Billie Winegard, MD
Specialties: Hospice & Palliative Medicine
UICOMP - Pediatrics
530 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61603
ph: (309) 624-9844
fx: (309) 655-2565
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Medical Education University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Internship(s) Pediatrics - Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ; 2012-2013)
Residency Pediatrics - Maricopa Medical Center (Phoenix, AZ; 2013-2015)
Board Certification(s) Hospice & Palliative Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
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What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?
In my time away from the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and traveling.
Why did you choose to specialize in pediatric palliative care?
As a medical student, I was told that I have the heart of a pediatrician, and after my first day on my pediatric rotation, I knew what she meant and haven't looked back. I was drawn to palliative care because it was a specialty that would allow me to work as part of a team to care for the whole patient -- this includes his disease but also his emotional and spiritual well-being and that of his family.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I completed 2 marathons the year that I turned 30 -- my motto was slow and steady crosses the finish line.
Why did you choose Peoria to practice medicine?
The dedication and support to Palliative Care from the hospital and the community. I feel that, as part of the Pediatric Supportive Care Team, I'll be able to have a positive impact on patients and their families.