The Dr. John Warner Hospital introduced Dr. Parveen Vora of the Rural Health Center to the community Monday afternoon.
The DJWH hosted an open house to introduce Dr. Vora in the lobby of their new Rural Health Center.
Dr. Vora went to medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Peoria. She has moved here from Peoria and says that the smaller setting of a small town is what is attractive about DJWH. She believes not having access to all of the latest technology like she did in Chicago will help her rely on her clinical skills more than technology.
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Dr. Vora says so far her time spent in Clinton has been enjoyable. She enjoys the broad demographic she has seen in her patients so far. She has been in Clinton almost 2 months and she is enjoying the small town feel.
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Dr. Vora feels having a primary care physician is the backbone to keeping up good health. She says getting checked once a year and getting health issues addressed is better than letting those issues linger and end up costing you more in the long run.
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One of Dr. Vora's focused interests is women's health. She hopes that she can raise an awareness among women to get their exams yearly and lead a healthy lifestyle and be a healthy individual. She also notes that womens health can be a variety of areas, from basic exams to diabetes.
Dr. Michelle Evans is the new nurse practitioner at the Rural Health Center. She was the other doctor to be featured at the open house Monday afternoon. However, she could not make it.
The DJWH is accepting new patients for the Rural Health Center. To contact the Dr. John Warner Hospital, you call them at 937-5284.