Carlinville Area Hospital Welcomes New Physician

Carlinville Area Hospital is proud to welcome Thomas Hatley, MD to their staff. Dr. Hatley will begin seeing patients on January 15, 2018 through Carlinville Family Health Care located in the Medical Office Building.
Dr. Hatley is a Board Certified Occupational Medicine Specialist with a special interest in preventative and emergency medicine. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, said Dr. Hatley. He graduated with honors from Washington University School of Medicine in 1988 and received his Master’s in Public Health from St. Louis University. He has more than 29 years of diverse experiences, including emergency, occupational, aerospace and preventative medicine.

Dr. Hatley joined the Navy right out of college and became a Naval Flight Officer. He started medical school on a Navy scholarship program. Stationed at Great Lakes Naval Air Station, Dr. Hatley came home on the weekends to work as an Emergency Room Physician at Carlinville Area Hospital. During his 30 years in the Navy, Dr. Hatley served as a flight surgeon in several wars including the Gulf War, War in Afghanistan and Iraq War. He also spent 10 years with the Federal Aviation Administration in Oklahoma City.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Hatley to Carlinville Family Health Care,” said Ken Reid, CEO. “Dr. Hatley will provide additional primary care expertise we need to continue to strive for better health among all ages in our service area. Dr. Hatley’s addition plays a large part in our goal to expand and improve access to primary care to meet the needs of our community.”

“I am looking forward to being closer to my family. Carlinville is like home and I welcome the opportunity to work with people I know from the area. The people at Carlinville Area Hospital are all so nice and friendly and I’m looking forward to contributing to continued growth”.

In his spare time, Dr. Hatley enjoys raising cattle and honeybees and also enjoys other farm hobbies. Aviation is and always will be a strong passion.

Dr. Hatley is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling Carlinville Family Health Care at 854-3881.