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Patient Care Providers

Christian Community Health Center works with a number of trained professional staff members who are committed to working together to provide you with quality services. In addition to your medical provider, our health and wellness team members include a nurse and medical assistant and may also include: registration staff, behavioral health therapist, counselor, patient health advocate, or case manager—depending upon your needs. You’re at the center of your care. Our team will give you the tools to help you manage your own health.

Victor L. Thomas, MD. Chief Medical Officer - Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Dr. Thomas received his Medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine in 1987. He completed his residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in 1991. Since that time, he’s offered 23 years of quality health services in Internal medicine and Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital, Advocate Bethany Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, and more. 

Loudjine Jean-Michel, DDSDental Director

Dr. Loudjine Jean-Michel earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy (2011). Prior to that she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University Chicago. Throughout her over five years of experience she remains dedicated to the prevention and progression of dental disease. Currently, using the latest research and a modern approach, she remains dedicated to sharing her skills with the community of CCHC.

Andre Dejean, MD- Internal Medicine

Dr. Andre Dejean brings over twenty years of medical experience to CCHC’s patient care team. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree (1984) and a Master’s Degree (1989) in Biology, and continued his education to earn a Doctorate of Medicine in 1994 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He’s provided his medical expertise at the likes of Presence Medical Group, MetroSouth Medical Center, St. Bernard Hospital, and more. Dr. Dejean has shown commitment to excellence by pursuing numerous hours of continuing professional education in the medical field and is a proud member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Leslie D. Moore, RN, CNM, MSPH Certified Nurse Midwife

Nurse Leslie Moore is a Certified Nurse Midwife who completed the BS-RN program at the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2010. She gained valuable clinical experience practicing as a Registered Nurse with various populations and went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing in May 2013. As a Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Moore aims to work with women from various backgrounds to optimize their health and wellbeing in a manner that integrates mind, body, and soul across the lifespan in the women’s health specialty which also includes pre-natal and post-partum care.

Angel Leake, MD, MBA Infectious Diseases Physician

Dr. Angel Leake has been practicing as a licensed physician since 2008. After she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 2002, she completed several years of hands-on residency and fellowship training at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University respectively. Dr. Leake specializes in infectious diseases and is a proud member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the HIV Medicine Association, the Illinois State Medical Society, and The American College of Physicians.

Dorothy Akaeze, NP Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Dorothy Akaeze is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has 9 years of direct patient care experience as a registered nurse. She has held administrative positions such as Nursing Supervisor and Charge Nurse during her RN practice history and exemplifies leadership in nursing practice and a thorough knowledge of providing quality patient-centered care. Nurse Akaeze received a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Governor State University in May 2015 and has been successful in implementing the professional skills acquired as an RN to her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Amy Ramirez, M.D. Pediatrician

Dr. Amy Ramirez received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in June 1971, and a medical degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 1976. She brings 40 years of experience to the CCHC medical team and looks to continue providing quality patient care that focuses on the medical and psychosocial aspects that affect pediatric health. Dr. Ramirez is bilingual speaking both English and Spanish and is a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Solomon Okai, MD Internal Medicine

Dr. Solomon Okai brings 30 years of valuable experience as a medical provider to CCHC’s patient care team. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Nevada, and attained his medical degree from University of Southern California specializing in Internal Medicine. Dr. Okai blends compassion with his extensive knowledge of medical practices to provide patients with a quality experience that addresses their needs holistically. He is a wonderful addition to our medical staff and is committed to servicing the community while upholding the patient-centered standard.

Sandre L. Crain, MSN- Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Sandre Crain received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2001. She worked in medical labs for nine years where she gained valuable experience testing samples and assessing specimens collected from patients. She then earned a second Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in May 2013 (Purdue University), and went on to achieve her Masters of Science in Nursing in May 2017 from Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, IL). Nurse Crain brings her advanced nursing skills and expertise to our patient care team with a focus to provide quality compassionate comprehensive care to the CCHC community.