westwood-obgyn-providers

Roger Taylor, MD

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pre-Med: University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 1967-1971

Medical School: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1971-1975

Residency: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1975-1979

Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Practice: Westwood Obstetrics and Gynecology 1979-Present

Staff Privileges: Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee IL
Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee IL

Memberships: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Illinois State Medical Society, American
Medical Society

Special Interests: Laparoscopic Robotic Hysterectomy

Languages Spoken: English

Lubow O. Lewicky, MD

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pre-Med: McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1972-1976

Medical School: Universite De Montreal, Montreal, Canada 1976-1980

Internship: Hospital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Montreal, Canada 1980-1981

Residency: Ottawa Civic-Ottawa General Hospital, Ottawa, Canada 1981-1985

Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Practice: Westwood Obstetrics and Gynecology 1997-Present

Staff Privileges: Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee IL
Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee IL

Memberships: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Illinois State Medical Society, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association, Ontario Medical Association, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Of Canada, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Special Interests: Adolescent Gynecology and Sexual Health Education, Contraception and STD Prevention, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Languages Spoken: English, French, Ukrainian

Karen A. Sanders, MD

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pre-Med: Stanford University, California 1987-1991

Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1991-1995

Residency: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois 1995-1999 (Kremper Award- Outstanding Resident)

Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Practice: Westwood Obstetrics and Gynecology 1999-Present

Staff Privileges: Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee IL
Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee IL

Memberships: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Illinois State Medical Society

Special Interests: Robotic Gynecologic Surgery, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Languages Spoken: English

Valerie M. Goldfain, MD

Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Pre-Med: University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 1980-1983

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 1987-1991 (Graduation with Honors)

Residency: University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 1991-1995, Ob-Gyn Academic and Administrative Chief Resident 1994-1995, First Place Senior Research Award 1995

Board Certifications: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Practice: Westwood Obstetrics and Gynecology 2003-Present; Provena Services Corp, Kankakee, Illinois 2002-2003; Women’s Health Associates, Kankakee, Illinois 1998-2002; Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates, Brandon, Florida 1995-1998

Staff Privileges: Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee IL
Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee IL

Memberships: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Illinois State Medical Society, Alpha Omega, Alpha Honor Medical Society

Dr. Goldfain (nee Kirsch) was born and raised right here in Kankakee County. After graduating from Kankakee Community College in 1980, she left to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Illinois. After working several years as a Health Information Manager, she decided to fulfill her dream of becoming a physician. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida where she also completed her residency in 1995. She practiced in Tampa, Florida at an OB-GYN private practice until 1998 when she decided to come back home with her husband and two young sons. Being near her family and part of this community are very important to her so she is very happy to be practicing medicine in her hometown.

Patricia Azzarelli Lynch, CNP

Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Education: Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois, 1995-1998

Board Certifications: American Nurse Credentialing Center

Practice: Westwood Obstetrics and Gynecology 1987-Present

Memberships: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, North American Menopause Society

Special Interests: Adolescent Gynecology and Sexual Health Education, Contraception and STD Prevention, Menopause and the use of Essential Oils to manage symptoms, as well as traditional therapies.

Languages Spoken: English

Jennifer Klump, CNP

Board Certified Nurse Midwife

Education: Currently pursuing Doctoral Studies at University of Northern Colorado- Planned graduation 2017; Masters of Science in Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio 2010; Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse; Wright State University, Dayton Ohio 2001; Associates Degree in Nursing, Registered Nurse; Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, Ohio 1999

Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board

Practice: Westwood Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014-Present

Memberships: American College of Nurse Midwives

Languages Spoken: English

Jennifer is married and has 3 daughters. She and her family moved here from Ohio in 2004. She practiced as a labor & delivery, postpartum and nursery nurse for 11 years prior to receiving her Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) certification and Master’s of Nursing degree from University of Cincinnati in 2010.

Jennifer and her family reside in a rural area, are active supporters of 4-H and raise goats.

She loves visiting with family and friends and also enjoys boating activities and reading for pleasure.

Global health issues are important to Jennifer, including care of the underserved population. In 2013 she traveled to Haiti and ran a health clinic in Delmas. Jennifer and her team provided health care to the citizens as well as physicals for two orphanages during their stay.

Languages Spoken: English

Leanne Bishop, CNM

Board Certified Nurse Midwife

Education: University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois – Nurse Midwifery Program 2009-2012

Board Certifications: American Midwifery Certification Board

Practice: Westwood Obstetrics and Gynecology

Memberships: Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, American College of Nurse Midwives

Special Interests: Adolescent Gynecology and Sexual Health Education, Contraception and STD Prevention, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Languages Spoken: English