6701 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
16255 South Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477
phone (708) 599-5000 •  fax (708) 599-0801

Meet Our Medical Staff

Michael S.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Mary H.

Surgery Scheduler

Rachel B.

Workman's Compensation Coordinator

Robyn C.

Clinical Administrator

Elvia P.

Medical Assistant

Katie T.

MRI Technician

Meet Our Physical Therapy Staff

Ricardo A. Fernandez, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCSRicardo A. Fernandez, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Philosophy, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Ricardo has been a practicing physical therapist since 1989 after graduating from University of Illinois at Chicago. He has lectured at multiple universities and has taught over 250 continuing education courses on knee and shoulder topics to physical therapists. He was a full-time professor at Northwestern University where he completed his PhD research on knee pain and alignment. He enjoys volunteering overseas and has traveled to Aruba, Peru, Honduras, Haiti, and Ethiopia to improve global health.

Mike Stakenas PT, DPTMike Stakenas PT, DPT

Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Mike has been practicing physical therapy since receiving his Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Clarke University in 1999. He went on to earn his Doctorate in PT in 2004. Mike brings over 14 years of outpatient orthopedic experience to Advanced Orthopedics and Spine Care.

Jill Stulga, MPTJill Stulga, MPT

Master of Physical Therapy

Jill has been a practicing outpatient orthopedic physical therapist for over 13 years. She graduated in 2000 from Governor's State University with a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. Jill has a strong background in manual therapy and is currently working toward a certification in orthopedic manual therapy. She also has a strong interest in functional strengthening techniques and employs these techniques in the treatment of her patients in order to maximize functional outcomes.

Nick Picot, PTANick Picot, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Nick brings to us 21 years of clinical experience. He is a graduate of Morton College's PTA program and has gone on to receive his MBA in Healthcare Management from National-Louis University. Nick is fluent in the Spanish language and has a personal interest in developing strength and conditioning programs.

Julie K.

Therapy Technician

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