IWS Is An FQHC Look-Alike

We are thrilled to announce that IWS has been designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike!

Submission of the HRSA application in February 2020.

Throughout the application process and during the site visit we successfully demonstrated the work that we do to keep families healthy and strong and the success we’ve had with our life-enhancing programs and services. The application process involved members of each department and required a lot of collaboration and teamwork. We received a lot of compliments and accolades from the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) during the year-long application process. Every employee had an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to whole-health and the dedication of our team. This designation recognizes the high-quality health care that we provide for everyone.

We are so proud to become the newest members of the FQHC family. Together with your support, we will continue the high-quality and integrated services that we’re known for and in the future, expand our services to more people in need.

What this designation really means is that we can continue making sure that newborns get their vaccines on time, that 3-year olds get their developmental screenings, and that third graders get their teeth cleaned. We can provide medications to more teens, expand nutrition education for families, prenatal care to moms, and annual check-ups for dad.

Final submission huddle in October 2020.

This designation helps secure our future for many years to come, but your donations are as important as ever! Gifts to IWS support healthcare for children and families

Learn more about FQHC Look-Alikes on the HRSA website.

Dr. Tara Ioffe

Family Practice

Dr. Tara Ioffe is a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong commitment to providing excellent care to her patients. She obtained her medical degree from Avalon University in Curacao and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked at the University of Chicago and most recently NorthShore University. She has since returned to Chicago and is thrilled to join the IWS Family Health team in 2023, where she will continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ioffe has gained experience in diverse medical fields, such as immediate and urgent care medicine while working at NorthShore Immediate Care. She did clinical research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ioffe strives to foster a secure and inclusive environment for all her patients. She believes in an integrated approach to medicine, dedicating her time to understand each patient’s unique needs.

During her leisure time, Dr. Ioffe indulges in reading a variety of books for pleasure, plays boardgames, and loves to explore Chicago with her spouse and young child.