Meet our Staff

Yatin Shah, MD – Founder of Primary Care Joliet, Dr. Yatin Shah, has been practicing for 28 years, including practice in the Joliet area since 1989. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He is medical director of Sunny Hill, The Parc of Joliet, Joliet Terrace, and Frankfort Terrace Nursing Homes as well as a member of the Illinois Board of Pharmacy.

Vicki Mancke, FNP-BC – Graduate of Joliet Junior College, Illinois State University, and Graceland University. She has a BS in Recreation and Park Administration and a BS and MS in Nursing. She has been a board certified family nurse practitioner since 2003. She began her nursing career at Silver Cross Hospital in Intensive Care and worked for 5 years in Allergy and Asthma prior to joining PCJ. She spent 10 years as an insurance broker. Vicki is married and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her bike, fishing and windsurfing.

Ram Mukunda, MD – Board certified in Internal Medicine. Currently working as a hospitalist at Silver Cross and Presence St. Joseph Hospital for PCJ. He has also dedicated his time towards care at Skilled Nursing Facilities in Will County.

Linda Hushaw, MSN/FNP – Graduate of St. Xavier University with MSN and FNP degree and received her BS in nursing at University of Illinois in Chicago. Her specialties include Rheumatoid Arthritis, family practice, women’s health, and she is certified to perform arthrocentesis (joint aspiration) and joint injections. 

Paramjit Sikand, MD – Completed his residency in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has been with PCJ for 13 years. Board certified in Internal Medicine. He sees patients at Frankfort Terrace and Victory Nursing Homes.

Jody Druhe, MSN/FNP – Graduate of The University of Phoenix with MSN and FNP degree. She received her BS in Nursing from Mennonite College. Jody is Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has over 18 years of nursing experience. She has experience in pediatrics, women’s health, internal medicine and geriatrics. She also has experience in performing minor procedures and suturing. Jody is married with two active, young boys.

Sandra Stanley, MSN/FNP – Graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Nursing.  Graduated from University of St. Francis with MSN in Nursing, she is certified by ANCC as an FNP.  Sandra was a navy nurse prior to becoming an FNP.  Her certification includes intubation, intraosseous insertion, and PICC line placement care and infusion therapy. She is also proficient in wound care management. She sees patients from newborns to the elderly. She is married with three children and enjoys traveling and ice skating. 

Dharmesh Patel, MD – Completed his residency in Family Medicine at Metro Nashville General Hospital in Nashville, TN. Competed his fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, in Maywood, IL. He provides care from from pediatric to geriatric population and particularly enjoys taking care of the geriatric population.

Melisa Morales, MSN/FNP – Received her MS in Nursing in FNP from Loyola University in 2005 and is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Melisa has over 21 years of nursing experience. She has experience in pediatrics, internal medicine, and women’s health.

Abhishek Mehta, MD – Completed Residency at Jackson Park Hopsital in Chicago. Board Certified in Family Medicine.  He has been practicing at PCJ since 2008. He specializes in all populations age 4 and above. Attends Symphony of Joliet, Presence Villa Fransiscan, Rosewood, Joliet Terrace Nursing Homes. 

Niraj Shah, MD – Graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago. He completed his internship and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Board certified in Internal Medicine.  Medical Co-director at The Parc at Joliet Nursing Home.  He specializes in primary care, preventative services, and weight loss counseling.

Allison Curran, MSN/FNP – Obtained her BS in nursing from Bradley University, MSN and FNP from Loyola University Chicago. She sees adults and children (ages one year and up) and women’s health. She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and baking.