Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Patient Care

Northwestern University is an educational and research institution. The faculty of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provide clinical patient care through affiliated hospitals and practice plans. Below are helpful links and information for patients and referring physicians.

Northwestern Medicine - General Internal Medicine

Most of the physician faculty in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics practice at Northwestern Medicine.   NM is an academic, multi-specialty physician practice plan comprising 400 physicians and nearly 650 health professionals and staff.  The physicians are full-time faculty members of Feinberg School of Medicine and work in more than 30 medical and surgical practices.

Northwestern Medicine - Geriatrics

In response to the needs of the growing aging population, we have established a comprehensive geriatric program to care for adults over the age of 65 years. The goal of our clinical services is to maintain the independence and enhance the quality of life of seniors. Seniors often face health issues that are more complex than those of younger patients. Our geriatric medicine physicians have additional training and expertise in the clinical care of seniors, and our social worker can connect seniors and their families to needed resources that they are entitled. Faculty geriatricians are able to provide primary care to seniors or work in partnership with individuals’ existing primary care physicians to assist with the evaluation and treatment of medical problems such as memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease.  Our Geriatric program has been consistently named by U.S. News & World Report to be among the best in the nation.

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For general information about patient care, see the Department of Medicine Patient Care page.