Providers

Joanna E. Betancourt MD, FAAP

Dr. Betancourt started Salud Pediatrics in 2004, just 3-years after she completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a board-certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a former adjunct associate professor at Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Betancourt has pursued several endeavors outside of the practice. In 2013, Dr. Betancourt was tapped by the American Academy of Pediatrics to be the spokesperson for the nationwide launch of healthychildren.org in Spanish. In 2015 she served on the board of Two Riverside HeadStart Agency. And in 2016 she was a member of the council for the non-profit Ingage.

Dr. Betancourt often emphasizes that her focus as a primary care doctor is to center on the whole child; looking at the physical, mental and social health issues that might affect a child’s growth and development.

She also highlights that her role as your pediatrician is to educate, counsel and be an advocate for children and their parents or guardians. As a wife, a mother of three children, business owner, and full-time working mom, she empathizes with parent’s needs and anxieties.

Besides being a pediatrician, how do you spend your time?
Tell me about the decision to become a pediatrician?
If you weren't in medicine, what career do you think you would have chosen?
What is your favorite thing about being a pediatrician?
What can you tell us about Salud Pediatrics and why it may be the right practice for parents?

Marciann Bock APN

Marciann Bock graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with my Masters in Nursing and is a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Bock serves as adjunct faculty member at UIC at Chicago and function as a preceptor for future nurse practitioners.

Marci (as her friends call her) has spent the majority of her career focusing on the health and well-being of children at various developmental and socio-economical levels.

Patients and families that Ms. Bock serves say that Marci is a compassionate person. She is dedicated to her career, and as a pediatric nurse practitioner, she strives for unsurpassed care.

She takes pride in being a representative and advocate for her patients and their family while preserving their autonomy as they grow older.

To learn a little bit more about Marci, click on the Q/A section below.

Besides being a pediatrician, how do you spend your time?
Tell me about the decision to become a pediatric nurse practitioner?
If you weren't in medicine, what career do you think you would have chosen?
What is your favorite thing a out being a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner?
What can you tell us about Salud Pediatrics and why it may be the right practice for parents.