Welcome to North Shore Primary Care, where our goal is to deliver high-quality medical care in a comfortable and reassuring setting. Our doctors continually stay up-to-date with the latest advances in medicine. We take the time to sit and listen to your specific concerns. We emphasize wellness and will work with you to help you achieve your healthiest state possible. We are available to manage your medical needs and to be your partner on the road to excellent health!

North Shore Physicians

North Shore Primary Care provides our patients with a variety of health services. Some of which include: preventive wellness, acute sick care, nutrition and fitness care, and bariatric medicine. We provide our patients with individual responses to their needs. Our doctors are here to assist you along the path of your personal health journey. We take the time needed to listen to our patients and discover the best treatment plan for each individual.

North Shore Doctors

In 2003, Dr. Shana Weiss started North Shore Primary Care in an effort to provide local residents with compassionate, high-quality primary care physicians. Our doctors emphasize listening to our patients. We will work alongside you to ensure that you fully understand your situation and the best ways to treat it. Our exceptional team of doctors has the knowledge and experience needed to provide you with the finest primary care.

Shana Weiss, MD

Shana Weiss, MDCertification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine
Board Certified, Internal Medicine

Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Internship, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Maryland Medical Systems, Baltimore, MD

M.D. Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Graduate School Medical Science Track Program
Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
B.A. Psychology, Pre-medical program
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Honors and Awards:
Nominated for Internal Medicine Chief Resident, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
AMWA, Janet M. Glasgow Award for Achievement, May 1996

Lake County Medical Association
Illinois State Medical Society
American Medical Association

Prior Positions:
Vice-President, AMWA


Manisha Patel PA-C

ManishaPhysician Assistant

NCCPA Board Certified

University of Illinois at Chicago
Midwestern University, Downers Grove

National Health Service Corp Scholarship, 2009
Appreciation Award, Cermak Health Services 2013

Prior Positions:
Physician Assistant, Cermak Health Services
Guest Lecturer, Malcolm X PA Program and Midwestern University PA Program
Medical Laboratory Technologist, University of Illinois in Chicago and Mercy Hospital

Philosophy of Care
We will care for you when you are sick and when you are well.
We provide high quality, compassionate care through teamwork, open communication and respect for your concerns.


Suzanne Silva

IMG_5001Physician Assistant

NCCPA Board Certified
Certified DOT Medical Examiner

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN 2009

National Health Service Corp Scholarship, 2009
Pi Alpha- Physician Assistant Honor Society 2009
AAPA member since 2009

Prior Positions:
Family Health Center of Ashland City- Ashland City, TN
CareSpot Express Health Care- Hermitage, TN

Philosophy of Care
I strive to pursue a state of wellness with my patients by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. I, along with the North Shore Primary Care team, welcome the opportunity to help patients achieve their optimal state of health.

Nancy Chodash, FNP-BC

Nancy Chodash, DNP, FNP-BCFamily Nurse Practitioner

Nancy Chodash FNP-BC is a board certified family nurse practitioner focusing her career in internal medicine. She received her doctorate from Rush University graduating with highest honors. She provides care to patients age 16 years and above for preventive care, treatment of acute illness, and treatment of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension. She has a special interest in women’s health , mental health, and weight loss.

Her philosophy is simple. She treats her patients as if they are family in an environment of mutual respect and trust. She believes that all people should have a health advocate and is proud to be just that for her patients.

In her free time she enjoys creating gluten-free recipes , writing her blog “Nancy’s World”, and spending time with her family and friends.

Ellen Verlen, FNP-BC

Ellen Verlen, FNP-BCFamily Nurse Practitioner

Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. 25 years of experience as a nurse, 15 of those years as a nurse practitioner.

Experienced in family medicine, women’s health, behavioral and addiction medicine, medical weight loss.

Trained at University of Illinois, North Park University, and Loyola University.

Member of Sigma Theta Tau National Nurses Honor Society.

Philosophy of Care: “I strive to treat the whole person. I believe that health and wellness are an important part of the foundation for a fulfilling life.”