MUNSTER | Community Healthcare System recently welcomed eight doctors to the Community Care Network, Inc., (CCNI) team of physicians. Specialties these physician providers represent include breast reconstructive surgery, cardiology, family medicine, pulmonary medicine and pediatrics. CCNI physicians are closely affiliated with Community Healthcare System’s hospitals: Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart and Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center in Crown Point.
 
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Rebecca Garza, MD, has joined the staff at Community Hospital. She completed a fellowship at University of Chicago Medicine and received her medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She is accepting new patients at her office in Munster. Call 219-703-2423 to make an appointment or for more information.
 
Family medicine physician Sami Ismail, DO, has joined the staff at Community Hospital in Munster. He completed his residency at Sollus Northwest Family Medicine/Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic System in Grandview, Wash. He received his medical degree from Touro University Nevada – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nev. He is accepting new patients at his office in Cedar Lake. Call 219-374-5555 to make an appointment or for more information.
 
Pulmonologist Bilal Safadi, MD, has joined the staff at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. He completed his fellowship at University of Chicago and Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also received his medical degree. He is accepting new patients at his office in Merrillville. Call 219-769-0054 to make an appointment or for more information.
 
Pulmonologist Hakam Safadi, MD, also is on staff at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. He completed his fellowship at Pulmonary Medicine Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He received his medical degree from Damascan University Medical School in Syria. He is accepting new patients at his office in Merrillville. Call 219-769-0054 to make an appointment or for more information.
 
Pulmonologist Ammar Shaheen, MD, has joined the staff at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. He completed his fellowship at University of Mississippi Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Damascan University Medical School in Syria. He is accepting new patients at his office in Merrillville. Call 219-769-0054 to make an appointment or for more information.
 
Cardiologist Mohammad Shakir, DO, has joined the staff at Community Hospital in Munster and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago. He completed his fellowship at Midwestern University – St. James Olympia Fields, Ill., and received his medical degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill. He is accepting new patients at his offices in Munster and Cedar Lake. Call 219-836-4473 (Munster) or 219-703-6566 (Cedar Lake) to make an appointment or for more information.  
 
Family medicine physician Teresa Sharma, MD, has joined the staff at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. She completed her residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis and received her medical degree from University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients at her Hobart office. Call 219-942-1145 to make an appointment or for more information.
 
Pediatrician Lauren Thiesfeld, DO, has joined the staff at Community Hospital in Munster. She completed her residency at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., and received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. She is accepting new patients at her office in St. John. Call 219-226-2380 to make an appointment or for more information.
 
To find a CCNI physician near you, visit COMHS.org/physicians or call the physician referral line toll-free at 866-836-3477.
 

Ammar Shaheen MD

Bilial Safadi MD

Lauren Thiesfeld DO

Rebecca Garza MD

SafadiHakam


Sami Ismail DO

Mohammad Shakir MD

Teresa Sharma MD