La Porte

LA PORTE, IN 46350

Toll Free: (888) 580-1060
Local Phone: (219) 326-0043
Fax: (219) 326-8909

Medical Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Dental Hours of Operation:
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Dineke Francis – Family Nurse Practitioner

Dineke is passionate about her work and committed to optimizing her patient’s quality of life by giving the best medical care according to the latest guidelines. She started her career when she was 21 years old as an Exercise Physical Therapist in the neurology department of a large University hospital in Amsterdam. From there she opened her own practice where she treated many patients with neurological and musculoskeletal complaints until she moved to the U.S. with her Hoosier husband. Dineke graduated with honors for her ASN, BSN, and MSN degree and is board certified with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Specialties: Obesity, Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Changes, Management of Chronic Diseases


Iryna Cribley – Family Nurse Practitioner

Iryna Cribley is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner with a diverse clinical background and a demonstrated history of performance in the healthcare industry. She is skilled in clinical research, patient advocacy, pediatrics, internal medicine, otolaryngology and allergies. She is also experienced in retail healthcare settings and patient education. Iryna holds a certificate from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). She is fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian.

Specialties: Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), Internal Medicine


Manogna Katakam – Dentist

Dr. Katakam enjoys working with the underserved population and improving the overall quality of their life by providing comprehensive dental care. She worked for the La Porte Community Dental Center for six years upon graduation and is now happily serving her community through HealthLinc. Dr. Katakam is an active member of the American Dental Association and Chicago Dental Society.

Specialties: Preventative, Dental Care, Health and Wellness


Debra Lula – Dental Hygienist


Kelly Owens – Dental Hygienist

Dee Dee Grasser – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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"My doctor is wonderful. He takes his time and I never feel rushed. I am always in the room on time and out within a reasonable time."

"First time and I was absolutely impressed. Had a dental emergency and no insurance. HealthLinc went above and beyond my expectations. Ended up having 5 teeth pulled that have been bothering me for years. No other dentist would even touch them because I had no dental insurance. I can honestly say I was very impressed and thankful to finally have decent care at a decent price."

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"Comfortable atmosphere, sliding scale payments with good physicians that care. They truly care about the patients and go above and beyond to help. I went to HealthLinc before having insurance, but still go here now that I do because I enjoy them that much. I would recommend to anyone seeking general medical help."

"I have had nothing but caring doctors and dentist here for my child. On her first dentist apt. they were very understanding and patient with my child who was afraid and comforted her very well. The doctor was amazing and I'm happy she's my daughter's new family physician."


"When we lost our health insurance I panicked, but a HealthLinc Navigator was there to help. She held my hand through the entire process and made sure I was taken care of. In a time of such uncertainty, she made me feel confident that we would be OK. "

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