Dr. Harald Lausen Joins Carlinville Area Hospital & Clinics offering Comprehensive Primary Care

May 24, 2021, Carlinville, IL – Carlinville Area Hospital and Clinics (CAH&C) is proud to announce the addition of Harald Lausen, DO to its team of medical providers. Dr. Lausen will be offering comprehensive primary care that also includes joint injections, skin procedures and osteopathic manipulation.

“Dr. Lausen, who has over 20 years of experience as a family medicine physician, strengthens our ability to provide high-quality care to the communities we serve. We’re excited to have him join the team. We have a fantastic group of physicians at our clinics with Drs. Wilkens, Adams, Hatley, and Cruz and advanced practice providers with Harms, Pranger, and Beck,” shares Brian Burnside, President and CEO at CAH&C.   

Dr. Lausen, a long-time Springfield resident, comes to CAH&C after serving as the Chief Medical Officer for SIU School of Medicine. As a teaching physician, he also educated SIU medical students and resident physicians while providing patient care in both the hospital and clinic. Lausen is deeply interested in Quality Improvement, Population Health, and Healthcare Informatics and is well-known for his exceptional patient care, community education efforts, and provider collaboration.

In addition to providing patient care in the Clinic, Dr. Lausen will serve as the Chief Medical Officer to the South Central Hospital Alliance (SCHA). In this role, Lausen will provide strategic and medical support to the SCHA. 

The SCHA includes Carlinville Area Hospital, Hillsboro Area Hospital, and Pana Community Hospital.  The SCHA has established the framework to allow these Critical Access Hospitals to collaborate on mutually beneficial opportunities in order to maintain professional, community-based, high quality healthcare in their local areas.  While the three hospitals serve distinct, rural, south-central Illinois communities, they share similar missions, goals, and challenges, and currently collaborate in a variety of ways.

“I am extremely happy to join the CAH family,” shares Lausen. “I’m excited to help families in this community improve and maintain their health and offer some new procedures such as osteopathic manipulative treatment.  I’m also looking forward to being able to help advance local medical services offered across the region with SCHA. I truly believe in the vision the SCHA has for the future.”

Osteopathic manipulation is commonly used to treat muscle pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. This treatment can also be effective for helping patients with a number of other health conditions including, but not limited to asthma, sinus issues, carpal tunnel, migraines, and menstrual pain. 

Dr. Lausen completed his family medicine residency at SIU-Springfield (2003) after earning his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2000). He obtained his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology at the University of Illinois at Springfield (1997, 1993). He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Lausen is a distinguished fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators, and the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators.

Carlinville Family Health Care is now accepting appointments for Dr. Lausen. The clinic is located adjacent to the hospital in the Medical Office Building at 20613 North Broad Street. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 217.854.3881.