Monthly Archives: August 2011

CFHC welcomes four new providers to its medical team

Four new physicians have joined Chicago Family Health Center, providing quality healthcare in various health center sites. The newest CFHC providers include:

Anne Carpinelli MD

Anne Carpinelli, MDis the newest pediatrician at CFHC’s Pullman and Roseland sites. She completed medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine and School of Public Health and her residency at Children’s Hospital in Boston and Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA.

Winfred Frazier, MD is a family medicine physician who will be seeing patients at the South Chicago health center site. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and completed his residency at UIC Hospital and at Chicago/Illinois Masonic Family Medicine Residency program. 

Rosalyn Porter, MD

Rosalyn Porter, MD is the first OB/GYN provider to join the Chicago Lawn staff since opening last year.  A graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville TN, Dr. Porter completed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Estela Rutiaga, MD

Estela S. Rutiaga, MD is a family practice physician at South Chicago and East Side. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical School and completed her residency at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL.

 CFHC has on staff more than 25 family practice, OB/GYN and cardiology physicians as well as dentists, behavioral health providers, nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and dental hygienists.

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Appreciation Lunch for Breastfeeding Mothers

August 25, 2011:11:00 am2:00 pm

Are you a new mom? Join us for an afternoon of breastfeeding education and fun!  Bring a picture of you and your baby to enter into our Mom and Baby photo contest, the best photo will win a $50 gift card.  Lunch will be provided.  Reserve your spot now! Call Maria at (773)768-5000 ext 1029.

CFHC Pullman

556 E. 115th St

Thurs. August 25

11 AM to 2 PM

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Appreciation Lunch for Breastfeeding Mothers

August 23, 2011:11:00 am2:00 pm

Are you a new mom? Join us for an afternoon of breastfeeding education and fun!  Bring a picture of you and your baby to enter into our Mom and Baby photo contest, the best photo will win a $50 gift card.  Lunch will be provided.  Reserve your spot now! Call Maria at (773)768-5000 ext 1029.

CFHC South Chicago

9119 S. Exchange Ave

Tues. August 23

11 AM to 2 PM

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Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screening

August 12, 2011:11:00 am2:00 pm

In celebration of  National Community Health Center Week, CFHC staff will be providing FREE cholesterol and blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CFHC South Chicago, 9119 S Exchange Ave

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Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screening

August 11, 2011:11:00 am2:00 pm

In celebration of  National Community Health Center Week, CFHC staff will be providing FREE cholesterol and blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CFHC Chicago Lawn, 3223 W 63rd St.

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Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screening

August 10, 2011:11:00 am2:00 pm

In celebration of  National Community Health Center Week, CFHC staff will be providing FREE cholesterol and blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CFHC East Side, 10536 S Ewing Ave

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August is Illinois Breastfeeding Promotion Month

Chicago Family Health Center is celebrating August as Breastfeeding Promotion Month in Illinois. Recently Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a proclamation that encouraged everyone to acknowledge breastfeeding as the normal and best method of feeding all babies.

The benefits of breastfeeding are numerous and include protection against respiratory and ear infections, asthma, allergies, childhood cancer and obesity. Mothers who breastfeed also have a decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

CFHC is participating in Breastfeeding Promotion Month by highlighting its breastfeeding programs and services offered throughout the communities we serve. CFHC has breastfeeding and peer counselors on staff who advocate for breastfeeding among mothers-to-be as well as new moms. They work with pregnant women throughout their prenatal visits to CFHC to inform them of the importance of breastfeeding for both mom and baby. Counselors also visit recent mothers in the hospital offering training and coaching on how to get babies to latch on and how to hold baby properly.

In addition, CFHC breastfeeding counselors make themselves available to new moms by providing their contact information, visiting with them when they return to the center for post-partum care or for well-child visits. Counselors also assist with teaching moms how to wean baby off the breast and how to use a breast-pump.

This year CFHC is hosting two “Celebrate Breastfeeding Mothers” Luncheons on Tuesday, August 23 at South Chicago and Thursday, August 25 at Pullman from 1 to 3 p.m. The luncheons will have food, games, raffles and a Best Mom and Baby Picture Contest featuring a $50 Walmart Gift Card for the winner.

For more information about breastfeeding programs at CFHC, call 773-768-5000, ext. 1029.

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