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Marshall Browning Family Health Center
Marshall Browning Family Health Center


The Marshall Browning Family Health Center is located at 20 North Washington Street, Du Quoin, IL. It is a Rural Health Clinic which offers the family practice services of Kathy Laird, APN/ACN; Heather Rice, PA-C; and the office of Gladstone Tucker, M.D., Geriatrics. Dr. Tucker serves as the Medical Director of the Rural Health Clinic.


  • Kathy Laird, APN, ACNP-BC


    Kathy is an acute care nurse practitioner. She manages and treats common health problems as well as serious, chronic and complex illnesses in adolescents, adults and the elderly.


  • Heather Rice, PA-C


    Heather is Physician Assistant and has been caring for residents of Perry County in a family setting for over 10 years. Her background includes performing well child and well adult physicals, gynecological exams, and treatment of chronic conditions with special interest in women's health.


  • Dr. Gladstone Tucker, M.D., Internal Medicine


    Dr. Tucker is an internal medicine physician specializing in the treatment of older adults. He believes in patient care involvement, kindness, compassion and clinical care excellence. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine. He is the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at SIU -C, and cares for many patients in area nursing homes. He enjoys teaching and regularly has a medical student observing in his nursing home practice. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Certified Medical Director with the American Medical Directors Association.


  • The clinic is open the following hours:

    Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Accepting new patients including Medicare and Medicaid. For an appointment, call (618) 542-2129.


    Providers furnishing services at the Marshall Browning Family Health Center are independent contractors and are not employees of Marshall Browning Hospital with the exception of Kathy Laird, APN/ACNP, Heather Rice, PA-C and Gladstone Tucker, M.D.
    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 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 PHYSICIAN FEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
    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:
    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.