IHC at South Bend

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IHC at South Bend
1901 #B Western Avenue
South Bend, IN 46619
P: (574) 234-9033
F: (574) 847-7200

Staff

Fundisani Mangena

Practice Manager

Yasir Al-Obaidi, DDS, BS

General Dentist
Dr. Yasir Al-Obaidi, DDS, BDS completed his training at Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana where he received a doctorate in dental surgery (DDS). He is a licensed dentist in the State of Indiana and a member of both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Indiana Dental Association (IDA). Dr. Al-Obaidi is a graduate of The University of Baghdad, College of Dentistry, in Baghdad, Iraq where he received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). Yasir enjoys treatment planning for both adults and children as well as improving the dental health of families and communities.

Gladys Alalade, MSN RN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Peggy Su Choo Chang, MD

Pediatrician
Dr. Peggy Su Choo Chang completed her pediatric residency training at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and Medical College of Virginia located in Richmond, Virginia. She completed her fellowship training in Hematology Oncology at the Oregon Health Sciences University located in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Chang is board certified in Pediatrics. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Medicine located in London, Ontario, Canada where she completed her medical education. Dr. Chang is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Yahya M. El-Shinnawy, MD, MPH, FAAP

Pediatrician
Dr. Yahya M. El-Shinnawy completed his pediatric residency training and his ambulatory pediatric fellowship training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. El-Shinnawy is board certified in Pediatrics. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of International Physicians (ACIP). Dr. El-Shinnawy is a graduate of the University of Khartoum in Khartoum, Sudan, where he completed his medical education. Dr. El-Shinnawy also holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. El-Shinnawy is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Ekomobong E. Essien, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Ekomobong “Ekom” E. Essien MSN, RN, CPNP-PC completed her training at the Vanderbilt University Graduate School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee and is licensed in the state of Indiana as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Ekom is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner through the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). She completed her Bachelor of Science in Child Development with a concentration in Pre-Medicine and minor in Spanish. Ekom is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

Susana Lagunas, MSN RN, FNP-BC, PCCN

Family Nurse Practitioner
Susana received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing with specialty in Family Practice from Indiana University South Bend; Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Her past experience includes 10 years of nursing in the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine arenas. She holds certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and is a Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN). She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (ANNP), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Born in Mexico and educated in the United States, Susana is bilingual, bicultural and certified as a medical interpreter. She enjoys providing care for patients across their lifespan. Her particular interests include disease prevention, health coaching and education, and the overall healthcare and wellbeing of people in underserved communities.

Gertrude Mumba-Kaunda, MSN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Gertrude Mumba-Kaunda, MSN, FNP-C completed her training at the Purdue University Calumet Graduate School of Nursing in Hammond, Indiana and is licensed in the state of Indiana as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Gertrude is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Indiana University South Bend School of Nursing. Gertrude is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

Liliana P. Ruiz-Tenorio, MD

Pediatrician
Dr. Liliana Ruiz completed her pediatric residence training at the University of Illinois at Chicago Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ruiz is board certified in Pediatrics. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Ruiz is a graduate of the Libre University Medical School in Cali, Colombia where she completed her medical education. She completed her internship at Clinica Rafael Uribe in Cali, Colombia. Dr. Ruiz is fluent in both English and Spanish and is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and Pediatric Life Support (PALS).

Carol Sikorski, BSN, RN, WHNP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Carol Sikorski, BSN RN, WHNP completed her women’s health training at Planned Parenthood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is licensed in the state of Indiana as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Carol completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Indiana University South Bend in South Bend, Indiana and Associate of Science in Nursing at Indiana Vocational Technical. Carol is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and CPR Certified through the American Heart Association (AHA).

Alex Vera-Vasquez, DO

Internal Medicine Physician
Dr. Ernest Alexander Vera-Vasquez, DO completed his internal medicine residency training at Lakeland Healthcare in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Dr. Vera is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Vera is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia where he completed his osteopathic medical education. Dr. Vera is board certified in Internal Medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Vera is fluent in both English and Spanish. He is also certified in Basic Life Support (BLS).

Location Information

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday* 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
*Except for the first Thursday of the month, opening at 1:00 pm.