Peter Jaggard, M.D.
Evanston, IL - Presbyterian Homes recently named Dr. Peter Jaggard, M.D., a board-certified internist, certified medical director and geriatrician, as its new vice president of medical affairs.
succeeds Dr. Monte Levinson, M.D., who retired after 20 years in this position and 11 prior years as medical director.
Dr. Jaggard began as an attending physician at Presbyterian Homes' Westminster Place and The King Home in 1983 and remained there until 2003, when he became a full-time staff physician at Westminster Place and medical director of Lake Forest Place.
Jaggard graduated in 1979 from New Jersey Medical School and did his internship and residency at Evanston Hospital where he became the chief attending physician from 1982-1983.Initially, Dr. Jaggard maintained a separate internal medicine practice for 20 years until he accepted additional responsibilities at Presbyterian Homes and devoted his full time there.
"The increased complexity of medical conditions in geriatrics challenges us to apply the science of medicine.
The increased frailty of older adults living longer lives challenges us to practice the art of medicine.
We work with the patient and family to choose those technologies that are appropriate and care options that best reflect the patient's needs and wishes,"says Dr. Jaggard
"I am very pleased to be in a health care leadership role at Presbyterian Homes
This organization is a great place to practice medicine because of its commitment to person-centered care."
Recently, Dr. Jaggard obtained an MA in Christian Thought with an emphasis on bioethics from Trinity International University.
is often called to speak on end-of-life care, bioethics and geriatrics.
Dr. Jaggard lives with his
wife and three children in Winnetka.