MCL Health Center

Elgin, Illinois

MCL Health Center – Elgin, Illinois

1710 N. Randall Rd, Suite 380
Elgin, IL 60123

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.)

Meet your care team.

Dr. Caleb Daniel, D.O. – Medical Director

Dr. Daniel is the Medical Director at the MCL Elgin. He is a Board-certified Family Physician in practice for 7 years. He graduated from Des Moines University in Iowa in 2013. He did his internship and residency at Advocate BroMenn (now Carle BroMenn) in Bloomington, IL. He has been with Premise since November of 2023 and previously worked in Immediate Care. Dr. Daniel performs procedures including incision and drainage, laceration repairs, and skin tag removals. Dr. Daniel is passionate about understanding the underlying reasons for habits to drive change and improve health outcomes.


Patient Care Philosophy:
I am dedicated to educating my patients and helping them understand the reasons for the steps taken in their medical care. My goal is to improve the quality of life for all my patients. I believe the greatest barrier to achieving improvements in quality of life comes from our habits. I hope to discover the underlying reasons for these habits and help people become more aware of themselves so we can make changes together. My greatest reward is when a patient experiences a breakthrough.

How I stay well:
I enjoy working out, traveling, yoga, video games, movies/TV, football, basketball, and socializing. I love baking as well!

Anna Krok, FNP-BC – Nurse Practitioner

Anna is a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner at the MCL Health Center in Elgin. She has completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Illinois at Chicago and she has graduated from Lewis University with Master of Science in Nursing. She has been a registered nurse since 2010 and practicing as family nurse practitioner since 2016. She is an active member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Anna has been providing direct patient care for broad patient population focusing on disease prevention through patient education. She is well versed in office-based procedures such as skin excisions, pap smears, trigger point injections and cryotherapy. Her background includes caring for patients with venous insufficiency, lymphedema, and musculoskeletal problems.


Patient Care Philosophy:

Anna believes in getting to know patient’s needs through listening, evaluating, educating, and collaborating care with patients and their families. She focuses on understanding patient’s concerns and treating patients with respect and empathy. Her goal is to involve patients in their own care for the individual to be empowered to gain control of their health. Anna’s greatest joy is to see patients improve their health and take control of their well-being.


How do I stay well:

I enjoy cooking and baking. I stay busy and active with my three children. We love to spend time outside enjoying fresh air.

Robert Allanson, M.S., LCPC, CADC – Licensed Clinical Behavioral Health Therapist

Robert Allanson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified in Drug and Alcohol Counseling (CADC), and holds his Certification as an Integrative Mental Health Provider (CIMHP). He received his undergraduate degree in Education from Elmhurst College as well as his Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the National Louis University. Robert has worked with a diverse population of adolescents and adults within the inpatient hospitalization as well as outpatient substance abuse and mental health settings. Robert’s areas of focus have been addictions, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, and life transitions/adjustment-related issues among many more. While taking a very client-centered approach, he utilizes techniques from Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solutions-Focused Therapy. Using these therapeutic approaches, he strives to empower clients and their families to take an active role in recovery employing their own strengths and resources in addition to learning how to modify and adapt them to the ever-evolving seasons of life.


Patient Care Philosophy:
My approach to patients is very much based on empowerment and collaboration. I believe each individual holds the tools and resources for healing within them. I strive to work with them to clarify these strengths and learn or problem-solve strategies for adapting them. I integrate various evidence-based therapeutic approaches to foster not only healing but wellness and a true sense of fulfillment. Therefore, it is critical to take a holistic approach that emphasizes flexibility and adaptability to the ever-changing seasons of life.


How I stay well:
Balancing my life with a wide range of activities has been very helpful for me. I feel it is very important to get a sense of accomplishment each day in as many of my valued areas of life as possible, within reason. With that I try to pick up a pencil and draw, sketch, or doodle something every day to keep my creative juices flowing. I also have made it a point to set specific time aside each day to play with my boys, whether that be going on epic adventures, building Lego masterpieces, or Jedi and lightsaber training in the backyard. Maintaining that sense of wonder and imagination has been a much-needed treatment to balance out the stressors of work and life.

Sharanya Pillai, MBA MSN RN – Group Health Center Manager

Sharanya is an ambulatory nursing board-certified registered nurse who has been working in healthcare for over 13 years in various roles including behavioral health before entering nursing. Her nursing journey commenced as an inpatient hospital nurse, and she has extensive experience in managing chronic diseases, solid organ transplants, psychiatry, oncology, and school nursing. Additionally, she has worked as a social service coordinator, providing care management for skilled nursing patients upon discharge. She earned her dual master’s degrees in Executive Nursing Leadership and Business Administration in 2022.


Patient Care Philosophy:

As a nurse leader, Sharanya finds fulfillment in collaborative work aimed at positively influencing health outcomes, particularly emphasizing preventative care and education. Her passion lies in educating and continuing to provide excellent care for community members and their families.


How I stay well:

I enjoy taking walks with my dog and simply taking time to decompress through quiet time, listening to music or an audiobook. Above all, traveling with and being around my family and friends is what keeps me well.