Lauren Splittgerber, MD is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician specializing in Sports Medicine. She joined PCC in 2019 after completing a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University, where she also completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2018. Dr. Splittgerber received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI in 2014. Dr. Splittgerber's recent publications include a review article on the significance of asymptomatic tendon pathology in athletes (Current Sports Medicine Reports, June 2019), as well as a textbook chapter published in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation textbook (Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 4th ed, Editors Frontera WR, Silver JK, Rizzo Jr. TD; 2019). In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, tennis, and baking, and she also has an interest in art history.
Dr. Smith received his medical education from Rush University in 2016. He completed the Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency in Humboldt Park. Prior to medical school, he completed two years of AmeriCorps service at PCC Salud Family Health Center. Dr. Smith's hobbies include gardening, cooking, playing basketball, and spending time and traveling with his wife, daughter, and two cats. He speaks fluent Spanish.
Dr. Paek graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. She completed the West Suburban Medical Center Family Residency Program and PCC's 2019-2020 PCH Fellowship program.
Dr. Chidinma Osineme is a Family Medicine Physician and Medical Director at PCC Parkside Family Health Center. Dr. Osineme completed her undergraduate education at the University of Maryland and her medical education at the Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Dr. Leslie Smebak is from a small town in Minnesota very close to the Canadian border. She grew up with parents who raised cattle. Her introduction to family medicine started there, as it was difficult to find a specialist nearby. Dr. Smebak attended Cornell College in Iowa as an undergraduate. She studied biochemistry there. Prior to attending the University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Medicine in Hyde Park, she worked as a nursing assistant in the University of Iowa hospital system. Dr. Smebak is very committed to the full spectrum practice of family medicine, with a particular interest in obstetrics. She completed residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2021). Someday, she would like to teach medicine to others. Outside of medicine, her interests are focused on the outdoors. She loves hiking, camping, and canoeing.
Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Morgan Beatty graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2018 and subsequently from the West Suburban/PCC Family Medicine Residency Program in 2021. She then completed a fellowship in Community Health at PCC before joining as a full-time clinician in 2022. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Beatty's interests include reproductive health, behavioral health, and health education. She is also passionate about health policy, health system reform, and community engagement. In her free time, you can probably find her in the garden or enjoying food with friends.
Dr. Sarah Carreon completed both her undergraduate and medical education at Loyola University Chicago in 2005.
A Chicago native, Dr. Joanna Curran earned her medical degree from Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science. She is completing her residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program.
Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Kathryn Stromdahl received her medical training from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. She completed her residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program.