375 Quail Ridge Dr., Westmont
Cindy Lagone, MD, FACP, and Anne Schultz, MD, FACP, are honored to offer direct primary care and concierge medicine at their new practice in Westmont. After working for Northwestern Hospital in internal medicine for a combined 50 years, both doctors decided to open Authentic Internal Medicine with a clear focus on physician-patient relationships.
At Authentic Internal Medicine, Dr. Lagone and Dr. Schultz strive to provide exceptional care by focusing on relationships. “We focus on connections by limiting the number of patients in our practice,” said Dr. Schultz. “With easy access and longer visits, we get to know you,” added Dr Lagone. With the limited number of patients in their panels, in turn, it is easier to schedule appointments, including same-day/next-day availability for urgent matters. This accessibility enables the doctors to understand and get to know their patients without being rushed.
As the only female-founded and owned concierge primary medicine practice in the western suburbs affiliated with Northwestern, both doctors remain on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Central DuPage Hospital. But their philosophy extends beyond practicing as board-certified internal medicine physicians.
“We are passionate everyday cooks and primary care doctors,” said Dr. Lagone. “It made all the sense in the world to us to combine our knowledge in both fields for the benefit of our patients. We love bringing our expertise in the science of health and the science of diet to our patients and the whole community through these unique sessions.”
Beyond teaching simple, affordable, nutritious recipes, their sessions also focus on life skills. Open to Westmont and surrounding communities – and not designed exclusively for their patients – their programs are free and benefit anybody who wants to learn about tools they can use to make incremental changes toward healthy habits for life. “This is something we never had time to do in our traditional medical practices,” commented Dr. Schultz. “We even invite our medical colleagues to speak to our patients and teach. Nothing fancy in the kitchen, just delicious. It gives us such joy to spend time teaching this way.”
Join Authentic Internal Medicine on Thursday, October 5, from 6 – 7:30 pm During the session, the doctors will also discuss breast cancer screening and managing breast cancer-related menopause symptoms in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Lagone explained, “We plan to do all this while providing hands-on instruction for everyday cooks like us on what the science does and does not tell us about diet and cancer.”
For more information, visit authenticinternalmed.com or email [email protected]. ■