HSHS Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of Manjeshwar Prabhu, MD, internal, pulmonary and sleep medicine physician, to the medical staff. Dr. Prabhu will now see patients at HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care located at 1770 East Lake Shore Drive, Suite 105, Decatur, Illinois.
Dr. Prabhu’s unique triple board certification complements the breadth and depth of HSHS Medical Group’s capabilities. His internal medicine expertise will address the need for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. While his pulmonology specialty will concentrate on diseases involving the respiratory tract, Dr. Prabhu’s proficiency in sleep medicine will help patients sleep better as he performs the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.
Common causes for physician referral for pulmonology include the need to diagnose and treat a full spectrum of disorders, including patients who have COPD, asthma, or bronchitis. Within his specialty of sleep medicine Dr. Prabhu may prescribe a sleep study to diagnose and treat insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy or restless legs syndrome.
Dr. Prabhu plans on bringing two unique services to Decatur and surrounding communities. The asthma management program is especially for adult and pediatric patients to help keep them healthy and avoid hospitalization and ER visits. And the insomnia program will offer diagnostic testing and treatment for patients who want a more restful night of sleep. According to Dr. Prabhu, “The insomnia program addresses the needs of children, adolescents and teenagers, young adults and the elderly. Each age group has unique sleep issues. We look forward to building relationships with pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine, and working closely with these physicians to achieve good patient outcomes.”
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Prabhu to our growing team of providers,” said Melinda Clark, CEO of HSHS Medical Group. “Dr. Prabhu is a skilled provider who offers compassionate, patient- first care. He is an excellent addition to help us continue improving the health of the communities we serve.”