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Providers (141)

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:35

Iris Marin, MD, MS

Dr. Iris Marin 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. As a physician, Dr. Marin strives to make a difference in people’s lives. Her goal is to become a significant part of her patients' journeys and help them live rich and fulfilling lives. Growing up in Puerto Rico and subsequently moving to the contiguous United States, Dr. Marin has witnessed firsthand healthcare disparities and the lack of access to healthcare in certain communities. She has an interest in women’s health and obstetrics, paying special attention to healthcare disparities in this field. As a Latina woman living in the U.S., she is personally invested in the subject of healthcare outcomes in African American and LatinX patients in obstetrics, such as pregnancy complications, maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as newborn morbidity and mortality. Dr. Marin's personal interests include dancing to Latin music and spending time cooking and experimenting with new flavors and recipes.

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.

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.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 20:03

Natasha Thern, MD

Dr. Natasha Thern completed her medical education at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). Dr. Thern up in a small town (Lola) in central Wisconsin. She attended St. Norbert College as an undergraduate and studied biology there. She then attended Dominican University in River Forest for a post-bac pre-med program before continuing on at Rosalind Franklin University. Dr. Thern is currently living in River Forest with her husband and a cat and enjoys cooking in her spare time.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 07:49

Margaret Spini, MD

Dr. Maggie Spini completed medical school at the University of Maryland. She is completing residency at PCC, as part of the West Suburban Medical Center – Family Medicine Residency Program (Class of 2024). Dr. Spini grew up in a small town (Arcata) in northern California, among the redwoods. She studied English as an undergrad at Duke University and spent some time after graduation in politics in California. Dr. Spini then completed a post-bac pre-med program before attending medical school. She is now living in Wicker Park with her cat and likes to read, bake, run, and bike.

Friday, 03 September 2021 17:41

Shayna Friedman, MD

Dr. Shayna Friedman is a Pediatrician at PCC. She completed her pediatric residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, with primary care and community health area of focus. Prior to her residency, Dr. Friedman completed her medical degree at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work she enjoys spending running, biking, gardening, reading spending time with her family and exploring Chicago. 

Monday, 03 May 2021 19:55

Patricia Billingsley, DNP, FNP, APRN

Patricia Billingsley is a Family Nurse Practitioner at PCC. She completed her nursing education at the University of Illinois College of Nursing in 2020. Patricia has an undergraduate degree with a major in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was a Spanish teacher prior to her career in nursing. Patricia enjoys reading, studying languages, and cooking.

 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 22:46

Andrew Wojda, LCSW, CADC

Andrew Wojda is a Behavioral Health Consultant and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) at PCC. He received his Master's In Social Work from Loyola University Chicago, and his Bachelor's in Social Work from Governors State University. Working in Street Medicine, he's worked with individuals living with substance use disorders and continues to work to encourage the public to understand the social pitfalls that come with this lifestyle through a trauma lens. Helping people through homelessness and the additional struggle of drug dependence has been a passion of his for most of his life and he hopes to expand his knowledge and therapeutic reach through PCC, where he can continue to focus on substance use and comorbid disorders. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys collecting and listening to music, hanging out at the Art Institute of Chicago, camping, and walking his dog.

 

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 18:25

Mary Rose Benson, LSW

Mary Rose Benson is a Behavioral Health Consultant at PCC. She obtained her Master's in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2019. She completed her undergraduate education at Alma College in Michigan, with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Mary Rose completed her field internship at the Community Health and Social Services (CHASS) Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in South West Detroit. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family. She is fluent in Spanish.

Friday, 26 March 2021 20:59

Jeslyn John Lukose, APN

Jeslyn John Lukose is a Family Nurse Practitioner at PCC. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then obtained her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Olivet Nazarene university in Bourbonnais, IL. Outside of work, Jeslyn enjoys spending time with family, reading, sewing, travelling, and visiting new places. She is fluent in Malayalam. 

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