Practitioners

Physicians

Timothy C. Albion, M.D.Farah A. Alvi, MD, MS Lori L. Anderson, M.D.Michele J. Armenia, M.D.Carl D. Cucco, M.D. Henry A. Dominicis, M.D. Elyse P. Erlich, M.D. Michelle Bass Goldin, M.D. Randall C. Kahan, M.D. Claudine M. Kasinak, M.D. Rebecca S. Keith,M.D. Susan M. Lupo, M.D. Michelle M. Luthringshausen, M.D.Tammy E. Novak, M.D. Tammy E. Novak, M.D. Ann M. Ressetar, M.D. Amy C. Shapiro, M.D. Stacy H. Weiss, M.D. Timothy Vierling, M.D. Sheri B Merchant, M.D. Hetal Shah, M.D.

Nurse Practitioners

Maureen C. Duffy NP, APN Maureen C. Duffy NP, APNDr. Leta M Vaughan APN, CNM Dr. Leta M Vaughan APN, CNM

Center for Bladder Control

Valerie Boeldt-Umbright, RN, CCCN, Manager

Emotional & Wellness Center

Rocco Domanico, Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist, Director Sonia Jaime, LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Timothy C. Albion, M.D. Dr. Albion was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign, for undergraduate studies, and graduated from The Chicago Medical School. He completed his four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, where he became Chief Resident in his fourth year. His gynecological experience covers the full spectrum of women’s health care, including well woman care, treatment of menopausal issues, infertility and adolescent issues and care for both high and low risk obstetrical patients. He is experienced in laparoscopic surgery, as well as traditional gynecological surgery. Dr. Albion was named in Connelly Castle’s National List of Top Doctors. He has enjoyed being a volunteer physician at the Special Olympics. Tim is married and the father of 2 daughters.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900
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Farah A. Alvi, MD, MS

Dr. Alvi is a fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon, who is committed to providing compassionate, personalized, and evidence-based gynecologic care for women of all ages. In addition to offering routine care, she performs office-based and minimally invasive procedures, including hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery. She treats conditions such as abnormal bleeding, fibroids, ovarian cysts, infertility, adenomyosis, pelvic pain, and endometriosis. She also offers treatments for menopausal management.

Dr. Alvi earned her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and medical degree in Ohio at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago, where she was elected Administrative Chief Resident, and then went on to pursue additional specialized training in the form of a two-year fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alvi has served as an attending faculty Clinical Instructor at Northwestern, teaching residents and medical students. She has also published in a number of medical professional journals and presented her research at national meetings.

Dr. Alvi is married and lives in the northwest Chicago suburbs with her husband and son. She has a strong passion for women’s health and strives to do the very best for her patients. She is also fluent in Urdu/Hindi. Dr. Alvi joined WomanCare in August 2017 and is available to see patients at our downtown Arlington Heights location.

Lori L. Anderson, M.D. Lori L. Anderson, M.D., a Chicago native, graduated from Northwestern University in 1978. She then attended Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago in 1985. She has been a member of the clinical teaching faculty at Northwestern University since 1985. Dr. Anderson is a member of the AMA, ACOG, American Holistic Medical Association, as well as a member of the American Medical Women’s Association. She has received the Congressional Order of Merit (2006) and has been named Physician of the Year by this organization (2005). Dr. Anderson practices gynecology and has a special interest in menopause and bio-identical hormones, premenstrual syndrome, holistic medicine, sexual health and libido. She is the mother of three children.Available Locations: WOMANCARE DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON HTS. 216 South Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847-221-4400 Write a Review

Michele J. Armenia, M.D. Dr. Armenia grew up in the suburbs of Buffalo, New York. She received a B.A. in biochemistry from Canisius College in 1982 and then attended State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School. Dr. Armenia completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center in 1990. She then practiced in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. In 1998 Dr. Armenia started her own practice in gynecology in Arlington Heights until joining Womancare in 2011. She enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. Available Locations: 455 South Roselle Road, Suite 120 Schaumburg, IL 60193 847-221-4300 | 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900
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Carl D. Cucco, M.D. Dr. Carl Cucco graduated from Dartmouth College in 1976, Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Poetry. He then attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at the University of Chicago in 1982.Carl founded WomanCare in 1985 and serves as the group’s President/CEO. He is Board Certified and Re-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a member of various medical organizations. Though a general obstetrician-gynecologist, Carl’s specific interests include menopause and bio-identical hormones, menstrual problems, gynecologic surgery and labiaplasty.Available Locations: 355 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 847-221-4700 | WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Henry A. Dominicis, M.D. Dr. Henry Dominicis graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Biology. He attended the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Chicago and completed his residency at Lutheran General Hospital in 1991. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has been in his current practice since graduation and has taken a special interest in non-invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Dominicis has also developed numerous community health clinics to serve the uninsured community. He is married and has two children.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 455 South Roselle Road, Suite 120 Schaumburg, IL 60193 847-221-4300
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Elyse P. Erlich, M.D. Dr. Elyse Erlich was born and raised in the Chicago area. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1987. She completed medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1991 and then remained there for Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, graduating in 1995. Following Residency, she became a primary teaching faculty member for the Lutheran General Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program. In May of 2004, she joined a fertility practice where she trained for nearly one year to learn the advanced treatment of infertility. Dr. Erlich is Board-Certified and a Fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). She is also a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Dr. Erlich has been named one of the “Top Doctors of Chicago” by Castle Connolly. She was named one of “Chicago’s Top Doctors” by Chicago Magazine. Dr. Erlich joined WomanCare in January, 2006. Her special interests include infertility treatment, gynecological problems, and preventative medicine. She is married and has four children.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 1450 Busch Parkway – Suite 110 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847-221-2200
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Michelle Bass Goldin, M.D. Dr. Michelle Goldin received her Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University in 1993 where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee where she graduated Valedictorian in 1997. Following medical school, Dr. Goldin completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Since finishing Residency, she has been practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology with WomanCare. Michelle is originally from the Chicago area. She is married and has three small children.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 455 South Roselle Road, Suite 120 Schaumburg, IL 60193 847-221-4300
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Randall C. Kahan, M.D. Dr. Randall Kahan was born and raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois for his undergraduate studies followed by the University of Illinois Medical School. Dr. Kahan is the Director of the WomanCare Center for Bladder Control. He brings to WomanCare an expertise in female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Biofeedback therapy, urodynamic testing, and minimally invasive outpatient surgery are all modalities that have contributed to his extremely high success rates and ultimate patient satisfaction. Dr. Kahan performs minimally invasive outpatient surgery both in the office and the hospital settings. Dr. Kahan is a certified robotic surgeon.Dr. Kahan is married and the father of two college age children.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 1450 Busch Parkway – Suite 110 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847-221-2200
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Claudine M. Kasinak, M.D. Dr. Claudine Kasinak graduated from the University of Chicago in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She then attended Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Claudine has interests in physical fitness and sports, including tennis, running, hiking, biking and surfing.Available Locations: 355 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 847-221-4700 | WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Rebecca S. Keith,M D. Dr. Rebecca Keith received her undergraduate Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology in 1992 and her Medical Degree in 2001, both from Indiana University. She completed her residency training at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2005 and is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has done medical missions work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rebecca is a general Obstetrician/Gynecologist and is a certified DaVinci Robotic surgeon. She has been in private practice since 2005. She lives locally with her husband and young daughter.Available Locations: 355 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 847-221-4700 | WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Susan M. Lupo, M.D. Dr. Susan Lupo graduated from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1985. She attended the University of Illinois, College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and completed her Residency at Lutheran General Hospital in 1994. Susan is Board Certified in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been working with WomanCare since completing her Residency.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 455 South Roselle Road, Suite 120 Schaumburg, IL 60193 847-221-4300
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Michelle M. Luthringshausen, M.D. Dr. Luthringshausen completed her premedical education with honors at Tulane University in New Orleans in 1992. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1996. She stayed at Northwestern for her residency, which she completed in 2000. Dr. Luthringshausen was on the full-time teaching faculty of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from 2000-2011, where she founded and directed both the Bone Mineral Density Center and the Northwestern Gynecologic Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. She has appeared on WGN News Health Report and Total Living Network Channel, has been interviewed by Redbook and Self magazines, and has been invited to speak nationally on minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, menopause and osteoporosis. Dr. Luthringshausen joined Womancare in 2011 and practices general gynecology with areas of special interest in minimally invasive approaches to gynecologic problems, office-based procedures, menopause management and osteoporosis. She is married, has 3 sons, and enjoys skiing, tennis and travel with her family.Available Locations: 216 S. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847-221-4400

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Ann M. Ressetar, M.D. Dr. Ann Ressetar graduated summa cum laude from North Park College in 1973 with a major in nursing, all the time suspecting she would go to medical school. She graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in 1982 and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1986. From 1986-1999, her ob/gyn practice was based in downtown Chicago. She moved to Arlington Heights in 2000 and currently limits her practice to gynecology only.Ann’s interests outside the office include textile arts such as cross-stitch and quilting, music, and fly fishing. She regularly participates in medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic.Available Locations: 455 South Roselle Road, Suite 120 Schaumburg, IL 60193 847-221-4300 | 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900
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Amy C. Shapiro, M.D. Dr. Amy Shapiro was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for her undergraduate studies and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1992, Cleveland, Ohio, and completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1996.Her gynecological experience includes private practice at Lutheran General Hospital; and private practice and a Clinical Instructor at Northwestern University. Amy is married and has three children.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 1450 Busch Parkway – Suite 110 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847-221-2200
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Stacy H. Weiss, M.D. After completing her undergraduate training at the University of Illinois at Champaign, Dr. Weiss attended the Chicago Medical School where she was elected President of the National Medical Honor Society. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and is Board Certified by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Stacy enjoys practicing the full spectrum of her specialty and is married and the mother of three young children.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 1450 Busch Parkway – Suite 110 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847-221-2200
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Leslie Ropas, MHA, R.T.(R)(M) – Director Leslie is the Director of Imaging for WomanCare. Leslie has worked in the imaging field for 30 years, most of which has been in Radiology Management. In addition to providing direct patient care in breast imaging, she has taught mammography to technologists across the country.She is registered in mammography and radiography and earned her Masters of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of St. Francis.Leslie is a fellow of the American Health Care Radiology Administrators and is a member of the Society of Breast Imaging.Available Locations: BREAST AND BONE DENSITY CENTER 1410 N. Arlington Hts Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4200

Valerie Boeldt-Umbright, RN, CCCN, Manager Valerie is Manager of the WomanCare Bladder Control Center.Valerie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in community health education from Northern Illinois University. She attended Waubonsee College to complete her nursing degree and is board certified as a Continence Care nurse. While training in biofeedback therapy at the University of Illinois, Chicago, she managed their Incontinence Clinic and specialized in urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, and elimination disorders.Valerie has traveled cross-country setting up incontinence clinics and training nurses in biofeedback therapy while employed by a biofeedback manufacturing company and service provider.Valerie is married and is the mother of two young sons.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road Suite L03 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900

Marjorie Babcock, RN, Director of Education Marge is a graduate of The Milwaukee County General Hospital School of Nursing and is a professionally registered nurse in the State of Illinois.Marge completed the International Childbirth Education Association course of study and is a certified childbirth educator. She has extensive experience with curriculum development, instructor training, program facilitation and teaching. She serves WomanCare as the Director of Education and Nurse Coordinator of Holistic Services.Marge is married and the mother of three children.

Peggy Tsevis, MPH, RD, LDN, CLT Registered DietitianPeggy is a registered and licensed dietitian. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University, graduating Cum Laude, with a double major in biology and psychology. She received her Masters degree in Public Health and her Dietetics degree from the University of Illinois, graduating Magna Cum Laude.Peggy has worked in health care marketing, fitness centers, weight loss companies and in consulting. At WomanCare, she counsels on a variety of nutrition issues, with a special interest in women’s health, pregnancy, high cholesterol, weight management, osteoporosis and nutrition for disease prevention/wellness. Peggy is also certified in food hypersensitivity testing, which involves a blood test to determine food causes of irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases related to inflammation.Peggy keeps very busy staying on top of the latest nutrition research. She is married and the mother of two sons.Available Locations: 355 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 847-221-4700 | WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 P: 847-221-4800

Rocco Domanico, Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist, Director Rocco Domanico, Ph.D. was born and raised in Chicago. Dr. Domanico attended Loyola University of Chicago where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Dr. Domanico continued his studies in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University where he received his Master of Arts degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He has been professionally licensed in Illinois since 1995 and has been a member of the American Psychological Association since 1986.Dr. Domanico completed a 2-year post-doctoral Psychology Fellowship in the Division of Psychiatry at Cook County Hospital. He currently is a Senior Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at John Stroger Hospital.Philosophy of Practice: It is my strong belief that each of us has an innate drive to continue to grow and better ourselves throughout life. Unfortunately, life events, fear of change, unhealthy relationships and psychological maladies interfere with our journey. In order to assist clients, I actively participate in the treatment and provide individuals with the support, tools and gentle challenges required to assist in attaining a better quality of life and psychological well-being.Emotions are healthy experiences that all women share.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 355 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 847-221-4700 | WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Sonia Jaime, LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker Sonia Jaime received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, New York. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Domestic Violence Response Specialist. Much of her clinical focus is on working with women and their families to promote healthy lifestyles and decrease high-risk behaviors. She also has extensive training and clinical experience in crisis intervention services, and direct outpatient individual, family and group therapy. In addition, Mrs. Jaime is bilingual and bicultural; and she has significant experience working with the Latino community.Sonia Jaime was raised in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. She enjoys traveling with her family and giving back to the community through her volunteer efforts. She is passionate about empowering women to handle everyday life situations, make healthy life-choices and strengthen their coping skills.Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Linda Gibson, M.D. Linda Gibson, M.D. Dr. Linda Gibson graduated from Northwestern University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry. She attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois and completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Indiana University. Linda has been in the private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1986. She has special interest in the prevention of heart disease, and works actively with her patients on managing cardiovascular risk factors. Linda is married and is the mother of four children.Philosophy of Practice: I believe that the lives we have been given are unique gifts from God. Both in sickness and in health, we journey through physical development and spiritual growth. As a physician, I feel that my goal is to provide medical knowledge and assistance to women to the extent of my capability, and then facilitate access to other avenues of healthcare that promote optimal well being.Available Locations: WOMANCARE DOWNTOWN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS 216 S. Arlington Hts Road Arlington Heights, Il 60005 847-221-4400

Karen A. Hanson, NP, APN Karen has over 15 years of experience working in women’s health. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Science as a Nurse Practitioner of Women’s Health. She is passionate about meeting each woman’s healthcare needs using the modalities that best fit each person’s culture and beliefs. Karen has a special interest in holistic health, complementary and alternative medicine, bio-identical hormones, adolescent women’s health, menopause, vulvodynia and many other women’s health issues.Philosophy of Care: To enhance the lives of the women I care for by guiding them to reach an optimal level of wholeness in all aspects of their lives. I believe it is essential to utilize several modalities of healthcare to reach this optimal level of wholeness.Available Locations: 355 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 847-221-4700 | WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Michelle E. Lisanti CNM, APN Michelle E. Lisanti CNM, APN Michelle graduated from Philadelphia University with a Masters of Science. She then completed her advanced practice nurse education in Philadelphia at the Institute of Midwifery, Women, and Health with a Certificate in Midwifery. Michelle comes to our practice with over 10 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her special interests include adolescent gynecology, infertility, thyroid screening, and community education, lectures and seminars. Michelle is the mother of three children.Available Locations: WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Maureen C. Duffy NP, APN Maureen C. Duffy NP, APN Maureen has been a Nurse Practitioner in private practice since 2000.She graduated from Bradley University with a B.S. N. and then earned her Nurse Practitioner’s Degree in Women’s Health.Maureen has an extensive background in all aspects of office gynecology; she performs most office-based procedures, she performs complete diagnostic work ups and prescribes the proper treatments. Maureen is a strong advocate of patient education and choice.Her passion is helping and educating women about their health needs. Her philosophy is simple–to treat her patients as she would like to be treated.Maureen is married with 3 children and loves to bake, read and travel.Available Locations: 355 West Northwest Highway Palatine, IL 60067 P: 847-221-4700

Dr. Leta M Vaughan APN Dr. Leta M Vaughan APN, CNM Leta Vaughan began her career at Methodist College of Nursing in Peoria, received her Master’s in Nurse Midwifery through the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Iowa. She is a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Illinois and Board Certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board. Leta’s experience and expertise has spanned over 30 years and she works closely with all aspects of gynecological issues having a particular passion and interest in fertility, bio-identical hormones, supplements, and holistic choices. Leta serves on faculty with the University of Illinois at Chicago which has led her to participate in research and the advocacy of an effective combination of balanced nutrition, exercise, and supplements to enhance a women’s changing lifestyle needs. One of four siblings, Leta has three married children and two granddaughters. She is a volunteer for the WINGS program and an advocate in the prevention of domestic violence. Leta is also involved with the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses and serves on the government relations committee. On her off time, she enjoys golf, biking, the arts, and theater.Available Locations: 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Tammy Novak, M.D. Tammy E. Novak, M.D.Dr. Tammy E. Novak is in her 25th year of OB/GYN practice and is pleased to join WomanCare in the Buffalo Grove office. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a B.S. in Physiology and the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Medicine with her M.D. degree in 1984. Her residency training in OB/GYN was at Washington University in St. Louis followed by Northwestern University, graduating in 1988. Dr. Novak has had the privilege of caring for her patients from teen to adulthood, through illness, surgery, and childbirth. She continues to practice GYN and has a special interest in Adolescent Gynecology. Dr. Novak is a member of the Illinois State Medical Society, Chicago Medical Society, and the North American Society of Adolescent and Pediatric Gynecology. She has served as a volunteer physician at Links Clinic for Youth and is a board member for Haven Youth Center in Wilmette. Dr. Novak also has held an annual clinic for uninsured women of the Chicago area.Dr. Novak is the proud mother of three teenage to young adult children.Available Locations: 1450 Busch Parkway Suite 110 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 P: 847-221-2200
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Dr. Harold Fuentes, Psy.D. Dr. Harold Fuentes, Psy.D.Dr. Harold Fuentes, Psy.D., a native of Nicaragua grew up in Chicago. As an adolescent, Dr. Fuentes developed an interest in mental health, curious as to how people could overcome incredible adversity. Inspired by the healing traditions of spirituality and science, psychology seemed to the clear choice for a profession. He completed an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He completed his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Dr. Fuentes has worked with a diverse set of clients who have presented with a variety of medical and psychological problems. Currently, as an attending clinical psychologist at John Stroger Hospital he provides individual, family and group therapy, inpatient consultations and neuropsychological evaluations for adolescents and adults. Dr. Fuentes is also the Director of the first monolingual Spanish-speaking psychiatry clinic at Stroger Hospital and supervises doctoral level psychology trainees. Dr. Fuentes has presented to the Department of Homeland Security and at the United Nations International Conference due to his work with international clients and youth coping with chronic illness. He is also a part-time Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences, where he teaches graduate psychology courses.Philosophy Dr. Fuentes believes psychotherapy requires a collaborative relationship with clients rooted in trust, genuine empathy and an appreciation for their unique cultural, physical and psychological attributes. Dr. Fuentes primarily utilizes contemporary cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to therapy in an effort to help clients adopt more effective ways to realize their unique potential as human beings, and adapt to the inevitable challenges of life. He is a firm believer that “perception is at the core of all existence” and that unfortunately, many of us tend to focus more on what we are missing rather than what we have. He uses a warm, open, honest, and humorous interpersonal style to connect with clients and help them adopt a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle.Available Locations: WOMANCARE WOODFIELD 814 East Woodfield Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-221-4800

Lisa A Davis, M.D. Lisa A Davis, M.D. Dr. Davis is a native of the Southside of Chicago. She attended Hampton University in Virginia for undergraduate studies, and received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Davis completed her OB/Gyn residency at TriHealth-Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has worked in a variety of settings including military and hospital based. Her focus at WomanCare is Obstetrics. Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 455 South Roselle Road, Suite 120 Schaumburg, IL 60193 847-221-4300 | 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 1450 Busch Parkway – Suite 110 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847-221-2200

Timothy Vierling, M.D. Dr. Vierling was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended and graduated from Washington University with an undergraduate degree in biology. He then worked in the biochemistry department of St. Louis University for several years where he met his wife before enrolling in medical school and graduating in 1987. He completed his four year residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s in Chicago finishing in 1991. Since that time he has practiced in Missouri, New Orleans and for the last 20 years in the Chicagoland area. Dr. Vierling’s area of interest is obstetrics and caring for women during pregnancy and delivery. Dr. Vierling is married and has two college age sons. Available Locations: 1051 West Rand Road, Suite 101 Arlington Heights, IL 60004 847-221-4900 | 455 South Roselle Road, Suite 120 Schaumburg, IL 60193 847-221-4300
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Sheri B Merchant, M.D. Sheri B Merchant, M.D. Dr. Merchant has dedicated herself to helping women be their best in all stages of life, with the most up-to-date, effective care available in obstetrics and gynecology. It is important to connect with her patients on a personal level and to know and understand their concerns. This is essential for doing what’s right for her patients medically, and it’s also important in helping them feel comfortable with her personally. Dr. Merchant provides complete obstetrics care and gynecology, minimally invasive laparoscopic and operative hysteroscopy and Robotic Surgery. Dr. Merchant completed her OB/Gyn residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Merchant’s passion includes spending time with her family.Available Locations: WOMANCARE ROSELLE 455 S Roselle Rd #120, Schaumburg, IL 60193 (847) 221-4300
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Hetal Shah, M.D. Hetal Shah, M.D. Dr.Shah is a personable, competent and multilingual Internist recognized for excellence in Primary care and Functional/Holistic Medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, Dr. Shah incorporates Functional/Holistic Medicine to address and treat the underlying causes of disease. She develops personalized, Holistic, systems-oriented plans that empower patients to achieve the highest expression of health. Dr. Hetal Shah, completed her bachelor education in Medicine in India and subsequently her masters training from St. Joseph’s Hospital, affiliated with Northwestern University, Chicago. Upon graduation she has been practicing Internal Obesity Medicine and Functional/Holistic Medicine in private practice since 2001. She has been involved in teaching and training medical residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Dr. Shah has realized the changes in development of chronic diseases and large impact of obesity on health. Over the years, she has helped many patients understand the influence of nutrition, poor life style, diet, stress and behavior on their health and diseases.
Special Interests Diabetes and Prediabetes, Insulin Resistance, Fatty Liver, Weight Management, Dietary and Nutritional Counseling, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, SIBO, GERD, Chronic Constipation, Celiac Disease, Thyroid Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Perimenopause and Menopause, PCOS, Low Libido, Migraine, Food Sensitivity and Allergies, Adrenal Fatigue, Stress Management, Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Preventive Care, Autoimmune Disorders.
Certifications and Affiliations American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified American Board of Obesity Medicine, Certified Member of Institute for Functional Medicine Member of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Available Locations: 355 W. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, IL (847) 221-4700