FirstLine Therapy Staff

Vesna V. Skul, MD, FACP
Dr. Vesna Skul, a graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago, is a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush University. Her seventeen year career has been devoted to caring for women in all phases of their lives. Through her work with the leadership of the American College of Physicians, she has helped shape guidelines for educational requirements of internists through all of the nation's medical universities. This earned her, among many other teaching awards, the College's highest recognition, the Laureate Award.

Danuta K. Hoyer, MD
Dr. Danuta Hoyer is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rush Medical College. She is a Board Certified Internist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College. Her areas of expertise include management issues of mature patients with multiple medical problems. Known in the Chicago area as the "doctor's doctor", she has been among the best doctors in Chicago for a number of years.

Helen Shidler, ND, APN/CNP
Helen Shidler is a certified nurse practitioner (CNP) who works collaboratively with the internal medicine physicians at CCWM. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as both an adult and gerontological nurse practitioner.
Prior to her CNP role, Helen held management, faculty, and staff positions throughout her more than twenty-five year nursing career.

Helen R. Stein, RN, BSN, CIHWC
Helen R. Stein graduated from Macomb Community College’s Registered Nurses Associate Degree Program in Michigan, followed by a BSN from Wayne State University. She has continued to further her nursing career by attending numerous continuing education programs. Her 33 year career has been devoted to improving the quality of life of her patients and community at large. Because of her leadership skills and drive for excellence, Helen has held several high level nursing administrative positions.


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Comprehensive Center for Women's Medicine services the following areas for FirstLine Therapy, stress management and other women's health issues; Chicago, Naperville, Highland Park,
Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Oak Brook, Northbrook, Arlington Heights, Winnetka, Wilmette, Lincoln Park, River North as well as other Chicago areas.