(Galesburg, IL | January 15, 2021) – OSF HealthCare Galesburg Family Practice is pleased to welcome Dr. Denise Johnson-Dechow, outpatient psychiatrist.
“I am excited to build an outpatient practice at OSF HealthCare in Galesburg and the surrounding communities,” stated Dr. Johnson-Dechow. “There is such a need for mental health services locally. I am looking forward to working closely with the primary care physicians, mid-level practitioners, case workers and therapist to create a comprehensive program for our patients.”
Dr. Johnson-Dechow has worked as a psychiatrist for 23 years, with all but three years spent in Galesburg. She received her under graduate degree at Knox College, Galesburg, IL. and completed her graduate education at Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa.
“I fell in love with Galesburg back then and we returned to raise our family.”
Dr. Johnson-Dechow is married and has three children.
“I chose psychiatry as my specialty during my third year of medical school,” stated Dr. Johnson-Dechow. “As a psychiatrist, you have the unique opportunity to improve the mental health of your patients and enhance their quality of life.”
Dr. Johnson-Dechow believes that psychiatry touches all disciplines of medicine. “It addresses the mind, body and spirit. Advances in neuroscience are creating breakthroughs in our understanding of mood, cognition, and behavior,” according to Johnson-Dechow.
Dr. Johnson-Dechow will be located at OSF HealthCare Family Practice, 3375 N Seminary St. Appointments can be made by calling 309-343-5114.