Fred Klug, Ph.D. provides clinical psychology services to adults and children. For an appointment call (618) 327-2225.
Michael Stock, M.D. of Ideal Eye Surgery works with our surgical staff to perform eye surgical procedures and laser treatments. Dr. Stock performs treatments on the second Wednesday of every month. An appointment can be made with Dr. Stock by calling (618) 327-3231 at Advanced Vision Care of Nashville.
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 618-327-2225.
Specialty Clinic Schedule
Patricia Teschke M.D. provides care and treatment of patients with gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Teschke works with our surgery staff to perform diagnostic and screening endoscopic procedures. These services are available on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. To schedule an appointment please call 618-899-3980.
Syed Shah, M.D. of Neurology Services of Centralia, IL 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.
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.
Deb Auld, PA-C provides care and treatment of patients with lesions to be removed. These can include but not limited to verrucas (warts), moles, papillomas (skin tags), actinic keratosis (pre-malignant), dermatofibromas, mucoceles, adjunct to ingrown toenail ablation, condylomas and external hemorrhoidectomy. There are some instances where a biopsy of the area will need to be completed before the laser treatment and removal to identify if the lesion is malignant or benign. A brief appointment is required prior to laser treatment for staff to examine and assess areas of concern. This appointment will determine if a biopsy is needed before treatment and if a CO2 laser is the proper course of treatment. Please note most insurance companies require prior notification before any biopsy procedures or laser treatments can be completed. Please contact the WCH Medical Group Central Scheduling at 618-327-2225 (option 2) with any questions or to schedule your appointment today.
Deb Auld, PA-C and the Laser Clinic will be providing these treatments and they are great for skin conditions caused by sun damage, hormone changes, rosacea, vascular lesions, and other conditions that cause discoloration. We will also be offering Photofacials, sometimes called Facial Rejuvenation. Photofacials improve the appearance of pore size and superficial wrinkles, stimulates collagen and skin tightening, and enhances skin color and texture. There is no down time, no bleeding, and no scarring so you can continue your day refreshed. Laser hair removal will also be available for both women and men. Consult appointments can be made during day time hours or during one of our evening clinics. Evening clinic schedule is to be determined and based on availability. Cosmetic laser services are private pay. Call WCH Medical Group Central Scheduling at 618-327-2225 (option 2). Download, print and bring completed forms with you to your Cosmetic Laser Clinic consult.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photofacial Treatment
IPL is an advanced skincare treatment that serves to improve the skin’s appearance and is generally for people who need greater skin correction than can be provided from skincare products alone. This treatment addresses the appearance of sun spots, redness, brown spots, rosacea, large pores, fine lines and broken capillaries on the face and body.
As the IPL penetrates the skin new collagen begins to form which evens out your skin pigmentation. This is the perfect treatment for the upcoming fall as your tan wears off and the sun damage shows. There is no down time, no break in the skin, pigmented areas will be darkened for 10-14 days and will literally be brushed off with gentle washing. Makeup may be applied immediately on the skin if one desires. We can treat the face, chest, hands and any darkened areas.
This procedure is performed with the Cynosure Laser/IPL. To schedule an appointment at The Laser Clinic at WCH call 618-327-2225. Initially, a consultation will be done to explain the procedure and result expectations. During this consultation we will also us the laser’s skin-tel reader that helps determine the parameters to customize the treatment for your particular skin type. The consultation fee is $30 and it will be reimbursed with the first treatment.
The Cynosure Laser/IPL is also used for hair removal that has been very successful. Only requirement for hair removal is the area to be treated should not be tan. All procedures are very quick and again with no downtime.