Our Staff

Deborah Winiger, M.D. FAAFP

As a family practice physician, Dr. Winiger enjoys being able to provide care for the entire family. She is able to get to know her patients as part of their family which better helps her to understand them. Her practice includes pediatrics, adult medicine and geriatrics. She has a special interest in women’s healthcare and gynecology. She provides the individual time and attention of solo practice with the convenience of a nurse practitioner when she is not available.

When she is not working, Dr. Winiger enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.  Her family enjoys sporting events, travel and spending time at their lake house.   She is also active in her church and small group.

She looks forward to caring for your family.

Medical Education:
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine: 1994
Cum Laude graduate
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society member

Lutheran General Hospital Family Practice: 1997

Board Qualified:
American Board of Family Medicine since 1997 – recertified 2013, 2023

Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians: since1994

Advocate Condell Medical Center: since 1997

– Secretary/Treasurer of Medical Staff 2014-2015

– Vice President 2016-2017

– President 2018-2019

Advocate Physician Partners

– President Advocate Condell PHO 2022-present

– Vice Chair Advocate Physician Partners Board of Directors


Illinois Academy of Family Practice: 1994
Illinois State Medical Society: 2000
Lake County Medical Society: 2000
Rosalind Franklin Medical School:  Assistant Professor

Erin Howard MSN, FNP-C

Erin is the newest member of the NSFH team. She completed her undergraduate studies at Carroll University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After working as a medical-surgical nurse, she earned her Masters of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Olivet Nazarene University in 2023. As a nurse practitioner, she looks forward to providing compassionate, individualized care for patients at all stages of their lives.


Erin lives in Gurnee with her husband and her dog. She loves to play and watch sports, cook, travel, and spend time with family and friends. 


Elizabeth Giamis, RD

Liz is delighted to be joining Dr. Winiger and her team at NSFH!  She is a passionate promoter of healthy living and disease prevention through diet and exercise.  She recognizes that a healthy lifestyle, through a simple concept, can be difficult to sustain and she is excited to work with the patients of NSFH as they embark on their personal journeys towards better health.

Liz has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years, obtaining a MA in Nutrition with a focus in exercise physiology in 1998 from Syracuse University.  In 2008, she became a certified diabetes educator and has spent the last 10 years helping patients of all ages manage this challenging disease.

In her spare time, Liz enjoys spending time with husband and 2 sons.  As a family, they are active in boy scouts and spend many weekends involved in scouting activities.  She enjoys exploring the local parks, walking her dog (Parker) and gardening.