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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.

MEET OUR TEAM

Joel Augustin, MD, joined Rush University Family Physicians in 2007. With more than 20 years of experience, Augustin has special interests in cancer prevention and screening, obesity and the management of chronic conditions such as asthma. Augustin performs a number of office procedures including colposcopy, biopsy, toenail removal, endometrial biopsy and circumcision. Every Sunday, Augustin is featured on a local Haitian radio station to emphasize the benefits of community health programs. He is fluent in French, Spanish and Haitian-Creole.​

Gabriela Baeza, MD, joined Rush University Family Physicians in October, 2013.  She attended medical school at the Indiana School of Medicineand completed her residency at the University of Ilinois, Chicago.  As a native Chicagoan, she enjoys providing thorough and compassionate care to people from communites that she knows well.  Her special interests include child/adolescent wellness, family planning and women's health.  She performs many in-office procedures including newborn circumcisions, skin biopsies and women's health procedures such as colposcopy, IUD insertion and other reproductive procedures.  She is skilled at managing chronic diseases including diabetes and hypertension, and is fluent in Spanish.​

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, has recently joined our team as a family nurse practitioner. 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. With over 10 years of experience, 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. Kring has special interests in women's health including colposcopy, community-based medical services and medical care for the homeless population. She is skilled in the management of asthma and is fluent in Spanish.​

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."​

Services

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
  • 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.

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