Dr. Tom McGowan, 1252 American Way, Libertyville, IL 60048


Our Providers

Dr. Tom McGowan

A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, Dr. Tom McGowan began practicing family medicine in 2002.  He received his undergraduate degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1995 and his medical degree from Rush Presbyterian College of Medicine in Chicago in 1999.  He completed his residency through Rush University at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.  Dr. McGowan established North Suburban Family Physicians in 2016. As a physician, Dr. McGowan treats each patient uniquely — with respect and compassion — and values the trust and respect he has earned from his patients in return.

Dr. McGowan, who is married and has four children, enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, participating in scouting, and traveling with his family in his free time. 


Our team of nurse practitioners and physicians assistants work closely with Dr. McGowan in providing high quality care. They can evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage both acute and chronic health conditions. This includes ordering of and explaining diagnostic tests and imaging results, prescribing medications and treatments, patient education, and collaborating with physicians and other specialists when needed. In addition to Dr. McGowan, our NPs and PAs can conduct annual physicals, health screenings, and immunizations to ensure that our patients are current on their preventative healthcare needs.

Scott Heelan, Physician Assistant

Mr. Heelan, who has been with North Suburban Family Physicians since 2018, has been key to providing consistent support for patient health needs and works in tandem with Dr. McGowan to provide the highest quality care — whether for wellness visits, chronic condition management, or an unfolding illness.

Emily Horecny, Nurse Practitioner 

Mrs. Horecny joined the practice in October 2021 as a state licensed, board certified family nurse practitioner.  Mrs. Horecny received her masters of science and bachelors of science degrees in nursing in 2021 and 2013 from Lewis University.

Emily has over 8 years of in hospital nursing experience working in both cardiovascular care and the emergency department.  She looks forward to collaborating with her patients to get the best quality care that they deserve.

Mrs. Horecny loves spending time with husband, 2 children, and pets. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors including fishing, camping, and hiking.

Sandi Motisi, Nurse Practitioner 

Mrs. Motisi has been with North Suburban Family Physicians since 2017. Sandi is a board certified family nurse practitioner, with a state license as an advanced practice registered nurse since 2008. Mrs. Motisi received her masters of science in nursing degree from DePaul University in 2008 and her bachelors of science degree in nursing from Lewis University in 2000.

As a nurse practitioner she has worked in a walk-in clinic, a corporate health clinic, and in the field of sleep medicine. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Mrs. Motisi worked for eight years as a registered nurse in the hospital caring for cardiac telemetry and ICU patients. Sandi is excited to be part of this care team, and believes the patient is an important part of the team.

Mrs. Motisi is also a lifetime resident of the northern Chicago suburbs. She is married and has two children. She enjoys camping with her family in the summer, volunteering for events in her community, and attending Chicago Cubs games.