Serving central Indiana from Trafalgar since 1996 and expanding to five other locations, Windrose Health Network provides affordable family medicine through multiple state and federal assistance programs or on a sliding fee scale. As the term implies, family medicine is health care for the entire family, as well as the individual, covering many conditions and illnesses. It integrates biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences and encompasses all ages and both sexes. If warranted, it's also the gateway to various medical specialists, hospitals, or distinctive treatments, depending on the patient's illness or condition.
An experienced staff of 150 physicians, nurses, and clinicians together speak more than 20 diverse languages including Spanish, Romanian, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, and English, making health care truly accessible. The practice provides primary care as well as physicals, vaccinations, and other non-emergency healthcare needs.
Primary Care Services
Remedies for acute health issues such as flu, fever, vomiting, sore throat, or diarrhea are offered on a walk-in basis. Monitoring and treatment of chronic illnesses like hypertension, high or low blood sugar, or chronic respiratory disorders are also effectively handled. Included are a wide range of reproductive health, family planning, prenatal, and pediatric services from infants to young teens. A separate behavioral health team provides counseling services.
Physicals and More
Complete physical examinations for job applicants, transportation licensing (CDL/DOT), athletic activities, or just routine checkups are provided. This includes well-baby checks, gynecology and well-woman exams, ADHD evaluation, and school physicals for all grades.
Lab Testing, Vaccinations, and Immunization
Windrose Health Network administers multiple child and adult immunizations required by schools or employers as well as seasonal allergy, flu, and shingles shots. Preventative health screenings and wellness tests include cancer evaluations such as cervical (Pap), prostate (PSA blood), or colorectal (colon) stool analysis.
Family Medicine Providers
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Dr. Mirela Ungureanu, a native of Romania, graduated in 1996 from the Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine & Pharmacy. In 2002, she completed her residency in Otolaryngology at the University Hospital in Iasi, Romania. In 2002, Dr. Ungureanu came to the United States to study Public Health at the University of Kentucky, where she earned a Masters in Public Health in 2005. In 2009, she completed a second residency in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois.
Dr. Ungureanu resides in Greenwood, Indiana where she likes to spend time with her husband and daughter as well as some of her extended family who live in the Indianapolis area. Dr. Ungureanu is Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Chitwood graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1978. He graduated in 1982 from Indiana University’s School of Medicine. He completed his family practice residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis in 1985.
Dr. Chitwood decided to leave the Indianapolis area and come to the WindRose Health Network so that he could be closer to home. He believes that there is a real need for Community Health Centers and he believes in helping those in need of affordable health care.
Abhigyan Banka, MD
Dr. Abhigyan Banka was born in small village in India. He earned his degree in Doctor of Medicine at Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China where he earned a Scholarship for Academic Achievement for 3 years. He then completed his residency in Family Medicine at Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, GA where he served as a Chief Resident in his final year of residency. He also served as a co-chief in the Resident Council. He was also an active member in the Graduate Medical Eduction Committee, Program Evaluation Committee and Infection Prevention Committee in his program. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
He enjoys working closely with his patients and takes special interest in Preventative Medicine, Physicals and outpatient procedures like skin biopsies, joint injections, etc.
In his free time, Dr. Banka enjoys reading books about Astronomy and Astrophysics; cooking, is an avid Grand Prix and Automobile enthusiast and loves to spend time with his wife and their pet dogs.
Dr. Margarita Wiersema was born and raised in Kishinev (former USSR) where she graduated from the Medical and Pharmaceutical University of the Republic of Moldova. After completing her residency in Moscow at the A.Vishnevskiy Federal Surgical Center, she received her Ph.D. from the All-Union Surgical Scientific Center of the Academy of Medical Science of the USSR. After her immigration to the United States, Dr.Wiersema completed an additional residency in the field of Family Medicine at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. Dr. Wiersema also has extensive experience in Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology.
Dr. Margarita Wiersema is a Board Certified in Family Medicine and has special interest in Adolescence Medicine, Outpatient Surgical Procedures and Women’s Health.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, ice-skating, traveling and learning about different cultures. She is also an avid reader.
Languages: English, Russian
Ayesha Ali, MD
Dr. Ayesha Ali was born in Pakistan and earned her degree in Doctor of Medicine from the Nawabsha Medical College for Girls at the University of Sind. She did her postgraduate training at University of Illinois Family Practice Residency Program at Ravenswood Medical Center, Chicago, where she received the “Outstanding Community Service” Award.She has spent the past 20+ years practicing in various roles with both the Chicago Department of Public Health / Lake County Health Department as well as in Emergency Medicine / Fast Tract at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. She is Board Certified in Family Practice.
Dr. Ali recently moved to the Indianapolis area and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three adult children.
Glenda Wendling lives in Seymour, Indiana, where she was born and raised. She received her nursing diploma from Methodist Hospital and later returned to school and received her Undergraduate Degree in Nursing from Marian College and her Master’s Degree in Nursing from IUPUI. She is Board-Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the National Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Glenda practiced in the Columbus area for many years and has been with Windrose Health Network since 2002.
Glenda is very active in several Nurse Practitioner organizations and has mentored many Nurse Practitioner students over the years. She continues to enjoy her work and feels humbled by her ability to influence the health and well-being of those she serves.
Melissa Bailey MSN, RN, FNP-BC, graduated in 2009 from Marian University with her bachelors in nursing. She started her nursing career in the trauma critical care at Methodist Hospital and also in pediatric cardiology at Riley Hospital. In 2014, she graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with her Masters in Nursing. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center.
Melissa is originally from Waldron, a small community in Shelby County. She has resided on the South Side of Indianapolis since 1996. Melissa spends the majority of her time with her son and her nephews. She also enjoys traveling, spending time in the great Indiana outdoors and reading.
Julie Snyder, MSN, NP-C, is a long-time resident of Columbus, Indiana. Julie began her nursing career in 1984 when she graduated from Illinois Eastern Community College with her ASN degree. In 1997, Julie received her BSN degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Furthering her medical knowledge of adult medicine, in 2006 Julie graduated from the Indiana University School of Nursing with a MSN degree and became an adult nurse practitioner. In 2011, Julie completed additional training to expand her scope of practice to include care for the whole family.
Julie continues to reside in Columbus, Indiana where she enjoys spending time with her family. In her spare time, Julie enjoys riding her bike with friends along Indiana and Ohio’s many bike trails. Julie is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.
Lori Rose, MSN, FNP-C received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from University of Indianapolis. She started her nursing career in 2010 as a multi-specialty surgery unit nurse at Methodist Hospital. Lori has experience as a home care nurse and most recently served as a pediatric resource nurse at Riley Hospital for Children. Lori is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Lori and her family are long-time residents of Franklin. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, long-distance cycling, and reading. Lori joined the Windrose team in 2016 and feels honored to help those she serves to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Dr. Jacqueline Cheng
Dr. Jacqueline Cheng, graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. She obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 2014 from Saba University School of Medicine, Saba, Dutch Caribbean.
She completed her Family Medicine residency training at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. During her residence training, she concurrently completed graduate level courses in public health and obtained a Certificate in Public Health from Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health.
She is fluent in Cantonese and takes a special interest in public health, preventative medicine, and chronic disease management. Dr. Cheng has presented at Family Medicine Journal Clubs and Grand Rounds, IU Family Medicine Center, as well as the annual IAFP Conference, Carmel, IN.
Donna O’Daniel, FNP-C, received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from University of Phoenix. She started her nursing career in 1981 and spent time out west in both Colorado and Arizona before making her way back to Indiana to be near her family. She has worked at Indiana University Physicians ERCP Gastroenterology Group and CVS Minute Clinic. Donna has experience in ICU/CCU in an inpatient hospital setting and has provided care in clinical settings, as well. She is certified from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Donna lives in Greenwood, Indiana and enjoys spending her free time with her adult children and grandkids.