Our Providers

Airron Richardson, MD, MBA, FACEP


Urgent Care & Occupational Health Physician

Dr. Richardson is a compassionate physician who has been practicing emergency medicine since 2009. He was drawn to medicine as a career based in large part on his early exposure to his parents’ serious health conditions. Richardson received his B.A. in German language from the University of Michigan. He received his M.D. and M.B.A. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, respectively.

He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. After his residency, Dr. Richardson completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Duke University. He is board-certified in each specialty and is both a fellow in the  American College of Emergency Physicians and a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Richardson believes in a holistic approach to patient care. He is a strong advocate for an active lifestyle and a plant-based, whole food diet. Richardson was a member of the U.S. national wrestling team and was an Olympic alternate for the 2000 Games prior to graduate school. He is an avid CrossFit athlete and enjoys cycling, cooking and travel. He is part of the fabric of the neighborhood and resides in Hyde Park with his family.

 

Germaine Henderson, APN


Urgent Care & Occupational Health Advanced Practice Nurse

Germaine Henderson-Rawls began her nursing career 13 years ago after obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from Purdue University Calumet. After graduating from nursing school, she quickly began working in the intensive care unit (ICU) and but eventually moved to the emergency department, where she found her true passion.  She continued her education and received both her Masters in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University and her Masters in Nursing with focus as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner. Since becoming an advanced practice nurse (APN), Germaine has been able to learn intricate aspects of myriad specialties such as internal medicine, occupational medicine and infectious disease.

Henderson-Rawls loves caring for patients and knowing that she has helped them progress toward a better state of health.  She is an avid reader and often spends time keeping abreast of the newest developments in the healthcare industry.

 

Renita White, PA-C


Urgent Care & Occupational Health Physician Assistant

Renita White has served in the healthcare industry for the past 17 years and has specialized as a physician assistant (PA) in emergency medicine for the last nine years. She is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed in the state of Illinois. Renita graduated from John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago in 2006. She has worked in several healthcare specialties, but found her passion in urgent/emergency care. She developed an impressive breadth of knowledge and unique skill set by practicing in internal medicine, family medicine and plastic surgery. Ms. White deeply enjoys interacting with all of her patients. She feels true satisfaction knowing her efforts can often help her patients feel better and happier. She evaluates, diagnoses and treats common medical conditions and performs basic and intermediate surgical procedures. Her special interests include acute procedures and patient education. Renita is also an 18-year-veteran serving as a PA in the United States Army Reserves.

 

Reuben C. Rutland MD, MBA


Urgent Care & Occupational Health Physician

Reuben C. Rutland MD, MBA was born and raised in northwest Indiana. He majored in Biological Sciences at Tennessee State University earned his Bachelors of Science degree. He then attended the historical Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. After graduating from Meharry, he bravely served our country as a Battalion Medical Officer in the United States Navy with the Third Marine Regiment.  He still was not satisfied, despite all that he had achieved and decided to obtain more training as a surgeon.

Dr. Rutland completed his general surgery residency at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT. In the middle of his residency he completed post-doctoral research work at the Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in trauma surgery and surgical critical care at Hartford Hospital, a Level I trauma center. Dr. Rutland received his Master of Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2016.

Dr. Rutland believes that the patient is the “captain of the ship” when it comes to his or her health and a well-informed patient will make healthier choices. He is married with three children. He enjoys camping, weightlifting and long-distance swimming.

 

Michael A. McGee, MD, MPH, FACEP


Urgent Care & Occupational Health Physician

Michael A. McGee, MD, MPH, FACEP is a compassionate, caring physician who has been practicing emergency medicine since 2004.  He graduated from Purdue University where he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Psychology.  Dr. McGee later achieved a Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Illinois in Chicago, a Medical Doctorate from Rush Medical College in Chicago, and completed his Internship and Residency in the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University (NYU) / Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in New York, NY.  Upon completion of residency, Dr. McGee worked as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory/Grady Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In March of 2010, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of an independent Methodist ER Group called Northwest Emergency Associates (NEA), LLC. Dr. McGee currently functions as the Chief and Medical Director for the Emergency Medicine Departments at Methodist Hospitals in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, as well as, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director.

Due his public health background, Dr. McGee supports various youth programs focused on violence prevention within the communities of NWI and Chicago.  He created a youth health awareness and violence prevention outreach program called Project Outreach and Prevent (POP) on Teen Violence, Inc. In April 2014, he partnered with Dr Reuben Rutland, the Chief of Trauma of Methodist Hospital, and together they incorporated POP on Teen Violence and established 501c3 tax-exempt status.  A component of this program includes a mentoring program called Health Professions Enrichment Program (HPEP), as well as the Merit Health Scholarship program for graduating minority high students pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, or nursing. Dr. McGee, as well as, his other 2 partners (Dr. Airron Richardson and Dr. Reuben C Rutland who both serve on the Board of Directors of P.O.P. on Teen Violence, Inc) have all pledged to donate a percentage of the profits made at Premier Urgent Care and OccHealth Center to this non-profit organization to help assist the communities of Chicago with efforts to combat youth violence.

Dr. McGee has been a supervising physician for an Outreach Effort in Jamaica for medically underserved areas and at multiple Health Care Fairs in Harlem, New York.  He also served as a volunteer ring-side physician for the NYPD Boxing Fundraiser. Dr. McGee has received multiple awards and honors, such as the Rush Medical College David Peck Merit Award, the Patti Labelle National Merit Scholarship Award, the Cook County Physician’s Association Award, the Gary Steel City Hall of Fame Achievement Award, National Medical Association NWI Scholarship Award, etc.  He is a member of multiple organizations, such as the American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Cook County Physicians Association, Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated, etc. and has a Brown Belt in Shodokan Karate.