Joanna Betancourt M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Betancourt is the practice's founder. She started practice in 2004, just 3-years after she completed her Pediatric Residency from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a board certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Betancourt also is an associate professor at Northern Illinois University. Recently, she was selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics to be the spoke person for the nationwide launch of healthychildren.org in Spanish. Dr. Betancourt often emphasizes that her focus as a primary care doctor is to center on the whole child; looking at the physical, mental and social health issues that might affect a child’s growth and development.
She also highlights that her role as your pediatrician, is to educate, counsel and be an advocate to children and their parents or guardians. As a wife, a mother of three children, business owner and full-time working mom, she empathizes with parent’s needs and anxieties.
Sandra Graba MD
I completed my medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and my pediatric residency training at Loyola University Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. I have affiliation with both St. Alexius Medical Center and Sherman Hospital. I have been practicing pediatric medicine for the past three years and am very excited to be joining the Salud family and the Algonquin area community.
My specific interests include newborn and early childhood care, asthma management, nutrition, and breastfeeding but I most enjoy watching the growth and development of children and becoming a part of their families. As a mom, I know our children are our most important asset and understand how much we love them and worry about whether the decisions we make for them are the right decisions.
My role as a pediatrician is to be a friend, advocate, and resource to families in addition to monitoring their child's growth, development, and healthcare needs. I look forward to becoming a part of your family.
Marciann Bock, APN
I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with my Masters in Nursing. I am a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. I am also an adjunct faculty member at UIC at Chicago and function as a preceptor for future nurse practitioners. I have been actively working as a pediatric nurse practitioner for the past 4 years.
I have spent the majority of my career focusing on the health and well being of children at various developmental and socio-economical levels.
I am a compassionate individual dedicated to my career and the patients and families that I serve. My goal to you as your child’s provider is to deliver care that is unsurpassed and be a representative and advocate for you and your child while preserving their autonomy as they grow older.
During my free time, I do baseball with our 9 year old Anthony, tumbling with William, our 5 year old, Dance with Amber (Amber is 4 years old) and with Nikolas, well, we do baby stuff… he is only 15 months old.