and Neurology Regional Ambulatory Director Rimas V. Lukas, MD. “With the well-established framework at Orland Park, our team is thrilled to focus on further developing need-based specialties and identifying what additional services are most valuable to this patient population.”
As part of the broader Northwestern Medicine expansion and clinical integration strategy, the new clinic will provide access to Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s top-ranked neurology program, including fellowship-trained specialists in epilepsy, movement disorders, headache, sleep health, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular and more. Neurologists in Orland Park will collaborate closely with the Neurosurgery team at Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital, which is also expanding.
Stephan U. Schuele, MD, head of the Epilepsy Division at Northwestern Medicine, says the clinic will provide an easier entrance to subspecialty services for people in south suburban communities. “The patients I see with chronic epilepsy often cannot drive, and patients with seizures typically want care more quickly,” says Dr. Schuele. “This clinic will allow us to provide a more accessible epilepsy program in the south suburbs, whereby these patients can now be seen by Northwestern Medicine specialists who provide world-class care.”
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To complement existing and general gastroenterology offerings in the south suburbs, esophageal and hepatology subspecialties will be available at the new clinic in the coming months.
“Data supports that overall survival in patients with end-stage liver disease, for example, is directly related to proximity to care,” says General Hepatologist and Transplant Hepatologist Justin R. Boike, MD. “By bringing esophageal and hepatology subspecialty care closer to this population of patients, we can help to eliminate one of the biggest logistical challenges to receiving care that can improve patient outcomes.