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Marshall Browning Hospital Welcomes OB/GYN Physician


Du Quoin, Illinois - August 17, 2012 - Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Frank M. Walker and his nurse practitioner, Kellie Lustenberger to its Specialty Clinic service.

Dr. Walker is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and his nurse practitioner, Kellie Lustenberger, is also board certified. They are from New Horizons Obstetrics and Gynecology in Carbondale. They specialize in Women's Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology. They will alternate weekly clinics at Marshall Browning Hospital every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning September 7. OB patients will be delivering in Carbondale where there is a Level II NICU.

Dr. Walker completed his medical education at the University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School in Chicago. He completed his residency at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

Lustenberger graduated from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received her Master of Science in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at University of Southern Indiana.
New patients are welcome. For an appointment, call 618-457-0404.
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, Danielle Klump, FNP, Michael Staff, PA-C, and Cathy Lyons, PA-C. Emergency Room physician services are provided by Integritas Emergency Physician Services. Hospitalist services are provided by Morthland College Health Services (MCHS). Radiology services are provided under the auspices of 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 Brigham Anesthesia.
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 (Brigham Anesthesia),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: 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: Walid Halees, M.D., Suhail Istanbouly, M.D.; Rheumatology: Frederick Pfalzgraf, M.D.; Surgery & Wound Clinic: Malcolm A. Schulz, M.D.
MARSHALL BROWNING MEDICAL CLINIC:
Marshall Browning Medical Clinic is a hospital-based rural health clinic 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.