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​Since 1988, our practice has been providing compassionate care to newborns, infants, children, adolescents and adults of all ages, including the elderly. We want you to feel comfortable, respected and delighted with your care. Our doctors and staff listen to your concerns and answer your questions clearly and in straightforward language that's easy to understand. Our goal is to partner with you to improve your health, and we strive to get to know each patient as a whole person. As a result many of our patients have been with us for over 20 years. In fact, many patients have entrusted us with the care of three or even four generations of their family!

Located on the north side of Rush University Medical Center in the Triangle Office Building, we have extended office hours with early-morning and evening appointments available, as well as our acute care Walk-In Clinic Monday through Friday mornings from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.


Maria I. Brown, DO, has been involved in patient care and teaching at Rush for 16 years. She has been active in reducing health care disparities throughout her career, and has earned numerous local and national awards for her work. Brown has also been the volunteer medical director of Pilsen Homeless Services for 16 years.​

Veronica Hernandez Delgado, MS, MPH, FNP-BC, recently joined our team as a family nurse practitioner in 2013. She completed her Masters in Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Delgado has over five years of experience working with underserved populations on diabetes, nutrition, obesity and asthma. She has an interest in prevention and disease management with a goal of optimizing quality of life and improving access and utilization of care. She is fluent in Spanish and English. ​

Gina L. Kring, MD, joined Rush University Family Physicians in 2003. She feels it is a privilege to provide care to all members of a family, from infants to the elderly. She is on the faculty at Rush University Medical Center, and she encourages medical students to listen to patients with compassion. Dr. Kring has special interests in women's health which includes performing diagnostic colposcopy when needed after abnormal pap smears, endometrial biopsy, and insertion or removal of contraceptive IUDs.  Other procedures she performs include: joint injections, removal of ingrown toenails, and skin biopsy.  Dr. Kring believes each patient benefits from a comprehensive view of their health including mind, body, and spiritual health.  She is board certified in Family Medicine and sees her role as an advisor for patients to help them understand the medical options available to them for treatment or prevention of disease- but ultimately feels the patient is in charge of all medical decisions.  With an undergraduate degree in Physiology with a specialization in Health and Humanities from Michigan State University, she feels it is her job to help patients understand the scientific reasons for her medical recommendations but also deeply respects that each patient needs a health plan specific to their personal values and goals. She speaks conversational Spanish but also offers patients the option to use free interpreter services if they prefer. 

​Carl Lambert, MD, completed medical school from Rush University Medical College and his residency at West Suburban Medical Center. He is board certified in Family Medicine (PCP) and has clinical expertise in adolescent health and development, asthma, cancer prevention and screening, diabetes, geriatric assessment, high blood pressure, kidney disease, men's health, mood disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, physical examinations for newborns and pediatrics, self-management of chronic health conditions, smoking cessation, spirituality and health, and weight management.

Steven K. Rothschild, MD, is the founder of Rush University Family Physicians. Rothschild has been in practice at Rush since 1988, and is a passionate advocate for making health care accessible for everyone. He has been listed in Chicago Magazine's Top Doctors issue four times. In addition to his clinical work, he volunteers regularly with Rush's community service programs at the Franciscan Homeless Shelter, and is a nationally recognized researcher on community based programs to help people with diabetes take better care of themselves. "Staying healthy takes much more than just doctors and medicine; I believe that physicians need to provide people with the knowledge and tools needed to be their own doctors."​

​Paola Susan, MD, joined Rush University Family Physicians in January, 2017.  She enjoys providing thorough and compassionate care to her patients.  Her special interests include adolescent wellness, family planning, women's health and caring for the LGBTQ community.  She is skilled at managing chronic diseases including diabetes and hypertension, and is fluent in Spanish.​


At Rush University Family Physicians, we offer a wide range of services that meet your needs throughout your life. We deliver high-quality, compassionate care, from routine health check-ups to treatment for chronic and complex medical problems.


Our services include the following:

Infant, child and adolescent services

  • Well-baby care and immunizations
  • Lactation support and consults
  • Evaluations for acute illnesses and management of chronic conditions such as asthma
  • Annual physical exams and wellness counseling
  • Immunizations
  • Sports medicine
  • Presurgical ("pre-op") clearance


Adult services

  • Men's health
  • Women's health including family planning and colposcopy
  • Office procedures including skin biopsy, mole removal, wound care and joint injections
  • Immunizations
  • Geriatric assessment and care planning
  • Comprehensive management of chronic conditions such as asthma/COPD, diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, high cholesterol and thyroid conditions
  • Sports medicine
  • Presurgical ("pre-op") clearance


Walk-In Clinic

Rush University Family Physicians offers a walk in clinic (no appointment needed) every morning Monday through Friday from 7:45 am to 8:45 a.m. This clinic is designed to provide quick service for acute illness and injuries, such as sore throat, fever, ear pain, rash, wheezing, cough and simple injuries. To help you get in and out quickly, we don't offer physicals, well-child visits, or evaluations of chronic problems that have lasted for more than a week during these visits. For those services, we recommend that you schedule an appointment so our staff will have more time with you to thoroughly evaluate and treat the problem.


New Patient Appointment


Interested in scheduling a New Patient appointment with Dr. Paola Susan or with our Nurse Practitioner Veronica Delgado? Call us to schedule an appointment!


Accreditation and Recognition

Rush University Family Physicians
1700 W. Van Buren St.
Triangle Office Building
Suite 470
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-0400
Fax: (312) 942-0406
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