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Culbertson Memorial Hospital Welcomes Three New Physicians

Three new board-eligible providers have joined the staff of Culbertson Memorial Hospital this summer. The new primary care and internal medicine physicians will help expand healthcare services after the void left by Dr. Sembu Kanthilal and the late Dr. Russell Dohner. All three understand the needs of rural communities and are very committed to delivering high-quality patient-centered care. Each doctor has a desire to join a community where they can get to know patients and their families, in order to provide a full spectrum of care at all stages of life.

Dr. Janelle Blair completed her residency at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Internal Medicine Residency Program in Richmond, Virginia. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic degree in 2013 from the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. Dr. Blair is currently accepting patients at Rushville Family Practice.

Dr. Rudo Mashindi completed her residency at the University of Kentucky Family Medicine Residency Program in Lexington, Kentucky. She earned her Medical Degree in 2012 from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine in the Netherlands Antilles. Dr. Mashindi is accepting patients at the Elmer Hugh Taylor Clinic in Beardstown. 

Dr. Jason Rakita completed his Family Medicine residency at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa. He completed his Doctor of Medicine in 2013 from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Rakita will see patients beginning in September at Rushville Family Practice. 

 

Marguerite Taillefer, M.D.

Family Practice

Elmer Hugh Taylor Clinic
100 West 15th St.
Beardstown, IL  62618
217-323-2245

Patients from newborn and up

Joe Friday, PA-C

Family Practice

Elmer Hugh Taylor Clinic
100 West 15th St.
Beardstown, IL  62618
217-323-2245

Patients two and up

Cindy Chaffin, APN-C

Family Practice

Community Medical Clinic
135 West Broadway

Astoria, IL 61501

309/329-2926

Patients from newborn and up

Courtney Elliott, CPNP-PC

Pediatrics

Elmer Hugh Taylor Clinic
100 West 15th St.
Beardstown, IL  62618
217-323-2245

Patients newborn to 21

Brittney Taylor, FNP-C

Family Practice

Rushville Family Practice
225 South Congress St.
Rushville, IL  62681
217-322-3345

Patients from newborn and up

Cathy Rigg, LCSW

Elmer Hugh Taylor Clinic

100 West 15th St.
Beardstown, IL  62618
217-323-2245

Patients from newborn and up