All Providers

A gifted team of dedicated professionals who care about each patient and have a passion for their wellness.

All ‘healthcare providers’ at Crusader are American trained and board certified, which means they have passed very difficult national tests. No volunteers are used here. Our staff includes physicians, dentists, Certified Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives and Doctors of Pharmacology. Most work full time only at Crusader Community Health.

During your health care visit, you will be asked to choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP) for your medical and dental needs. You will not rotate sites or providers, unless your personal provider is not available.

Our focus is out-patient (out of hospital) ‘primary care’ that involves adult internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics and women’s health. Some specialty services are on-site; however most specialty care is handled by a referral outside our system. We also focus on care to prevent illnesses, care to find problems early (such as cancer) and care to prevent complications from diseases.

Crusader providers will utilize “Best Practice” modern standards of care at all times to manage and improve your health care.

  • Karen Naleway, APN

    Karen Naleway, APN Women's Health

    Nurse Practitioner School:  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Fluent Language:  English Special Interests: infertility, teen population, menopause

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  • Zakera Nanabawa, MD

    Zakera Nanabawa, MD Women's Health

    Medical School: St Matthews University, Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies Residency: Central Michigan University, Saginaw, Michigan Board Certified: Obstetrics…

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  • Isabella Newcomer, DDS

    Isabella Newcomer, DDS Dental

    Dental School: University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa Fluent Language: English, Special Interests: general dentistry

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  • Jennifer Oerkfitz, CNM

    Jennifer Oerkfitz, CNM Women's Health

    Midwifery School: University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Fluent Language: English, Spanish Special Interests: Obstetrics & Gynecology

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  • Edwin Okeson, MD

    Edwin Okeson, MD Family Medicine

    Medical School: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois Residency:  University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, Illinois Board Certified: Family Medicine Master’s…

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  • Fatimah Oloriegbe, MD

    Fatimah Oloriegbe, MD Family Medicine

    Medical School: University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria Residency:  Southern Illinois University, Peoria, Illinois Board Certified: Family Medicine Fluent…

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  • Victoria Osborne, CNM

    Victoria Osborne, CNM Women's Health

    Nurse Practitioner School: University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois Fluent Language: English Special Interests: contraception, preconception counseling, breast feeding education and…

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  • Heather Piper, CNM

    Heather Piper, CNM Women's Health

    Certified Nurse Midwife Midwifery School: Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio Fluent Language: English, Spanish, French Special Interests:…

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  • Lizabeth Rantissi, PA-C

    Lizabeth Rantissi, PA-C Family Medicine

    Certified Physician Assistant Physician Assistant School: Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois Fluent Language: English Special Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Weight…

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  • Stephanie Rehberg, CNM

    Stephanie Rehberg, CNM Women's Health

    Midwifery School: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fluent Language: English Special Interests: family planning, breastfeeding promotion

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  • Heather Sharp, APN

    Heather Sharp, APN Pediatrics

    Nurse Practitioner School: University of Illinois College of Nursing, Rockford, Illinois Fluent Language:  English Special Interests: Pediatric Obesity, Asthma, Nutrition,…

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  • Laura Slavicek, PA-C

    Laura Slavicek, PA-C Family Medicine

    Physician Assistant School:  Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois Fluent Language:  English Special Interests:  Diabetes, Hypertension, Women’s Health

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