807 Broadway St.,

Gillespie, IL 62033-1100

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Meet our staff

We consider it both our pleasure and responsibility to care for your child. We feel that knowing our outstanding staff is a very important part of our service. Please take a few minutes to get to know our caring doctors, nurses, and other staff.

Doctor Therese Polo, M.D.

Dr. Polo is a board certified pediatrician who graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1996. She is a supporter of breast feeding mothers and prenatal education, among other pursuits.

Bernadette K. Sobczak, DNP, APN, CPNP-PC, PMHS

Bernadette received her Master of Science in Nursing degree in May 2003 from the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Maryville University. She has also completed her Post Master's Certificate Program as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and additional certification as Pediatric Mental Health Specialist.

Your child's health is important to us. We look forward to providing your child with excellent medical care.

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Susan Brown

Susan Brown, a Certified Medical Assistant, has been providing excellent assistance for Dr. Polo for over 6 years. She is an integral part of the team.

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Come in today and get to know our friendly, nurturing staff.



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Taylor Gutierrez, LPN

Taylor is a Licensed Practical Nurse who graduated from Capital Area School of Practical Nursing in June 2019. She began working for Dr. Polo’s office in December 2019.