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Current Providers and Staff


Occupational Health at Community Healthcare System has been providing extraordinary healthcare to the working community in Northwest Indiana for decades.

As a trusted name in providing extraordinary occupational healthcare, our team believes strongly in workplace wellness and understands that injury case management is driven by the goals of controlling medical expenses and reducing loss-time. As healthcare partners with our clients, we specialize in preventing injuries and ongoing care to keep workers healthy and productive.

We provide excellent, compassionate service and cost-effective solutions for a full spectrum of care. Woven throughout is our commitment to education in the workplace to help prevent injuries, reinforce self-responsibility, worker wellness and problem-solving. 


  • Raza Akbar, MD, Medical Director, Munster: 219-440-5286
  • Mohamad Turkmani, MD, East Chicago, Hobart and Portage: 219-392-7424
  • Usha Vyas-Major, MD, Staff Physician, Hobart: 219-947-6495
  • Mark Gardner, MD, Staff Physician, East Chicago: 219-392-7424
  • Priya Shastri, MD, Staff Physician, Portage: 219-947-6628
  • John Danielson, MD, Staff Physician, Hobart: 219-947-6495
  • Victoria Barajas, Nurse Practitioner, Portage: 219-947-6628
  • Caitlyn Pulice, Nurse Practitioner, Munster, East Chicago and Hobart: 219-440-5286
  • Jane Targgart, Nurse Practitioner, East Chicago, Munster and Hobart: 219-392-7424
  • Juana Ambriz de Williams, Nurse Practitioner, Portage: 219-947-6628
  • Sandra Higgins, Nurse Practitioner – on-site at BP
  • Renee Lax, Nurse Practitioner – on-site at US Steel
  • Jennifer Ntovas, Nurse Practitioner – on-site at US Steel

Operations Managers

  • John Doherty, Vice President: 219-703-1558
  • Mark Savage, Director (Munster, East Chicago, Hobart, Portage): 219-947-6653
  • Jo Anne McDonald, Regional Director (East Chicago, Hobart, Portage): 219-392-7460 
  • Rick Weber, Physician Practice Network Manager (Munster): 219-440-5307
  • Gladys Ramierz, Physician Practice Network Manager (Hobart, Portage): 219-947-6628


  • Susan Mizgate, Regional Sales: 219-789-9430


  • Billing Office (Regional): 219-392-7562