Practitioners

Dr. Brett Cassidy

Dr. Cassidy is a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who has been practicing for over 20 years. He was born in Madison, Connecticut. He received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and his medical degree from Emory University. Dr. Cassidy performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. He practiced as an obstetrician in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, for 4 years. Dr Cassidy specializes in robotic surgery and is a national proctor for these cases.

Dr. Cassidy has been practicing in Sandwich, Yorkville, and Plainfield for over 12 years. He resides in Yorkville with his wife and two daughters.

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Dr. James Hawkins

Dr. Hawkins is a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist who has been practicing for over 30 years. He was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Illinois Benedictine College and his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hawkins performed his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Cook County in Chicago.

He has been practicing in Sandwich and Yorkville for over 20 years. He resides in Yorkville with his wife and seven children.

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Dr. Jill M. Palko

Dr. Palko, who grew up locally in Streator, is a board-certified OB/GYN who graduated Cum Laude from Illinois Wesleyan University before completing her medical degree at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation/Case Western Reserve University MetroHealth. She has a special interest in menstrual disorders and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

In her spare time, Dr. Palko has volunteered in homeless shelters, tutored kids, and worked with Habitat for Humanity.

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Stephanie Winn Nurse Practitioner

Stephanie Winn is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She started her career as a postpartum nurse before returning to graduate school. She graduated Sigma Theta Tau at the University of Cincinnati.

Stephanie strives to provide complete and compassionate care for all patients, with the goal to normalize the conversation on women’s health. Her passion is in adolescent health, contraceptive management, and prenatal care.

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