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Meet The Doctors

Farah Malik, M.D.

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, DC

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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Meet The Rest of The Team

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, LMT, 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.

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, LPTA

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, Medical Assistant

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