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Our goal at Alivio Medical Center is to provide a space where our patients feel comfortable, at home, and healthier. Use the directory below to select a doctor from our family of leading, experienced, and caring providers.

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Adesola Babalola, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Adesola Babalola, FNP-BC
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I believe that when patients know better, they will do better. Hence, I enjoy educating my patients. I am passionate in providing holistic care to my patients. I enjoy discussing patients’ care plan with my patients. I believe this is what makes them own the plan and to stick to it.

Education
  • Bachelors in Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Masters in Nursing from North Park University Chicago
  • Doctor of Nursing from North Park University Chicago
Specialty
Family Medicine
Locations
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Abdul Bhurgri, MD
Pediatrics
Abdul Bhurgri, MD
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I believe in patient and family-centered care.

Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Affiliations
  • Medical Center John H. Stroger
  • Jr. Hospital Roseland Community Hospital
Education
Residency:
  • Cook County Hospital
Medical School:
  • UTESA in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Specialty
Pediatrics
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Ana Coria Alvarez, LSW
Licensed Social Worker
Ana Coria Alvarez, LSW
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Ada Lemus, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Ada Lemus, FNP
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Ariana Sandoval, APRN, FNP-FPA, PMHNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Ariana Sandoval, APRN, FNP-FPA, PMHNP-BC
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I am passionate about being a holistic provider. I try to understand every client on multiple levels. I work hard to understand the client, their symptoms and troubles in terms of their biology, unique psychology and emotional life, as well as their life circumstances. I like to tailor treatment to the individual with the help of the client.

Certifications
Double board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center for Family Practice and Psychiatry.
Education
Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Post Master's Education in Psychiatric Mental Health both from Lewis University in Romeovile, Illinois.
Specialty
Behavioral Health , Family Medicine
Locations
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Andrea Shelton, DNP, APRN, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Andrea Shelton, DNP, APRN, CNM
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Andrea Shelton has been a Certified Nurse Midwife at Alivio Medical Center since 2022. One of her primary goals as a midwife and health care provider is to empower individuals through their health and health care experiences, especially relating to sexual and reproductive well-being. One of the most-fulfilling aspects of her role is the opportunity to support individuals through life-defining experiences and transitions. She is passionate about issues relating to reproductive justice and health equity. She also has strong interest and experience in public, maternal and child, and global health.

Certifications
Certified Nurse-Midwife (2021-present)
Affiliations
Mount Sinai Hospital
Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse-Midwifery - University of Washington Master of Science in Nursing - University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sociology - University of Illinois at Chicago
Specialty
Midwifery
Locations
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Brigette Chelchowski, PA‑C
Urgent Care Family Medicine
Brigette Chelchowski, PA‑C
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Clarisa Medina-Poeliniz, RN, MSN, APN, CPNP, PhD
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Clarisa Medina-Poeliniz, RN, MSN, APN, CPNP, PhD
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I believe in giving back to my community and working at Alivio allows me to serve the community that I feel very much a part of. I am passionate about caring for the pediatric population and their families. As a mother of three, I understand the importance collaborating with parents in their child’s healthcare journey. I have a special interest in newborn care, lactation, and breastfeeding medicine, obesity prevention, and adolescent medicine.

Affiliations
Rush University Medical Center
Education
Undergraduate Education:
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
Graduate Education:
  • University of Phoenix
Post-graduate:
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • Rush University Doctor of Philosophy
Specialty
Pediatrics
Locations
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Daniel Vergara, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Daniel Vergara, LCPC
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I am passionate about improving national social programs, including education, healthcare, food security and housing as a human right. I became a counselor to help my client develop resiliency and improve their relationships with themselves and others.

Certifications
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
Affiliations
National Board of Certified Counselors
Education
Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, graduated 2016
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Locations
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Daniel Feng Wen, MC, PA‑C
Family Medicine
Daniel Feng Wen, MC, PA‑C
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I am passionate about providing high-quality healthcare to underserved communities, promoting equal access to healthcare for everyone, and taking care of every patient with compassion and love.

Certifications
Certified Physician Assistant
Languages Spoken (other than English)
Mandarin, Spanish
Education
  • Bachelor of Medicine at Harbin Medical University
  • Master of Science in Anatomy at Palmer College of Chiropractor
  • Master of Medical Science at Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School Physician Assistant Program
Specialty
Family Medicine
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Edward Kirsh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
General Surgery, Dermatology, Urology and Plastic Surgery
Edward Kirsh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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I have the capacity, motivation, and enthusiasm not only to improve a patient’s health, but more importantly to improve their quality of life. I am passionate about helping patients navigate the healthcare system and also educating them so that they can understand their diagnostic and treatment options. I strive to assist them in making the best decision for their care.

Certifications
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Urology (ABU)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • Illinois Physician and Surgeon
  • Sacral Neuromodulation (InterStim) Therapy for Overactive Bladder
  • Botox (Intravesical) Urinary Bladder injection for Overactive Bladder
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System
  • Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Greenlight Laser Treatment of BPH
  • Prostate and Renal Cryosurgery
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (Kidney Removal)
  • Tension-Free Support for Incontinence
Education
  • University of Chicago Hospitals (Residency + Internship)
  • Boston University School of Medicine
Specialty
Surgery
Locations
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Elena R Lopez, MD
Family Medicine
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Estela Melgoza, PhD, LCPC
Director of Behavioral Health
Estela Melgoza, PhD, LCPC
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Dr. Melgoza practices from the perspective that every individual possesses strength, has the resilience, and ability to overcome distress when provided with the needed support. She further believes that when provided with the coping skills, a safe space, and guidance, they can become their best selves.

Certifications
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and completed training in EMDR
Affiliations
Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association
Education
Completed a BA in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MS in Counseling, and a PhD in Community Psychology from National-Louis University.
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Locations
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Fabiola Nieto, MSN, APRN, FNP, BC
Family Medicine
Fabiola Nieto, MSN, APRN, FNP, BC
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Growing up I got to see my grandmother help pregnant women deliver their babies at her home. I love taking care of patients old and young as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Certifications
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Education
  • Associate degree in nursing at Morton College
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Chamberlain University
  • Master’s degree in Nursing at Olivet Nazarene University
Specialty
Family Medicine
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Fatima Saaduddin, DDS
Dentistry
Fatima Saaduddin, DDS
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Faylene Salas, FNP
Family Medicine
Faylene Salas, FNP

I have a passion in caring for others. It is important for me to provide quality and compassionate care to all patients.

Certifications
Family Nurse Practitioner under American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing from Olivet Nazarene University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Suburban College of Nursing
Specialty
Family Medicine
Locations
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Grace Hyland, CNM
Midwifery
Grace Hyland, CNM
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Grace is a Certified Nurse Midwife who provides holistic care to women across the lifespan. She is passionate about caring for underserved populations and increasing accessibility to healthcare.

Certifications
Certified Nurse Midwife
Affiliations
Mount Sinai Hospital
Education
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Spanish, University of Wisconsin—Madison
  • MSN, Vanderbilt University (Nurse Midwifery)
Specialty
Midwifery
Locations
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Hilary Korabik, CNM
Midwifery
Hilary Korabik, CNM
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Nurse-midwifery offers a safe, warm, and holistic model of care for women, transgender individuals, and families as they navigate pregnancy and childbirth, as well as health maintenance and health challenges. As a midwife, I have the honor of being present for the highs and lows in my clients’ lives: I receive new life into my hands, empower my clients to advocate for their own wellbeing, and walk with clients through loss and hardship. Midwifery care embraces and makes space for the beautiful rawness of humanity. That which is “the everyday” for midwives comprises, for our patients, the hallmark moments in their lives. Midwives are witness to it all and are able to see the beauty in these moments and reflect that back to their clients. I am honored to be trusted by my patients during these significant life moments and continually inspired by the strength, wisdom, and kindness of my patients.

Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Specialty, Vanderbilt University 2021
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Saint Louis University 2013
Specialty
Midwifery
Locations
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Han Yu Stephanie Liou, MD FAAP
Director of Pediatrics; Alivio Morgan Clinic Site Director, Pediatrics
Han Yu Stephanie Liou, MD FAAP
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My patient care philosophy is strength-based and collaborative. You are the expert on your child and I am an expert on child health. Let’s work together to celebrate your child and help them grow up healthy! I am passionate about health equity, preventative health, nutrition, and working with adolescents and immigrant families.

Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken (other than English)
Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Taiwanese
Affiliations
  • Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
Education
Residency:
  • Pediatrics, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Leadership for Urban Primary Care Education and Transformation (LUCENT) Scholar
Medical School:
  • M.D., University of Washington
Undergraduate:
  • B.S., Stanford University
Specialty
Pediatrics
Locations
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Irma Correa, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC
OB/GYN
Irma Correa, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC
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The core of my philosophy is the belief that every woman, regardless of her socio-economic background, deserves access to comprehensive and compassionate healthcare. I am committed to providing women with the highest quality of care tailored to their specific needs, while respecting their dignity, autonomy, and cultural diversity. I strive to create a safe and inclusive environment, where women are empowered to make informed decisions about their health.

Certifications
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring
Affiliations
Nurse Practitioner’s in Women’s Health (NPWH)
Education
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
  • Master’s of Science in Nursing
Specialty
OB/Gynecology , Women's Health
Locations
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Joanne Zimmerly, APN, FNP, MSN
Family Medicine, Adults, Pediatrics
Joanne Zimmerly, APN, FNP, MSN
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Health care is a universal right. Everyone deserves access to respectful and individualized care. I like being part of Alivio’s mission of filling the gap in the U.S. healthcare system. In daily practice, I enjoy getting to know each patient as individuals, tailoring the health plan to their needs. Over the years, it is the relationship with patients that gives me energy and hope to continue my work.

Certifications
ANCC
Languages Spoken (other than English)
Spanish
Education
Nursing School:
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, MS, Family Nurse Practitioner
Undergraduate:
  • Rush University, BSN
Specialty
Adults , Family Medicine , Pediatrics
Locations
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Jennifer Vargas, MD
Alivio Medical Director
Jennifer Vargas, MD
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I am passionate about providing high quality healthcare to all and committed to serving people of all ages and backgrounds.

Certifications
American Board of Family Medicine American Academy of Family Physicians
Affiliations
Loyola Medical Center Macneal Hospital (now part of Loyola Medicine) Mount Sinai Hospital
Education
Residency and Fellowship:
  • MacNeal Women's Health Fellowship Program
  • MacNeal Family Medicine Residency Program
Medical School:
  • Wright State University School of Medicine
Undergraduate:
  • Loyola University, BA Spanish Literature, BS Biology
Specialty
Adults , Family Medicine , Pediatrics
Locations
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Karina Cisneros, LCPC
Behavioral Health Coordinator
Karina Cisneros, LCPC
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I am passionate about working with trauma survivors from interpersonal violence including domestic violence, sexual violence, and narcissistic abuse.

Certifications
  • Domestic Violence 40 hour training
  • Sexual Abuse 40 hour training
  • Grief Counseling and Loss 12 hour training
  • Narcissistic Abuse, Gaslighting, Emotional Manipulation 10 hour training
Affiliations
Alivio Medical Center
Education
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Locations
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Katherine Tynus, MD, FACP
Internal Medicine
Katherine Tynus, MD, FACP
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As a lifelong Chicagoan, I am committed to the care of older adults in this community. I love getting to know my patients and having a positive impact on their lives. My greatest reward is seeing my patients’ health and well-being improve. I am passionate about improving access to healthcare and excellence in training the next generation of doctors.

Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
Affiliations
Mount Sinai Hospital
Education
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Loyola University Medical Center
  • MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • BS, Northwestern University
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Locations
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Krista Young, DO
Internal Medicine
Krista Young, DO
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I seek to provide culturally competent care and support for my patients. My interests include management of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, depression, and complex medical conditions. I care for adults age 18+, but I am especially passionate about care for the elderly.

Certifications
ABIM Certified
Education
  • Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University
  • Stamford Hospital / Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons - Internal Medicine Residency Program
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Locations
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Louis Alamilla, RDN, CDE
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Louis Alamilla, RDN, CDE
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I provide a patient-centered approach to nutrition care. My focus is on helping patients develop healthy eating habits; learning skills on how to create balanced meals while incorporating traditional and cultural foods.

Certifications
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Education
  • Undergraduate - B.S., Dominican University
  • Graduate - M.S., Dominican University
Specialty
Nutrition
Locations
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Lorena Barragan, MD
Family Medicine
Lorena Barragan, MD
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I am dedicated to the care of underserved populations and believe that everyone deserves equal and compassionate care.

Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
Affiliations
MacNeal Hospital, Chicago Health System ACO, LLC
Education
Residency:
  • MacNeal Family Medicine & Residency Program
Medical School:
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate Degree:
  • BS, University of IL at Urbana-Champaign
Specialty
Adults , Family Medicine , Pediatrics
Locations
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Laura Gonzalez, CNM
Midwifery/Women’s Health
Laura Gonzalez, CNM
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I am passionate about providing unbiased and holistic care to all who seek prenatal, postpartum, family planning, well person exams. I want my patients to know I am their advocate in promoting their rights to bodily autonomy and making them feel heard and safe.

Certifications
Certified Nurse Midwife
Affiliations
Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago
Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University
  • Associate Degree in Nursing from Southwestern Community College
Specialty
Midwifery , Women's Health
Locations
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Mahamid Khan, DMD
Alivio Dental Director
Mahamid Khan, DMD
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I truly enjoy helping my patients in obtaining a healthy and beautiful smile. There should be no barriers to providing disease free teeth and gums for all people. Our overall health is tied together to a healthy mouth, and I hope to provide optimal health care to all of our Alivio patients.

Certifications
Licensed in Illinois and Missouri
Affiliations
Alivio Medical Centers
Education
Undergraduate and Dental education from Southern Il. University
Specialty
Dental
Locations
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Marissa Munoz, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Marissa Munoz, LPC
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I am passionate in providing strength-based, need-driven, and trauma-informed clinical services for families, adults, and children to resolve crisis and cope effectively with mental challenges.

Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Education
  • Graduated from Dominican University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology
  • Graduated from Adler University in 2018 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Locations
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Margie Ortiz, APRN-FNP
Family Medicine
Margie Ortiz, APRN-FNP
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Mercy Perdomo, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Mercy Perdomo, MD
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I value compassion, understanding and making a difference in people’s lives. We form connections with our patients, guiding them through their emotional turmoil, and providing support. Witnessing positive changes in my patients’ lives and knowing that we made a difference is highly fulfilling.

Certifications
Child Psychiatrist
Affiliations
AACAP
Education
  • New Mexico University
  • Universidad Autonoma de Honduras
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Locations
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Meera Ravikumar, MD
Internal Medicine
Meera Ravikumar, MD
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I have been practicing as an Internist for 20+yrs and take care of patients 18 years and older for their acute and chronic medical conditions and also preventive medicine. I believe in patient-centered care by getting to know my patients well, listening to them, educating them and helping them make decisions for their best medical care.

Certifications
ABIM ( American Board of Internal Medicine )
Education
I went to medical school in India and did my Residency in Internal Medicine in New York.
Specialty
Internal Medicine
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Maritza Reyes, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Maritza Reyes, LCPC
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I believe that culturally competent services for the Latinx community is crucial to be able to process and heal from any trauma. As a Black, Indigenous, Person of Color therapist, understanding the culture is as important as speaking the Spanish language.

Certifications
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with 40 hours of training in both Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Education
I have a Bachelor's Degree from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s Degree from National Louis University.
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Locations
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Martha Yáñez, MD
Pediatrician
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Norma Westervelt, MD
Pediatrics
Norma Westervelt, MD
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I believe in promoting healthy emotional and physical development in children. I also believe in providing quality pediatric healthcare for infants, children and adolescents with an emphasis in preventative measures like vaccines, education of parents and children, teaching the value of good nutrition and exercise to build a strong foundation for his or her future.

Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Languages Spoken (other than English)
Spanish
Education
Residency:
  • University of Oklahoma and Cook County Hospital, Pediatrics
Medical School:
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Specialty
Pediatrics
Locations
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Rebekah Fenton, MD, MPH
Adolescent Medicine
Rebekah Fenton, MD, MPH
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Adolescent Medicine is a specialty focused on adolescents and their unique health concerns. I strive to support teenagers and their families seek answers, navigate challenges, and ultimately thrive. In addition to caring for teenagers’ primary care needs, I offer specialized care for adolescent-related medical conditions that is easily accessible in their community.

Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
Affiliations
Mt. Sinai Hospital
Education
Fellowship:
  • Adolescent Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago MPH - Community Health Research concentration- Northwestern University
Residency:
  • Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Resident Education in Advocacy in Child Health (REACH) track participant
Medical School:
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate:
  • B.A., Stanford University
Specialty
Family Medicine , Adolescent Medicine
Locations
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Ricardo Orozco, PMHNP
Behavioral Health
Ricardo Orozco, PMHNP
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Everyone deserves access to evidence-based medical care regardless of socioeconomic factors that is delivered with respect, dignity, trust and integrity.

Certifications
  • Family Nurse Practitioner under American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Certified Emergency Nurse under BCEN
Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing from North Park University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University
Specialty
Behavioral Health
Locations
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Roger Salazar, DDS
General Dentistry
Roger Salazar, DDS
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Sylvia Moscoso, MD
OB/Gynecology
Sylvia Moscoso, MD
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Shachi Patel, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Shachi Patel, PA-C
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Stephanie Toth-Manikowski, MD, MHS
Internal Medicine
Stephanie Toth-Manikowski, MD, MHS
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Choosing nephrology (kidney medicine) was a natural fit for me because I enjoy providing long-term care to patients with chronic conditions like kidney disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Our kidneys are vital for maintaining our health – by focusing on kidney health, I’m able to help patients manage kidney issues over time, ensuring they have the support they need to stay healthy and live their fullest lives.

Certifications
Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology (by the American Board of Internal Medicine)
Education
  • Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Residency
  • Boston Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
Specialty
Internal Medicine
Locations
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Wen-Ho Yang, MD
Family Medicine, Adults, Pediatrics
Wen-Ho Yang, MD
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Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Illinois Board of Medical Examiners
  • Physician License
Languages Spoken (other than English)
Mandarin, Spanish
Education
Residency:
  • Family Practice Residency in Rockford, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Medicine
  • University of Ilinois School of Medicine
Medical School:
  • Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon, Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Graduate School:
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Institute of Human Nutrition, Master of Science
Undergraduate Degree:
  • Cornell University, BA, Biology
Specialty
Adults , Family Medicine , Pediatrics
Locations
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Yolanda E Meraz, FNP
Family Practice
Yolanda E Meraz, FNP
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My approach of care for my patients is anchored in holistic principles, recognizing the intricate interplay of body, mind and soul. With an unwavering commitment to serve and give back, especially in underserved communities. I aim to be a beacon of hope, healing and harmony.

Certifications
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Affiliations
Alivio Medical Center
Education
  • Associate in Applied Science in Law Enforcement- Morton College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Chamberlian University
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner - Chamberlian University
Specialty
Family Medicine
Locations
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Glossary
APN
Advanced Practice Nurse
An Advanced Practice Nurse is a registered nurse who also holds a master’s or doctorate degree in nursing. APNs are board-certified and required to be licensed in the state they are practicing.
APRN-NP
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practitioners
Nursing health care providers with completed graduate level educational programs that enable them to practice independently or in collaboration with other health care professionals to diagnose, treat and manage a patient’s health problems.
APRN-FNP
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Family Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner focusing on health care for families.
APRN-PNP
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
A Nurse Practitioner specializing in mental health and psychiatry.
APRN-CNM
an APRN Certified Nurse Midwife
A Nurse Practitioner concentrating in prenatal care, labor and birth, and postpartum care.
BC
Board Certified
CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator

CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner’s with this certification are licensed only to provide acute or primary care for children.
DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery
DO
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
DOs are trained to listen and partner with patients to look beyond symptoms to understand how lifestyle and environmental factors impact overall well-being.
DNP
Doctor of Nursing Practice
DMD
Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry
F.A.C.S.
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
A surgeon that has passed a thorough evaluation of both professional competence and ethical fitness. Fellows are board-certified surgeons or, in unusual circumstances, have met other standards comparable to board certification.
FPA
Full Practice Authority
A Nurse Practitioner with full practice authority has authorization under the licensure authority of the state board of nursing to evaluate patients, diagnose, order, and interpret diagnostic tests and initiate and manage treatments.
LCPs
Licensed Clinical Psychologists
A mental health professional licensed to perform various psychological tests to diagnose and treat mental illness. A master’s degree or doctoral degree in psychology and clinical experienced are required for licensure.
LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Providers with this license are able to provide counseling services under supervision, including assessments and diagnoses to individuals, families, couples and groups.
LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
LCPCs can work independently including in private practice and are able to provide professional counseling as well as clinical counseling services including behavior modification, psychotherapy, alleviation and prevention of psychopathologies and emotional disorders.
LSW
Licensed Social Worker
Licensed Social Workers must operate at all times under the order, control, and full professional responsibility of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
MC
Master of Chiropractic
MD
Medical Doctor
MDs are fully-qualified doctors having graduated from accredited medical schools with completed residency training and in some cases fellowship training too.
MPH
Master of Public Health
MSN
Master of Science in Nursing
PA, PA-C
Physician Assistant
A PA-C is a Certified Physician Assistant, alternatively, a PA has completed their training and passed their board exam. A PA can deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services, as delegated by a physician.
PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
An academic with a doctoral degree in a specific field
PMHNP
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
RN
Registered Nurse
WHNP
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
A Nurse Practitioner trained to specialize in the healthcare and treatment of women with a focus on gynecological and reproductive health.
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