Meet our Staff

Yatin Shah, MD
– Founder of Primary Care Joliet, Dr. Yatin Shah, has been practicing for over 28 years, including 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.

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.

Melisa Morales, MSN FNP
Melisa Morales, MSN-FNP – Received her MSN-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 primary care services and women’s health.

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. He enjoys basketball, trying new and exciting foods, and spending time with his children. "Being in Internal Medicine, I am to build trust with each of my patients. This is the foundation that allows me to achieve each patient's individualized healthcare goals." 

Allison Curran, MSN-FNP – Obtained her BSN from Bradley University and MSN-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.


Danielle Ratazak, MSN-APN -- Earned her MSN degree at University of St. Francis. "I went into nursing to make a difference and help people. I started as a nurse in the ICU for seven years, and then went back to school to further my career. What I enjoy most about my job is being able to see patients get better and provide them with education, as well.” She has been married for a 11 years and is a mom of 7-year-old twins and an 8-year-old. She helps coach baseball, loves traveling to Florida, and is actively involved with her kids’ school activities. Danielle also enjoys attending paint & sip events and going to vintage fairs.

Lisa Smith, MSN-APRN-FNP-C -- Attended Lakeview College of Nursing and Lewis University to obtain her BSN and MSN, respectively. She is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. "I enjoy getting to know each of my patients on a person level and giving them the best individualized care and treatments to help them excel.” Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dog. She loves to travel, cook, and exercise. 

Mustafa Aladin, MD -- Graduated with high honors in 2015 from American University of Antigua College of Medicine. Completed his residency in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med/Peds) at SUNY University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. He was also a chief resident during his last year of residency. He enjoys playing cricket and is an avid Chicago Whitesox fan! "I chose to practice Med/Peds so I can be a versatile physician caring for both children (Pediatrics) and adults (Internal Medicine) and serve my local community specially with growing population."

Emily Lawrence, FNP -- Graduated with her BSN and MSN from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). “ I became a Nurse Practitioner because I enjoy building relationships with patients and empowering them to take an active part in their medical care”. During her free time she enjoys watching Chicago sports and camping with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Geraldine Ntum, FNP-BC -- Geraldine graduated with her BSN and MSN from Loyola University and Northern Illinois University, respectively. She is a skilled nurse practitioner with 19 years in healthcare and 5 years NP relevant experience, assessing, diagnosing and treating patients of all age range with acute as well as chronic illnesses, while advocating for patients needs and providing proficient care. President of Cameroonian Women Associations in Chicago (CAMWAC). Geri is also bilingual, proficient in English and French. “What motivates me every day to give the care that I provide is the love I have for the profession, and I think compassionate care is important because we have to be able to understand what the patient is going through in order for us to give them the care that they need.” 

​Vincent Gutierrez, PT, DPT -- Graduated with a Master’s Degree from Governor’s State in 2007 and earned his certification in Mechanical Diagnosis in Therapy in 2010. He subsequently earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from GSU in 2016. Working at Palos Community Hospital, he started an acute spine care program and Physical Therapy in the Emergency department. In 2017, he was ranked among the Top 40 influencers of the physical therapy profession by UpDoc Media. He has a website at, a podcast at A physio’s perspective, and is an active mentor on the DPTMENTORS page through FB. He is the current chair of the Illinois Physical Therapy Associations Mentorship Program. Vince grew up in both the East Side of Joliet and Elwood.

Adam Siwiec, PT, DPT -- Graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology in 2015, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2018. His previous clinical experiences have taken him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the University of Illinois Hospital, and the Delnor Health and Fitness Center, where he was able to work with patients with a wide variety of conditions, including cancer, post-operative hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, and work-related injuries. Outside of the clinic, Adam enjoys working out, playing soccer, and watching movies.