Community Hospital Welcomes Practitioners to Physician Network

By: Community Healthcare System Last Updated: September 18, 2018

Community Hospital recently welcomed new physicians to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) team of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

Cardiovascular Surgeon Vsevolod Tikhomirov, MD, is board certified in vascular surgery and completed his fellowship training at Loyola University. He completed his residency at Washington Hospital Center and received his medical degree from Russian Peoples’ Friendship University School of Medicine. Tikhomirov joins the Community Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons practice in Munster, Hobart and East Chicago. To make an appointment, call 219-703-2401.

Also joining the Community Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons is Cardiothoracic Surgeon Jason Frazier, MD. Frazier is board certified in thoracic surgery and completed his fellowship training at Loyola University. He completed his residency at Loyola University and received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. To make an appointment with Frazier, call 219-703-2401.

Orthopedic Surgeon Brian Evanson, MD, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and completed his fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at the University of Toledo and received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Evanson’s office is located at 1545 W. US Highway 30 in Schererville. To make an appointment, call 219-703-2440.

Ear, Nose and Throat specialist Akta Kakodkar, MD, is board certified in head and neck surgery and completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kakodkar joins CCNI Otolaryngologist Kedar Kakodkar, MD, in practice at 1950 45th Avenue in Munster. To make an appointment, call 219-703-9393.

Rheumatologist Natalie Sessions, DO, is board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine and completed her fellowship training at Largo Medical Center. She completed her residency at Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute and received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Sessions’ office is located at 921 Fran Lin Parkway in Munster. To make an appointment, call 219-836-1310.

Internal Medicine specialist Karen Noriega, MD, completed her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and received her medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. She has offices located at 9122 Columbia Avenue and 801 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 402, in Munster. To make an appointment with Noriega, call 219-836-3366.

To find a CCNI physician near you, visit comhs.org/physicians or call the physician referral line toll free at 866-836-3477.