Shannon Lane, FNP-BC
After having my family I decided it was time to return to school and begin a career in a field that I love! I returned to St. Francis College of Nursing and graduated with my BSN, after working in a neuro unit in Springfield, IL for a short while, I accepted a position at Advocate Bromenn Regional Medical Center in Normal IL. I worked in the Mother Baby Unit as a labor and delivery nurse. After several years, I decided to return to School and earn my Masters degree. I attended Olivet Nazarene University and graduated in January 2016 with a Masters in Nursing. I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. I love working with new patients as well as established patients. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family. I have 5 children and 4 grandchildren who I really cant get enough of!
Lynn Parker, FNP-BC
Lynn began her career as a nursing assistant while attending Redlands Vocational Nursing in Redlands, California. After becoming a Licensed Vocational / Practical Nurse, she worked in a hospital as a Pediatric LPN. During that time, she attended Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and honored with induction to the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.
Although Lynn has spent the majority of her career helping with cardiac patients, Lynn has cared for a variety of patients including geriatric, maternal / child health, and in intensive care units. As an RN, Lynn attended Olivet Nazarene University where she received a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Management and Leadership, and then attaining her Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate in which she is Board Certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center.
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has experiences in both urgent and primary care. Lynn is dedicated to serving her patients and their families by providing excellent service through integrated health care. She strives to advance her education by staying up to date on the ongoing advancements and changes the health care field offers. While her work in nursing reveals her career path, her family of 5 children and 16 grandchildren fulfill the blessings God has given her.
Sonia Reeves, APN CNM
As far back as she can remember, Sonia entertained the idea of caring for individuals through the nursing profession. After graduating from high school, she initially pursued an Associates degree in Nursing from Illinois Central College and later transferred to Illinois Wesleyan University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1992. During her senior year at Illinois Wesleyan, what had initially been a general interest in nursing, blossomed into a passion for the birthing process as she cared for women during a high risk labor and delivery clinical rotation.
Upon Graduation, Sonia sought a position in labor and delivery and worked as an RN at Proctor Hospital. Later she pursued high risk experiences at OSF Medical Center. The excitement she experienced caring for the clients during the birthing process motivated her to continue her educational pursuits. In 1999, she graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master of Science degree and was credentialed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives as a Certified Nurse-Midwife. Initially as a midwife, Sonia provided obstetrical and gynecological care to women of all ages until the birth of her first born in 2006. After taking some time away from midwifery to care for her daughter, she returned in 2009 to open a new chapter in her professional life as a midwife. This new season would move her away from the delivery room and afford more opportunities to devote practice time to caring for women with gynecological issues and select primary care concerns.
For her, as a health care provider, Sonia is thrilled to join the Preferred Care Medical Center team and expand her role in primary care. She is excited at the prospect of reconnecting with former clients and establishing new ones. Aside from her passion for midwifery care, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls, connecting with friends, and growing in her faith in Christ through participation in Bible studies and connections at Grace Presbyterian Church.
Sarah Hartman West, LMT
Sarah Hartman West is our new Massage Therapist for Eureka, Roanoke, and El Paso locations. She will begin on November 1st! More info about Sarah to come!
Denise Bungard, RN
Graduated from Methodist Medical Center School of Nursing. Her nursing experience includes OB/ GYN , Integrative Medicine and Public Health. She really enjoys working as a nurse and being part of the Preferred Care team. She strives to deliver compassionate and quality care to all patients. She also enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and their two beautiful children.
Cassandra Wiegand, RN
Cassandra is a country girl at heart and enjoys working on the farm with her husband and 4 children. She graduated from Illinois Central College of Nursing program in 2005. Cassandra has spent most of her nursing career working for OSF. She has experience working with medical, surgical, cardiac, and neurologic patients. Cassandra loves nursing in all aspects and looks forward to helping care for the individuals residing in her community.
Dr. Airn Houlahan, DC
Dr. Airn Houlahan is originally from Beloit, Wisconsin. She became interested in being a chiropractor at a young age, due to her own personal experiences. When she was ten years old, she started to have migraines, which afflicted her every day for the next eleven years. She tried medications, massage, and physical therapy to help with the pain but nothing worked, until she started to get adjusted. Her migraines became less and less until now being almost non-existent. Dr. Airn then pursued the education necessary at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County, then transferring to University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point to prepare her for chiropractic school.
Dr. Airn is a 2014 graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. While in attendance she was a member of Sigma Phi Chi professional sorority, which happens to be the oldest chiropractic organization in the world. During Dr. Airn's clinic rotations, she was hired as a Radiology Assistant to help incoming students better learn how to correctly take x-rays.
It has been Dr. Airn's dream to help families receive chiropractic care. She truly believes that by getting children checked early on in life will benefit them into their adulthood. Dr. Airn has much enthusiasm for spreading the word about chiropractic care and its many benefits. She is also excited to come along board with the staff here at Preferred Care Medical Center and begin a new adventure in life.
Dr. Tim Weech, DC
Dr. Tim Weech joined PCC as an associate doctor in March of 2014. After finishing high school in Princeville, IL he went on to obtain a B.A. in Pastoral Theology from Fairhaven College in 1999 and an A.A. in Accounting from Illinois Central College in 2007. He then graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in October of 2012 and became a licensed D.C. in Illinois on December 14th 2012. While in internship at Palmer Clinic, he was a Clinical Teaching Assistant, specializing and establishing the electronic records system there.
Tim chose the path of chiropractic because a chiropractor treated him years ago for tension headaches and migraines. Within three adjustments he was off all headache medicine! He decided then to use the rest of his life to help as many people as he can with the natural health care that chiropractic is. Dr. Tim uses the Gonstead, Diversified, and Activator techniques. He also receives regular adjustments that allow him to continue living pain free and functioning optimally. Dr. Tim’s goal is to treat and educate whole families as to how chiropractic can really help and sustain healthy lives. He will be also continuing and furthering his education chiropractially in nutrition with Standard Process.
Dr. Todd Gander, DC
Dr. Todd Gander joined Preferred Care Medical Center September of 2016. Since 1980, Dr. Gander has successfully ran Gander Chiropractic Clinic. He is a graduate of National College of Chiropractic in 1979 and in 2005 was awarded by the Republican National Congressional Committee/ Wall Street Journal as Physician of the Year.
Dr. Cathy Gromer, DC
Dr. Cathy Gromer joined PCMC in 2013, filling in for other doctors’ vacations at first and then became regularly scheduled in 2016. After playing basketball and softball at Chillicothe High School, Cathy attended Western Illinois University as a scholarship athlete, graduating with a Business Degree in 1986. Upon graduation she pursued a variety of careers in parcel delivery, insurance, training services, courier services, and even as a craps dealer, all while continuing to play softball on nationally competitive teams. Cathy suffered a lower back injury in one of those jobs, leading to fusion surgery. This taught her the importance of being very diligent with pre and post-operative physical therapy as well as overall fitness in order to get the best result from such a surgery. It also prompted her to wonder whether there were non-surgical treatment options, eventually leading her to enroll in the Logan College of Chiropractic in 2000. This really completed the picture for Cathy, demonstrating how the combination of chiropractic care, rehab, and nutrition can radically improve one’s quality of life.
Cathy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Logan in 2004 with a BS in Human Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. She then purchased a chiropractic practice in Morton, where she met her husband Dave in 2009. After their marriage in 2010 Cathy became an enthusiastic road cyclist, while continuing to find satisfaction helping patients in life-changing ways. Cathy sold her Morton practice in 2012 to join her husband in retirement. Now after brief mid-career breaks, they’ve each returned to their professions. Cathy enjoys their church home at Northwoods Community Church, family, movies, the outdoors, exercise/fitness, and cycling - especially recreational group rides. She is grateful for the opportunity to help the PCMC team to make a difference in patients’ lives.
Dr. Matt Stringer, DC
Dr. Matt Stringer Graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from the Logan College of Chiropractic in 1994 after having completed his Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Il. Dr. Stringer owned and operated a very successful chiropractic clinic in Champaign, Il. for over 20 years before joining Preferred Care Medical Centers this past year. Dr. Stringer brings a wealth of knowledge and clinical experience to our group practice where he currently sees patients primarily in our Roanoke office. Dr. Stringer grew up in the small town of Carlinville, Il and has greatly enjoyed returning to practice in rural communities like Roanoke, El Paso and Eureka.
Dr. Stringer has been married to his wife Marsha for 25 years and they have been blessed with 5 children who are now all in their late teens and twenties. In his free time Dr. Stringer enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his English Bulldog Leo, fishing, reading, playing golf and watching the Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks.
Dr. Carrie Musselman, DC
Dr. Carrie’s first experience as a chiropractic patient occurred following a rebounding injury during her junior year of basketball season in high school. During the initial history and consultation, the Chiropractor became aware of her many years of suffering with migraine headaches. Even in grade school, the teachers would excuse her from class because of the eye pain, throbbing of her head, and vomiting. All symptoms related to migraines. After receiving a number of adjustments, her back pain and headaches went away.
After graduating from high school, Dr. Carrie received a full athletic scholarship to play volleyball at Division I, Valparaiso University in Indiana. Continued maintenance adjustments allowed her to perform injury free at her peak performance level. Because of the amazing results that she experienced throughout her athletic career, she accepted the offer to work for her home town Chiropractor as a Chiropractic Assistant (CA). This allowed her to learn even more about the profession of Chiropractic and the many different ailments that it effects, by boosting the bodies ability to heal itself naturally.
While working as a CA, Dr. Carrie also furthered her education and received a Certification in Massage therapy. She owned her own massage therapy clinic where she worked hand in hand with many chiropractors, acupuncturists, and medical doctors. In her heart, she wanted to be able to offer her patients more. Dr. Carrie went on to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.