Hospitals of Community Healthcare System welcome practitioners of physician network

Hospitals of Community Healthcare System welcome practitioners of physician network
By: Community Healthcare System Last Updated: August 4, 2020

MUNSTER – Community Healthcare System recently welcomed several practitioners to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) team of physicians. Among the specialties these physicians and surgeons represent are endocrinology, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery. The CCNI group of physicians are closely affiliated with Community Healthcare System’s hospitals: Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart and specialty hospital, Community Stroke & Rehabilitation Center in Crown Point.

Ali Al Khazaali

Endocrinologist Ali Al Khazaali, MD, completed his internship and residency at Roseland Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He completed his fellowship in endocrinology at St. Louis University. He received his medical degree from the University of Al-Qadisiyah. He is on staff at Community Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital. He is accepting new patients. For an appointment, call 219-703-2408. 

Mark Fesenmyer

Board certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist Mark Fesenmyer, MD, completed his fellowship and residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinic. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is on staff at St. Mary Medical Center and is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 219-947-6795.

Peter Mavrelis

Board certified gastroenterologist Peter Mavrelis, MD, is on staff at St. Mary Medical Center. He completed his fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He served his residency at Milwaukee County Medical Hospital. He received his medical degree from Washington University. He is accepting new patients. For an appointment, call 219-947-6795.

Ahmad Shughoury

Gastroenterologist Ahmad Shughoury, MD, served his residency and internship at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Aleppo University. He is accepting new patients at his offices in Hobart and Valparaiso. Call 219-947-6795 to make an appointment.

Also new to CCNI are obstetrics and gynecological practitioners Zachary Dobbin, MD, PhD, LaChanda Dunlap-Wright, DO, and Wayne Larson, MD.

Zachary Dobbin

Dobbin completed his residency at University of Chicago Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and his PhD from the University of Alabama Birmingham. He is on staff at St. Mary Medical Center and is accepting new patients. To make an appointment, call 219-661-6171.

LaChanda Dunlap-Wright

Also affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center, obstetrician/gynecologist LaChanda Dunlap-Wright, DO, received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is accepting appointments for new patients at two office locations: Innovative Women’s Health in Hobart and at the Valparaiso Health Center. Call 219-942-8620 (Hobart) or 219-286-3775 (Valparaiso).

Wayne Larson

Obstetrician/gynecologist Wayne Larson, MD, completed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. He received his medical degree from Indiana University. He is on staff at Community Hospital and is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 219-703-9330.

Michael Knesek

Board certified orthopedic surgeon Michael Knesek, MD, completed his Sports Medicine and Shoulder fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his medical degree from Loyola University in Chicago. He is on staff at St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting new patients at his offices in Portage and Valparaiso. For an appointment, call 219-945-4488.

Venkat Kavuri

Orthopedic spine surgeon Venkat Kavuri, MD, received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine. He also completed his residency at Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. He completed his fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at Houston Methodist. He is on staff at St. Mary Medical Center and is accepting new patients. For an appointment, call 219-947-6009.

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