Two Hospitalists Join Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers
September 8, 2020, MORRIS, IL –Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is expanding its hospitalist coverage with the addition of two new full-time hospitalists who oversee the care of hospitalized patients.
As hospitalists, Dr. Kanchan Tiwari and Dr. Ishtiaq Habib specialize in adult hospitalized patients. They manage and coordinate all aspects of a patient’s stay in the hospital from admission through discharge and provide timely, accurate communication to the patient’s primary care physician. Hospitalists are solely based in a hospital and do not have offices or office hours.
Drs. Tiwari and Habib join a five-person hospitalist team at Morris Hospital that also includes Dr. Lakshmi Anubrolu, Dr. Dana Howd and Nurse Practitioner Ashley Blough. Morris Hospital has plans to further expand the team in order to have a hospitalist present through the night.
A board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Tiwari completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. She earned a medical degree from American University of Caribbean and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She previously worked as a hospitalist in Dallas Center, Iowa.
“Becoming a physician was truly the only calling I ever had,” says Dr. Tiwari. “I feel blessed that I get to enjoy the work that I do. At a time when my patients are worried for their health, I am able to help them feel better and make recommendations to improve their overall health.”
Also a board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Habib completed a three-year internal medicine residency at Connecticut Institute for Communities Great Danbury Community Health Center – Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. He earned a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. He previously worked as an internal medicine physician in Naperville, Ill.
“I was inspired to pursue medicine because of my father, who was a physician himself,” says Dr. Habib. “I learned from him the values of hard work and caring for those in need. I find it fulfilling to care for patients who are critically ill, then providing them with the best of what modern medicine has to offer, in the hopes of helping patients return to their daily lives.”
For more information, visit morrishospital.org/hospitalists.
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa, Seneca, and Yorkville. The growing number of physician practices in the Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers network includes specialists in allergy-immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, family medicine, infectious disease, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, sleep medicine and rheumatology. For more information, visit morrishospital.org.