About our Staff

Learn more about our physicians and nurse practitioners that bring a wealth of their expertise and knowledge to American Health Center Ltd.

Dr Nisha Patel
Dr. Nisha Patel, M.D. went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her family medicine training at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. She joined this clinic because she shares a similar philosophy being that patient care is her number one priority.

Dr. Patel practices all aspects of family medicine. She sees men, women, and children for routine checkups as well as illnesses. Her special clinical interests are women's health from adolescence to menopause, pediatrics, disease prevention, mental well-being, weight management, and aesthetic medicine.

She has a passion and a reputation for building strong long-term relationships with patients. Dr. Patel believes that good communication is a key component to good health. As her patient, you will be treated as an individual, not a specific condition or disease. In addition, you'll be encouraged to take an active role in your health care -- to ask all of your questions and know all of your options. She welcomes new patients of all ages and backgrounds. Make an appointment with Dr. Patel today and begin your journey towards healthier living!

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO , United Health Care PPO and Cigna PPO provider.

Angelika Opiela
Angelika Opiela MSN, RN, FNP-C is an extremely dedicated and ambitious Family Nurse Practitioner who is fluent in English and Polish. Having received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University, a second Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Resurrection University, she went on to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing from Olivet Nazarene. Her background primarily is in family practice which allowed her to work with diverse patient populations, promote optimum health, perform preventive health measures, and develop a passion for family practice. She can proudly say she’s a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a recipient of National Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence. Angelika really enjoys working with families through all stages of their lives and providing compassionate, individualized care, while involving them in decision making process regarding their healthcare. She has worked as a Registered Nurse in Nazareth’s Family Center clinic at Presence St. Mary & Elizabeth’s Medical Center and was truly committed in serving the community. Her main focus is health promotion, disease prevention, and health education. Angelika is passionate about pediatrics, immunizations, and women’s health.