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 Human Resources 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

  • 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

  • HSHS Medical Group Holiday Hours

    HSHS Medical Group Holiday Hours

    Providers are available 24/7 via your webcam, tablet, or smart phone for $29. Call 844-391-4747 or visit anytime.com.

  • HSHS Medical Group's Health Today Program Features Iyoob Ilyas, MD, Colorectal and General Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group's Health Today Program Features Iyoob Ilyas, MD, Colorectal and General Surgeon

    Our newest Health Today episode features Iyoob Ilyas, MD, a colorectal and general surgeon at HSHS Medical Group Colorectal & General Surgery in Effingham, IL.

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Natalia Hidden, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Natalia Hidden, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Natalia Hidden, MSN, FNP-C, to their family of providers. Specializing in pulmonology and sleep medicine, Natalia partners with Jeremiah Reedy, MD, and sees patients at HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care at 2901 Old Jacksonville Road in Springfield.

  • HSHS Medical Group Celebrates O’Fallon location with Blessing and Open House

    HSHS Medical Group Celebrates O’Fallon location with Blessing and Open House

    HSHS Medical Group celebrated their newest location in O’Fallon with an open house and blessing event Monday, October 9. Located at 670 Pierce Boulevard, Suite 200, the facility is home to HSHS Medical Group Family & Sports Medicine, Nephrology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Same Day Clinic.

  • HSHS Medical Group Building New Medical Facility in Jacksonville

    HSHS Medical Group Building New Medical Facility in Jacksonville

    HSHS Medical Group was excited to host a groundbreaking ceremony on October 13 to celebrate their new location at 1745 W. Walnut St., Jacksonville, IL 62650. Opening approximately April 2018, the new, 14,000 square foot building will be home to HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine and Foot & Ankle Specialists, currently located at 1515 W. Walnut St. in Jacksonville, as well as visiting specialists with HSHS Medical Group and Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants. 

  • HSHS Medical Group's Ask an Expert program features  Nitin Kumar, MD, gastroenterologist

    HSHS Medical Group's Ask an Expert program features Nitin Kumar, MD, gastroenterologist

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Ask an Expert episode features Nitin Kumar, MD, a gastroenterologist at HSHS Medical Group Gastroenterology in Effingham. According to Dr. Kumar, “With colorectal cancer early detection is your best protection.”

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Rahul Nayani, MD

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Rahul Nayani, MD

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Rahul Nayani, MD, who now sees patients at HSHS Medical Group Gastroenterology, 301 North 8th Street, Suite 3B300 in Springfield. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Erin Blackburn, MD, Pediatrician

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Erin Blackburn, MD, Pediatrician

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Erin Blackburn, MD, to the community. Dr. Blackburn is a pediatrician who cares for patients from birth to 21 years of age.

  • HSHS Medical Group's Health Today program features  Deepthi Seekuri Manoj, MD, pediatrician

    HSHS Medical Group's Health Today program features Deepthi Seekuri Manoj, MD, pediatrician

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Health Today episode features Deepthi Seekuri Manoj, MD, a pediatrician at HSHS Medical Group Pediatrics in Decatur. According to Dr. Seekuri, “I strongly believe that today’s healthy children are the strong pillars of tomorrow’s healthy community. That’s what brings me so much joy as a pediatrician. I see them when they are born and they develop their personalities and achieve their milestones and then grow into adulthood.”

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Jieun Heo, MD

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Jieun Heo, MD

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Jieun Heo, MD, to their family of providers. Specializing in family medicine, Dr. Heo sees patients at HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care at 2901 Old Jacksonville Road in Springfield. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine – Mt. Zion Celebrates New Location

    HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine – Mt. Zion Celebrates New Location

    HSHS Medical Group celebrated a new location for HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine – Mt. Zion with a ribbon cutting and blessing event Monday, September 11. Located at 4965 E. Lost Bridge Road, Decatur, IL, the new, state of the art facility is 12,500 square feet and will open September 18.

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Nichole Brockmeyer, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Nichole Brockmeyer, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Nichole Brockmeyer, FNP-C, to their family of providers. Specializing in family medicine, Brockmeyer sees patients at HSHS Medical Group Family & Internal Medicine – Panther Creek at 2801 Mathers Road in Springfield.

  • HSHS Medical Group's Health Today Program Features  Muhammad Islam, MD, Family Medicine Physician

    HSHS Medical Group's Health Today Program Features Muhammad Islam, MD, Family Medicine Physician

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Health Today episode features Muhammad Islam, MD, family medicine physician at HSHS Medical Group Family Health - Effingham. 

  • HSHS  Medical Group and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese  Reopen  New Baden Clinic

    HSHS Medical Group and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese Reopen New Baden Clinic

    HSHS  Medical Group and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese are excited to announce the reopening of their clinic in New Baden, now called HSHS St.  Joseph’s Health Center – New Baden.

  • Health Fair at Meijer

    Health Fair at Meijer

    Join us Saturday, September 16, 11 am - 3 pm for a health fair at Meijer in Springfield, IL.

  • Paul Malcharek, MD, Voted #1 Physician in Belleville News Democrat Readers' Choice Awards

    Paul Malcharek, MD, Voted #1 Physician in Belleville News Democrat Readers' Choice Awards

    Paul Malcharek, MD was voted #1 Physician in the 2017 Belleville News Democrat Readers’ Choice Awards!  

  • HSHS Neuroscience Center Welcomes Two Neurologists

    HSHS Neuroscience Center Welcomes Two Neurologists

    HSHS Neuroscience Center is pleased to welcome Janki Lavingia, MD, and Jigar Mankad, MD, to the community. 

  • HSHS Medical Group’s Health Today Program features  Terese Laughlin, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatric Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group’s Health Today Program features Terese Laughlin, DPM, FACFAS, Podiatric Surgeon

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Health Today episode features Terese Laughlin, DPM, FACFAS, podiatric surgeon at HSHS Medical Group Foot & Ankle Specialists Springfield and Jacksonville. According to Dr. Laughlin, “I enjoy getting people back to the things they enjoy doing in life. I truly believe we are enhancing the lives of patients … and they are enhancing our lives as well. There is nothing more rewarding!”

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes  Mosam Patel, MD, MPH, Family Medicine

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Mosam Patel, MD, MPH, Family Medicine

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Mosam Patel, MD, MPH, to the community. Dr. Patel is a skilled family medicine provider who can care for your entire family.

  • HSHS Holy Family Health Center  Welcomes Aften Wessel, FNP

    HSHS Holy Family Health Center Welcomes Aften Wessel, FNP

    HSHS Holy Family Health Center, affiliated with HSHS Medical Group, is pleased to welcome Aften Wessel, FNP, to their family of providers. Specializing in family medicine, Wessel sees patients of all ages at 101 Healthcare Drive in Greenville, Illinois.

  • Health Today Program Features Paul Malcharek, MD, Internal Medicine Physician

    Health Today Program Features Paul Malcharek, MD, Internal Medicine Physician

    HSHS Medical Group’s newest Health Today episode features Paul Malcharek, MD, Internal Medicine Physician at HSHS Medical Group Family and Internal Medicine Collinsville. Doctor Malcharek has been with HSHS Medical Group for six years. “I chose HSHS Medical Group for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most important is their philosophy of Patient-First Care and treating the patient as a whole person.”

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Gopinathan Nambiar, MD, Pediatrician

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Gopinathan Nambiar, MD, Pediatrician

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Gopinathan Nambiar, MD, to the Springfield community. Dr. Nambiar is a skilled pediatrician who cares for patients from birth to 16 years of age.

  • Manjeshwar Prabhu, MD, offers Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine in Effingham and Clinton

    Manjeshwar Prabhu, MD, offers Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine in Effingham and Clinton

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to announce Manjeshwar Prabhu, MD, internal, pulmonary and sleep medicine physician now sees patients at two new locations. He will be in Effingham on the first and third Monday of each month at 900 West Temple Avenue, Effingham, IL. Dr. Prabhu also sees patients at 422 West White Street in Clinton.

  • HSHS Medical Group Opens New Clinic in Sherman

    HSHS Medical Group Opens New Clinic in Sherman

    HSHS Medical Group celebrated a new location in Sherman with a ribbon cutting and blessing event Monday, July 17. Opening July 18, the new facility is home to HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine, located at 2806 E. Andrew Road in Sherman. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes  Angela McCormick, FNP-C, and Juliet Oury, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Angela McCormick, FNP-C, and Juliet Oury, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome two family nurse practitioners to HSHS Medical Group Walk-in Clinic inside Meijer in Springfield, IL. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Nitin Kumar, MD, Gastroenterologist

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Nitin Kumar, MD, Gastroenterologist

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Nitin Kumar, MD, to the community. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Breaks Ground for New Medical Building in Chatham

    HSHS Medical Group Breaks Ground for New Medical Building in Chatham

    HSHS Medical Group broke ground Wednesday for a new facility at 125 East Plummer Boulevard in Chatham, IL. Opening this winter, the new 17,000 square foot facility will be home to HSHS Medical Group Family Health, currently located at 345 North Main Street, and HSHS St. John’s TherapyCare, currently located at 1134 Commercial Court. 

  • Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group First in Region to offer Hybrid Closed Loop System for Type 1 Diabetes Patients

    Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group First in Region to offer Hybrid Closed Loop System for Type 1 Diabetes Patients

    The MiniMed® 670G system is the first FDA approved hybrid closed loop system that brings a new level of ‘normal’ to type 1 diabetes patients. Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group is first in the region to offer this latest technology.

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Marianne Guthrie, MSN, FNP

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Marianne Guthrie, MSN, FNP

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Marianne Guthrie, MSN, FNP. Guthrie joins Kristina Naseer, MD, at HSHS Medical Group Pain Management, where they both care for patients experiencing problems with acute or chronic pain.

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Sarah Poirot, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Sarah Poirot, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Sarah Poirot, FNP-C. Poirot joins Ahmed Radwan, MD, and Amy Buck, C-FNP, at HSHS Medical Group Family & Sports Medicine at 670 Pierce Boulevard in O’Fallon, IL. 

  • HSHS Holy Family Health Center Welcomes  Deanne Perez-Meskil, FNP-C

    HSHS Holy Family Health Center Welcomes Deanne Perez-Meskil, FNP-C

    HSHS Holy Family Health Center is pleased to welcome Deanne Perez-Meskil, FNP-C, to their family of providers. Specializing in family medicine, Perez-Meskil will see patients of all ages at 101 Healthcare Drive in Greenville, Illinois.

  •  HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Mallory Rahar, APN

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Mallory Rahar, APN

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Mallory Rahar, APN, to their family of providers. Specializing in internal medicine, Rahar will see patients at HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine & Pediatrics in Forsyth, and HSHS Medical Group Internal Medicine in Blue Mound.

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Krystal Gilb, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Krystal Gilb, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Krystal Gilb, FNP-C, at HSHS Medical Group Urology in Belleville.

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Amy Welch, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Amy Welch, FNP-C

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Amy Welch, FNP-C, to their family of providers. Specializing in family medicine, Welch sees patients at HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care at 2901 Old Jacksonville Road in Springfield. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Mireille El Hayek, MD

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Mireille El Hayek, MD

    HSHS Medical Group is pleased to welcome Mireille El Hayek, MD, to their family of providers. Specializing in endocrinology, El Hayek will see patients at Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group in O’Fallon.

  • HSHS Medical Group Opens Walk-In Clinic inside Meijer

    HSHS Medical Group Opens Walk-In Clinic inside Meijer

    ​HSHS Medical Group is excited to announce the opening of a new walk-in clinic inside Meijer. 

  • HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Rama Poola, MD

    HSHS Medical Group Welcomes Rama Poola, MD

    Dr. Poola joins world-class diabetes team at Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group in Decatur.

  • 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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