New Outpatient Care center in Glenview, Immediate Care in May
Dr. Daniel Derman
Updated: April 15, 2013 10:16AM
GLENVIEW — Northwestern Medicine opened a new Outpatient Center in Glenview, offering the services of 25 physicians in primary care.
The center also has 15 specialty units in cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology and optometry, as well as orthopedics, otolaryngology, sports medicine and urology.
Laboratory and X-ray services are now available with advanced imaging services, such as MRI screens and CT scanning ready by summer 2013.
“Glenview was chosen because we’re trying to cover the needs of patients in their neighborhoods with world-class physicians and specialties,” said Dr. Daniel Derman, an internist and vice president of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and president of Northwestern Memorial Physician’s Group.
The Outpatient Center is at 2701 Patriot Blvd., south of Lehigh Avenue in The Glen.
In May, Northwestern Medicine is set to open an Immediate Care center at the same location.
“Systematically, primary care can work as a portal into specialty care services where needed, all while offering immediate care to address minor emergencies. The best part for patients is that it’s close to home,” he said.
No appointments are needed at Immediate Care, and it accepts emergency walk-ins for flu and fevers, lacerations and sprains.
The Glenview site is one of seven new Northwestern Medicine clinics, of which five have opened in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Evanston, Libertyville, Grayslake and Highland Park.
Northwestern Medicine will open the seventh clinical site in Deerfield in spring.
Norman Botsford, CEO of Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, said patients often travel from the suburbs for care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
“Expanding our outpatient services into the communities where patients live and work alleviates the need to travel into Chicago to receive the Northwestern care they’ve come to trust and value,” he said.
Looking ahead, the suburban locations will bring 100 new primary care physicians and 40 specialists from Northwestern Memorial Physician’s Group and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation.