MEET THE STAFF

Kristi Kroenlein, APN

ABOUT ME

A life long interest in health care, at age 14 Kristi Kroenlein began as a candy striper volunteering her time in a pediatric unit. At age 16 she became certified as a nursing assistant and worked as such until she graduated from college. She earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from the University of Illinois in 1990. In 2002, Kristi graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a Master's Degree in Science and a postgraduate degree as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. Kristi is Board Certified by the American College of Nursing, in her specialty and an active member of the Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nursing. Kristi joined the Women's Center for Health in 2006.

She continues to advance her knowledge and skills through professional conferences and workshops. Kristi also serves as a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students who are earning their Master's Degree and as a guest lecturer at local Universities. She believes that learning is a life long process and that we can all achieve our personal and professional goals, no matter what our age. Kristi's personal interests are flower/water gardening and restoration of older homes. Kristi, her husband, their collie and two cats reside in Peoria, in one of the historic homes they have lovingly restored.


Tarah Gibbs, APN

ABOUT ME

Born and raised in Central Illinois and currently living in Tremont with husband, Jason and son, Carter. She is a graduate of Methodist College of Nursing and received her Masters at University of Illinois Chicago as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her background includes working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Pekin Hospital and as a Supervisor of Home Health Care and as a Care Plan Coordinator for Buehler Endowment Home.

Tarah has a desire to work with all patients of all ages and backgrounds, thus expanding her education to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She looks forward to giving back to this community by providing personalized and exceptional care to the patients of Preferred Care Medical Center.


Stephanie Pasley, FNP

ABOUT ME

Lived in rural communities all her life and loves to care for patients of all ages in the communities. She currently lives in Morton, Illinois with her husband, Mark and son, Tyler who currently attends Illinois State University in Bloomington. She is a graduate of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center of Nursing for her Bachelors degree in Nursing and Masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her background includes working as a Nurse Practitioner in the Intensive Care Unit at UnityPoint Health in Peoria and Pediatric Nurse at OSF at the Children's Hospital of Illinois as well as a nurse on the medical surgical unit with adults at Pekin Hospital. Stephanie also teaches clinical to undergraduate nursing students at Bradley University.

Stephanie has experience working with patients of all ages, backgrounds and medical conditions. She looks forward to giving back to the community by providing evidence based, quality and exceptional care to the patients of this rural community.


Jennifer Meeker, PA-C

ABOUT ME

Jennifer Meeker is a graduate of the Barry University Physician Assistant program. She received her Master's of Clinical Medical Sciences and has since worked in Emergency Medicine and Orthopedics with focus on the spine and pain management. She is also an alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and currently resides in Champaign.

Jennifer is an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers fan. She is excited to be joining the PCMC team and to be providing quality care to the patients both current and new.


Monica Malcome, LMT

ABOUT ME

Monica Malcome is the Massage Therapist that has joined our team. Monica has lived in the Metamora and Spring Bay area all her life. She has two sons, Adam, age 20, and Ethan age 13. Her hobbies and interests include animal welfare, (she has 3 fur-babies), and keeping in touch with friends and family. She loves music, hiking, the Oregon coast, and swimming.

Monica has always had an interest in Anatomy, and at the age of 42, she followed her dream of going back to school. She has received her Diploma for Massage Therapy from Midwest Technical Institute in East Peoria, IL, and her license from the State of Illinois in 2013. She received an honorable mention from Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She enjoys every day meeting new people, and reconnecting with familiar faces. She looks forward to being a part of Preferred Care Medical Center, getting to know the community, and assisting people with their relaxation and wellness needs.


Denise Bungard, RN

ABOUT ME

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

ABOUT ME

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. Tim Weech, DC

ABOUT ME

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

ABOUT ME

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

ABOUT ME

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

ABOUT ME


Dr. Lindsey Grahn, DC

ABOUT ME

Dr. Lindsey was born and raised in Wisconsin. She went to St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin where she earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in 2011. Shortly after, she began her Chiropractic career at Logan College of Chiropractic where she graduated Magna Cum Laude while earning her Doctorate in Chiropractic and another Bachelor's in Human Biology in 2015. She landed in central Illinois because her husband in from the Pekin area and they met while in Chiropractic school. After graduation, Dr. Lindsey worked at Bly Family Chiropractic in Bloomington, IL for two years before joining the PCMC team in April 2017.

Dr. Lindsey is an avid Green Bay Packers fan and she is looking forward to treating you and your families to help you lead a happier, healthier, and pain free life.


Dr. Carrie Musselman, DC

ABOUT ME

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.