Meet the Doctors

  • Farah Malik

    Dr. Farah Malik is a board certified internist with many years experience in private practice. Her clinical expertise includes internal medicine, rheumatology, diabetes, and hypertension management. She values a holistic approach to patient care with a strong emphasis in preventative medicine. She was born in New York City and grew up in the northeast. She graduated from the University of Medicine of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1996. She enjoys the position as the medical director of APMY.

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    Professional Affiliations:

    • Member of the Multidisciplinary Academy of Affiliated Medical Arts (M.A.A.M.A.)
  • Brian D. Berkey
    DC, ACRB-Level 1, CGFI, CFCE

    Dr. Brian D. Berkey began his studies at Wright State University prior to graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the National College of Chiropractic. He later completed the five academic year Doctor of Chiropractic program, graduating with honors (salutatorian and Summa Cum laude). Prior to graduation Dr. Berkey finished an internship at the National University Health Center-Woodridge Chiropractic clinic. His post graduate studies have focused on herniated disc treatment, treating auto crash injuries and work injuries, neurology, and weight loss. He enjoys his position as the clinic director of APMY.

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    • Certified Rehabilitation Doctor (CCRD-Level 1)
    • Certified Golf Fitness Instructor (CGFI)
    • Certified Sole Supports Orthotics
    • Certified CPR
    • Certified Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) Examiner
    • Certified Work Hardening/Conditioning Specialist

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Member of the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board
    • Member of the American Chiropractic Association
    • Member of the Illinois Chiropractic Association
    • Member of the Multidisciplinary Academy of Affiliated Medical Arts (M.A.A.M.A.)
  • Joseph Minardi

    Dr. Minardi earned his degree from the National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL. He opened his first clinic in his hometown of Elmwood Park, IL and later relocated to Sugar Grove, IL. He has lived in Yorkville for 22 years. As an active outdoorsman, he enjoys helping athletes of all ages overcome their injuries and compete at their highest level. He has over 28 years of clinic experience and has gained extensive knowledge in spinal injuries, headaches, and sports injuries.

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  • Jessica Jaquez
    Physical Therapist

    Jessica graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Master in Physical Therapy in 2009. Her interest in Physical Therapy started as she worked as a Physical Therapy Aide in high school and grew while playing rugby in college. Jessica is dedicated to providing comprehensive individualized treatments for each patient. She further promotes a healthy living through Usana Health Sciences as a Wellness Associate. Jessica lives right around the corner in Montgomery with her husband and young son. She enjoys spending free time with her family, doing artwork, and staying active by running, biking, kayaking, and skiing.

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  • Joe Pignato
    Rehabilitation Specialist

    Joe has been a Rehabilitation Specialist dedicated to helping APMY patients to get better than they ever have been since 2006. Joe grew up in Cicero and now lives in Oswego with his wife and two daughters. He attended St. Joseph High School then Morton College where he received his certification in massage therapy in May of 2001. In 2005 he received his licensure. He has been working with patients since 1999. Away from work he likes to spend time with his family, enjoys golfing, going to sporting events and hanging out with friends.

  • Shirley Staples
    Rehabilitation Technician/Massage Therapist

    Bio and picture to come soon

  • Leslie Faltz
    Rehabilitation Technician

    Leslie grew up in Plano and lived there with her parents and twin sister. After high school at Aurora Central she attended Wabaunsee Community College and studied Business Management before deciding to switch directions to study Massage Therapy. She studied anatomy, physiology and kinesiology then began doing massage in a salon setting. In 2004 Leslie joined the team at APMY. This job has been very fun and rewarding. The best part is helping patients perform their exercises properly and watching their great results! Outside of work Leslie enjoys exercising, water sports and gardening. She resides with her husband in Sandwich.

  • Cassie Weder

    Cassie was born in New Lenox, IL and now resides in Plainfield with her husband and rescue dog Kimber. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi where she was a 4-year, Division 1 All-Conference starter in softball. Cassie received her Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Fox College in Tinley Park, IL. Outside of work, Cassie enjoys outdoor activities, warm weather, and spending time with her family.

  • Colleen Clark, MA
    Medical Assistant

    Bio and picture coming soon.

  • John Pochie
    Office Manager

    John lives in Joliet with his wife, Grace, and their four crazy cats.  He received his BA in Health Administration from Governor's State University and has over 30 years of leadership and management experience with both large and small practices in Illinois, New York, and Colorado.

    John is also a musician and misses performing live as a soloist and bass player in a rock band.

    John is passionate about caring for our patients and encouraging them through their treatment.  He enjoys being at APMY and intends to continue the tradition of providing excellent care for our patients.

  • LaVerne Smith

    LaVerne grew up in Oak Park and relocated to Aurora in 2018.  She brings over 20 years of customer service experience - seven of them in healthcare - to her position at APMY.  She has two children and a grandson whom she loves spending time with.  Cooking, crocheting, and tending to plants fill her free time.

    LaVerne has a genuine passion for helping others and is excited to continue serving in healthcare.

  • Jan Dunn

    Jan has worked in the healthcare field for 35 years at various doctor's offices, dental practices, vision specialists, long-term care facilities, and now APMY.  She has been married 50 years to Bill, has four children, six grandchildren, two dogs, and a large Macaw named Harley who keeps them laughing with funny antics and talking.

    Jan enjoys camping (or 'glamping') in their camper, boating, and swimming.

    She has been a patient at APMY since 2015 and has always loved the doctors and the staff.  She credits APMY for helping her through injuries and for helping her and Bill lose 50 pounds each through the DWLS weight loss program.

  • Terri Patterson
    Accounts Receivable

    Terri lives in Yorkville and enjoys spending time with her family.  She has a masters in mathematics and enjoys working with numbers.  She loves teaching and helping students learn new math concepts.  She has taught in both private and public school settings.  In addition, she has developed on-line math curriculums.

    Terri helps patients by making sure their insurance companies are cover our services.  She works 'behind the scenes' making sure our patient's claims get paid. 

  • Michael Gaul
    Personal Trainer/Rehabilitation Technician

    Mike lives in Yorkville with his wife and two sons.  He is the owner of Trinity Fitness, which operates on the lower level of APMY.  Mike values time with his family and enjoys keeping active by exercising and spending time with his boy and their Great Dane.

    'Being able to help people change their lives through diet and exercise is a true blessing.'