*Mary Beck, APN
Mary Beck, APN, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2014 from McKendree University. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, at Maryville University in 2017. She is a Board-Certified Advanced Practice Nurse with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Youssef El Bitar, MD
Orthopedics and Sport’s Medicine
Dr. El Bitar completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City (2015). He also completed a spine fellowship at SIU School of Medicine (2014), a hip preservation fellowship at the American Hip Institute in Westmont, Ill. (2013) and an adult reconstruction fellowship at SIU School of Medicine (2012). Dr. El Bitar completed an orthopedic residency at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon (2011), where he also earned his medical and bachelor’s degrees. Before joining SIU HealthCare, Dr. El Bitar worked as a team physician for the University of Iowa’s football team, the Hawkeyes.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. El Bitar, call Carlinville Area Hospital at 217-854-3141, ext. 250. Appointments are available Monday through Wednesday.
Raymond L. Castaldo, MD, FAAP
Dr. Castaldo completed his pediatric residency at Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Castaldo received his medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is an employee of Springfield Clinic and sees patients at Springfield Clinic Wabash location located at 2200 Wabash Avenue, Springfield, IL and Springfield Clinic Carlinville located in the Carlinville Area Hospital Medical Office Building at 20613 North Broad, Carlinville, IL.
Kamal K. Chopra, MD
Dr. Chopra completed his residency at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center in Chicago, IL from 1978 – 1981.
Dr. Chopra received his medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India in 1974. Dr. Chopra maintains a private office at 604 North Broad, Carlinville, IL 62626.
*Lourdes M. Cruz, MD
Dr. Cruz completed her residency at SIU Pediatric Residency from 1994 – 1997 and SIU Family Practice Residency from 1993 – 1994.
Dr. Cruz received her medical degree from the Far Eastern University School of Medicine in Manila, Philippines in 1987 and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is an employee of Carlinville Area Hospital where she sees outpatients through the Carlinville Family Health Care located in the Medical Office Building at 20613 North Broad, Carlinville, IL 62626.
*Thomas Hatley, MD, MPH
Preventative and Emergency Medicine
Dr. Hatley is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine and a former Naval Flight Surgeon.
Dr. Hatley is a Board Certified Occupational Medicine Specialist with special interest in preventative and emergency medicine. Dr. Hatley is located in the Medical Office Building at 20613 North Broad. He is accepting new patients and appointments. Appointments can be made by calling Carlinville Family Health Care at 217-854-3881.
Muhammad F. Khan, MD
Muhammad Khan, MD, received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan, and then completed his residency in internal medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Khan completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital followed by fellowships in interventional cardiology and structural heart disease at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
Dr. Khan is currently board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.
*Harald Lausen, DO
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).
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, National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dr. Lausen offers full-service family medicine that includes various in-office procedures and osteopathic manipulations. He is located in the Medical Office Building at 20613 North Broad and is accepting new patients. Appointments can be made by calling Carlinville Family Health Care at 217-854-3881.
Elizabeth E. O'Brien, MD
Internal Medicine, with Interest in Geriatrics and general adult medicine
Dr. O’Brien completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dr. O’Brien received her Internal Medicine Physician Degree from Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Springfield, Illinois in 1998 and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She spent 7 years as an Associate Professor, Internist and President at Associated Physicians LLP in Madison, Wisconsin before moving back to her hometown, Carlinville, IL. Dr. O’Brien maintains a private office at Springfield Clinic, Carlinville Office.
Therese L. Polo, MD
Dr. Polo completed her combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency from 1996 – 1997 and Pediatric Residency from 1997 – 1999 at St. Louis University School of Medicine and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Dr. Polo received her medical degree from U of I in Peoria, IL in 1996 and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Polo maintains a private office at 807 Broadway, Gillespie, IL 62033.
*Kate M. Wilkens, MD
Dr. Wilkens completed her Family Medicine Residency at Aurora’s St. Luke’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in June 2010.
Dr. Wilkens received her Medical Degree in 2007 from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is an employee of Carlinville Area Hospital and provides care to patients of all ages at Carlinville Family Health Care located in the Medical Office Building at 20613 North Broad, Carlinville, IL 62626.
Wayne Blevins, PA-C
Wayne Blevins, Jr., originally from Dorchester, IL, graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Health Science Physician Assistant degree in 1991. Wayne has been a member of the Florida Academy of physician Assistants serving as President for one year and serving as the Legislative and Government Affairs Chairman for two years. Wayne has been a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants serving two years on the House of Delegates Committee.
Wayne has special interests in cardiac diseases, cardiac stress testing, dermatologic procedures and health and wellness.
Cissy Bloomfield, APRN
Cissy has been a nurse for nearly 25 years and graduated in October as an APRN, with a specialty in family nurse practice. She started out as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and attended Capital Area School of Nursing in Springfield; then she went to Lewis and Clark Community College, receiving her RN license with an associate’s degree. She then went to Chamberlain College of Nursing, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Cissy is located with Dr. Chopra at 604 North Broad, Carlinville, IL 62626.
Bloomfield has two sons, ages 22 and 18, and two grandsons, ages 2 and 1. She enjoys camping, gardening and riding bicycles (including in races).
*Ruth Holley, APRN
Ruth Holley, APRN, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, works alongside Dr. Thomas Hatley as a provider in the CAH&C Walk-In Clinic. Ruth received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005, master’s in nursing education from McKendree College in 2007, and post-master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2015, where she also served as faculty for the SIUE nursing program.
Ruth specializes in family medicine and wellness/prevention.
*Debbie Seymour, ANP-BC
Internal Medical Hospitalist
Debbie received a Bachelor of Nursing in 2003 and her post graduate certification as Nurse Practitioner in 2005 from Barnes Jewish Hospital College of nursing. Debbie received her Board Certification in 2006. Debbie licensed in both Illinois and Missouri.
Debbie specializes in women’s health and early prevention. She serves as a Hospitalist where she cares for inpatients
Hollie Trettenero, FNP-C
Originally from Gillespie, IL, Hollie received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002 from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She obtained her post-graduate certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO in 2014. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Hollie’s interests include women’s health, preventative health and diabetes management.
*Jamie Welty, FNP-BC, DNP
Jamie Welty is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2017 and completed her doctorate in nursing in 2020 from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Jamie sees patients at Girard Family Health Care and Carlinville Family Health Care.