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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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The staff are always very friendly. And the weight loss program is fantastic.. just make sure you follow the doctor's guidance and you Will lose weight.

A.N. Google

This place is amazing, I saw Dr. Ramirez and it was refreshing to be seen and to actually learn. So difficult to find a doctor that cares and wants you to not need her while been there for you. Lupita and Vanessa are such an amazing staff and are always professional and friendly they make me feel welcome. I have learn so many amazing tips for a healthier me from this lovely gals. And did I mention que todas mis citas son completamente en español!!! Cualquier pregunta es respondida y no tengo que traducir NADA!!! Fui recomendada a este lugar y ahora lo recomiendo yo.

V.F. Google

PA Megha Patel is great to work with! She is attentive, caring, and thorough. Would highly recommend her and Health Direction Medical Center

R.S. Google

Lupita and Maribella are so caring. I really love that their staff cares about the patients. Dr Ramirez is great! I switch to her leaving my doctor of 19 years! My experience with the type of patient care has been phenomenal!

M.V. Yelp

Great doctor and amazing medical office staff. I feel really taken care of. Since i started coming here my health and overall state of being has improved dramatically. I feel better than ever!

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West Town

1656 West Chicago Avenue

Ste 101

Chicago, IL 60622

West Belmont

4959 W Belmont Ave

Ste 2

Chicago, IL 60641

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