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December 03, 2012

Family Medicine Physician Joins Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group

Lake Forest, Ill. – Family medicine physician Alison Holloway, MD, has joined the staff of Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group. Holloway has practiced in Grayslake at the Grayslake Family Health Center and as a physician at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital for seven years.

“Dr. Holloway is a well-known and respected family medicine physician in Grayslake, and we are delighted to add her to the Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group,” said Michael G. Ankin, MD, FACP, FCCP, a pulmonologist at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and the hospital’s vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.

A graduate of Lake Forest High School, Holloway received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois in 1987, and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1991. Board certified in family medicine, she completed an internship in obstetrics and gynecology from Southern Illinois University in 1992 and a residency in family medicine from Medical College of Wisconsin in Racine in 1999.

Holloway served four years active duty as a navy physician. She was a general medical officer in the U.S. Navy in Beaufort, SC from 1992 to 1993 and in Okinawa, Japan, from 1993 to 1996. During her time in Japan, she was an attending physician in the emergency department of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa and served as medical director of the Alcohol Rehabilitation Department. Holloway also served as a physician at the U.S. Marine Corps Camp Butler and the U.S. Marine Corps Depot Paris Island.

Holloway was an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago from 1999 to 2005. During that time she taught courses on clinical medicine, preventive medicine and family medicine, as well as general ambulatory and inpatient care.

As a family medicine physician, Holloway provides primary care and general medicine to patients of all ages, with a special interest in providing primary and preventive care to members of the Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community in Lake County. Holloway is also experienced in providing outpatient primary mental health services, including treating depression and anxiety.

“I am excited to join the network of Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group and to bring the clinical excellence of Northwestern Medicine to my patients in Grayslake,” said Dr. Holloway. “As a family medicine physician, I often treat several generations of the same family—children, parents and grandparents—which offers me the opportunity to really know my patients and understand what factors are contributing to their health, as well as those that trigger illness or injury. My goal is always to treat the whole person and to guide them toward a healthier life.”

Learn more about Dr. Holloway and request an appointment with her online.

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About Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a wholly owned entity of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. The hospital has more than 700 physicians board-certified in 90 medical specialties, located at its Lake Forest and Grayslake campuses and at facilities in Glenview, Gurnee Brookside, Gurnee Tower Court, Libertyville, Lindenhurst and Vernon Hills. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is ranked among Illinois’ “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, has been named the Consumer Choice hospital in Lake and Kenosha counties for nine years in a row by National Research Corporation and receives an "A" Hospital Safety Score from the nonprofit Leapfrog Group. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a Magnet hospital, having earned the country’s highest recognition for patient care and nursing and is rated among the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” guide by Working Mother magazine. For more information, visit

About Northwestern Medical Group

Northwestern Medical Group is a multi-site physician network with 122 physicians offering primary and specialty care services, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, corporate health, executive health, integrative medicine, sports medicine, and travel medicine. Northwestern Medical Group has 25 locations throughout the Chicago area, including Chicago offices in the Loop, Streeterville, Wicker Park/Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview, as well as offices in Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Grayslake, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Libertyville. All physicians are on the medical staffs of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and/or Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.