Almost 100 residents, physicians and staff from Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital celebrated the opening of the new Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care on Feb. 4 at the hospital’s health and fitness center. The clinic is another example of how Northwestern Medicine delivers high quality clinical care close to where people live.
Orthopaedic surgeons Benjamin Davis, MD, and Matthew Jones, MD, both recently joined Northwestern Medical Group to lead the new clinic with Patrick Sugrue, MD, a neurological surgeon who specializes in spine care. All three surgeons also treat patients at the Northwestern Medicine Glenview Outpatient Center and the Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Outpatient Center.
Laurie DeSort, director of operations for orthopaedics and neurosciences at Lake Forest Hospital, said patients will benefit from a close collaboration between the new clinic and the hospital.
"All of their medicals record are integrated,” DeSort said. “If a patient is referred from primary care, or if they've had X-rays or an MRI in the hospital, our physicians can see everything and have all the information they need at their fingertips.”
Jeffrey Kopin, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Lake Forest Hospital discussed how the new clinic expands on existing offerings in the orthopaedic service line.
“We have added two expertly trained physicians to provide Northwestern Medicine-quality care to the community,” Kopin said.
The clinic’s eight examination rooms will more than triple when it moves into the new Lake Forest Hospital — taking up a full floor of one of the pavilions, along with neurology and neurosurgery.
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