Our Providers – Michigan City


Razia Begum, MDRazia Begum, MD


Razia Begum, MD, is an attending pediatrician at Saint Anthony Memorial Health Center in Michigan City, Indiana. She earned her BS from Frontier College in Peshawar, Pakistan, and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Khyber Medical College, also in Peshawar, Pakistan. Dr. Begum can be seen at HealthLinc’s Michigan City clinic.


Jennifer Evans, MS, FNP-BCJennifer Evans, MS, FNP-BC

Site Medical Director


Jennifer Evans, MS, FNP-BC, is the Site Clinical Director and a Family Nurse Practitioner with HealthLinc. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science from Purdue University, she is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her work experience includes being a Clinical Nurse Instructor at Purdue North Central in Westville, Indiana. She is also a Special Response Nurse with Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City, Indiana, and a travel ER Nurse with American Mobile Healthcare.


John Kelly Jr. MD, FACP. AGSF-EmeritusJohn Kelly Jr. MD, FACP. AGSF-Emeritus


John Kelly Jr. MD, FACP, AGSF-Emeritus, attended the University of Notre Dame for undergraduate studies and Indiana University for medical school. He completed a surgical internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and an internal medicine internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL. He has practiced medicine in Illinois and Indiana and been on staff at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Michigan City. He has held teaching positions at IU Medical School Northwest, Northwestern Medical School, and the University of Illinois Medical School.


Kathy Nobles, MSN, FNP-C, RNKathy Nobles, MSN, FNP-C, RN


Kathy Nobles, MSN, FNP-C, RN is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Ivy Tech Community College and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Saint Francis, IN. She is an active member of several professional associations including the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the Society of Nurses in Advanced Practice.


Gerard Roberts, MDGerard Roberts, MD


Gerard S. Roberts, MD, a specialist in pediatric medicine, comes to HealthLinc from NorthShore Health Centers. Dr Roberts received his BS from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and his MD from Medical College of Ohio, Toledo. Dr. Roberts can be seen at HealthLinc’s Michigan City clinic.


Melissa Wilson, MSN, CNS, FNP-BC, BC-ADMMelissa Wilson, MSN, CNS, FNP-BC, BC-ADM


Melissa Wilson, MSN, CNS, FNP-BC, BC-ADM is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Purdue North Central and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University. She has worked as a primary care provider at The South Bend Clinic, Internal Medicine, and at Porter Physicians Group. She specializes in diabetic care and is certified in Advanced Diabetes Management.


Debra Zack, D.O.Debra Zack, DO


Debra Zack, DO, is a Family Practitioner. She attended Indiana University and received her BA in Biology, and then pursued her doctorate at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO. She completed her residency at Michiana Community Hospital. She is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association.

April Chaja, Dental HygienistApril Chaja, Dental Hygienist




Lisa Pina-Awosika, DDSLisa Pina-Awosika, DDS


HealthLinc’s dental team in Michigan City is happy to have Dr. Lisa Pina-Awosika on board! She attended Indiana University Northwest for her Bachelor of Science in Biology (with minors in chemistry and psychology) and Indiana University School of Dentistry for her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Before her position at HealthLinc, she also worked as a General Dentist for Indiana University Northwest.

Kumed Aggarwal, BHCKumed Aggarwal, BHC




Mary J. LaRose, MSWMary J. LaRose, MSW


Mary J. LaRose, MSW, is a counselor with HealthLinc. With a Master’s of Social Work degree from University of Denver, her career has included a number of years as a Vocational Rehab Consultant, a Senior Care Manager, Medical Social Worker, and Home Health social Worker. In recent years she has also become a Licensed Insurance agent.


Melissa Rodriguez, LCSWMelissa Rodriguez, LCSW


Melissa Rodriguez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at HealthLinc’s Michigan City Location. She has held similar roles with Swanson Center and Franciscan Alliance. Her education includes a Bachelor of Liberal Studies from Purdue North Central and a Master of Social Work from Indiana University Northwest. HealthLinc loves Melissa’s dedication and excitement towards her profession!







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