Sheila Bhagavan, MD

Dr. Bhagavan joined PCMA in 1999. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

She received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she also served as Chief Medical Resident for an additional year.

Dr. Bhagavan takes a proactive approach to medicine and focuses on primary care and prevention. She sees her role as being the “health quarterback” for her patients. This means that she is willing to listen, ask insightful questions, and encourage lifestyle changes that lead to better health. She enjoys working alongside her patients as they age and experience transitions in health.

She lives in Chicago with her husband and her two daughters. She is a voracious reader, enjoys spending time with her family, exercises regularly, loves to travel, and is a patron of the Lyric Opera.

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Walk-In Hours

Established patients can be seen each weekday morning from 8:00-8:45 am by a physician or nurse practitioner, without making an appointment. Patients are seen on a first come, first served, basis. We advise our patients to arrive as close to 8:00 am as possible in order to be seen in a timely fashion. Walk-In hours are for a limited number of acute issues such as:
Flu symptoms – Rash – Sore throat – Urinary tract infection – Sprained ankles – STDs

Patients may not be seen during Walk-In Hours for the types of issues below. These matters require an appointment to ensure that the provider is able to do a thorough assessment to meet the patient’s medical needs.

Issues NOT included in Walk-In Hours
Prescription Refills – Follow up on chronic problems – Filling out forms – Multiple ailments – New patients

If you arrive during Walk-In Hours for any of these reasons, you will not be seen, and will be asked to make an appointment with your provider.

New patients must make an appointment to be seen by a physician or nurse practitioner during regular business hours.