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Phillip Apprill, MD of Metro Heart Group of St. Louis, MO provide cardiology services every Monday and once a month on Tuesdays, as well as cardiac stress testing and interpretation of EKG and echocardiography. A referral by a physician is required.


Avinash Murthy, MD of Southern Illinois Heart and Vascular of Mt. Vernon, IL provides cardiology services on the first and third Thursday each month, as well as cardiac stress testing and interpretation of EKG and echocardiography.  To schedule an appointment with Dr. Murthy call 618-204-5462.

Change the appointment phone number for Pulmonary to: 618-327-2223.



Jose Ramirez, M.D., provides care and treatment of
patients with gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Ramirez
works with our surgery staff to perform diagnostic and
screening endoscopic procedures. These services are
available every Tuesday. For an appointment call
(618) 327-2225 or (618) 327-2312.

Clinical Psychology

Fred Klug, Ph.D., provides clinical
psychology services to adults and children.
For an appointment call
(618) 327-2225.


Dr. Syed Shah holds a clinic once a month on Fridays. Dr. Shah works with primary care physicians for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. To schedule an appointment call 618-241-9587.



Michael Gabel, M.D., of St. Louis works with our
surgical staff to perform eye surgical procedures and
laser treatments. Dr Gabel performs treatments on the
third Friday of every month. An appointment can be
made with Dr Gabel by calling (618) 327-2312.


Ben Houle, M.D. of Orthopedic Center of Southern Illinois, Mt Vernon holds clinic on Friday afternoons. Dr. Houle specializes in general orthopedics and sports medicine. Appointments can be made with Dr. Houle by calling (618) 242-3778. For more information please clicke here:


Outpatient Infusion Clinic


Washington County Hospital & Rural Health Clinic offers a wide range of infusion services such as chemotherapy, iron infusions, antibiotics, rheumatoid arthritis medications, osteoarthritis medications and electrolyte therapy. Infusions require a physician’s order. For questions or to schedule an appointment call 618-327-5731.


Thomas Kirisits, D.P.M., of St. Louis, provides care
and treatment of the foot. Foot health is very important,
especially to those with diabetes and vascular
problems. Dr Kirisits is available every Monday.
Please call (618) 327-2225 for an appointment.



You may schedule an appointment by calling 618-327-2225.

Women's Health

Heartland Women’s Healthcare is seeing patients at Washington County Hospital’s Medical Clinic on Wednesdays. Heartland is a comprehensive practice that specializes in women’s healthcare. They oversee the care of women in all phases of life and cover a full range of OB/GYN, reproductive and perinatal services. For an appointment, call 1-877-997-5266.

All American Hearing Clinic

Jenny Holloway, Hearing Instrument Specialist, this clinic provides visual and diagnostic Hearing Evaluation, assessments, counseling, aural rehab program, verification of audibility on all their hearing aid fittings, office visits, and Tele-Hear.  Tele-Hear enables their patients to speak with our industry leading staff of audiologists.  These services are available every Tuesday.  For an appointment call 1-800-739-0700.


Diabetes Self-Management Clinic

Pam Lowry, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, of WCH Medical Group, will provide group education on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  This program follows the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) guidelines for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Programs and will adhere to their requirements.  This DSME program will cycle through nine curriculum content areas related to diabetes and patient self-management.  Contact the WCH Medical Group at 618-327-2225 to schedule your appointment.


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