Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

Our board certified physicians and nurse practitioners practice together to provide a broad range of health care services. Our personal, comprehensive approach to family health care ensures you and your family’s medical needs are met, and your expectations are exceeded.

Amanda Bierman, M.D.

Dr. Amanda Bierman is a board certified pediatrician. She joined Family Care Associates in August 2011. Dr. Bierman graduated from the University of Illinois college of Medicine in 2008 and completed her residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Board Certification in Pediatrics
State of License: Illinois

2004 - University of Illinois
B.A. Science Biology

2008 - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical Doctorate (MD)

2008-2011 - Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics 
American Medical Association
2008-2009 Residency Recruitment Committee
2004-2008 Pediatric Interest Group
Donald H. Wortmann Pediatric Award

Pediatrics
Asthma Management

Colleen Bingham, M.D.

Dr. Colleen Bingham joined Family Care in 1994. She is a board certified pediatrician with special interest in asthma management, newborn and adolescent care, and child abuse. Dr. Bingham graduated from St. Louis University in 1990 and completed her residency at Indiana University Hospital.

Board Certification in Pediatrics
State of License: Illinois

1986 - St. Louis University
B.A. Chemistry

1990 - St. Louis University
Medical Doctorate (MD)

1990-1994 - Indiana University School of Medical
Residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

2016 - Illinois Rural Health Association Physician of Excellence Award
2006 - Excellence in Pediatric Care Award
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
2003-2005 Home Care Professional Advisory
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital - Board of Directors
Effingham Co. Health Department Board
Children Medical Resource Network
SIU School of Medicine - Providing expertise in Child Abuse and Neglect

Pediatrics
Adolescent Medicine
Newborn Care
Asthma Management
Child Abuse

Michael Brummer, M.D.

Dr. Michael Brummer has been a family physician since 1988 and is the co-founder of Family Care Associates. He graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in 1985 and from Southern Illinois University Family Practice Residency in 1988. Dr. Brummer's interests include Womens Health Care and Preventative Medicine.

State of Licensure: Illinois

Pre-medical: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
B.A., May 1981
B.S.May 1980

Medical: University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria, IL
Medical Doctorate (MD)
Residency: Southern Illinois University

American Academy of Family Physicians
Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
Illinois State Medical Society

Women's Health
Preventative Medicine

Jeffrey Brummer, D.O.

Dr. Jeffrey Brummer joined our practice in August 2005. He is board certified in Family Practice and has special interest in family medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Brummer graduated from Des Moines University in 2002 and completed the Residency program at Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine Residency at Des Moines. Dr. Brummer also serves as the Medical Director of the St. Anthony's Memorial Wound Center.

Board Certified in Family Practice
State of License: Illinois

1997 Quincy University
BS Biological Sciences

2002 Des Moines University
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)

2002-2005 Iowa Lutheran Family
Medicine Residency

St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital Medical Staff
Medical Director, Wound Care
Illinois State Medical Society
Illinois Academy of Family Practice

Office Procedures
Pediatrics
Wound Care

Jeffrey Crowell, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Crowell joined our practice in 2002. He is board certified in Family Practice and has special interest in sports medicine, vasectomies, and office procedures. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1996 and did his Family Practice residency in Georgia from 1996-1999 at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Board Certified in Family Practice
State of License: Illinois

Advanced Trauma Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Basic Life Support

1984 - 1988 Colgate University Hamilton, New York
B.A. Political Science

1992 - 1996 West Virginia University School of Medicine
Medical Doctorate (MD)

1996 - 1999 Dwight David Eisenhower
Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon Georgia
Family Practice Residency

American Academy of Family Practice
Illinois Academy of Family Practice
Illinois State Medical Society
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital Medical Staff

Vasectomies & Office Procedures
Sports Medicine

Thomas Heischmidt, M.D.

Dr. Thomas Heischmidt joined Family Care Associates in 1999. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a special interest in pediatrics, geriatric care, wound care, and diabetes. He attended Eastern Illinois University and the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Peoria at Saint Francis Medical Center where he graduated in 1995. He completed the Residency program at the U of I College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Heischmidt also serves on the medical staff at St. Anthony's Memorial Wound Center.

Board Certified in Internal Medicine
State of License: Illinois

1987 - 1994 Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL
B.S. Zoology

1991 - 1995 University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria, IL
Medical Doctorate (MD)

1995 - 1999 University of Illinois College of Medicine at St. Francis Medical Center - Peoria, IL
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency

American Academy of Pediatrics
Illinois State Medical Society
Graduated with honors from
University of Illinois College of Medicine
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital Medical Staff
Physician on Staff, Wound Care
2003-2004 Credentialing Committee
American College of Physicians

Diabetes
Geriatrics
Pediatric Care
Wound Care

Dot Behrns, APN-FNP

Dorothy (Dot) Behrns, APN-FNP joined our practice in 2000. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in weight loss management, womens health, and health promotion. Dot also serves as the President for the Effingham County Health Department. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Nurse Practitioner Program and received her nursing degree from St. Johns School of Nursing in Springfield.

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

1977-St. John's School of Nursing
Springfield, IL

1986-Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Bachelor of Science Degree

1994-University of Illinois
Master of Science Degree Nurse Practitioner

2012 ISAPN Nurse Practitioner of the Year 
2004 Rural Health Practitioner of the Year
Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurse
Illinois Rural Health Association
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital-Allied Health Staff
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital-
Board of Directors
President, Effingham Co. Health Department

Children
Women's Health
Health Promotion
Weight loss management

Lenora Drees, APN-FNP

Lenora Drees, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in 1992. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in diabetes education. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing in August of 1993 at the University of Illinois.

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 
2003 American Nurse Credentialing Center
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

1968 - St. John's Mercy School of Nursing - St. Louis, MO
Diploma Nursing

1989 - Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, IL
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1993 - University of Illinois - Chicago, IL
Master of Science in Nursing

Outstanding SIUE School of Nursing Alumna for 2013
Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital- Allied Health Staff

Diabetes Education
Women's Health

Candi LeDuc, APN-FNP

Candi LeDuc, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in December 2014. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in preventative medicine and health promotion. Candi holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing.

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
2013  American Nurses Credentialing Center
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
 

2008- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2013- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Masters of Science in Nursing

Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital Advisory Board
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital- Allied Health Staff

Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Life Span

Richelle Volk, APN-FNP

Richelle Dillon, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in early 2014 and is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in diabetes education, pediatrics, women's health, and preventative medicine. Richelle is a graduate of the St. Louis University College of Nursing program and holds a Master's of Science in Nursing.

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
2014 American Nurses Credentialing Center
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2009 - Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2012- St. Louis University College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Illinois Society for Advance Practice Nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital-Allied Health Staff

Pediatrics
Women's Health
Diabetes Education
Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Life Span

Katie Roedl, APN-FNP

Katie Roedl, APN-FNP joined Family Care in February 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in pediatrics, womens health, disease prevention, and health promotion. Katie is a long-time employee of Family Care, serving as an RN for nearly seven years before completing Indiana State University's Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
2014 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2007- Illinois State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2014- Indiana State University
Master of Science in Nursing

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital- Allied Health Staff

Pediatrics
Women's Health
Disease Prevention
Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

Courtney Miller, APN-FNP

Courtney Miller, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in October 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with special interest in women's health, pediatrics, and health promotion. Courtney holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana.

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
2015 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

2003- Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

2015- University of Southern Indiana
Masters of Science in Nursing

Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Women's Health
Pediatrics
Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Life Span

Lori Johnson, APN-FNP

Lori Johnson, APN-FNP joined Family Care Associates in Fall 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and specializes in pediatrics, women's health, preventative medicine, and chronic illness. Lori is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Nursing program and holds a Master's of Science in Nursing.

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

1997- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

1998- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Master of Science in Nursing

Illinois Society for Advance Practice Nursing
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital- Allied Health Staff

Women's Health
Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine Across the Lifespan
Pediatrics
Chronic Illness (example: hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia)

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Fax: (217)342-7002

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