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Advanced Practice Nurses Clinic

NorthShore University HealthSystem provides patients with quality, accessible GI care delivered by knowledgeable gastroenterologists and other highly skilled GI specialists, including advanced practice nurses (APN). APNs are registered nurses who have achieved master’s and/or doctorate-level graduate education. They possess the advanced knowledge and clinical training that makes them vital members of the healthcare team.

Our APNs work in concert with our physicians to ensure timely medical attention, provide thorough follow-up care and assist with patient education and the support of healthy lifestyle behaviors. Dedicated advanced practice nurses for NorthShore’s Gastroenterology Department, Jucy Tiesenga, APN, CNP and Susan Taylor, APN, CNP, have extensive experience caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions. The outpatient services they offer include:

  • Routine patient follow-up
  • Urgent consultations and evaluations
  • Prescription refills
  • Ordering lab work, imaging and other diagnostic tests
  • Performing FibroScan® tests (available only at Skokie Hospital)
  • Patient/family support and resources

Our APNs manage their own weekly clinics, where they see patients for follow-up and urgent visits. The clinics are held at the following locations:

Jucy Panicker, RN, MS, APNJucy Tiesenga, APN, CNP

Skokie Hospital
Ambulatory Care Center
9600 Gross Point Road, Ste. 3900
Skokie, IL 60076
8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays

Jucy Tiesenga honed her skills as an ICU nurse for six years, first at Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago and then at NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital. An advanced practice nurse, she has managed GI patients in the acute inpatient setting as well as provided outpatient care at Skokie Hospital for the past three years. She graduated from Chicago’s North Park University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. She has been a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2011.She relies on her solid clinical knowledge, strong listening skills and effective communication to develop individualized treatment plans for her patients. 

Sue Taylor, RN, MS, APNSusan Taylor, APN, CNP

NorthShore Medical Group ‒ Evanston
1000 Central Street, Ste. 615
Evanston, IL 60201
9 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays

Susan Taylor has more than 20 years’ experience caring for patients with gastrointestinal disorders. She has worked in both acute care and outpatient settings. Holding a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, she went on to earn her master’s degree in nursing at North Park University in Chicago. She has been a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2011. A strong patient educator, she believes that informed patients are better able to take an active role in managing and improving their health. 

Amy Pawasarat, APN, CPNP

Evanston Specialty Suites
1000 Central Street, Ste. 800
Evanston, IL 60201
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays

Glenbrook Specialty Suites
2150 Pfingsten Road, Ste. 3000
Glenview, IL 60026
10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month
8 a.m. to noon Fridays

Skokie Ambulatory Care Center
9650 Gross Point Road, Ste. 3900
Skokie, IL 60076
10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month

Amy Pawasarat, APN, CPNP, has more than 15 years of experience as a nurse practitioner in pediatrics. She graduated with a BSN from Boston College and then completed her graduate work at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Amy has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings to provide care for children with cardiac, renal and immune system problems. Her background includes extensive experience with pediatric primary care and HIV at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. From her strong primary care background, she learned about common GI conditions in pediatrics and has been able to expand her knowledge in the pediatric GI clinic here at NorthShore. She has been a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners since 1998. She enjoys teaching her patients and their families about their medical conditions and how to incorporate healthy changes into their day to day life.