Our Doctors
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Phillip Johnson, MD

North Park College, 1976 B.S. Science
University of Illinois, Chicago, 1987 Doctor of Medicine
Residency - University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL
Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Family Practice, 1991
Board Certified Family Medicine, 1990

 

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A. Elaine Fisher, MD

McKendree College, 1995 B.S.N.
Southern Illinois University, 1999 Doctor of Medicine
Residency - SIU Family Practice Program, Springfield, IL
Board Certified Family Medicine 2003

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Keith Cochran, MD

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2000 B.A. Physiology
Southern Illinois University Springfield, 2006 Doctor of Medicine 
Residency - SIU Family Practice Program, Peoria, IL 
Board Certified Family Medicine 2009 

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Timothy Ishmael, MD

Quincy University, 1993 B.S. Biology
Southern Illinois University, 1997 Doctor of Medicine
Residency - SIU Family Practice Program, Quincy, IL
Board Certified Family Medicine 2000

 

 

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Daniel Wujek, MD

University of Illinois, 1997 B.S. Pre-Med
University of Illinois, Rockford 2001 Doctor of Medicine
Residency - Medical College of Wisconsin, Waukesha, WI
Board Certified Family Medicine 2004

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Laura Watt, MD

Blackburn College, 2010 B.A. Biology

University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2014 Doctor of Medicine 

Residency - Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana

Board Certified Family Medicine 2017

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Johnny Mihelcic, MD

University of Illinois, 2011, B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2016 Doctor of Medicine 

Residency - IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana

Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Family Practice, 2021

Board Certified Family Medicine 2019

PROVIDERS

Our Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Providers
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Kathleen Johnson, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 1991

Dr. Johnson Staff
North Park College, Chicago 1975 B.S.N.
University of Illinois, Chicago 1980 M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 

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Melissa K. Blume, PA-C

Physician Assistant Certified
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2010

Dr. Wujek Staff
Truman State University, 2005 B.S. Health Science
St. Louis University, 2009 M.M.S Physician Assistant

 

 

 

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Lori Hopwood, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Board Certified

Dr. Johnson Staff
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2012

Lincoln Land Community College, 1983 A.D.N.
University of Illinois Springfield, 1998 B.S.N.

University of Illinois Springfield, 2002 M.P.H.

University of Cincinnati, 2008 M.S.N.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2012 Post Master's F.N.P.

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Denise Johnson-Pritchett, FNP-BC

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2015

Dr. Cochran Staff
Deaconess College of Nursing, 1996 BSN

Southern Illinois University EdwardSville, 2001 FNP

 

 

 

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Theresa Snyders, FNP-BC

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2016

Dr. Fisher Staff
Maryville University, School of Nursing, 2002 BSN

Maryville University, School of Nursing, 2011 FNP

 

 

 

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Amber Ishmael, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2017

Dr. Ishmael Staff

Maryville University, 2009 BHS
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2014 RN

Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2017 FNP

 

 

 

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Morgan Burke, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2019

Dr. Ishmael Staff
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2015 RN

Simmons University-Online , 2019 FNP

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Janis Collins, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2005

Dr. Mihelcic Staff
Lincoln Land Community College, 1992 A.D.N
University of Illinois Springfield, 1999 B.S.N.
Southern Illinois University, 2003 M.S.N. Family Nurse Practitioner

 

 

 

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Jessica Walker, FNP-BC

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2011

Dr. Johnson Staff
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2002 B.S.N.
Univeristy of Phoenix, 2007 M.S.N.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2010 Post Master's F.N.P.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2018 Doctor of Nursing Practice D.N.P.

 

 

 

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Shanel Rhodes, PA-C

Physician Assistant Certified
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2013

Dr. Fisher Staff
University of Illinois; 2001  BS Food Science and Human Nutrition-Dietetics

Eastern Illinois, 2002 MS Family Consumer Sciences-Dietetics

SIU School of Medicine; 2013 MSPA

Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator

 

 

 

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Emma Dragovich, FNP-BC

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2016

Dr. Wujek Staff
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2010 BSN

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2014 FNP

 

 

 

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Vicky Fuller, FNP-BC

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2017

Dr. Mihelcic Staff
Lincoln Land Community College, 1980

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2014 RN

Maryville University, 2017 FNP

 

 

 

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Kelly Knackstedt, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2019

Nursing Home Staff

Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL - Associates

Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College- St. Louis, 2012 RN

Maryville University, St. Louis, 2018 FNP

 

 

 

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Melissa Podwojski, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2020

Dr. Johnson Staff
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2010 BSN

Maryville University, 2019 FNP

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Lindsay Boehm, FNP-C

Certified Nurse Practitioner
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2021

Dr. Watt Staff
St. John's College, Dept of Nursing, Springfield, 2013 RN

Walden University , 2020 FNP

Our Mental and Behavioral Health Providers
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Sheila Thomas, MD

Oceania University School of Medicine in Apia, Samoa

Psychiatry Residency, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Family Medicine Residency, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Physician Assistant 1986 to 2009

Dr. Thomas works as a consultant on cases with our LFPC Staff.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Joined Litchfield Family Practice Center in 2003
University of Missouri, B.S. Social Work 1990
University of Missouri, M.S.W 1991

 

 

 

Mary Flaherty, RN

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI -(BSN) 2014

UIC, Springfield, IL - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Student- Present

Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program

 

 

 

Our Sonographer
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Becca Looney

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, B.S. in Radiologic Sciences