Displaying items by tag: PCC Austin Family Health Center

Thursday, 13 October 2022 22:38

Joell Chen, DMD

Dr. Joell Chen received her dental degree from the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dentistry in 2021. She completed general practice residency at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Chen has served on the American Dental Association's Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention. She is fluent in Mandarin. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Chen enjoys hiking trips, yoga, and exploring restaurants in Chicago.

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Friday, 04 March 2022 22:55

Jenna Jacob, LCSW

Jenna Jacob is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained her Master's of Social Work from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2019. She has a Bachelor's of Social Work from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  

During the past four years, she has worked in integrated behavioral health providing services at Federally Qualified Health Centers. Her professional passions include behavioral interventions to improve both physical and mental health outcomes. Her previous professional experiences include working in residential and outpatient programs for OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety disorders. Jenna’s hobbies include spending time outdoors, yoga, ice skating, and reading. 


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Wednesday, 29 December 2021 22:31

Colleen McShane, DDS

Dr. Colleen McShane received her dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2014. She completed the Evanston Hospital General Practice Residency Program. She also has an undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Psychology and Spanish. Outside of work, Dr. McShane enjoys reading, traveling, exercising, and playing tennis. She can speak conversational Spanish.

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Tuesday, 14 December 2021 20:57

Emily Staats, LPC

Emily Staats is a Licensed Professional Counselor, she received her Masters of Education in Counseling from DePaul University in 2020. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa, majoring in Psychology. Emily worked as a school counselor for two years providing individual therapy and social emotional development in group settings. Her professional interests include child development, anxiety, depression, and equity in education. Outside of work, Emily enjoys spending time reading, exploring different Chicago neighborhoods, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. 

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Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:29

Zorica Ljubic, MD

Dr. Zorica "Zoe" Ljubic is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). She completed her medical education at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Ljubic quickly developed a strong passion for working in underserved populations while as a medical student in Chicago. She has a strong passion for volunteerism, underserved communities, and academics. While in medical school, she founded Chicago COVIDsitters, a student volunteer organization that paired medical student volunteers with healthcare professionals to provide free childcare, pet care, and household errands during the COVID-19 lockdown. Her research in medical school focused on women’s health, including obstetrics surgical techniques and cultural differences and interventions in Puerto Rican and Mexican women in Chicagoland. Dr. Ljubic enjoys spending her free time outdoors, especially running and walking on the Chicago lakefront. One of her favorite things to do at home includes trying out new recipes and cooking traditional Croatian food. She loves to travel, especially to see her family in Croatia. Dr. Ljubic has a strong passion for global health and plans to pursue more international medical mission trips as her career progresses. One of her bucket list goals is to visit all the continents in the next ten years.

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Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:18

Jessie Kue Ndukwe, MD, MS

Dr. Jessie Kue Ndukwe is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). She was born to Cameroonian parents who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s. She was born in Detroit and raised in Okemos, MI. After completing a bachelor's degree at Evangel University in biological chemistry, she attended Wayne State University School of Medicine for medical school. During that time, she developed her passion for addressing health disparities via research by pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Research at the University of Michigan. She is newly married to her loving, supportive husband, who is an ophthalmology resident in Chicago. When she has free time, Dr. Kue Ndukwe enjoys bike rides, visiting jazz clubs and restaurants with her husband, cooking, exercising, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Wednesday, 10 March 2021 20:49

Bridget Doyle, DO, MPH


Dr. Bridget Doyle completed her medical education at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2023). Her medical areas of interest include underserved medicine & social determinants of health, community medicine & public health policy/advocacy, women’s & maternal-child health, behavioral health, addiction medicine, sports medicine, nutrition and fitness education, and patient-centered medical home models of care. Her research experience includes: "Infants Cared for by Mother’s Family Physician Maternity Care Provider Have Higher Well Baby Attendance Rates"; “Home-Based, Interactive Nutrition Education with High-Need Southeast D.C. Families”; “Game On! Provider Usage of a Sports Directory to Target Pediatric Obesity”; and “Park Rx: Increasing Provider Prescription of Outdoor Physical Activity to Promote Long-Term Health and Well-Being." Prior to residency, she was a member and advocate for Doctors for Camp Closure, a school-based health center public health education Curriculum Coordinator, and on the Biomedical Ethics Club Executive Board. Dr. Doyle has won the Silver TOUCH Award for community services and the ATSU MPH Scholarship. Her non-medical interest and hobbies include tennis, running, hiking, concert going, watching Netflix, traveling to new cities, and exploring new cuisine.

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Friday, 26 February 2021 17:58

Alma Gallegos, DMD

Alma Gallegos is a dentist at PCC's South and Austin Dental Clinics. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) College of Dentistry in 2020. Alma also received her undergraduate degree in Human Communication Sciences and Spanish from Northwestern University. Alma enjoys volunteering at dental clinics and events, and providing care for underserved patient populations. In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with her family and two dogs.Alma is fluent in Spanish.

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Monday, 17 February 2020 22:15

Megan Dawson, CNM

Megan Dawson is a Certified Nurse Midwife. She completed her RN and Midwifery degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing. Before nursing, she received a Bachelor's in Spanish from Northern Illinois University and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Mexico. Megan completed the 2014-2015 Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and had a previous career in political fundraising in Washington D.C. and New Mexico. In her free time, Megan likes to play board games, cook, go on beach days, hike, and play "mermaid" with her 4-year-old. She speaks Spanish.

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Monday, 12 November 2018 19:44

Sarah Neugarten, APN

Sarah Neugarten is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing in 2017.

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