Specialized Services

STAT Heart Program

Harrisburg Medical Center has developed protocols, in association with the STAT heart program through the Prairie Heart Group and Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, in order to ensure that patients suffering from certain types of heart attacks receive interventional therapy within 90 minutes.

Stroke Program

Harrisburg Medical Center’s Stroke Program is affiliated with St. Louis University Hospital’s (SLUH) Stroke Program. Our physicians have access to proven SLUH neurologists who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 day a week to discuss patient care. We are also able to transmit CT scans to these neurologists and have an agreement to transport our patients to SLUH for additional treatment options, if necessary.

Hospitalist Program

The hospitalists of Harrisburg Medical Center provide compassionate and timely healthcare to patients who are hospitalized. As medical professionals who specialize in the care of hospitalized patients, the Harrisburg Medical Center hospitalists work with primary care doctors and specialists to provide the highest standard of care during the hospital stay. The benefits of our Hospitalist Program at Harrisburg Medical Center are many. In addition to receiving well organized, seamless, and up-to-the-minute care, patients can count on our Hospitalist Providers to be highly skilled and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

HMC Hospitalists

Patrick L. Riley, MD

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Education

  • Community & Family Medicine Residency – Saint Louis University School of Medicine – St. Louis, MO (2003-2006)
  • Doctor of Medicine – Saint Louis University School of Medicine – St. Louis, MO (1999-2003)
  • Bachelor of Science Chemistry & Biology – Missouri Southern State College (University) – Joplin, MO (1995-1999)

Experience

  • Family Medicine Including Procedures and Obstetrics – Christopher Greater Area Rural Health Planning Corporation, DuQuoin, IL

Medical Leadership

  • Medical Director – Division II, Christopher Greater Area Rural Health Planning Corporation (2013 – Present)
  • Medical Management Committee Member, Christopher Greater Area Rural Health Planning Corporation ( 2013-Present)
  • Chair Peer Review Committee, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale (2011 – Present)
  • Chair Medicine Service Committee, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale ( 2010-Present)
  • Medical Executive Committee Member, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale (2010-Present)
  • Physician Informatics Group Member, Southern Illinois Healthcare (2013 – Present)
  • Member Medical Records Committee, Southern Illinois Healthcare (2012 – Present)
  • Multispecialty Quality Oversight Committee Member, Southern Illinois healthcare (2011-Present)

Certification

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Awards & Activities

  • Chief Resident – SLU Family Medicine Residency
  • Intern of the Year – SLU Family Medicine Residency
  • Tar Wars Instructor
  • Outstanding SLU Graduate Entering Family Medicine
  • Grand Recipients – SLU Hospital Auxiliary

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Illinois State Medical Society

Research Experience / Publications

  • Research Assistant – Gregory Smith, PhD. Theodore Cooper Surgical Research Institute
  • Summer Research Fellow – Gregory Smith, PhD. Theodore Cooper Surgical Research Institute

Todd Smith, MD

Education

  • Family Practice Residency Program – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - Carbondale, IL (2001-2004)
  • Doctor of Medicine – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine – Springfield, IL (1997-2001)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) - Augustana College – Rock Island, IL (1993-1997)

Experience

  • Medical Provider, Shawnee Health Services, Murphysboro, IL

Community Service

  • Strategic Directions Committee – Southern Illinois Healthcare
  • Sensitive Santa volunteer for children with autism in Southern Illinois
  • Advisory Committee for Carbondale Rebound

Deedra McLain, MD

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Education

  • Doctor of Medicine – Southern Illinois University School of Medicine – Springfield, IL (1995-1999)
    • Surgical, Neurology, and OB/GYN clerkship honors
    • Sophomore Standard Curriculum honors
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (Magna Cum Laude) – Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, IL (1991-1995)
    • Golden Key National Honor Society, Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Honor Society, Scholastic Honors 1991-1995, Tri Beta Biological
    • Honor Society, Vice President of Pre-Medical Professions Association

Experience

  • Family Practice Physician- Sesser Community Health Center (2011-2014)
  • Staff Physician – SIU Student Health Center – Carbondale, IL (2002-2011)
  • Director of Preventative and Travel Medicine – SIU Student Health Center – Carbondale, IL (2002-2011)
  • Medical Physician for Outpatient Eating Disorder Program – SIU Student Health Center – Carbondale, IL (2002-2011)
  • Chair of Infection Control Committee – SIU Student Health Center – Carbondale, IL (2009-2011)
  • Patient Education Committee – SIU Student Health Center – Carbondale IL (2009-2011)
  • IOP Committee – SIU Student Health Center – Carbondale, IL (2009-2011)
  • Mentor for SIU PA Program (2006-2011)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – SIU School of Medicine (2012-2014)

Certification

  • Family Practice Board Certified
  • BLS Certified

Awards & Activities

  • Chief Resident – SLU Family Medicine Residency
  • Intern of the Year – SLU Family Medicine Residency
  • Tar Wars Instructor
  • Outstanding SLU Graduate Entering Family Medicine
  • Grand Recipients – SLU Hospital Auxiliary

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Eating Disorder Academy

Pooja Sareen, MD

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Education

  • Medical Residency – University of Massachusetts Medical School – Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MA (2014)
  • Doctor of Medicine – Govt. Medical College Amritsar – Punjab, India (2007)

Experience

  • Outpatient Primary Care – Internal Medicine, SIMCA Clinic – Herrin IL (2016-current)
  • Hospitalist – Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital – Springfield, MA (2014-2016)
  • Residency – Department of Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MA (2011-2014)
  • Clinical Observer – Saint Vincent Hospital – Worcester MA (2010)
  • Clinical Observer – Saint John and OMNI Medical Group – Oklahoma (2010)
  • Clinical Observer – Cooper Hospital UMDNJ – New Jersey (2010)
  • Clinical Observer – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Pennsylvania (2009)
  • Resident Medical Officer – Preet Hospital – India (2009)
  • Resident Medical Officer – Khetarpal Hospital – India (207-2008)

Certification

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • ABIM Board certification

Awards & Activities

  • Gold medal recipient from Punjab School of Education Board in premedical board exams
  • ACE of Heart 201 and 2013 for volunteering at the St. Anne’s free medical clinic in Shrewsbury, MA

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Worcester District Medical Society (WDMS)
  • Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
  • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • Punjab Medical Association (PMA)
  • Member of AMDAANA Amritsar Project

Community Service

  • Volunteer Physician – St. Anne’s Free Clinic - Worcester, MA (2010-2014)
  • Volunteer and team leader in the following areas from 2001-2006
    • national immunization pograms including National Pulse Polio immunication program
    • health campaign for treating people of certain underserved areas suffering from leptospirosis, malaria, dengue & dehydration
    • urban immunization center

Kendra Fischer MSN, FNP-BC

Kendra Fischer, MSN, FNP-BC

Education

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – University of Alabaman – Tuscaloosa, AL (2017 -Present)
  • MSN Family Nurse Practitioner – Indiana State University – Terra Haute, IN (2011-2014)
  • BSN – McKendree University – Lebanon, IL (2007-2010)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing – Southeastern Illinois College – Harrisburg, IL (2001-2004)

Experience

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Hospitalists – Harrisburg Medical Center – Harrisburg, IL (2017-Present)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Emergency Department – Heartland Regional Medical Center – Marion, IL (2017-Present)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist – Morthland College Health Services – West Frankfort, IL (2014-2017)
  • Registered Nurse/Staff RN on Orthopaedic unit and ICU – Southern Illinois Healthcare – Herrin, IL (2003-2014)

Awards & Activities

  • Who’s who in American Junior Colleges (2002)

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses

Community Service

  • Hands of Hope (2010-2013)

 

Carol Clark-Kutscher, MSN NP

Education

  • MSN, Adult NP – UMSTL Barnes Jewish School of Nursing – St. Louis, MO

Experience

  • Adult NP for Hospital Based Cardiology – Prairie Cardiovascular – Carbondale, IL (2009-2014)
  • Adult NP for Hospitalists program – IPC the Hospitalist Company – St. Louis, MO (2009)
  • Adult NPO for Interventionists Cardiologists – Dr. Kenneth Retter – Cape Girardeau, MO (2002-2008)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse – Saint Francis Medical Center – Cape Girardeau, MO (1989-2002)
  • Shift Administrator – Saint Francis Medical Center – Cape Girardeau, MO (1994-2000)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse – Southeaster Missouri Hospital – Cape Girardeau, MO (1992-2000)
  • CRTT – Good Samaritan Regional Health Center – Mt. Vernon, IL (1982-1989
  • TECCRTTE Inhalation Therapy Service – Lexington, MA (1981-1982)
  • LPN – Franklin Hospital – Benton, IL (1979-1984)

Certification

  • BCLS
  • ACLS
  • Trauma Nurse Specialist

New Vision Drug & Alcohol Medical Stabilization Services

New Vision™ is an inpatient medical stabilization & withdrawal management service for adults with drug, alcohol and related health issues. The service accepts appropriate adults, who are currently using or are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms from certain drugs. It consists of a medically supervised hospital stay for inpatient stabilization that typically lasts 3 days. The inpatient stay includes the following aspects:

  • Pre-Screening
  • Assessment
  • Admission
  • Medical Stabilization
  • Appropriate Discharge Planning

New Vision™ has a fully qualified treatment team, including an attending physician and nursing personnel who utilize a multidisciplinary team approach in the stabilization of the patient. Upon admission to the hospital for medical stabilization, assessment of the patient’s fundamental needs are accomplished. These assessments include a medical history, physical, a complete laboratory workup, and a nursing assessment. Patients who are under the influence of chemical substances, and are considered medically unstable, will be closely observed and stabilized. The Hospital accepts appropriate patients who are experiencing incapacitation due to substance use and/or abuse, or are experiencing acute withdrawal symptoms from cessation of use of certain substances, in conjunction with other related health issues. The diagnosis of need for inpatient admission can only be made by a licensed physician. The service accepts most insurance plans. For additional information please call 618-253-0257 or 1-800-939-2273.