A doctor who grew up in southern Illinois is the new pediatrician at Illinois
Valley Community Hospital.
Dr. Anju Patel joined the IVCH medical staff after completing her residency
at Bronson Children’s Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Dr. Patel grew up in Belleville and earned her bachelor’s degree
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her medical degree
is from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
Dr. Patel is the newest member of the Peru Primary Care medical practice
that also includes Dr. Mark Fernandez, Dr. Michelle Vasquez, certified
nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner Elizabeth Birkey and family
nurse practitioner Jennifer Olesen.