A part of OSF HealthCare, OSF Saint Anthony’s Physician Group is comprised of 30 local doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, with another 100 plus doctors in the Alton community who have access to OSF Saint Anthony's facilities, services and advanced technology.
Together, they represent more than 30 specialties ranging from Family Practice and Gastroenterology to Oncology and Surgery. Same day appointments are also available, with 2 offices locations.
An Endocrinologist is a specially trained physician who diagnoses diseases related to the glands. They typically treat hormonal imbalances that often affect other parts of the body.
The overall goal of an endocrinologist is to restore the patient’s normal balance of hormones. Some of the more common diseases and disorders that endocrinologists treat include diabetes, menopause and thyroid disorders.
Otolaryngologists are highly trained physicians specializing in the diagnoses and treatment of conditions involving the ears, nose and throat (ENT). These include detection and treatment of cancers involving the head, throat and neck, thyroid, oral, lung and bronchus as well as surgical oncology.
ENT doctors also treat middle and inner ear, allergies, sinusitis, reconstructive surgery, dizziness, trauma, apnea and snoring and more.
Family Practice doctors provide comprehensive healthcare for individuals, managing acute and chronic health issues, including the detection of cancer. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, Family Practice physicians focus on preventive care, screenings and healthy lifestyles.
If necessary, your family physician can provide referrals to specialists, as well as to cancer doctors for further diagnosis and cancer treatment.
Gastroenterologists, or GI doctors, specialize in the functions and diseases of the digestive system.
With extensive training, these gastrointestinal specialists perform colonoscopies, upper GI endoscopies and a number of other procedures to help detect irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, heartburn and more, as well as to identify cancer symptoms and detect rectal cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and esophageal cancer.
Internists, or doctors of Internal Medicine, receive special medical training on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult health conditions. From chronic conditions and geriatric care, to wellness and promotion of health, Internists coordinate and manage a person’s health for life.
Through regular visits, your Internist becomes attuned to your health needs and any changes that can affect your well-being.
Neurologists diagnose and treat disorders that affect the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
Physicians specializing in Neurology help individuals who suffer from a myriad of neurological problems including strokes, seizures, headache disorders, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and more.
They work closely with their patients to treat and manage the effects of neurological disorders, and will collaborate with a Neurosurgeon if needed.
Oncology professionals work with patients in diagnosis, therapy, prevention, screening, palliative care and continuing care after successful oncology treatment.
At OSF Saint Anthony’s, cancer patients are treated by a Cancer Care Team that includes specialists, a Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigator. Treatments involve state-of-the-art technology and various drugs used in chemotherapy.
A Podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in foot and ankle health conditions. Diagnosing individuals with foot, heel and ankle pain, as well as flat feet, lower leg pain and plantar fasciitis, podiatrists offer treatment through minor office procedures, therapy and/or surgery.
A pulmonologist is a physician who possesses specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary (lung) conditions and diseases.
Requiring extensive training in internal medicine, physicians specializing in pulmonology help individuals with a variety of clinical issues including asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, sleep apnea and lung cancer, and more.
Surgeons who specialize in general, vascular, thoracic and cancer surgery are experts in surgical procedures for hernia repairs, appendectomies, aneurysms, gall bladder conditions, and breast cancer – just to name a few.
Using traditional and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques, surgeons are dedicated to the latest medical advancements for quality patient outcomes.
Urologists specialize in diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Conditions addressed include the diagnosis and treatment of urologic cancers (in particular, bladder and prostate cancer), renal transplantation, male infertility, erectile dysfunction, urinary tract stones, female incontinence and pelvic outlet relaxation disorders, and more.
Our women's health specialist can address the diagnosis, treatment and support of all the unique health issues that women face in their physical and emotional health.
In addition to helping women achieve and maintain good health, our women's health specialist can address a wide range of conditions, such as: hormonal imbalances, reproductive difficulties, gender-specific cancers, menopause, bladder problems and much more.
Physicians who are specialists in wound care are specially trained in hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of non-healing wounds.
Diabetic wounds, venous stasis ulcers, decubitus ulcers and necrotic wounds are just a few of the ailments that can be treated by a doctor with extended wound care training.