July 15, 2012
Board-certified pediatrician Douglas Kuhl, MD, has joined the St. Joseph-Breese medical staff and will begin seeing patients Monday, Aug. 6, at Clinton County Rural Health in the Physician Office Building on the hospital campus.
Dr. Kuhl and his wife, Diane Beckmann Kuhl, are looking forward to returning to the area. He is originally from Germantown and she is an Aviston native; both are graduates of Mater Dei High School in Breese.
“We have lived in St. Louis, Iowa and Tennessee but have always called Clinton County home,” Dr. Kuhl said.
“It was hard being away from family for so many years and having three children, it was natural to want to move back home,” he said. Dr. Kuhl is the son of Dennis and the late Joyce Kuhl and brother of Jason Kuhl, all of Germantown.
“I decided to just look into the idea of practicing at St. Joseph’s and they welcomed the idea,” Dr. Kuhl said. “We are excited to get reunited with old friends and make new ones through work and school.”
The couple has three children, soon-to-be third grader Sean, kindergartener Nathan, both of whom will attend All Saints Academy in Breese this fall, and youngest daughter Abby, 2 years old.
In addition to joining the hospital Medical Staff, Dr. Kuhl is also joining the HSHS Medical Group, a network of primary and specialty care physicians aligned with St. Joseph’s in Breese and the 12 other Illinois and Wisconsin hospitals that comprise Hospital Sisters Health System.
Other HSHS Medical Group physicians on the hospital staff include family practitioners Timothy Beaty, MD, Marc McCleary, MD, Michael Nash, MD, and Jonathan Osborn, MD, and sports medicine specialist and hospitalist David Neighbors, MD, of Clinton County Rural Health; general surgeons Renato Rivera, MD, and Julie Lorber Weber, MD; podiatrist David Kee, DPM, of Ankle and Foot Center of Southern Illinois; plastic surgeon David Reid, MD, of New Dimensions Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery; adult internal medicine physician Alberto Butalid, MD, who has an office at the hospital’s Priority Care in Carlyle; and hospitalist Mark V. Geronimo, MD.
Dr. Kuhl received his Doctor of Medicine degree summa cum laude (with highest honors) from St. Louis University School of Medicine, completing a pediatric residency at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology magna cum laude (with high honors) from St. Louis University.
During his training, Dr. Kuhl also completed a family practice internship at the residents’ outpatient clinic at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis, implemented a maternal depression screening in the University of Iowa Pediatric Residency Clinic and participated in a pediatric health intervention trial project at SLU’s School of Medicine.
Following residency, Dr. Kuhl transitioned to the Jackson, Tenn., Pediatric Center with hospital privileges at Jackson’s Regional Hospital. He completed requirements for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics in 2010.
Dr. Kuhl is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha, an honor medical society.
For more information, contact Clinton County Rural Health at 526-7271 or hospital Professional Services Director Jene Bieri at 526-5458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.