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.