Home-Centered Care Champions

Home-Centered Champions are passionate about providing age-friendly, high-quality care to homebound patients. Champions participate in ongoing professional education to develop their own skills, mentor others in best practices, and raise awareness about the value of home-based primary care in their community. 


AdventHealth House Call Providers

AdventHealth House Call Providers formerly AMITA Health Housecall Physicians was started by Dr. John Liu M.D. over 15 years ago when he recognized an increasing number of patients needing care in their home. The practice very quickly grew as he started to care for his colleagues patients in the medical group and soon found several local hospital systems referring to him as well. Dr. Thomas Mallidi M.D. joined Dr. Liu about 7 years ago and the practice has grown by leaps and bounds in both numbers of patients we serve and the areas we serve. Today our team consists of 3 physicians and 3 nurse practioners and a dedicated back office staff. We serve most of the northwest, west, and southwest suburbs as well as the northwest and southwest portions of Chicago. We are very closely integrated with Advent Palliative care, Advent Hospice, and Advent Home Health to offer a true team approach. We are quickly expanding our service lines and will soon be offering wound care specialty services in the home.

John Liu
MD

My name is Dr. John Liu.  I am the founder and lead physician for AdventHealth House Call Physicians.  We have been seeing patients in the Chicagoland area since 2005.

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John Liu
MD

My name is Dr. John Liu.  I am the founder and lead physician for AdventHealth House Call Physicians.  We have been seeing patients in the Chicagoland area since 2005.  I started in 2005 as an office-based family physician in a practice that was over 80 years old.  At that time I began noticing that many of my elderly patients were unable to get to the office due to wide variety of debilities.  I decided to begin seeing some of my patients that could not come to the office on Wednesday afternoons- my day off.  Over the years, many of colleagues heard whispers that I was seeing patients at home and referrals from them began.  Over the last 18 years we have expanded to now having 3 physicians and 3 NPs seeing patients 5-6 days per week.

Rose Ann Wan
MS, APRN, FNP-BC

Ann is committed to improving access to healthcare and providing comprehensive services to patients and their families. She has more than a decade of nursing experience from various geographic locations and clinical settings.

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Rose Ann Wan
MS, APRN, FNP-BC

Ann is committed to improving access to healthcare and providing comprehensive services to patients and their families. She has more than a decade of nursing experience from various geographic locations and clinical settings. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing at Georgetown University, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She also served as student ambassador at Georgetown during her term. After a few years in private practice, she found herself looking to do something more impactful in the healthcare field. She enjoyed seeing patients in senior facilities, and knew that extending to the home setting was the next step. She currently works as a home-based primary care nurse practitioner with the AdventHealth House Calls Physicians Group.

Thomas Mallidi
MD

Dr. Thomas Mallidi has been practicing comprehensive primary care for almost a decade which includes both traditional office based practice as well as home-based primary care.

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Thomas Mallidi
MD

Dr. Thomas Mallidi has been practicing comprehensive primary care for almost a decade which includes both traditional office based practice as well as home-based primary care. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University/The Chicago Medical School and attended residency at the family practice program at Adventist Hinsdale Hospital before entering practice in Hinsdale. He has been recognized as a leader amongst his peers in the medical group and patients. He currently is the Vice-Chair of primary care of AdventHealth Medical Group and has led many initiatives including the optimization of technology in practice. He has found home-based primary care to be the most rewarding of all of the facets of his practice and is excited about the bright future ahead for this field.


AnyTown

At AnyTown we believe that anyone, at any time, anywhere should have access to skilled, quality medical care! We make sure that our patients get personalized, timely and reliable services. It is extremely important for us to create a positive environment where you can get help from our experienced medical professionals who love what they do.

Hanna Vintonyak
FNP-C

Hanna Vintonyak is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and an honor graduate from Chamberlain University, Addison, IL. She serves as a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Born and raised in Ukraine, Hanna always had a passion for helping people and knew that she wanted to practice medicine once she moved to the United States. Hanna believes that holistic care is best received at home and results in the best patient outcomes. Hanna has more than 7 years of experience in providing care for patients in-home setting. Having experience as a home health RN gave her a deeper understanding of patients’ needs. As a wife and a mother Hanna currently resides in Chicago, IL with her husband and two wonderful boys. In addition to speaking English and Ukrainian, Hanna is conversational in other Eastern European languages.

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Hanna Vintonyak
FNP-C

Hanna Vintonyak is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and an honor graduate from Chamberlain University, Addison, IL. She serves as a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Born and raised in Ukraine, Hanna always had a passion for helping people and knew that she wanted to practice medicine once she moved to the United States. Hanna believes that holistic care is best received at home and results in the best patient outcomes. Hanna has more than 7 years of experience in providing care for patients in-home setting. Having experience as a home health RN gave her a deeper understanding of patients’ needs. As a wife and a mother Hanna currently resides in Chicago, IL with her husband and two wonderful boys. In addition to speaking English and Ukrainian, Hanna is conversational in other Eastern European languages.


Comprehensive Care Program at the University of Chicago

Today, many patients have a primary care doctor who cares for them in the outpatient clinic. However, if they have to stay in the hospital, they usually get care from a doctor they do not know. This discontinuity in care can worsen patients’ health outcomes and experiences with care, particularly for those with multiple health problems. The Comprehensive Care Program includes two innovative care models that tackle this problem: the Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) Program and the Comprehensive Care, Community, and Culture Program (C4P). Each offers patients with complex medical and social needs a comprehensive care physician who cares for them in both the hospital and the clinic. We firmly believe that strong relationships between patients and their doctors are key to better health and health care.

David Meltzer
MD, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Comprehensive Care Program Study Fanny L. Pritzker Professor at University of Chicago Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy

David O. Meltzer, PhD’92, MD’93, is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Chicago, where he is Professor in the Department of Medicine, and affiliated faculty at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics. Meltzer’s research explores problems in health economics and public policy with a focus on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality of hospital care. Meltzer has performed randomized trials comparing the use of doctors who specialize in inpatient care (“hospitalists”). He is currently leading a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation Challenge award to study the effects of improved continuity in the doctor patient relationship between the inpatient and outpatient setting on the costs and outcomes of care for frequently hospitalized Medicare patients. He led the formation of the Chicago Learning Effectiveness Advancement Research Network (Chicago LEARN) that helped pioneer collaboration of Chicago-Area academic medical centers in hospital-based comparative effectiveness research and the recent support of the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Meltzer received his MD and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Meltzer is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lee Lusted Prize of the Society for Medical Decision Making, the Health Care Research Award of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and the Eugene Garfield Award from Research America. Meltzer is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and past president of the Society for Medical Decision Making. He has served on several IOM panels, include one examining U.S. organ allocation policy and the recent panel on the Learning Health Care System that produced Best Care at Lower Cost. He also has served on the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee, as a Council Member of the National Institute for General Medical Studies, and as a health economics advisor for the Congressional Budget Office.

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David Meltzer
MD, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Comprehensive Care Program Study Fanny L. Pritzker Professor at University of Chicago Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy

David O. Meltzer, PhD’92, MD’93, is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Chicago, where he is Professor in the Department of Medicine, and affiliated faculty at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics. Meltzer’s research explores problems in health economics and public policy with a focus on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality of hospital care. Meltzer has performed randomized trials comparing the use of doctors who specialize in inpatient care (“hospitalists”). He is currently leading a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation Challenge award to study the effects of improved continuity in the doctor patient relationship between the inpatient and outpatient setting on the costs and outcomes of care for frequently hospitalized Medicare patients. He led the formation of the Chicago Learning Effectiveness Advancement Research Network (Chicago LEARN) that helped pioneer collaboration of Chicago-Area academic medical centers in hospital-based comparative effectiveness research and the recent support of the Chicago Area Patient Centered Outcomes Research Network (CAPriCORN) by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Meltzer received his MD and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Meltzer is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lee Lusted Prize of the Society for Medical Decision Making, the Health Care Research Award of the National Institute for Health Care Management, and the Eugene Garfield Award from Research America. Meltzer is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and past president of the Society for Medical Decision Making. He has served on several IOM panels, include one examining U.S. organ allocation policy and the recent panel on the Learning Health Care System that produced Best Care at Lower Cost. He also has served on the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee, as a Council Member of the National Institute for General Medical Studies, and as a health economics advisor for the Congressional Budget Office.


Emily Perish is now a Administrative Fellow at the University of Chicago Hospitals where she is continuing her research with Harris Professor David Meltzer. Learn more about the Certificate in Health Policy as well as other opportunities to focus on specific policy areas under Certificates.

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Emily Perish
Co-Founder, Director

Emily Perish is now a Administrative Fellow at the University of Chicago Hospitals where she is continuing her research with Harris Professor David Meltzer. Learn more about the Certificate in Health Policy as well as other opportunities to focus on specific policy areas under Certificates.

Grace LaShore
MD, Director of Clinical Operations of the Comprehensive Care Program

Grace Berry LaShore, MD, is an Internal Medicine physician in the Comprehensive Care Program in the Section of Hospital Medicine, specializing in the care of complex adult patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology at Yale University, she received her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed her residency at NY Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University. Upon completing her residency, she moved to Chicago to join the Comprehensive Care Program at the University of Chicago, where she now serves as the Director of Clinical Operations. During her time at UChicago, she has also been a faculty scholar with the LUCENT program, a program that provides skills to become leaders in transforming primary care in underserved, urban settings. Her interests include clinical operations, healthcare delivery innovation, healthcare disparities, improving transitions of care between the inpatient and outpatient settings, and quality improvement. Dr. LaShore is also the course director for the Comprehensive Care Program 4th year medical student elective and a preceptor for 1st year medical students for the Patient Centered Longitudinal Experience.

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Grace LaShore
MD, Director of Clinical Operations of the Comprehensive Care Program

Grace Berry LaShore, MD, is an Internal Medicine physician in the Comprehensive Care Program in the Section of Hospital Medicine, specializing in the care of complex adult patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. After earning her undergraduate degree in Biology at Yale University, she received her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed her residency at NY Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia University. Upon completing her residency, she moved to Chicago to join the Comprehensive Care Program at the University of Chicago, where she now serves as the Director of Clinical Operations. During her time at UChicago, she has also been a faculty scholar with the LUCENT program, a program that provides skills to become leaders in transforming primary care in underserved, urban settings. Her interests include clinical operations, healthcare delivery innovation, healthcare disparities, improving transitions of care between the inpatient and outpatient settings, and quality improvement. Dr. LaShore is also the course director for the Comprehensive Care Program 4th year medical student elective and a preceptor for 1st year medical students for the Patient Centered Longitudinal Experience.


Duo Health

Duo Health (“Duo”) is a new type of medical group designed around the needs of patients with chronic kidney disease and their physicians. Duo’s unique Health Mobilization™ platform partners multidisciplinary care teams with community nephrologists and activates all the other clinicians, facilities, and community organizations necessary to treat the whole patient on their own terms. The Duo Health team is comprised of leaders in value-based health care, technology and behavioral science who share a vision for advancing health equity one relationship at a time.

Anthony J. Perry
MD Chief Clinical Officer, Duo Health

Dr. Anthony J. Perry (who goes by Tony) is a geriatric medicine/internal medicine trained physician who has worked as a practitioner, physician leader and program leader for over 30 years. He spent most of that time working at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Illinois.

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Anthony J. Perry
MD Chief Clinical Officer, Duo Health

Dr. Anthony J. Perry (who goes by Tony) is a geriatric medicine/internal medicine trained physician who has worked as a practitioner, physician leader and program leader for over 30 years. He spent most of that time working at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Illinois. While at Rush he served in a variety of roles including serving as the Division Chief for Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, the Chief Medical Officer of Rush University Medical Group, the Vice President for Population Health, and the Vice President of Ambulatory Transformation. In those roles he was deeply involved in physician leadership, the building of value-based programs for complex populations and the implementation of novel programs. He currently works as the Chief Clinical Officer for Duo Health. Duo Health is a purpose-built medical group focused on providing a highly effective value-based care program for older adults with chronic kidney diseases under a total cost of care risk model. Duo Health will launch clinical services in 2022. He also continues to practice as a member of Rush University Senior Care. Dr. Perry attended the University of Scranton for undergraduate studies. He completed medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed a residency in internal medicine, chief residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatric medicine all at Rush University Medical Center. He and his wife, Kimberly, reside in Riverside, Illinois and have three children: Sofia, Anthony, and Luke.

Jennifer Pereur
SVP Medical Group Operations

Jennifer Pereur is the SVP of Medical Group Operations for Duo Health, a medical group focused on serving patients with chronic kidney disease. She’s responsible for developing and deploying a mobile care model that supports the quadruple aim. Prior to joining Duo Health, she led Government Programs for Hill Physicians Medical Group, an independent practice association (IPA) in Northern California. The group consisted of over 3,000 contracted physicians who provide care to 300,000 managed care members. She has an extensive background in value-based physician payments, including the development of physician profiles and reporting metrics.

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Jennifer Pereur
SVP Medical Group Operations

Jennifer Pereur is the SVP of Medical Group Operations for Duo Health, a medical group focused on serving patients with chronic kidney disease. She’s responsible for developing and deploying a mobile care model that supports the quadruple aim. Prior to joining Duo Health, she led Government Programs for Hill Physicians Medical Group, an independent practice association (IPA) in Northern California. The group consisted of over 3,000 contracted physicians who provide care to 300,000 managed care members. She has an extensive background in value-based physician payments, including the development of physician profiles and reporting metrics.

Richard Barager
MD, FACP Chief Medical Officer

Richard Barager is a physician with deep experience as a community nephrologist, medical practice owner, and NACD-certified Board Director​.

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Richard Barager
MD, FACP Chief Medical Officer

Richard Barager is a physician with deep experience as a community nephrologist, medical practice owner, and NACD-certified Board Director​. He is past Medical Director of North Coast Kidney Center, a multi-award-winning dialysis clinic that was ranked among the top 3% nationwide for quality, and former​ Chair of the Balboa Nephrology Medical Group​, one of the country’s largest independent nephrology groups.


ElderDerm

ElderDerm is a dermatology practice that provides medical dermatologic care to seniors that are residents of senior buildings or communities as well as assisted living facilities.

Scott Phillips
MD, FAAD
ElderDerm

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Scott Phillips
MD, FAAD
ElderDerm

Frontier Healthcare Systems

Frontier Healthcare Systems started as an idea that was sparked in the minds of a visionary Nurse practitioner (Letasha Y. Lewis) who knew there had to be a better way to fully care for and not merely treat the patients who flooded many waiting rooms throughout our country and believed the healthcare system had lost its way. Letasha partner with Marcia Radja to reintroduce a lost tradition with care at the comfort of the patient home. Frontier model was created with the hope and vision of bringing more life to more lives, both youth and senior by putting impersonal healthcare practices and tactics aside and embracing a new way of healing. Frontier has always put the patient at the heart of everything we do. We see patients as people not numbers or charts but unique individuals with their own personal story. And, because we are all different, healthcare should be designed specifically for your needs, your goals, and your aspirations. Frontier seeks to achieve this by combining the high-tech tools of today and the personal touch of the past to make patients and providers happier and healthier.

Letasha Lewis
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Frontier Healthcare Systems

Letasha received her training from Vanderbilt University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has experience in critical care, chronic care management, geriatrics, mental health, palliative, hospice care and wellness management for the whole family. Her passion for health education and holistic treatment is at the forefront of her treatment plans. Letasha is focused on providing care that focuses on physical, functional, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and families.

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Letasha Lewis
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Frontier Healthcare Systems

Letasha received her training from Vanderbilt University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has experience in critical care, chronic care management, geriatrics, mental health, palliative, hospice care and wellness management for the whole family. Her passion for health education and holistic treatment is at the forefront of her treatment plans. Letasha is focused on providing care that focuses on physical, functional, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients and families.

Dorothy Jones
BA, MSCD, Care manager
Frontier Healthcare Systems

Dorothy received her Bachelors in Social Science from Chicago State University and her Masters in Community Development—Completing her Practicum with the American Red Cross. She has over 30 years’ experience in Healthcare to include Mental Health Case Management services, program supervision. She has serviced her community in many capacities and has passion for helping our aging community, particularly the mental health of seniors. She believes promoting a quality of life. She enjoys talking and spending the extra time needed with patients that need that extra special touch.

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Dorothy Jones
BA, MSCD, Care manager
Frontier Healthcare Systems

Dorothy received her Bachelors in Social Science from Chicago State University and her Masters in Community Development—Completing her Practicum with the American Red Cross. She has over 30 years’ experience in Healthcare to include Mental Health Case Management services, program supervision. She has serviced her community in many capacities and has passion for helping our aging community, particularly the mental health of seniors. She believes promoting a quality of life. She enjoys talking and spending the extra time needed with patients that need that extra special touch.

Craig E. Brown
BA
Frontier Healthcare Systems

Craig is an essential member of the Frontier team. He focuses on human resources and quality improvement with the practice. He has over 20 years’ experience with management and human resources services and is a great asset to Frontier. He develops new community partnerships and stays engaged with our current community partners to ensure we are providing the best quality care to our patients and families.

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Craig E. Brown
BA
Frontier Healthcare Systems

Craig is an essential member of the Frontier team. He focuses on human resources and quality improvement with the practice. He has over 20 years’ experience with management and human resources services and is a great asset to Frontier. He develops new community partnerships and stays engaged with our current community partners to ensure we are providing the best quality care to our patients and families.



H2Home Med

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care to the most vulnerable and challenging of patient populations. Our group of providers and administrators work to close the gap of healthcare disparities. H2Home Med conducts house calls throughout the South and West sides of Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland Suburbs. Having seen firsthand the needs of our patients, we know what is necessary for the advancement of their health equity. H2Home Med is a physician-led company that focuses on long term comprehensive care.

Alex Htun
MD
H2Home Med

Raised in the Western Suburbs, Alex Htun, M.D. has been dedicated to caring for underserved populations throughout his career. He obtained his medical degree at St. George’s University in True Blue, Grenada and completed his family medicine residency at Humboldt Park Health in Chicago. Dr. Htun’s passion for home-based primary care led him to create H2Home Med in May 2021. He offers valuable inpatient experience as he works as a hospitalist which allows an enhanced accurate assessment of patients at home.

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Alex Htun
MD
H2Home Med

Raised in the Western Suburbs, Alex Htun, M.D. has been dedicated to caring for underserved populations throughout his career. He obtained his medical degree at St. George’s University in True Blue, Grenada and completed his family medicine residency at Humboldt Park Health in Chicago. Dr. Htun’s passion for home-based primary care led him to create H2Home Med in May 2021. He offers valuable inpatient experience as he works as a hospitalist which allows an enhanced accurate assessment of patients at home.


In-Home Physicians Total Healthcare Services

We have served patients in the comfort & safety of their own homes since 1989. Our mission is to provide compassionate, professional healthcare in the home or an assisted living setting. We have been members of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine since our inception. Our team of caring professionals excels in providing comprehensive in-home care and our providers have small patient caseloads which assure the patient’s needs are addressed quickly and competently. In addition to in-home-based primary care, we also have podiatrists and dietitians. We see patients in their homes, assisted living settings, retirement facilities, etc. We are able to act as a permanent in-home primary provider or a temporary provider to assure a smooth transition from a hospital or nursing home. In-Home physician is the answer to all your in-home healthcare needs.

Richard Ansfield
Administrator

As the administrator of In-Home Physicians since its inception in 1989, Richard has worked alongside Dr. Kaplan in various healthcare ventures. Richard has also been involved in multiple ancillary businesses for over 20 years including home health, diagnostic imaging, and research. Along with his decades of experience in the industry, Richard has led initiatives for the recruitment and development of strategic alliances to maximize the utilization of existing talents as well as exchanged knowledge and best practice philosophies with leaders in the industry. Accessible healthcare has always been an integral aspect of his career and life. He remembers going with his father, a physician, as he made house calls.

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Richard Ansfield
Administrator

As the administrator of In-Home Physicians since its inception in 1989, Richard has worked alongside Dr. Kaplan in various healthcare ventures. Richard has also been involved in multiple ancillary businesses for over 20 years including home health, diagnostic imaging, and research. Along with his decades of experience in the industry, Richard has led initiatives for the recruitment and development of strategic alliances to maximize the utilization of existing talents as well as exchanged knowledge and best practice philosophies with leaders in the industry. Accessible healthcare has always been an integral aspect of his career and life. He remembers going with his father, a physician, as he made house calls.

Gosia Kocol-Markiewicz
Office Manager

Gosia has played an active role in fostering home healthcare for years and her talents as an administrative professional have been vital to In-Home Physicians. With her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, she has used her comprehensive skill set and vast knowledge of tools to ensure the prosperity of In-Home Physicians. Gosia has always felt a duty to make a difference in others’ lives that’s why she combined accountancy with working in healthcare which allows her to nurture her desire to help others. She loves the diversity that the healthcare field brings, in terms of working with different specialties and people from different backgrounds together to advocate for the well-being of homebound patients.

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Gosia Kocol-Markiewicz
Office Manager

Gosia has played an active role in fostering home healthcare for years and her talents as an administrative professional have been vital to In-Home Physicians. With her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, she has used her comprehensive skill set and vast knowledge of tools to ensure the prosperity of In-Home Physicians. Gosia has always felt a duty to make a difference in others’ lives that’s why she combined accountancy with working in healthcare which allows her to nurture her desire to help others. She loves the diversity that the healthcare field brings, in terms of working with different specialties and people from different backgrounds together to advocate for the well-being of homebound patients.

Richard Kaplan
MD, Medical Director

Dr. Kaplan received his Medical Degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 1979 and completed his residencies at the University of Illinois Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Kaplan has been making home visits with our organization for over 30 years and is the Medical Director of In-Home Physicians. Dr. Kaplan worked to help build a network of ancillary service providers, such as skilled nursing agencies, social workers, and other medical professionals, in order to work collaboratively to help patients avoid unnecessary traumatic and costly transportation to traditional offices and healthcare providers.

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Richard Kaplan
MD, Medical Director

Dr. Kaplan received his Medical Degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 1979 and completed his residencies at the University of Illinois Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Kaplan has been making home visits with our organization for over 30 years and is the Medical Director of In-Home Physicians. Dr. Kaplan worked to help build a network of ancillary service providers, such as skilled nursing agencies, social workers, and other medical professionals, in order to work collaboratively to help patients avoid unnecessary traumatic and costly transportation to traditional offices and healthcare providers.


 Joyful Dental Care

Through geriatric house call dentistry, clinicians provide dental care when, where and how it meets the individual patient’s needs. Joy V. Poskozim DDS FSCD CDP, a general dentist and national speaker teaches dental and medical audiences what they need to know and what they need to do to provide mobile dental care to patients in the comfort of their home environments. Dr. Joy’s true passion is being an advocate for the geriatric population. She is the dental director for several nursing care facilities as well as a house call dentist. She has been in private practice for over 20 years, practicing integrative health general dentistry at her office on the northwest side of Chicago, and has been performing dental procedures on the home-bound for 10 years. Through this experience Dr. Poskozim has earned her Fellowship with the Special Care Dental Association Geriatric Council. Dr. Joy has been treating senior community residents in the comfort of their own rooms for over ten years. During this time, not only has she been making house calls across Chicagoland, but also educating certified nursing assistants, caregivers, nurses, and administrators. Dr. Poskozim has written extensively on the subject of geriatric house call dentistry

Joy V. Poskozim
DDS FSCD CDP

Dr. Joy is a 1990 graduate of Marquette University, and New York University College of Dentistry in 1994. She completed a GPR from Woodhull Medical Center in 2000 where she was awarded Resident of the Year

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Joy V. Poskozim
DDS FSCD CDP

Dr. Joy is a 1990 graduate of Marquette University, and New York University College of Dentistry in 1994. She completed a GPR from Woodhull Medical Center in 2000 where she was awarded Resident of the Year

 


Lifesaver Healthcare

Lifesaver Healthcare is open to the general public and assist targeted populations  (i.e., critical workforce personnel and/or higher-risk priority groups). The clinic is provisionally located inside of the church in the south shore community but is not limited to just providing services there. Other settings such as mobile, rehabilitation sites, long term care facilities, schools and various community associated events. The COVID 19 vaccine clinic primarily focuses on clinical considerations for planning a vaccination clinic, including vaccine storage, handling, administration, and documentation. Lifesaver Healthcare is deemed a clinical provider in the state of Illinois. Registry in the ICARE system and listed as a provider for the Illinois Department of Public Health. Lifesaver Healthcare provides education, vaccine administration, and COVID testing! The site offers all three vaccines.

Brandy Hanson
MSN, APRN-FPA, FNP-BC

The clinic is spearheaded by Full Practice Authority nurse practitioner Brandy Hanson MSN, APRN-FPA, FNP-BC is a native of  Chicago,IL as a nurse practitioner, she has specialized in providing integrated primary care and holistic health services of all ages throughout Illinois. Hanson is an entrepreneur who is dedicated to win the war on COVID-19. She started a vaccination and COVID testing clinic in Chicago, IL.

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Brandy Hanson
MSN, APRN-FPA, FNP-BC

The clinic is spearheaded by Full Practice Authority nurse practitioner Brandy Hanson MSN, APRN-FPA, FNP-BC is a native of  Chicago,IL as a nurse practitioner, she has specialized in providing integrated primary care and holistic health services of all ages throughout Illinois. Hanson is an entrepreneur who is dedicated to win the war on COVID-19. She started a vaccination and COVID testing clinic in Chicago, IL.


Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care

Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care (formerly Joliet Area Community Hospice) was founded in 1982 and is the largest nonprofit hospice and serious illness care provider in Illinois. We provide exceptional serious illness care, hospice care and grief support for adults and children. Lightways serves 11 counties in the state of Illinois for both hospice and serious illness care and cares for people in whatever setting they call home (private homes, assisted living, nursing homes, etc). Currently, Lightways cares for over 1000 patients in their homes per day across all lines of service.

Nicole Hartley
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Interim Team Leader- Serious Illness Care

Nicole is board certified in the area of family practice (FNP-BC). She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (BSN) and Chamberlain as well for her masters in Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. Nicole is associated with Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care. She has 5 years of experience providing home-based hospice and palliative care and over a decade of experience as a neonatal intensive care nurse prior to obtaining her FNP.

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Nicole Hartley
MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Interim Team Leader- Serious Illness Care

Nicole is board certified in the area of family practice (FNP-BC). She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University (BSN) and Chamberlain as well for her masters in Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. Nicole is associated with Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care. She has 5 years of experience providing home-based hospice and palliative care and over a decade of experience as a neonatal intensive care nurse prior to obtaining her FNP.

Shelane Solt
FNP-BC, Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Shelane Solt is board certified in the area of family practice patients (FNP-BC). She is a graduate of Chamberlain University (BSN) and Chamberlain as well for her master’s in nursing education. She proceeded to attend Olivet Nazarene University for a post-master’s certification in Family Nurse Practitioner. Shelane is associated with Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care. Prior to joining the Lightways team, Shelane was a family nurse practitioner for a dual office that saw ages 6 months-end of life on one platform and Medicare Advantage patients on the other. Shelane also has several years’ experience as an Emergency Room nurse prior to obtaining her FNP. Shelane is married and has 3 adult children. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and experiencing new adventures.

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Shelane Solt
FNP-BC, Palliative Nurse Practitioner

Shelane Solt is board certified in the area of family practice patients (FNP-BC). She is a graduate of Chamberlain University (BSN) and Chamberlain as well for her master’s in nursing education. She proceeded to attend Olivet Nazarene University for a post-master’s certification in Family Nurse Practitioner. Shelane is associated with Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care. Prior to joining the Lightways team, Shelane was a family nurse practitioner for a dual office that saw ages 6 months-end of life on one platform and Medicare Advantage patients on the other. Shelane also has several years’ experience as an Emergency Room nurse prior to obtaining her FNP. Shelane is married and has 3 adult children. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and experiencing new adventures.

Paola Molina

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Paola Molina

Mendota Health

Our practice specializes in advanced wound care treatment at-home and on-site. We believe that everyone deserves the very best healthcare available, which is why we provide Nurse Practitioner/MD wound care visits while leveraging the latest biotechnology and techniques in chronic or post-surgical wounds.

Audrey Regan

Multi-talented business development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. High proficiency in database management, fundraising, project management, and informational design. Strong communication and relationship building skills.

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Audrey Regan

Multi-talented business development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. High proficiency in database management, fundraising, project management, and informational design. Strong communication and relationship building skills.


Physicals Plus

Physicals Plus is a health and wellness clinic in the south suburbs of Illinois and we provide physical exams in addition to providing primary care service at our office location and for our patients in our home based primary care program. We provide an integrative approach by incorporating wellness measures including weight management and vitamin therapy. Our goal is to promote health and wellness in all individuals and for those with chronic disease we strive to prevent complications and hospitalizations.

April J. Odom
APRN, FNP-BC

April J. Odom, is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of healthcare experience. She has worked as a pharmacy technician, certified nurse assistant (CNA), registered nurse (RN) and is currently practicing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN-FPA) with Full Practice Authority. During her nursing career she gained experience in inpatient rehabilitation, home healthcare, outpatient surgery, emergency medicine, primary care and leadership. April is the CEO of Physicals Plus, a health and wellness clinic where she focuses on preventing chronic disease by offering vitamin therapy, medically supervised weight loss and comprehensive care for families. She also manages chronic disease with the goal of preventing complications in the clinic and in home based care. She is the current Vice-President with Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses (ISAPN), and Executive Director of Development with Train, educate and mentor (T.E.A.M) nurses. And also a member of Professional Women’s Network (PWN), American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs (AANE), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and Illinois Obesity Society.

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April J. Odom
APRN, FNP-BC

April J. Odom, is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of healthcare experience. She has worked as a pharmacy technician, certified nurse assistant (CNA), registered nurse (RN) and is currently practicing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN-FPA) with Full Practice Authority. During her nursing career she gained experience in inpatient rehabilitation, home healthcare, outpatient surgery, emergency medicine, primary care and leadership. April is the CEO of Physicals Plus, a health and wellness clinic where she focuses on preventing chronic disease by offering vitamin therapy, medically supervised weight loss and comprehensive care for families. She also manages chronic disease with the goal of preventing complications in the clinic and in home based care. She is the current Vice-President with Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses (ISAPN), and Executive Director of Development with Train, educate and mentor (T.E.A.M) nurses. And also a member of Professional Women’s Network (PWN), American Academy of Nurse Entrepreneurs (AANE), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and Illinois Obesity Society.


SAJ Family Practice

SAJ Family Practice mission is to bridge the gap to exceptional healthcare. Our vision is access to high quality healthcare to everyone in office or in the home. We provide patient centered/evidence based primary care, disease management and prevention, counseling and education. We service the community of all ages in office and age appropriate/homebound clients in their homes.

Samantha Hyche
MSN, FNP
SAJ Family Practice Health and Wellness

Samantha Hyche is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has serviced her community for over 22 years as a registered nurse and 7 years as a nurse practitioner. In addition to providing primary care services in the office, SAJ Family Practice offers home based age appropriate medical care in the home. With compassion for the field and an unwavering commitment to her specialty, Samantha is an expert in changing the lives of her patients for the better. She is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life and embodies the values of communication, education, safety and trust. She started her career in nursing in 1999 when she graduated from Olive Harvey College with her ADN, years later she completed her BSN from Kaplan University in 2006 followed by her MSN/FNP in 2015 from Governors State University in Illinois. Among her many accomplishment she was published in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare in 2021. She believes in treating the whole person, mentally, physically and spiritually.

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Samantha Hyche
MSN, FNP
SAJ Family Practice Health and Wellness

Samantha Hyche is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has serviced her community for over 22 years as a registered nurse and 7 years as a nurse practitioner. In addition to providing primary care services in the office, SAJ Family Practice offers home based age appropriate medical care in the home. With compassion for the field and an unwavering commitment to her specialty, Samantha is an expert in changing the lives of her patients for the better. She is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life and embodies the values of communication, education, safety and trust. She started her career in nursing in 1999 when she graduated from Olive Harvey College with her ADN, years later she completed her BSN from Kaplan University in 2006 followed by her MSN/FNP in 2015 from Governors State University in Illinois. Among her many accomplishment she was published in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare in 2021. She believes in treating the whole person, mentally, physically and spiritually.

Dorothy Jackson
LPN, Intake Manager
SAJ Family Practice Health and Wellness

Dorothy Jackson has been in healthcare for over 20 years. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She then went on to nursing school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Throughout the years, she has worked extensively in geriatric care. Her work history includes Long Term and Skilled Nursing Facilities and home based private duty. The mental, social and physical well being has always been her utmost concern and she enthusiastically continues her commitment to her patients. Becoming a part of SAJ Family Practice Health and Wellness aids in the provision of personalized home care. Striving for excellence has been the core of her work ethic. She continues to pursue knowledge to advance her ability to give optimal care and to obtain the best possible outcome for the clients se serves.

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Dorothy Jackson
LPN, Intake Manager
SAJ Family Practice Health and Wellness

Dorothy Jackson has been in healthcare for over 20 years. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. She then went on to nursing school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Throughout the years, she has worked extensively in geriatric care. Her work history includes Long Term and Skilled Nursing Facilities and home based private duty. The mental, social and physical well being has always been her utmost concern and she enthusiastically continues her commitment to her patients. Becoming a part of SAJ Family Practice Health and Wellness aids in the provision of personalized home care. Striving for excellence has been the core of her work ethic. She continues to pursue knowledge to advance her ability to give optimal care and to obtain the best possible outcome for the clients se serves.


Shifa Nephrology Associates

We are a specialty Nephrology Practice located in Chicago, currently comprising 2 Nephrologists and 4 Nurse Practitioners. We currently have 4 office locations, our own Home Dialysis Program, and are Joint Ventured with Fresenius Kidney Care at the Fresenius West Metro Dialysis Center, we also see patients at several other dialysis centers throughout the Chicagoland area. Shifa Nephrology is committed to providing the highest quality health care for patients with kidney disease. Working with patients for many years, we have grown to be one of the best Nephrology practices in the State of Illinois. We continually strive to be the provider of choice for kidney disease in our community, and we are committed to providing the best in service, quality, and outcomes in kidney disease care and management.

Farheen Shah-Khan
MD
Shifa Nephrology

Dr. Farheen Shah-Khan is a nephrologist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Thorek Memorial Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital-Chicago. She received her medical degree from Deccan College of Medical Sciences NTR and has been in practice between 11-20 years.

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Farheen Shah-Khan
MD
Shifa Nephrology

Dr. Farheen Shah-Khan is a nephrologist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Thorek Memorial Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital-Chicago. She received her medical degree from Deccan College of Medical Sciences NTR and has been in practice between 11-20 years.


Transitions Home Medical Group

Transitions Care offers the highest quality of end-of-life care, symptom management, and primary care services. We specialize in supporting individuals and families who are facing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual challenges confronted when dealing with terminal and chronic illnesses. Our service lines include Primary Care, Palliative Care Program, Hospice, Wound Care, and Podiatry. We are currently servicing patients in the Chicagoland area as well as Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. In our care, our main objective is always to maximize patients’ comfort and quality of life. For us, whether it is end of life care, symptom management or primary care – it is always about living. That is why we provide patients with a comprehensive care plan led by a dedicated interdisciplinary team.

Roshani Patel
FNP-BC Chief Operating Officer

Since graduating with her MSN from North Park University in 2013, Roshani has made a significant impact on the healthcare industry in Chicagoland. In 2013, she began working as a home-visiting NP where she worked with patients of all backgrounds and clinical diagnoses. In May of 2017, Roshani became the owner and CEO of Prime Care Physicians – a Chicago-based medical practice that provides house-call services to homebound patients. At Prime Care Physicians, Roshani led the team in providing services such as in-home checkups, sick visits, podiatry services, wound care and debridement, transitional care management, and palliative care – transforming the organization into one of Chicago’s largest home healthcare providers. In 2019, Roshani obtained her Full Practice Authority (FPA) and in 2021, she joined the Transitions team as the Chief Operating Officer of THMG, our palliative care and symptom management service line.

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Roshani Patel
FNP-BC Chief Operating Officer

Since graduating with her MSN from North Park University in 2013, Roshani has made a significant impact on the healthcare industry in Chicagoland. In 2013, she began working as a home-visiting NP where she worked with patients of all backgrounds and clinical diagnoses. In May of 2017, Roshani became the owner and CEO of Prime Care Physicians – a Chicago-based medical practice that provides house-call services to homebound patients. At Prime Care Physicians, Roshani led the team in providing services such as in-home checkups, sick visits, podiatry services, wound care and debridement, transitional care management, and palliative care – transforming the organization into one of Chicago’s largest home healthcare providers. In 2019, Roshani obtained her Full Practice Authority (FPA) and in 2021, she joined the Transitions team as the Chief Operating Officer of THMG, our palliative care and symptom management service line.


Your Family Doctor, LLC

Your Family Doctor, LLC (Your Family Doctor) is a private, primary care practice founded by Dr. Therese Lucietto-Sieradzki, M.D. (Dr. Lucietto) in 2005. Your Family Doctor is dedicated to delivering quality primary medical care via office visits, telemedicine visits, and house calls to assist patients throughout each chapter of their life. Your Family Doctor focuses on the individual needs of each patient to provide care in the most effective and medically necessary setting. The goal is to best serve the needs of each patient and family unit in harmony.

Therese Lucietto-Sieradzki
MD

Dr Therese Lucietto-Sieradzki, MD, is a BOARD CERTIFIED Family Physician since 2001 and Board Certified in the sub-specialty of Addictions Medicine since 2019. She has been practicing in Northern Illinois for over 21 years. After starting clinics for the underserved in Ogle/Whiteside Counties, Rockford and Belvidere, she established her own practice in Rochelle eventually relocating it to Belvidere, IL. She sees patients at Rosecrance providing medical care for those individuals in detox and rehabilitation one day a week. She has also continues to work as a Hospitalist at local hospitals on an intermittent basis. Initially, she pursued engineering as her chosen profession, but life evolved and she was able to pursue her dream of taking care of people rather than materials. She is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL with Residencies at St Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL and Ravenswood/Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, IL. Dr. Lucietto offers office and telemedicine care and is working on expanding her house call service safely. She established her Telemedicine Service several years prior to the COVID19 Pandemic. Due to her devotion to her patients, she continues to modify and tailor her services according to the needs of her patients. She speaks English fluently as well as Spanish with a side of Italian, German and Polish. Dr Lucietto is currently licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin and Louisiana. She has received several awards related to her personalized care including ILLINOIS RURAL HEALTH PHYSICIAN OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, Patients Choice Award, Top Family Practitioner and recognition as Top Doctor Awards for several years.

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Therese Lucietto-Sieradzki
MD

Dr Therese Lucietto-Sieradzki, MD, is a BOARD CERTIFIED Family Physician since 2001 and Board Certified in the sub-specialty of Addictions Medicine since 2019. She has been practicing in Northern Illinois for over 21 years. After starting clinics for the underserved in Ogle/Whiteside Counties, Rockford and Belvidere, she established her own practice in Rochelle eventually relocating it to Belvidere, IL. She sees patients at Rosecrance providing medical care for those individuals in detox and rehabilitation one day a week. She has also continues to work as a Hospitalist at local hospitals on an intermittent basis. Initially, she pursued engineering as her chosen profession, but life evolved and she was able to pursue her dream of taking care of people rather than materials. She is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL with Residencies at St Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL and Ravenswood/Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, IL. Dr. Lucietto offers office and telemedicine care and is working on expanding her house call service safely. She established her Telemedicine Service several years prior to the COVID19 Pandemic. Due to her devotion to her patients, she continues to modify and tailor her services according to the needs of her patients. She speaks English fluently as well as Spanish with a side of Italian, German and Polish. Dr Lucietto is currently licensed in Illinois, Wisconsin and Louisiana. She has received several awards related to her personalized care including ILLINOIS RURAL HEALTH PHYSICIAN OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, Patients Choice Award, Top Family Practitioner and recognition as Top Doctor Awards for several years.