Our History

In 1986, Drs. Gary and Brad Wainer began a practice with the goal of providing primary medical care medicine for the whole family- from birth through the golden years. We began our life in a small office at the corner of 34th and Oak Park Ave. As the practice grew, we moved to our current location in November, 1993. Our practice has expanded since that time to include six physicians who are all Board Certified within the fields of Family Medicine or Pediatrics. Dr Gary Wainer, one of the founders of the practice, has since left the practice and is now working in an administrative capacity for MacNeal Hospital.

 

As a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medical Home Certified Practice, we strongly believe that each patient should have a primary care doctor who cares for all ongoing medical problems. Our physicians develop a strong rapport with each patient which enables us to provide high quality medical care. We leave appointment slots available every day in order to accommodate patients who need to be seen emergently. While we make every attempt to have you see “your physician,” we may ask you to see one of the other physicians in the practice if your physician is unavailable. All patient records are kept in a secure Electronic Medical Record (EMR) which allows each physician access to your individual medical record at any time.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Physicians of Primary Care Associates believe that continuity of medical care with the same primary care physician is of ultimate importance. This philosophy, embraced by our physicians and staff, enables us to truly know our patients and their families. We believe that open communication and ongoing patient advocacy helps to foster longitudinal patient-centered care. As a result, this relationship is mutually beneficial.  Our physicians help to ensure excellent medical outcomes through the development of mutual trust between the patient and physician.

Our Providers: 

Dr. Brad Wainer
Dr. Sheila Berndt
Dr. Nejat Destani
Dr. Michael Gershberg
Dr. Matt Hsieh
Dr. Lori Weiss

Office Administrator

Michele Ptak

Clinical Coordinator (Referral Coordinator)

Jennifer Jimenez

Clerical Coordinator

Raza Useini