Western Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center
The Western Illinois Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center is open on the McDonough District Hospital campus. In addition to his office hours in Macomb, Wheeler will also provide Tuesday hours at the Carthage Memorial Hospital facility located at 402 E. Adams St.
Wheeler was practicing in Quincy, Illinois prior to joining the MDH medical staff in February 2012. He came to western Illinois in 2005 after practicing medicine in Idaho.
“We are expanding our medical staff capabilities to meet the needs for patients requiring orthopedic services in the community,” said MDH President/CEO Kenny Boyd. “The community has been extremely fortunate to have the services of Dr. Drake White but one orthopedic surgeon cannot meet all community patient needs.”
Since 2003 when Dr. Robert Randolph retired, the MDH service area has been served by Dr. Drake White and temporary orthopedic physicians. The addition of Dr. Wheeler provides greater coverage for the orthopedic needs of the community. MDH is actively recruiting an additional orthopedist and other physician specialties to join the medical staff, according to Boyd.