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Marshall Browning Hospital Welcomes

Beth Bigham, MD

Du Quoin, Illinois - September 2, 2010 - Marshall Browning Hospital is pleased to welcome Family Practice physician, Beth Bigham, M.D. to the Marshall Browning Hospital Medical Clinic (Kuehn Building). Dr. Bigham will join Gladstone Tucker, M.D., Board Certified Internal Medicine/Geriatrics and Felicia Kimbrough, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, on September 13.

As a family practice physician, Dr. Bigham is specially trained in the care of patients across the full spectrum of ages, from newborns to seniors. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, family medicine physicians provide preventive care, including routine check ups, health-risk assessments, immunization and screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Family physicians also manage chronic illness and coordinate care provided by other sub-specialists.

Dr. Bigham received her BA in Biological Sciences at SIU-Carbondale and also attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. She then graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and completed a Family Practice residency at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Bigham has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She has been a member of the Perry County Board of Health since 2000 and has served as Medical Director since 2006. Dr. Bigham has a special interest in women's healthcare and children and adolescents.

"Being back at Marshall Browning Hospital feels like 'coming home'" says Dr. Bigham. Dr. Bigham is married to Dr. Robert Davidson who is a Family Practice physician in Pinckneyville. They have two children, Andrea who is 17 years old, and a son, James, who is 14.

Marshall Browning Hospital CEO, William Huff, said "We are pleased to have Dr. Bigham joining our medical clinic. She brings excellent credentials and understands the importance of spending time with the patient and getting to know the family as well. She will be able to provide a place where all generations of a family can see the same doctor."

The Marshall Browning Hospital Medical Clinic is located on the southwest corner of the hospital campus. The clinic is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with some evening appointments available. The clinic is closed from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. For an appointment, please call (618) 542-1050.
All physicians and mid-level providers furnishing services are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital with the exception of Dr. Gladstone Tucker, Dr. Malcolm Schulz, Dr. E. Clay Travis, David Dickinson, DPM, Mariah Charles, FNP, Danielle Klump, FNP, Kathy Laird, APN, Mandie Bagwell, NP, Ariele Loiacono, FNP, Elizabeth Harbison, FNP, Michael Staff, PA-C, Heather Rice, PA-C, and Heather Burns, RD/LDN, CDE. Emergency Room physician services are provided by Integritas Emergency Physician Services. Hospitalist services are provided by Integritas. Radiology services are provided under the auspices of Cape Radiology and pathology services are provided by SEMC Pathology. Specialty Clinics physicians holding clinics at Marshall Browning Hospital are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital. Anesthesia services are provided under the auspices of Southern Illinois Medical Services.
Independent physicians providing services at Marshall Browning Hospital bill for their services separately and the Hospital Financial Assistance application does not cover nor apply to fees charged. Independent physicians include but are not limited to emergency room physicians (Integritas Emergency Physician Services), radiologists (Cape Radiology), anesthesia (Southern Illinois Medical Services),and pathologists (SEMC). All specialty clinic physicians also bill for their services separately and the Hospital Financial Assistance application does not cover nor apply to fees charged with the exception of the following physicians: Endocrinology Clinic: Issa Abed, M.D.; Gastroenterology Clinic: Christine Hachem, M.D., Alex Befeler, M.D., Bruce Bacon, M.D., Jason Taylor, M.D.; Pain Management: Paul Juergens, M.D.; Pulmonology: Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Rheumatology: Frederick Pfalzgraf, M.D.; Sleep Clinic: Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Surgery & Wound Clinic: Malcolm A. Schulz, M.D.
Marshall Browning Medical Clinic and Marshall Browning Family Health Center are hospital-based rural health clinics operated under Marshall Browning Hospital. Eligibility for financial need assistance as determined through the Patient Financial Assistance application will apply to services billed through the Marshall Browning Medical Clinic and Family Health Center.