It's All About You

Getting to know you. 

The cornerstone of the Premise Health experience is simple: it’s all about you. Our physicians and staff are focused on your wellness. Compared to traditional community medical practices, our providers spend more time building an understanding of your health. It’s a truly different experience. It’s less rushed. And it starts with having the right people to take care of you. People who will listen. People who will build a real, trusting relationship with you – leading to better care.

Better relationships for better care. 

The Carpenters Center for Health staff includes a Doctor as the Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Health Condition Manager
(also a Registered Nurse), Medical Assistants, Health Center Manager and skilled support staff. Everyone on your clinic’s team has been fully screened and selected by Premise Health for their leading-edge knowledge and skills. The Carpenters Center for Health is not designed to replace your current doctor. It works alongside your current medical team, adding a new layer of convenience so you never miss a beat. Plus, if you ever need a referral to a specialist, we’re right here for you.


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Susan Fedinec, DO, FAAFP – Doctor | Medical Director

Dr. Susan Fedinec is the Medical Director and Family Physician for the Carpenters Center for Health. Susan has many years of experience as a family doctor, administrator, and educator. She graduated with honors from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a Specialty Family Medicine Internship and Residency program with Ohio University and was the Chief Resident in her final year. She is board certified, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and an active member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Patient Care Philosophy: 
Dr. Fedinec is an osteopathic family doctor who believes in treating her patients like her own family, holistically and compassionately. She enjoys spending time with her patients, listening, guiding, and respecting each patient's values and perspectives to create a plan of care for better health. She emphasizes positive lifestyle choices and helps patients to follow through on those choices.

How I stay "well": 
Dr. Fedinec loves spending time with her family, working on home projects, coaching/playing volleyball, working out at the gym, gardening, enjoying her pets, and traveling. She loves to volunteer at her church, in her community, and at her children's schools and sports events. 


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Meredith Walter, APN FNP-BC – Nurse Practitioner

Meredith F. Walter is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Meredith has worked in healthcare for over two decades in various clinical and administrative roles. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago and her Master's of Science degree from Chamberlain College of Nursing, where she graduated with distinct honors. She holds a national board certification from American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) and is an active member of Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (ISAPN) and Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA).

Patient Care Philosophy:
Meredith believes patients and their families should be treated with compassion and openness. She believes her duty as a Nurse Practitioner is to demonstrate a willingness to understand patient values, resources, and perspective on health thereby helping to create a plan of care that works for the them.

How I stay "well":
I enjoy evening walks with my family and two dogs, listening to live music and baking. I am always on the look out for the next project either at home or in my community. I love hosting parties and celebrating friends and family.


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Sherrie Patrick, RN, MAEd – Condition Management | Wellness Coach

Sherrie is a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree in Adult Education. Sherrie has been a nurse for almost 3 decades. She began her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Sherrie is always looking for ways to learn and grow both personally and professionally. She went back to school for her RN degree and, eventually got her Master's degree in Adult Education from National Louis University. Sherrie has practiced in a variety of healthcare settings: hospital, home health and supervisory. Sherrie has a passion for teaching and developing relationships with individuals to help them reach their health management goals. 

Patient Care Philosophy: 
Encouraging and collaborating with individuals to reach their health goals.

How I stay "well": 
I eat a plant based diet, participate in yoga and Pilates.


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D'Onte Thomas, CMA – Certified Medical Assistant

D'Onte Thomas is a Certified Medical Assistant with a variety of experience in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He is looking forward to working in the health center and developing positive relationships with members and their families. D'Onte is interested in continuing his education in healthcare.

Patient Care Philosophy: 
D'Onte believes that good patient care starts with a smile and greeting people so they feel cared for and comfortable. He enjoys the interaction with members and families, and seeing the smiles on their faces. He believes that taking the time to understand and show he cares is incredibly important.

How I stay "well":
D'Onte stays well by being well, using travel and shopping as key components. He believes in celebrating with family and friends to stay well and enjoy life.


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Nina Stoica, CMA, CPT – Certified Medical Assistant

Nina has been a licensed Certified Medical Assistant since 2010. She describes herself as a people person. The reason Nina pursued healthcare is the opportunity to work with people every day. The most rewarding part of all is helping people. Seeing how she can impact members on a daily basis reminds her of why she does what she does. She looks forward to assisting in the clinic and being an advocate for members and their families.

Patient Care Philosophy: 
I believe in treating people the way I want to be treated with respect, compassion, and patience. I believe my role as a CMA is to assist the providers as well as the health center team to provide the best care possible.

How I stay "well": 
I believe part of staying well is giving to others and volunteering my time. I enjoy spending time with my four legged 'babies' and walking in nature. I feel recharged when I have an opportunity to find a new restaurant, activity, or new life experience.


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David Morin, RN, MS – Health Center Manager

David Morin is an RN and serves in the role of Health Center Manager for the Carpenters Center for Health. In his current role, David provides site-level oversight of the Primary Care Medical Home practice. David’s experience includes leading teams in the outpatient setting, hospital, and industrial workplaces. David earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, and his Master of Science in HR Management and Development from National Louis University. David has worked with employee populations at the worksite for almost his entire career and is highly motivated about advancing health promotion and illness avoidance through healthy living, education and changing lifestyle behaviors; all important measures to help reduce the risk of disease.

Patient Care Philosophy:
David believes engaging and educating individuals to take responsibility for their health and wellness can have a substantial impact on health outcomes. Your journey for better health starts with just one step.

How I stay "well": 
I believe in finding a good work/life balance for not only my personal and family life, but to help reduce the stress of day to day living. I like to exercise and enjoy almost anything involving the outdoors. A few years ago, I discovered the benefits of eating a mostly plant-based diet, and now strive to find creative and flavorful recipes to cook that maximize the flavors of food.