Primary Care Clinic open house in Rockton July 27

Learn how to parent a teen, screen for disease, understand osteoporosis and more at the University Primary Care Clinic

The University of Illinois College of Medicine will host open houses Thursday, July 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Primary Care Clinic at 1511 Blackhawk Blvd. in Rockton.

Saturday, Eric Henley, M.D., will present a seminar about “Preventative Health: Screening for Disease” from 9 until 9:30 a.m. Vasil Nika, M.D., will talk about osteoporosis from 9:30 until 10 a.m. Nurse Practitioner Michelle Brady will present about “How to Parent a Teen” and other teen issues at 10:30 a.m.

The clinic will provide complimentary blood pressure screenings and tours of the newly-remodeled facility both days, and refreshments will be served. In addition, every attendee will be given a certificate entitling him or her to a school or sports physical for $25.

Leslie Dean, M.D., will be introduced as the newest physician providing university-level care to patients along with Dr. Henley, Dr. Nika, Carrie Sharkey, M.D., B. Clair Eliason, M.D. and Brady, FNP, at the Primary Care Clinic in Rockton. Dr. Dean graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford in 1993 and has been doing full-spectrum family practice since then. She has served as a student doctor at the University Clinic in Belvidere from 1991 to 1993 and says, “This was the single biggest influence on my decision to pursue Family Practice as my specialty.” Dean is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and is board certified.

For more about the open house, contact Cynthia Hall at 395-5920 or at To schedule an appointment with one of the providers, contact the clinic at 624-2644 or 389-3936. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has served the Rockford area since 1971 and provides university-level care at its clinics which are located in Rockford, Rockton, Belvidere and Mt. Morris.

From the July 26-Aug. 1, 2006, issue

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