Why HSHS Medical Group

We believe it’s time to put the focus back on patients. At HSHS Medical Group, our goal is to support our physicians and health professionals in providing patient-first care. 

By choosing the HSHS Medical Group, you will have access to a full range of primary care, specialty groups and HSHS hospitals throughout central and southern Illinois.

Our Leaders are dedicated
to patient-first care.

  • Melinda Clark

    Melinda Clark

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Loren Hughes, MD

    Loren Hughes, MD

    President

  • Mary Embertson

    Mary Embertson

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Penny McCarty

    Penny McCarty

    Chief People Officer

  • Janet Seiler

    Janet Seiler

    Chief Program Integration Officer

  • Vincent Noel

    Vincent Noel

    Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

  • Ashish Tokhi, MD

    Ashish Tokhi, MD

    Medical Director of Inpatient Services Central IL

  • Naveen Krishna, MD

    Naveen Krishna, MD

    Medical Director of Inpatient Services Southern IL

  • Jim Schaefer

    Jim Schaefer

    Executive Director of Operations Central IL

  • James Bock, MD

    James Bock, MD

    Medical Director Central IL

  • Robert Farmer, MD

    Robert Farmer, MD

    Chief Physician Executive Southern IL

  • Craig Brace, FACHE

    Craig Brace, FACHE

    Director of Marketing & Communications

News and Events

  • Manjeshwar Prabhu, MD, joins HSHS Medical Group

    Manjeshwar Prabhu, MD, joins HSHS Medical Group

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of Manjeshwar Prabhu, MD, internal, pulmonary and sleep medicine physician, to the medical staff. 

  • HSHS Medical Group welcomes New  Family Medicine Physician and Two Nurse Practitioners

    HSHS Medical Group welcomes New Family Medicine Physician and Two Nurse Practitioners

    In partnership with HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, HSHS Medical Group is pleased to announce the addition of Arnold Agapito, MD, Kristina Berg, MSN, FNP-BC (family nurse practitioner), and Susan Dunlap, MSN, FNP-BC. The three make up HSHS Good Shepherd Family Health.

  • HSHS Medical Group Health Today features  Robert Osipov, MD, General Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group Health Today features Robert Osipov, MD, General Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Health Today episode features Robert Osipov, MD, general surgeon at HSHS Medical Group - Surgical Specialists in Litchfield, Illinois. 

  • Colorectal Cancer Increases in Young

    Colorectal Cancer Increases in Young

    HSHS Medical Group’s Elie Chahla, MD, explains diagnosis, treatment and prevention options

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) brings New Level of Care to Community

    Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) brings New Level of Care to Community

    HSHS Neuroscience Center uses latest technology to target cancer safely, efficiently and accurately.

  • HSHS Medical Group Health Today features  Fred Richardson, Jr., MD, Family Medicine Physician

    HSHS Medical Group Health Today features Fred Richardson, Jr., MD, Family Medicine Physician

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Health Today episode features Fred Richardson, Jr., MD, family medicine physician at HSHS Medical Group Family Health in Effingham, Illinois. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Health Today features  Kevin McCarthy, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group Health Today features Kevin McCarthy, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Health Today episode features Kevin McCarthy, MD, orthopedic surgeon at HSHS Medical Group Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in O’Fallon, Illinois. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Health Today Features Mohammed A. Rahman, DO, Neurosurgeon

    HSHS Medical Group Health Today Features Mohammed A. Rahman, DO, Neurosurgeon

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to release their newest Health Today episode featuring Mohammed A. Rahman, DO, a neurosurgeon at HSHS Neuroscience Center in Decatur.

  • Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group Recognized for High Quality Care

    Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group Recognized for High Quality Care

    Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group recently underwent an annual review by Joslin Diabetes Center and received a certificate of recognition for meeting high standards of quality and service. 

  • New Family Physician Makes House Calls

    New Family Physician Makes House Calls

    HSHS Medical Group's Fred Richardson, Jr., MD puts the 'family' in family physician.

  • Partial Knee Replacement Helps Patients Regain Active Lifestyle

    Partial Knee Replacement Helps Patients Regain Active Lifestyle

    With hundreds of partial knee replacements performed, HSHS Medical Group's Donald Weimer, MD, brings access and hope to patients with severe knee pain.

  • HSHS Medical Group Health Today Features Kari Jerge, MD, General Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group Health Today Features Kari Jerge, MD, General Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Health Today episode features Kari Jerge, MD, general surgeon at HSHS Medical Group General Surgery in Springfield. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Introduces Health Today Series

    HSHS Medical Group Introduces Health Today Series

    HSHS Medical Group is excited to introduce a video series that features their providers discussing the care they give patients, their specialty, and why they chose to work with HSHS Medical Group. 

  • Is Medicare Advantage the right choice for you?

    Is Medicare Advantage the right choice for you?

    With enhanced benefits, Medicare Advantage allows you to customize a program to fit your needs.  Visit our Medicare Advantage page for more information.     

  • HSHS Medical Group Hosts Biggest Loser Community Challenge

    HSHS Medical Group Hosts Biggest Loser Community Challenge

    Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) kicked off The Biggest Loser Community Challenge Tuesday with live events in Springfield and O’Fallon, Ill. 

  • NBC’s Biggest Loser Finalist Joins HSHS Medical Group

    NBC’s Biggest Loser Finalist Joins HSHS Medical Group

    Biggest Loser Finalist Sonya Jones becomes Health and Wellness Advocate for HSHS Medical Group.

  • HSHS Medical Group Partners with Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Medicine

    HSHS Medical Group Partners with Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Medicine

    Springfield Diabetes & Endocrine Center is now affiliated with Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's leading diabetes research and clinical care organization.

  • New Lower Price and Apps Available for Anytime Care 24/7

    New Lower Price and Apps Available for Anytime Care 24/7

    Anytime Care provides patients with low cost visit with a board-certified medical provider anywhere, at any time.

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    Phone: 217-321-9292
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    HSHS Medical Group Corporate Services
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