PROVIDERS

South Broadway Location

Affinia Healthcare provides trusted health services through highly qualified and dedicated professionals at our locations. These providers, working along side our dedicated staff and volunteers, have received their training and certifications from some of the most highly-regarded programs in the nation.

 

Dr. Christopher Prater

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 

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Christopher Prater, MD is a primary care physician with an interest in immigrant and refugee health. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. He worked in a community health center in Baltimore for three years prior to moving to St. Louis, where he is originally from, in 2017.

Dr. Mary Keegan

OB/GYN

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Dr. Keegan earned her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Doctorate of Medicine from University of Missouri School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Mihiret Belihu

Family Practitioner 

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Dr. Mihiret Million Belihu received her medical degree from University of Gondar in Gondar, Ethiopia. She completed her family medicine residency at Mercy Family Medicine in St louis MO and has also received a diploma from the institute for international medicine and public health. She is board certified in Family medicine. She speaks fluent English and Amharic. Her professional interests include primary care for all ages including newborns, and women’s health.

Dr. Thomas Kuciejczky-Kernan

Family Practitioner

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Dr. Kuciejczyk-Kernan is board-certified in both family and integrative medicine. He applies a “functional” and mind-body medicine approach to help his patients heal the root causes of their chronic illness. Dr. K-Kernan has worked at Affinia for 28 years, and serves as an assistant medical director.

Sarah Smith

Doctor of Nursing Practice/Family Practice

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Biography to come.​

Kelcey DePass

Family Nurse Practitioner 

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Biography to come.​

Angela Schiefelbein

Family Nurse Practitioner 

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Angela Schiefelbein is a Family Nurse Practitioner and cares for all family members of any age (including kids, adults, women’s health and pregnant women). Angela has been working at Affinia Healthcare for 15 years, and speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She loves helping patients wherever they are on their own path of health and wellness.

Amber Beery

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Biography to come.​

Dr. Patrick Battaglia

Chiropractor 

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Dr. Patrick J. Battaglia is a clinician within Logan’s Integrative Heath Centers and assistant professor of radiology in the Doctor of Chiropractic program. He earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University in 2012, and subsequently completed a 3-year residency in diagnostic imaging, becoming board certified in chiropractic radiology in 2016. He has also completed a 1-year fellowship in diagnostic imaging, with emphasis on ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Battaglia’s clinical interests include assimilating chiropractic care into traditional multidisciplinary medical settings, and implementing diagnostic ultrasound into routine musculoskeletal practice. His research interests include studying the sonoanatomy of various musculoskeletal structures, especially important structures of the arch of the foot in people with flatfoot deformity.

Dr. Margaret Shields

Podiatrist

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Biography to come.​

Dr. Shirley Visser

Podiatrist

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Biography to come.​