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Proveedores del Centro de Salud Comunitaria

Llama a nuestro Centro de Salud Comunitaria al 708-PILLARS (708-745-5277) para obtener una cita con uno de nuestros proveedores médicos o dentales.

Photo of Dr. Kisti CatalanoDra. Kisti Catalano, MD, Director Médico
La Dra. Kisti Catalano es responsable del liderazgo global de todos los servicios médicos primarios, asegurando que la misión y los objetivos de cuidado de la salud de Pillars Community Health se cumplan, mediante la provisión de cuidado de salud profesional y efectivo. Desde el 2016, la Dra. Catalano ha fungido como Director Médico de Pillars Community Health y su agencia predecesora, Community Nurse Health Center. La Dra. Catalano proporciona servicios médicos primarios, además de su liderazgo en nuestros esfuerzos por atender las necesidades de salud de la comunidad. La Dra. Catalano obtuvo su Licenciatura en Ciencias Naturales de la Universidad de Wisconsin. Realizó sus estudios de medicina y su práctica en Medicina Interna/Pediatría en la Escuela de Medicina Stritch, de la Universidad de Loyola. La Dra. Catalano está certificada en medicina interna y pediatría. Es miembro de la Academia Americana de Pediatría y del Colegio Americano de Médicos. La Dra. Catalano habla inglés con fluidez y puede conversar sobre temas médicos en español.

Dr. Berenice Lopez, DDS

La Dra. Berenice López descubrió su pasión por la odontología después de haber participado en una pasantía de verano en el Colegio de Odontología de la Universidad de Illinois. Después de obtener tu título en biología y español de la Universidad de Illinois en Urbana-Champaign, regresó a la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago (UIC) y completó un doctorado en cirugía dental. La Dra. López se ha dedicado al servicio comunitario, trabajando como Profesora Clínica en UIC y como Dentista General en centros comunitarios de salud. En su tiempo libre, la Dra. López disfruta de pasar tiempo al aire libre. Es aficionada del excursionismo y el ciclismo, junto con su esposo y sus dos hijos. La Dra. López tiene una pasión por la jardinería y disfruta de las artes manuales como ganchillo y costura.

Dr. Iffath Hussain
Dr. Iffath Hussain is a board-certified family medicine physician who strives to provide high quality evidence-based care to patients of all ages. Dr. Hussain received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from DePaul University. She was awarded her Medical Doctorate from Ross University School of Medicine and went on to complete a Family Medicine residency at St. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Hussain strives to deliver high quality evidence-based care while also educating and guiding her patients. She is passionate about preventative health, diabetes management, and empowering her patients with the tools they need to live a healthier life.

Ryan Alderman, LMFT, Chief Behavioral Health Officer (he/him)
Ryan Alderman is responsible for clinical leadership of the Health Center Behavioral Health Program, which provides case management and brief therapy for the substance use and mental health treatment needs of Pillars Community Health patients. Ryan has worked at Pillars Community Health and its predecessor organizations since 2011, both as a therapist and administrator of various behavioral health programs. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Notre Dame.

Alexandra (Allie) Treviño, PA-C

Allie Trevino earned her Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. She has been providing healthcare to underserved communities with a focus on primary care since 2015. She is bilingual in Spanish and English. Her special interests include diabetes management and weight loss. In her spare time, Allie likes to spend time with her family, garden, and hike nature trails.

Adilene Briceño, RDH

Adilene Briceño was born in Mexico and grew up in the Melrose Park, IL area.  She joined Pillars Community Health in 2019. She has a passion for dentistry and educating patients about their oral hygiene care. Adi received her dental hygiene degree from Fox College in Bedford Park, she also has an AAS degree in early childhood education from Triton College in River Grove. Adi is fluent in English and Spanish.

Photo of Dr. Craig Kestenberg'sDr. Craig Kestenberg, DO
El Dr. Kestenberg es un psiquiatra que ofrece servicios de evaluación, consejería y manejo de medicamentos para pacientes de Pillars Community Health. El Dr. Kestenberg desea proporcionar opciones de tratamiento, centradas en el paciente, mas apropiadas para pacientes y sus familias, basadas en su conocimiento médico obtenido mediante entrenamientos pasados, educación continúa y sus experiencias clínicas. Sus áreas de interés clínico incluyen el tratamiento de trastornos del estado de ánimo y ansiedad en todas las poblaciones. El Dr. Kestenberg obtuvo su título Médico de la Escuela de Medicina Mt. Sinai en Nueva York, y tiene certificaciones en psiquiatría para adultos y niños y psiquiatría para adultos de la Junta Americana de Psiquiatría y Neurología.

Dra. Jennifer Swoyer, DO
La Dra. Swoyer es un médico de Práctica Familiar y Obstetricia de medio tiempo en Pillars Community Health desde agosto del 2014. Adicionalmente, la Dra. Swoyer es Directora del Programa de Residencias de Medicina Familiar de La Grange AMITA Adventist, y anteriormente fue Directora del Programa de Educación Médica y Osteopatía del 2008-2016. Después de recibir su título Médico del Colegio de Medicina de Osteopatía de Chicago en 1996, la Dr. Swoyer se graduó del Programa de Residencias de Medicina Familiar de La Grange en 1999.

Dra. Daphne Tessalee, MD
La Dra. Tessalee es médico de Práctica Familiar y Obstetricia de medio tiempo en Pillars Community Health, atendiendo pacientes desde agosto del 2014. Después de recibir su título médico del Colegio de Medicina de Rush en 1994, la Dra. Tessalee se graduó del Programa de Residencias de Medicina Familiar de Rush-Illinois Masónico en 1997. Permaneció en el programa un años más como becaria, desarrollando sus prácticas en obstetricia y dando clases. La Dra. Tessalee también es Director del Centro de Medicina Familiar de La Grange.

Sandra Araiza, NP-C, Directora de EnfermeríaSandra Araiza, NP-C
Sandra Araiza, NP-C is a family nurse practitioner at Pillars Community Health. She delivers personalized care as a family nurse practitioner to patients of all ages. Sandra began working as a registered nurse at our predecessor organization Community Nurse Health Center in 2013. In 2018, she received her Master of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain University and also became board certified as a family nurse practitioner. Sandra is committed to delivering evidence-based, culturally competent care from a trauma-informed approach personally tailored to each one of her patients. Virtually for your convenience and in-person, Sandra is part of a team whose overall goal is to strengthen and promote the health of Chicago’s westside communities whom we serve.

Paul Pedersen, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant (he/him)
Paul Pedersen is responsible for providing brief intervention counseling to patients of all ages who experience symptoms indicating mental health or substance use concerns. Paul has been a therapist with Pillars Community Health since October 2017. He previously worked in substance use treatment programs in Illinois and Texas. Paul received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin and his MSW from the University of Texas at Arlington.

April Kerulis, SBIRT Case Manager (she/her)
April Kerulis is responsible for screening health center patients for behavioral health needs and connecting patients with behavioral health services. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Social Work. Her previous professional experience in social services has focused on residential settings, either providing care and resources to pregnant/parenting teenagers or working with/advocating for older adults in skilled nursing/long-term care.

Maria Marquez, SBIRT Case Manager (she/her)
Maria Marquez is responsible for screening health center patients for behavioral health needs and connecting patients with behavioral health services. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dominican University. Her previous professional experience involves providing holistic care to children and college-aged adults. Maria is bilingual in English and Spanish.

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