Meet Our Providers

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.

  • North Shore Primary Care

    1900 Hollister Drive

    Suite 250

    Libertyville, IL 60048

    Phone: (847)-573-9663

    FAX: (847)-573-9662

  • Hours of Operation

    Mondays  7:00 AM Р6:00 PM

    Tuesdays 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    Wednesdays 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Thursdays 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Fridays 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Saturdays 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Shana Weiss, MD

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

Nancy Chodash, FNP-BC

Family 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-BC

Family 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.”

Victoria (Tori) Butur, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner, who has 10 years of nursing experience. Her area of clinical interest is treating the overweight population in the primary care setting. She is experienced in medically managed weight loss as well as surgical weight loss options.

She blends the scientific process, current practice guidelines, and national standards of care in a non-biased, judgement free environment. She has a holistic approach tailored specifically to every individual she treats. She enjoys creating lasting relationships and treats and provides care as if you were her own family.

Professional Memberships:
Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)
Illinois Obesity Society (IOS)
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Illinois Association for Bariatric Surgery (IABS)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

James Nikolakakis, DO

Specialist in Internal Medicine

Internship: Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital
Olympia Fields, IL

Residency: Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, IL

Board Certification: Board of Internal Medicine