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Referring Physicians

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Our medical staff is committed to effective communications with referring physicians to ensure the patient remains under the primary referring physician’s care.

Northwestern Memorial's Physician Access Line (PAL) is a resource for physicians and staff dedicated to serving the needs of the community. Physician Referral Consultants are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Phone: 1.800.638.3737


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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Referring Patients to NMH

Contact the Physician Access Line at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to facilitate second opinions with a specialist, schedule appointments and assist physician-to-physician communication. Call 800.638.3737, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physician Resources

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Our exceptional clinical expertise, medical education and research, coupled with our organization-wide dedication to the highest levels of patient satisfaction, result in highly personalized, state-of-the-art care for patients.

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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Physician Credentialing

To become a member of our medical staff, please contact the Medical Staff Office at 847.234.5600.

Cerner Electronic Medical Record

For information regarding Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Electronic Medical Record, including attaining access and an ID, contact Bobette Fluent, Physician Liaison, at 847.535.6096 or

Outpatient Order Forms

Our forms enable physicians to access outpatient orders for patients’ diagnostic tests, laboratory orders and other medical tests.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

We are a family of great people dedicated to the art and science of nursing. This is a place where patients come first, and they find the very best nurses who blend research, knowledge and technology with individualized, compassionate care.

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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Department of Nursing is committed to using evidence-based standards of care throughout the organization. We offer a work environment that enhances professional practice and provides opportunities so nursing staff and leaders may optimize their career growth.

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