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Health Direction Medical Center

With facilities in Chicago, IL, Health Direction Medical Center is led by Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel. Through primary care services and routine tests and exams, our goal is to help improve the overall health and wellness of our patients. Every aspect of our facilities has been carefully curated in order to provide the best possible patient experience. We look forward to helping you experience improved and maintained health through personalized, effective care.

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At our Health Direction Medical Center locations, we provide numerous primary care services for Chicago, IL men and women. Additionally, Dr. Esmilkrys B. Ramirez and Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel perform routine tests and treatments, including ear lavage, Pap smears, spirometry, and EKGs. Browse our complete list of services to learn more about how we can help you experience optimal health and wellness.

Primary Care Services

Primary care services can treat acute and chronic conditions.


EKG tests are performed to evaluate your overall heart health.

Wellness Visits

Wellness visits help evaluate your health and identify underlying concerns.

Physical Exams

Physical exams detect and diagnose conditions before they develop further.


Vaccinations can help protect you from a number of diseases.

Diabetes Management

With careful management, diabetes can have fewer effects on your health.

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Dr. Esmilkrys Ramirez

As a board-certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Esmilkrys Ramirez performs primary care services at Health Direction Medical Center. With attention to detail and a dedication to her patients, Dr. Ramirez proudly helps Chicago, IL patients experience restored health and wellness. In addition to diagnostic exams and routine services, she also treats acute and chronic conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COPD, and more. She also provides customized women's healthcare and wellness visits for both men and women. Browse Dr. Ramirez's complete bio to learn more about her many qualifications.

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Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel

Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel is a board-certified physician, providing primary care and diagnostic services at Health Direction Medical Center. Within our Chicago, IL facilities, he works with patients to understand their unique needs in order to provide more personalized care. Offering a wide array of services, Dr. Mella-Picel can diagnose and treat several conditions, including asthma, hypertension, COPD, and more. Additionally, he provides vaccinations, stitches, B12 injections, EKGs, and weight management options. Dr. Carlos Mella-Picel is dedicated to helping his patients experience the highest quality of care for improved wellness.

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Passionate Care

I found my forever Dr when I found Dr. Ramirez. I have seen a few doctors in my day and I work in the Healthcare system. Dr. Ramirez is so professional and courteous, she takes the time to listen to me as a patient and she really focuses on my overall health. Not one to just prescribe medicatiin just because she can. I can't believe I picked her out of a list of doctors because I had to because of my insurance. Turns out it was the best choice I could ever make.

K.H. Google

Great medical office, wonderful and warm experience from start to finish. Appreciate Dr. Ramirez taking time to go over the diagnosis clearly and treatment options. Was referred over by my Friend and can see why. Highly recommended.

C.R. Google

(Translated by Google) A person who is worth 10 people, simply beautiful and who helps his patients so much with his charisma and sympathy, thank you Dr. Ramírez, several people are very proud of you, take good care of yourself because you take good care of us ❤️🙏🏻 (Original) Una persona que vale por 10 personas simplemente bella y que ayuda tanto a sus pacientes con su carisma y su simpatía gracias doctora Ramírez varias personas estamos muy orgullosas de usted cuídese mucho por que usted nos cuida bastante ❤️🙏🏻

E.G. Google

Una persona que vale por 10 personas simplemente bella y que ayuda tanto a sus pacientes con su carisma y su simpatía gracias doctora Ramírez varias personas estamos muy orgullosas de usted cuídese mucho por que usted nos cuida bastante ❤️🙏🏻

E.G. Google

Hands down, Dr. Ramirez is the best doctor i've ever had. She has been my PCP and friend for over 10 years. I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you Dr. Ramirez for your dedication to my health, your kindness, and friendship. D.L.

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North Ashland

1417 N Ashland Ave

Ste 101

Chicago, IL 60622

West Belmont

4959 W Belmont Ave

Ste 2

Chicago, IL 60641

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