HSHS Medical Group is pleased to award Gregory Climaco, MD, FAAFP, with our October Provider of the Month Award. Dr. Climaco is a physician at HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine in O’Fallon, Illinois.
The Provider of the Month is chosen from nominations submitted by fellow HSHS Medical Group team members. “He has been one of the most hardworking individuals I have ever worked with,” Dr. Climaco’s nominator said. “He has been welcoming to all patients and works many new patients in to already busy days when he hears their health concerns. He never turns away a patient when he is in clinic. His patients enjoy his comprehensive and compassionate care. He finds unique ways to motivate each individual patient to take control of their health, educating them on the benefits and celebrating their successes.”
“I love getting to know new patients, meeting them where they are in their health journey and encouraging them to strive for the best. I also love that I really never know what I am going to see each day until I get there,” Dr. Climaco said. “I strive to respect all people regardless of gender, age, race, preferences, social and economic standing; everybody has a right to excellent health care. I spend extra time with patients and family members, asking about how they are before asking why they are here to see me.”
When away from work, Dr. Climaco enjoys spending time with his wife of 25 years and their eight children. He tries to push himself physically by running 5K and obstacle-course races and hiking with his kids.