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Healthy Connections
Winter 2019

Health Talks

Your Wellness. Expert Advice.

Health Talks is a series of free community health programs on a variety of topics designed to help empower you to improve your well being. Respected Rush experts will share insights and tips for healthy living. Attendance is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Learn more and register at

Welcome New Providers

Sean Kennedy, MDSean Kennedy, M.D.

Sean Kennedy, M.D., is a family medicine physician who is a strong believer in his patients maintaining their health through regular check-ups. Dr. Kennedy also finds it rewarding to educate teens about healthy habits they can continue for life. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies, and completed his residency in family medicine at Rush Copley Medical Center. Make an appointment or to watch his video.

Parul Bhatt, MDParul Bhatt, M.D.

Parul Bhatt, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician who not only focuses on her patient’s physical health, but also on a child’s academic, social and emotional well-being. Dr. Bhatt encourages children to adopt a lifetime of healthy habits and to communicate openly with their parents about their concerns and questions. Dr. Bhatt earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Make an appointment or to watch her video.

Rebekan Ellinger, CNMRebekah Ellinger, APRN, CNM, MSN

Rebekah developed a passion for midwifery early in her life. She embraced the unique approach to care that midwifery offers, including the emphasis on health promotion and active participation in health care decisions for women from adolescence through menopause. Rebekah views midwifery as a wonderful partnership which recognizes that each individual has different life experiences, knowledge, and goals. She especially enjoys the privilege of supporting women in labor and witnessing the miracle of birth. Learn more about Rebekah.

Jennifer Baxter, CNMJennifer Baxter, APRN, CNM, MSN

Jenny discovered midwifery in her very first nursing class at Aurora University and knew right away that a midwife was what she was meant to be. She enjoys teaching clients physical and mental health promotion and disease prevention strategies. Jenny is excited to be providing care in her hometown of Aurora. Learn more about Jennifer.

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