Two board-certified geriatricians have been appointed to join the team of Northwest Health System, to work at Northwest Senior Schmiding Center. Located at 2422 N. Thompson, Suite A, Springdale, CEO of Northwest Health System, Dan McKay, was said to have been “excited” at these new appointments.
New appointees Dr. Jose Fontanilla and Dr. Maria Judit hold very important positions as the aging population lives longer. Fontanilla has been practicing in this area for over two decades, receiving his medical education in the Philippines and residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago. As well, he did a geriatric medicine fellowship at Loyola University medical Center/Hines VA Hospital, Maywood.
Judit has likewise been practicing geriatric medicine for many years (over 15). She undertook her medical education in the Philippines and her internal medicine residency at Ravenswood Medical Center, Chicago. Her geriatrics fellowship was undertaken at the same place as Fontanilla.
These days being board certified in geriatric medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine – as these two geriatricians are – is good news for the nation’s increasingly aging population.