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Northwestern Docs Along 606 Taking New Patients, Growing Practice

By Alisa Hauser | April 22, 2016 8:43am
 The newly relocated Northwestern Medicine office at 1776 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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WICKER PARK — Northwestern Medicine's new digs along The 606 are three times as large as the group's former office and a physician assistant will come aboard next month, officials said.

Located at 1776 N. Milwaukee Ave. on the border of Wicker Park and Bucktown, the 15,000-square-foot primary care and imaging center abuts the elevated Bloomingdale Trail at the Milwaukee Avenue and Leavitt Street intersection.

Currently there are three doctors in the building, led by Dr. Lyle Berkowitz, a primary care physician and Director of Innovation for Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.

Berkowitz said the group, which opened 20 years ago, will add a physician assistant in early May.  There are currently no other physician assistants at the center.

Expanding the facility to allow more space and growth was a decision based on the growing neighborhood, Berkowitz said.

“Our previous office space limited the number of patients we could take care of on a daily basis. Now with the new building, we are very excited to have three times as many exam rooms, five times as many parking spaces [and] fully modernized technology and design," he said.

The changes will "allow us to take better care of patients in the neighborhood that we love," Berkowitz said.

The older building at 1913 W. North Ave., which is located half a mile away from the new office, could only see a max of 50 patients a day.  That building closed on March 14 when the relocation was completed.

Though Berkowitz is not accepting new patients, Dr. Robert Connelly and Dr. Anne Franke Locatelli, who are also internal medicine physicians, are taking new patients at the new location.

The center also offers X-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, bone density screenings, MRI and digital tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) for better cancer detection, Berkowitz said.

For more information, visit bucktown.nm.org.  For more info on Northwestern Medicine, visit northwestern-medicine.

Northwestern Medicine's new office and imaging center. [Provided]


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