GREEN CIRCLE

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Meet the Doctor

Dina Pavilonis, MD

I am a double boarded certified physician in the field of Family Medicine and Bariatric (Obesity) Medicine. I completed my residency training at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, IL. I worked as a primary care doctor for six years before choosing to focus on Bariatric and Functional Medicine. I am a member of American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, Obesity Medicine Association and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

The urge to select a different approach to medicine was stimulated by the sharp increase of the patients that suffer complex chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, mental illnesses and heart diseases. Acute care approaches to the management of health situations fall short addressing individual health conditions. Thus, a functional approach to the delivery of care is bound to offer a comprehensive mechanism to address chronic diseases to the society. Welcome to our clinic whereby health is a holistic concept. Green Circle Wellness Clinic integrates a variety of concepts including diet, lifestyle and even stress factors that may have adverse effects on the health of a patient.

Eva Dec

N.D.

Dr. Eva Dec is the founder of a private concierge natural health practice in the southwest suburbs of Chicago specializing in helping individuals balance their lifestyles and recover from chronic illness. Trained in naturopathic medicine, chiropractic care, functional medicine, holistic health coaching and public communication, Dr. Dec possesses a diverse set of skills needed to care for patients in the most natural and gentle manner possible. Dr. Dec believes that true health-care cannot exist without regular life-care, and it’s her mission to empower individuals with simple and sustainable lifestyle solutions on their journey to lasting health.

Dr. Dec received her bachelor’s degree in Public Communications from DePaul University in Chicago. Shortly after graduating from DePaul, she enrolled in the renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, affiliated with Columbia University, where she studied under some of the most highly regarded experts in the natural health field and received her board certification in Holistic Health Counseling. Dr. Dec’s interest in functional nutrition and integrative health only grew stronger with time and eventually led her to obtain two doctorates in complementary and lifestyle medicines (Chiropractic and Naturopathy) from the well-recognized National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL. Dr. Dec is continually committed to learning about the newest advances in healthcare, and has spent hundreds of hours outside of the classroom expanding her knowledge on lifestyle medicine, nutritional science, neurology, complex illness, genomics, IV therapy and functional testing. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, dancing, meditating and going on walks with her cuddly Shih Tzu, Wally.

Gina Caifano

Gina Caifano

MSN-RN, Nike Trainer

Gina holds a Biological Health Sciences and Masters in Nursing degree from DePaul University and is a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach for over 15 years. She is currently enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner and The Institute of Functional Medicine Practitioner program and will be licensed in 2022. Her passion stems from helping and educating others to become the most optimal version of themselves through engaging and listening to her patients on a very individual level. Understanding her patients on a personal level allows her to understand the root cause, find solutions, and integratively treat each patient. You can find Gina programming and coaching functional strength classes on the weekends or endurance running around the City of Chicago with her golden retriever Griffey.
Faith

Faith Perrin, LPC

Psychologist

Faith is an integrative Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that each client has a story to share, stemming from a diverse and unique background. She graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She is also a certified integrative nutritional consultant and has previously worked as a nutritionist for 3 years. Due to her extensive background in nutrition, Faith has knowledge in how vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, gut infections, or food intolerances can intensify mental health symptoms. If appropriate and with the help of the Green Circle Wellness team, certain mental health symptoms may be managed without medications.

Faith enjoys working with adults and adolescents on issues such as disordered eating, anxiety, panic disorders, depression, sexual assault, physical abuse, complex trauma, relational issues, existential and life transitions, and OCD. Faith has an integrative treatment approach that is rooted in evidence-based Trauma-Focused Therapy, Mind-Body Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, and Behavioral Therapy. Faith’s integrative therapeutic style allows her to tailor a plan of action to the unique and specific needs of her clients.

In her spare time, Faith likes to unplug by connecting with friends and family, reading, cooking, strength training, and yoga. Faith loves engaging in new experiences and typically fills her day with creativity, movement, and connection.

Tiffany Vandivier

Tiffany Vandivier

Registered Nurse

Tiffany is a Registered Nurse and holds her Bachelors in Nursing from Ursuline College. She is currently pursuing her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from DePaul University with a certificate from the Institute of Functional Medicine. Tiffany believes that medicine should be approached holistically. After going through her own health struggles she has a passion to help others navigate their personal health journey. Along with being a Registered Nurse Tiffany is a 200 HR Yoga Teacher. She believes that through the practice of yoga we become both physically and mentally stronger. Outside of Green Circle you can find her experimenting with healthy recipes, teaching yoga and playing with her mini golden doodle Sage.
Summer Sanders

Summer Sanders, PT, DPT, Cert.DN

Physical Therapist

Summer is a physical therapist that has worked in Chicago as an outpatient manual physical therapist since 2013. Her passion for treating the person as a whole by addressing the mind-body connection of pain, injury, and dysfunction is reflected through her personal practice of meditation, mindfulness, and all things fitness-related. Summer strives to break down the "how" and "why" of mobility and postural abnormalities to address the root of the issue with an individualized approach incorporating functional movement analysis, neuromuscular re-education, manual therapy techniques, dry needling, and exercise.

Summer is an avid self-care and mindful living enthusiast who believes in balancing physical exercise with recovery, restoration, and sleep training for wellness and prevention. Summer is certified in Dry Needling and Reiki I&II, and is currently undergoing training to become a Certified Meditation Teacher. Come see Summer at Green Circle Wellness to get in tune with your mind-body connection, restore mobility and strength of your musculoskeletal system, and heal your old traumas. Injuries are not required…clients with wellness/prevention-based goals are welcome!

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy (University of Illinois – Chicago), 2013
  • Bachelor of General Studies: biological, psychological, and health sciences (University of Missouri-Columbia), 2009
  • Certified Dry Needling Specialist
  • Reiki I&II – Usui Holy Fire® III
  • Titleist Performance Institute: Level 1&2 Medical
Noelle Cegielski

Noelle Cegielski

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Private Chef.

Noelle is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Dominican University. She also has two years of training in Culinary Arts as a Private Chef from Kendall College. Noelle has a passion for cooking and strongly believes that food and nutrition is the core of Functional Medicine, which addresses the patient as whole person, not just an isolated set of systems. Nutrition is all about finding the right way for each patient as individuals to eat by using food to maximize the potential for health and reverse dysfunction and disease. There is no single “right diet” that works for us all. Noelle is furthering her studies and currently taking courses to become a Certified Functional Nutrition Practitioner through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, IFNA.

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