Michigan City

710 Franklin St., Ste. 200
Michigan City, IN 46360

Toll Free: (888) 580-1060
After Hours (888) 580-1060
Local Phone: (219) 872-6200
Fax: (219) 879-2915

Medical Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Dental Hours of Operation:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Joel Bates – Family Medicine

Dr. Bates focuses on working with a diverse population of patients, from newborns to senior care. He enjoys making connections and providing care for an entire family. Dr. Bates is active in medical education and has spent much of his career teaching medical students and family medicine residents. He received his doctorate in medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI.

Specialties: Comprehensive Care, Medical Education


Photo of HealthLinc FNP resident Monica Gomez


Monica is dedicated to providing every patient with exceptional care and improving health outcomes to better her patients’ lives. She works with the patient to determine the best individualized treatment plan. To her, it is important to treat the whole patient and address all of their needs and concerns.

Specialties: Women’s Health and Diabetes Education


Dr. John Kelly – Internal Medicine

John Kelly Jr. 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.



Rebecca takes an individualized approach to care that focuses on both physical and mental well-being. She encourages her patients to be partners in their health care and strives to keep them well informed and educated on chronic disease prevention and overall health maintenance. Rebecca’s goal with care is to help her patients make the best choices for their health.

Specialties: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Pediatrics, Immunizations


Lauren Reisberg – Family Nurse Practitioner

Having served as an Active Duty Navy Nurse since 2007 and deploying several times as an adult and pediatric critical care nurse, Lauren transitioned to the Navy Reserves in 2014. She then used her GI Bill to complete her master’s degree and become a family nurse practitioner. Lauren is passionate about treating the whole person and partnering with her patients to achieve their personal health goals. Her pronouns are she/her.

Specialties: Chronic Disease Management, Mental Health, Military Veterans


Dr. Matthew Sherwood – Chiropractor

Dr. Sherwood has over 12 years of experience as a chiropractor. He treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including sciatica, lower back pain, neck pain, headaches and shoulder pain. Dr. Sherwood’s approach to treatment is patient-specific and may include muscle therapies and corrective exercise in addition to traditional chiropractic care, allowing patients to reach and maintain their lifestyle goals.

Specialties: Disc Disorders, Sciatica and Spinal Nerve Conditions, Frozen Shoulder


Dr. Praveen Singh – Pediatrician

Dr. Singh has extensive experience in managing pediatric patient care and is skilled in providing long-term care to a diverse pediatric population. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Singh received his bachelor’s in medicine and bachelor’s in surgery from Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla, India, and completed his pediatric residency at Maimonides Infant & Children’s Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.


Dr. Debra Zack – Family Medicine

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.


Elizabeth Roy– Clinical Pharmacist

Elizabeth is a clinical pharmacist, board certified in diabetes management. She is passionate about helping patients gain control of their chronic disease and educating them on preventative care. Elizabeth is a preceptor for HealthLinc’s Pharmacy Residency Program, Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program and PharmD students from Purdue University. She graduated from Purdue University College of Pharmacy in 2016 and joined the HealthLinc team in 2018.

Specialties: Diabetes Management, Hepatitis C Management and Recovery, Chronic Disease State Management

Dr. Gaurav Desai – Dentist

As a dentist, Dr. Desai is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care. He focuses on getting his patients out of pain and providing a lifetime of quality dental care. Dr. Desai’s goal is to listen to and work with his patients to help them get the smile they want. Dr. Desai works to create awareness around dental care and improve overall oral hygiene. Dr. Desai received his doctorate in dental surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Specialties: Comprehensive Checkups, Dental Education


Dr. Tabitha Sherrill – Dentist

Dr. Sherrill is a Michigan City native committed to providing exceptional dental care to the community. She focuses on comprehensive oral care and believes prevention is the key to good oral health. Dr. Sherrill goes above and beyond to assist in understanding proper oral hygiene and works closely with her patients to create a treatment plan and encourage them to commit to their oral health by promoting healthy teeth and gums. She is a member of the American Dental Association and is passionate about continuing her education to provide the best possible care to her community.

Specialties: Comprehensive Dental Exams, Gum Issues, Dental Education


Paige Antoszewski – Dental Hygienist

Paige is passionate about making quality dental health more accessible to her community. Before she became a hygienist, Paige worked for a private dental office as a dental assistant, and she uses this experience to help better serve her patients. Paige graduated from Indiana University South Bend (IUSB) with her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.

Specialties: Dental Education


Jenaia McKnight – Dental Hygienist

Jenaia has been serving HealthLinc’s dental patients since 2008. She is dedicated to providing excellent care to her patients and enjoys working with patients to help them feel comfortable while at the dentist. Jenaia received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Indiana University Northwest in 2008.

Specialties: Dental Hygiene Education, Anesthesia


Carmen McCoy – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

"Great employees, nice, clean environment. Love it when they find ways to help those with low or no income. Every little bit helps so much and they sometimes have contests or promotions to help you help yourself. I am entered to win a Kindle because I had a PAP done. How awesome is that?"


"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."

"I love HealthLinc! Service is always fast and friendly. Nurses and doctors are wonderful! I refer HealthLinc to all my friends!"

"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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Lilia Bonilla - Family Nurse Practitioner

Site Medical Director

Lilia Bonilla is the Site Medical Director and a Nurse Practitioner in Family Medicine. She is board certified with over 19 years of experience as a highly skilled and dedicated family nurse practitioner. Lilia provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of patients with diverse needs. She has extensive experience in family and adult medicine, women’s health and pediatrics. Lilia is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Association. She also serves as a preceptor and mentor for Nurse Practitioner Residents. Lilia is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Specialties: Family Practice, Women’s Health, Pediatrics


Diana Garcia Burns - Family Nurse Practitioner

Diana Garcia Burns has been serving East Chicago for over 30 years. She is experienced in family medicine, emergency medicine, public health, and administration. Diana is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is certified in Advanced Life Support, Pediatric Life Support, and Stroke Care. She is currently an instructor for the American Heart Association and a member of the Indiana Nurses Association (INA), American Nurses Association (ANA) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Public and Environmental Health


Dr. Ed S. Hassan - Internal Medicine

Dr. Hassan has practiced medicine on four continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, giving him a unique perspective to health care. He received additional training in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Hassan is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic.

Specialties: Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Elevated Blood Cholesterol


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Nadine Salman - Family Nurse Practitioner

Nadine Salman delivers patient-centered care from infancy to adulthood by providing education and counseling on health promotion and disease prevention. She serves as an advocate by working in a partnership with patients and families to provide holistic care. Nadine’s passion is to give patients the tools and knowledge to help them make better health choices so they can live longer and healthier.

Specialties: Pediatrics, Disease Prevention, Adult Health and Wellness Promotion


Jessica Sinclair - Clinical Pharmacist


Dr. Carl Toren - Pediatrician

Dr. Toren’s practice is focused on the health of children, both for the present and the future. He partners with families to monitor a child’s growth, development, nutrition, and safety, while following expert guidelines for vaccinations and screenings. If sickness comes, he offers comprehensive examinations, tests to discover the cause and then arranges any necessary treatment and follow-up. Dr. Toren is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Specialties: Pediatric Development, Pediatric Nutrition, Immunizations


Charita Weekly - Family Nurse Practitioner

Charita Weekly’s number one priority is providing excellent, comprehensive health care. She serves the entire family with a focus on promoting health and maintenance. Each approach is age specific to her patient and transitions throughout their life span. With emphasis on disease prevention and wellness, she treats the whole person and assists in achieving a higher quality of life.

Specialties: Family, Medical Examiner for the Department of Transportation, Disease Prevention

Dr. Firas Adhami - Dentist

Dr. Firas Adhami is committed to alleviating the health disparities of the underserved. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Prosthodontics Award from the American College of Prosthodontics. In May 2016, he published an article in the Journal of the American Dental Association entitled “Soft-tissue calcification on a panoramic radiograph.” Dr. Adhami maintains active memberships in the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Specialties: Extractions, Root Canal Therapy, Prosthodontics


April Chaja - Dental Hygienist

LaTonya Cooper - Licensed Clinical Social Worker

HealthLinc, Inc. receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

HealthLinc, Inc. is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n)