Meet our team at Associated Pediatricians LLC! Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At Associated Pediatricians LLC, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.

Our group of Board Certified pediatricians are on staff at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso. We also have affiliations with Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
 

Dianna W. Brogan, M.D.

Dianna W. Brogan, M.D.

Dr. Brogan was born and raised in the Michigan City area. She earned her undergraduate degree at Notre Dame where she met and later married her husband. She attended medical school  at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now called Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital) in Chicago. After completing her residency, she worked as a hospitalist through Children’s Memorial and Highland Park Hospitals. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and on the Editorial Board of The Journal, “Child’s Doctor.” She is on staff at Lurie Children’s Hospital and holds the rank of Assistant Professor, Clinical Track at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and participates in the Private Practice Research Group. Dr. Brogan and her husband have two daughters and one son. They enjoy outdoor sports and family activities. Dr. Brogan joined Associated Pediatricians in 1998.
 

Pablo A. Bukata, M.D.Pablo A. Bukata, M.D.

Dr. Bukata was born in Argentina and moved with his family to Indiana when he was 2 years old. In 1992, he graduated Valedictorian from Wabash College. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and was elected to the medical honors fraternity Alpha Omega Alpha. After receiving his medical degree in 1996, he began pediatric residency at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. During his training, he spent time with Associated Pediatricians in the Valparaiso and Portage offices. In 1995, Dr. Bukata married Christine, his high school sweetheart. Christine was raised in Munster and is a graduate of Valparaiso University. Christine and Pablo have two sons and a daughter. Pablo enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer and watching Star Wars. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. He joined Associated Pediatricians in 1999. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics.
 

Jeffrey E. Miller, M.D.Jeffrey E. Miller, M.D.

Dr. Miller was born in 1953, and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Indiana University and earned his undergraduate degree in 1975. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1979, and completed his pediatric internship and residency at Riley Children's Hospital in 1982. He received the Lyman T. Meiks Award in Pediatrics and served as an instructor of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine from 1982 to 1984. From 1984 to 1986, he was attending pediatrician at Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Miller is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics. He and his wife, Kathy Glade, have two sons. He has been in practice locally since joining Associated Pediatricians in 1986.

 

Susan L. Bishop, M.D.Susan L. Bishop, M.D.

Dr. Bishop was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois She was a graduate of Northwestern University Honors Program in Medical Education in 1984 at Northwestern University Medical School in 1986. She completed her internship and residency at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 1989. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a Clinical Instructor on the faculty of Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She is the medicial advisor for Loving Care Home Nursing Agency. She has served on the board of the Porter County Health Department and the AIDS Advisory council for the Valparaiso Schools. Dr. Bishop and her husband, Marc, have a daughter. She has been in practice locally since joining Associated Pediatricians in 1989.

 

 

Elizabeth K. Campbell, M.D.Elizabeth K. Campbell, M.D.

Dr. Campbell grew up with her family in LaPorte. She received her B.A. in chemistry from DePauw University. She then attended Indiana University School of Medicine where she was elected to the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. In addition, she was awarded the Lyman T. Meiks award for outstanding performance in clinical pediatrics. She completed her residency at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr Campbell is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics.She is married to her high school sweetheart, Matthew and together they have 2 children. While in Utah, Dr. Campbell discovered a love of downhill skiing and in her free time also enjoys spending time outside with her family and their greyhound. Dr Campbell joined Associated Pediatricians in 2008.

 

 

Rhondalynn J. Sears, MSN, PNP-BC 

Rhonda Sears is a certified Pediatric Nurse Pactitioner with over 20 years pediatric nursing experience. The last 15 years of her career has been as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Rhonda received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Purdue in 1990. She received her Bachelors and Masters Degree from Valparaiso University graduating with honors. Rhonda received her Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate in 1997 from Valparaiso University.

She is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner as well as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the Indiana State Nurses Association. Rhonda grew up in Merrillville. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Scott, who is an electrical engineer. They have three sons, Ryan, Matthew and Nicholas. She spends most of her free time at her children's sporting events. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. She joined Associated Pediatricians in 2012.

 

Jennifer Campbell, CPNP

Jennifer Campbell, CPNP is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of pediatric experience.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 1994.  She worked in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Rush Hospital in Chicago for 5 years while earning her Masters Degree in Nursing at Rush University graduating in 1998.  She is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.  Jennifer grew up in Whiting.  She is married to Troy, who is a Gary Police Officer, and is the proud mom of three sons, Colin, Gavin and Cameron.  She enjoys going to her kids’ sports and band activities and scrapbooking.

 

Virginia J. Angert, RN, MSN, PNP-BC 

Virginia Angert is a Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in pediatrics. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Towson State University in 1994 and Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 1998. Her RN experience includes pediatric oncology and bone marrow unit and general pediatrics units at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Her previous NP experience includes newborn nursery, pediatric emergency department, as well as general pediatrics. She also earned a Master of Science in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University in 2014. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses of Indiana and the Health Information and Management Systems Society. Ginny lives in Valparaiso with her husband Don and their children Danielle and Joe. She enjoys photography, reading and cheering on her children's sports teams.

 

Rebecca W.S. Beck, M.D 

Dr. Beck grew up in Valparaiso and was a patient of Associated Pediatricians. Her experiences there inspired her to become a pediatrician. She attended Indiana University Bloomington where she graduated with highest distinction in 2005 and met her husband Jordan. She graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2009. Following graduation, she moved with her husband to Milwaukee and completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Prior to joining Associated Pediatricians, Dr. Beck worked as a general pediatrician in Bloomington, Indiana. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Beck and her husband have a wild-haired daughter. They love spending time as a family reading, playing, and going for walks with their Australian Shepherd. In her spare time, Dr. Beck is a supporter of local performing arts. 

Melissa L. Mueller, D.O.  

Dr. Mueller was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago. She received her B.S in biopsychology and cognitive sciences from The University of Michigan. She then attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was elected to the medical honor society Sigma Sigma Phi. In 2009 she completed her residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, MI. After completion of her residency she joined the faculty of St. John Children's Center as an attending physician. She was responsible for training pediatric residents, interns and medical students. While there she became the pediatric student site coordinator for Wayne State University medical school. She was voted a top pediatrician in 2012. She is board certified in pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Mueller met her husband Daniel while in medical school and together they have one son. She enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and their goldendoodle.