LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER: David Daniels, MD, Specialist in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Joins Loyola Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center issued the following announcement on Jan. 2.
David Daniels, MD, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating patients who have physical illnesses as well as psychiatric conditions, has joined Loyola Medicine.
Dr. Daniels' specialty, consultation liaison psychiatry, involves the interface between general medicine and psychiatry. For example, physical illnesses such as heart disease and cancer can trigger psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety. Also, hospitalized patients can experience delirium caused by infections, surgery and certain medications.
Working mainly in an outpatient setting, Dr. Daniels works closely with internists, family physicians and other physicians to provide comprehensive, integrated care. "The medical piece and the psychiatric piece work together," Dr. Daniels said. "What affects one area may affect the other."
Dr. Daniels said he tries to make patients feel they are being treated as whole persons, not compartmentalized. Listening closely to patients is especially important in consultation liaison psychiatry. "I do more listening than talking," Dr. Daniels said.
Dr. Daniels earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed a residency in psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in consultation liaison psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Dr. Daniels is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is board certified in psychiatry and board eligible in consultation liaison psychiatry.
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Source: Loyola University Medical Center