Dr. Jordan completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Evansville before continuing to medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He currently sees cardiac patients in our specialty clinic. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jordan, please call The Heart Group.
Dr. Smith, originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, attended medical school at Pennsylvania State University. He completed a residency in general surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base/Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Smith later completed his fellowship in colon and rectal medicine in Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Casey, his wife, Emily, and children reside in Mount Carmel. Prior to joining WGH in 2008, Casey received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and his Master of Science degree, both from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL. Casey is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in our Anesthesia Department.
Jeremy joined WGH in 2009 as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist in our Anesthesia Department. Prior to joining WGH, Jeremy completed his Masters of Nurse Anesthesia degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois and had over eleven years of experience in patient care in the St. Louis area. He, his wife, Beth, and children live in Mount Carmel.
Chris completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008 at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. He completed his Master of Science degree in Nurse Anesthesia Specialization in December of 2014 at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL. After graduation, Chris, his wife, Katie, and their children moved to Mount Carmel and he joined the WGH team in 2015. Chris works in our Anesthesia Department as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Dr. Selby joined our team at Wabash General Hospital in 2016. He is a native of Olney, Illinois. He currently resides in Fort Branch, Indiana, with his wife, Caryn, and their sons, Nathaniel and Nolan.
Dr. Selby completed medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois in 2013. He then completed his Deaconess Family Medicine Residency in Evansville, Indiana in June 2016. Dr. Selby is a Family Practice Physician who sees patients of all ages, including newborns on up.
To schedule and appointment, please contact Dr. Selby's office at 618-263-4376. His office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Badr completed medical school from University College of Medical Science, Delhi University, India in 2011. He then completed a general surgery residency at Easton Hospital in Easton, Pennsylvania, which is an affiliate of Drexel University. During his residency, he also did rotations at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Badr’s and his wife reside in Mt. Carmel with their son.
Dr. Richard Oppeltz, his wife, Elisa, and their children reside in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Dr. Oppeltz is a native from Venezuela, where he was born, attended medical school at Universidad Central de Venezuela, and did a General Surgery residency. In 2007, Dr. Oppeltz and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he completed his residency in General Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During that time, he spent two additional years doing research, publishing the results, and earning a Masters degree in Clinical Investigation. Dr. Oppeltz is a board certified surgeon and performs general and laparoscopic surgery procedures at Wabash General Hospital.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Oppeltz, please call his office at 618-263-6190.
Narendra H. Anadkat, MD resides in Mt. Carmel with his wife, Patricia. He has been providing healthcare to his community since 1981. Dr. Anadkat received his premedical degree at Bahauddin College of Science in Gujarat, India. He attended Saurashtra University & M.P. Shah Medical School in Gujarat, India where he received his medical degree. Dr. Anadkat completed his flexible internship at Lutheran Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri and completed his straight internship at St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He then finished his residency at Internal Medicine Marshall University Affiliated Hospitals in Beckley, West Virginia. Dr. Anadkat is a Diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine and a certified medical review officer. He is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians.
Dr. Jani has been providing healthcare in Mt. Carmel since 1984. He is board certified in the fields of internal medicine, geriatric medicine, critical care, and sleep medicine. Dr. Jani provides healthcare in his office and is the director of our sleep lab at Wabash General Hospital.
Dr. Jani graduated from Gujarat University in India with his undergraduate degree and then completed his medical school at N.H.L. Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India in 1979. He then went on to finish his internship at Mt. Vernon Hospital in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1981. Dr. Jani then completed his residency in 1983 at Easton Hospital in Easton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Jani is a fellow of American College of Physicians, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Illinois Medical Society.
Dr. Jani is currently accepting new patients age 12 and older. To schedule an appointment, please contact his office at 618-263-6575. His office hours are Monday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m.- 5p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment for the sleep clinic at Wabash General Hospital, please call 618-240-2740.
Dr. Jennings and his wife, Evelyn, reside in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Dr. Jennings has been providing healthcare for his community since 1984 when he opened his own practice. When he is not providing healthcare, Dr. Jennings enjoys golfing, spending time with his family and grandchildren, and University of Illinois sports.
Dr. Jennings completed his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois in 1976. He then went on to complete his medical degree in 1980 from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. After graduating with his medical degree, Dr. Jennings completed his internship and residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, where he was chief resident from 1983-1984.
Dr. Lawrence Jennings is board certified in internal medicine. He is also an active member of the American College of Physicians, Illinois State Medical Society, American Medical Association, and he is also the President for Wabash County Medical Society. Dr. Jennings was awarded the Best Doctors in America Award in 2009, Rural Physician of Excellence in 2008, Laureate Award in 2007 from the American College of Physicians, and he also was awarded the Alumni of the Year in 2007 from Peoria School of Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Jennings received the Mastership Award (MACP) from the American College of Physicians.
To schedule an appointment, please call his office at 618-262-5113. His office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Levi McDaniel is an Edwards County, Illinois native. He currently resides in Albion with his wife, Samantha, and their two kids. He completed medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky in 2013. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Loyola University Medical Center in 2016.
For an appointment, please contact Wabash General Hospital's Primary Care office at (618)263-4376. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Valerie Anderson, a native of Wabash County, joined WGH in October 2018. Valerie graduated from Murray State University in Kentucky with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2015. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to obtaining her Doctorate degree, she received her Bachelors degree in the Science of Nursing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2011 and her Associates Degree in Nursing from Wabash Valley College in 2009.
She has previously worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the West Salem Clinic for three years. She also treats patients in our Convenient Care after hours clinic. Prior to beginning her career as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at Richland Memorial Hospital. In addition, Valerie serves as a preceptor for multiple universities for both NP and PA students.
To schedule an appointment with Valerie, please contact the Albion Medical Clinic at (618)445-8170. All ages, newborn to geriatric, are welcome!
Hours are: Monday – Wednesday 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Thursday 9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m., Friday 7:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Julia joined WGH in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science in Community Health with a minor in Athletic Training from Eastern Illinois University prior to receiving her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Southern Illinois University.
Julia currently resides in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She works in our orthopaedic clinic under the direction of Dr. Karsten Slater. She also sees patients in our convenient care clinic after hours.
To schedule an appointment with Julia, please call our orthopaedic clinic at 618-263-6400.
Diane DeStefano is a nurse practitioner that treats acute problems, manages chronic illnesses, performs routine physical exams, and has extensive experience in management of acutely and chronically ill cardiovascular patients. She has a background in intensive care, critical care, open heart surgery, case management, and cardiac nursing.
Diane received her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1985 from Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. After that, she became employed through Wabash General Hospital as a Registered Nurse for 22 years. She then attended the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana to complete a RN to Masters Program. From there, she decided to attend Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana to finish her RNBS Completion Program. In 2011, Diane graduated from the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program from University of Southern Indiana with her Masters in Nursing. She is an associate member of the American College of Cardiology and the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association. She is also Board Certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Diane is very excited to be back working for Wabash General Hospital and providing healthcare to her friends and neighbors. She is currently accepting new patients. Please contact Wabash General Hospital Primary Care - Grayville Location at 618-375-7101 for an appointment.
Chelsea Hon, PA-C, has been a physician assistant for the Wabash General Orthopaedic Department since 2007. Chelsea resides in rural Edwards County, Illinois, along with her husband, Kyle, and their sons. Chelsea sees patients for pre-operation, post-operation, and follow-up appointments. She also assists Dr. Fullop during surgical procedures. Chelsea attended Newman University in Wichita, Kansas and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology. She then attended Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas where she obtained her Master of Physician Assistant Studies with honors.
To schedule an appointment with Chelsea, please call the Wabash General Orthopaedic Department at 618-263-6400. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brooke Ile, a native of Mt. Carmel, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern Indiana in 2018 with a Master’s degree in the Science of Nursing. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board. Brooke currently resides in Mt. Carmel with her husband and two children. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree, she received her Bachelor’s degree in the Science of Nursing from Illinois State University in 2009. She has previously worked as an RN for Wabash General Hospital for nine years in Primary Care. To schedule an appointment with Brooke, please contact Wabash General Hospital Primary Care at (618)263-4376.
Alicia is a physician assistant at Dr. Jani’s office and has been treating patients there since 2004. Alicia and her husband both reside in Fairfield, Illinois. She has four children and three grandchildren. She also treats patients in our Convenient Care Clinic after hours.
Alicia received both her undergraduate and Masters Degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale, Illinois. She is a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and she is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Alicia also teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology for Frontier Community College. She and Dr. Jani are preceptors for physician assistant students for the physician assistant program at SIU-Carbondale.
If you would like to make an appointment with Alicia, please contact Dr. Jani’s office at 618-263-6575.
Caryn Selby, MSPA, PA-C, graduated Magna Cum Laude with her bachelor of science degree in Biological Sciences in May of 2010 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She then completed her Master's of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies in August 2012. Caryn currently sees patients at Wabash General Hospital Primary Care – Chestnut Street Location. To schedule an appointment with Caryn, please call 618-263-4376.
Caryn is also WGH's Employee Wellness Physician Assistant. She assists with the development, design, and implementation of a wellness program to positively impact the health and wellness of our employees and Wabash General Hospital.
Ruth graduated with her Master's of Science Physician Assistant degree in 2015 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Prior to obtaining her Master's degree, she received her Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Evansville, Indiana in 2010. Before joining the Wabash General Hospital team in October, 2017, Ruth worked at Good Samaritan Hospital and Dr. Lawrence Jennings Private Practice.
To schedule an appointment, please call Wabash General Hospital's Primary Care office at 618-262-5113. Her office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mt. Carmel native, Clay Walker, MSPA, PA-C, started working for Wabash General Hospital in September 2016. He completed his Associate of Science degree in Biological Sciences at Wabash Valley College. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was on the President's List all four semesters. In 2013, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and was on the Dean's List all four semesters. In August 2016, he graduated SIU-C with his Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies degree.
Clay currently resides in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He is currently accepting new patients.
To schedule an appointment with Clay, please call 618-263-4376.
Kayla Wilcox, MSPA, PA-C joined WGH’s orthopaedic and sports medicine team in October, 2016. In May of 2014, Kayla completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana with her major in Natural Resources and Environmental Science and minor in Soil Science. Kayla was on the Dean’s List and received various awards during her undergraduate studies. She completed her Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana in August, 2016. Kayla sees patients in the office, as well as assists in surgery. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Kayla, please contact our Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine office at 618-263-6400.
Dr. Herman Reid III graduated from Temple Medical School in Philadelphia, PA in 1978. His residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology was also completed at Temple University Hospital. In December 1984, Dr. Reid is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In December 1985, he became a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He was awarded an American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award with commendation for self direct learning.
In 1985, Dr. Reid began a solo private practice in Philadelphia. He was on active privileges in departments of OB/GYN at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Temple University Medical School.
Dr. Reid has practiced OB/GYN in Princeton, Indiana since 2002 and has now relocated to Ft. Branch, Indiana. Dr. Reid also has a clinic every Wednesday afternoon at Wabash General Hospital. Dr. Reid offers comprehensive, individualized obstetrical and gynecological care, in a compassionate and caring setting. Please contact Dr. Reid’s office at 812-753-5950 to schedule an appointment at his Mt. Carmel location.
Dr. Ahmed is a Hematologist/Oncologist who treats patients ages 12 and up. He sees patients at Wabash General Hospital every Friday at our Oncology Clinic located next to the hospital.
Dr. Ahmed completed medical school at King Edward Medical College in 1993. His residency was at Bridgeport Hospital-Yale University School of Medicine/Internal Medicine. After that, he completed his fellowship at Brown University School of Medicine/Hematology & Oncology. Dr. Ahmed is board certified by the American Board of Oncology and the American Board of Hematology.
Office hours for Dr. Ahmed are Fridays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmed, please call 618-263-3700.
Dr. Julko Fullop, his wife Nikki, and their two children reside in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Dr. Fullop is a native of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and he has been providing healthcare for his community since 2005. He attended the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois and completed his residency at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as of 2007.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fullop, please call his office at 618-263-6400.
Dr. Justin Miller, his wife Meredith, and their three children reside in Edwards County, Illinois. Dr. Miller is a Grayville, IL native and started practicing at Wabash General Hospital as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in August 2013. He is a 1999 graduate of Grayville High School. Dr. Miller received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2008. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Miller is also an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as of August 2015.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller, please call 618-263-6400.
Dr. Croft is the daughter of lifetime Mt. Carmel residents, Tim and Theresa Spencer. Dr. Croft and her husband, Aaron, currently reside in Mt. Carmel. She completed her medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale, Illinois in 2014. She completed her pediatric residency at James & Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina in June of 2017. Dr. Croft is accepting pediatric patients at the Wabash General Hospital Primary Care Office located at 1123 Chestnut Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. To schedule an appointment, please call (618)263-4376.
Dr. Richard Loesch completed his undergraduate degree at Miami Dade University in Miami, Florida before continuing to medical school at Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
Richard Loesch, D.P.M. provides podiatry services in our specialty clinic on Wednesday mornings. Podiatrists are able to treat conditions and disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A Podiatrist may treat bunions, calluses, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, or foot deformities.
To determine if Richard Loesch, D.P.M. can help you, please call the Princeton, IN office at (812) 386-6750 for more information.
Dr. Muhammad Habib completed medical school at Nishtar Medical College in Pakistan before completing an internship in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Habib also completed an internal medicine residency and pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Habib currently sees patients in our specialty clinic. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Habib, please call (618)240-2740.
Dr. Youssef completed his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois with a major in Anatomical Sciences prior to completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is currently board certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Karsten Slater, his wife Brooke, and their three children reside in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Dr. Slater started practicing in 2012 as a primary care sports medicine provider for the Orthopaedic Department at Wabash General Hospital. Dr. Slater manages non-surgical musculoskeletal injuries and complaints. He also provides sports medicine coverage for the local high school and collegiate athletes in the Southeastern Illinois region. He graduated with his Doctor of Medicine degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. In 2011, he completed his residency from Deaconess Family Medicine Residency. From 2011 to 2012, Dr. Slater attended Southern Illinois University Sports Medicine Fellowship in Carbondale, Illinois.