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Dr. Jose Castellanos

Dr. Jose Castellanos is a skilled family physician and primary care doctor that treats a range of conditions including eczema, diabetic feet, arthritis, asthma, and emphysema. He fully explains patients' conditions and is well connected with extremely qualified physicians for those that need specialists.

Dr. Castellanos received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been a part of the Galilee team since 2013.

4849 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL, 60639
4941 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago IL, 60625

Dr. Maurice Guzman

Dr. Maurice Guzman is a caring and diligent family physician and primary care doctor. Patients see him for a variety of reasons, including general consultations, abscesses, allergy consultations, cystic fibrosis, and asthma. During his consultations, Dr. Guzman fully explains patients' conditions and helps them choose an appropriate treatment plan.

Dr. Guzman attended the University of Illinois, where he received his medical degree, and completed his Family Medicine at same university. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been a part of the Galilee team since 2012. He is also a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and of the American Medical Association.

4200 W 63rd St, Chicago IL, 60629

Dr. Thomas Diniotis

Dr. Diniotis received his medical degree from the University of Athens and completed his residency at the University of Illinois. He specializes in General Surgery with a sub-specialty of Vascular Surgery.

4849 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL, 60639

Dr. Pocholo Florentino

Dr. Pocholo Florentino is a diligent and detail-oriented family physician and primary care doctor serving the communities of Elgin and Chicago, IL.  He is devoted to developing a relationship with each of his patients and ensuring the longevity of their health. With each patient, he takes his time to understand their symptoms, deduce a proper diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan for positive and lasting health outcomes.

Dr. Florentino earned his medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He then completed his General Surgery residency at the Hospital of New Society Medical Center and his Family Medicine residency at Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has been a part of the Galilee team since 2014.

1554 Todd Farm Drive, Elgin IL, 60123

Dr. Zarina Merchant

Dr. Zarina Merchant is a reputable pediatrician and primary care doctor based in Chicago. She is devoted to ensuring the longevity of her patients’ health and to developing long-lasting relationships with them. She takes her time to understand patient symptoms and deduce accurate diagnoses to ensure the continued health of her patients.

Dr. Merchant earned her medical degree from Dow Medical College, completed her Pediatrics residency at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, and completed her fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at the Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and has been a part of the Galilee team since 1997.

4941 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago IL, 60625

Dr. Salvador Yunez

Dr. Yunez is a Phlebological Surgeon and Endovenous Laser Specialist certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM). He has over 20 years of extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of vein disease, along with being a national instructor for the Endovenous Laser Treatment, and the radiofrequency Closure Procedure, which he has pioneered in the Midwest since 1999.

He is a certified and active member of the American College of Phlebology, the Canadian Society of Phlebology, and the International Union of Phlebology.

4849 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL, 60639
4200 W 63rd St, Chicago IL, 60629
1554 Todd Farm Drive, Elgin IL, 60123

Dr. Mitchel Drexler

Dr. Mitchell Drexler believes that his patients deserve to have the information needed to make good decisions in regards to their own foot care. He has been serving patients of all ages for over 30 years.

Dr. Drexler attended DPM Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine of Rosalind Franklin university of Medicine and Science and received his surgical training at Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine/Franklin Blvd Community Hospital. He is board certified and has been a part of the Galilee team for over 15 years.

4849 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL, 60639
4941 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago IL, 60625
1554 Todd Farm Drive, Elgin IL, 60123

Dr. Juanita Valverde

Dr. Juanita Valverde is a bilingual (Spanish & English) physician trained to meet the diverse health needs of children and families. Dr. Valverde has worked with underserved populations and emphasizes primary care and preventive medicine through her practice. Her philosophy is to prioritize patient concerns while creating a plan to achieve their health goals.

Dr. Valverde earned her medical degree from Universidad Autonoma De Ciudad Juarez in 1985 and completed her Family Medicine residency at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is board certified and brings over twenty years of experience. 

4849 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL, 60639