Patricia D. Chico, MD

Family physician with obstetrics/Lead physician, Esperanza Health Center–Marquette Clinic, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Chico is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, where she also completed her family medicine residency, and she is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Scholar. She practices full-spectrum family medicine at a school-based federally qualified health center (FQHC) on Chicago’s Southwest side. A native of a nearby Chicago neighborhood, she is excited to serve a diverse community of African Americans and undocumented Latino immigrants. Dr. Chico is passionate about women’s health and provides patient-centered family planning and maternity care. She serves as clinical champion for the Reproductive Health Access Project’s Miscarriage Care Initiative, and she chairs the AAFP’s Reproductive Health Care Member Interest Group. In addition, she has presented posters at multiple national conferences and published articles on reproductive health. She also enjoys teaching medical students and residents rotating on the labor and delivery ward at St. Anthony Hospital. Dr. Chico believes that family medicine’s most critical challenge is creating and sustaining a diverse workforce and administration that reflects and represents the patients it serves.