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January 08, 2019 

Daniel D. Brownstone, MD 


Daniel D. Brownstone, M.D. came to Eye Surgical Associates in 1985 from the United States Air Force where he served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Scott Air Force Base Medical Center.  He earned his B.A. in microbiology and immunology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981.  He continued his education at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1988.  In 1992 he completed his ophthalmology residency at Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Brownstone’s professional memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr. Brownstone is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and maintains an active general ophthalmology practice for adults and children with Eye Surgical Associates.  His specialties include vision correcting surgeries such as iLASIK, PRK and cataract surgery as well as cosmetic treatments including blepharoplasty and BOTOX injection.


February 12, 2019   

Lynn Carpenter, RN

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Lynn Carpenter received her nursing degree at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb in 1978.  Prior to coming to OSF St. Joseph’s Hospital Cardiac Rehab in 1998, Lynn worked at Highland Park Hospital in Highland Park, IL in the Post Intensive Care unit and the R2 Corporations out of Niles, IL, where she worked in the Education and Sales department.  The R2 Corporation are the inventors of remote and hands-free defibrillation; a standard in the industry today.

Lynn works in the OSF St. Joseph’s Hospital Cardiac Rehab unit.  Lynn works with patients recovering from cardiac procedures and helps run the cardiac rehab / fitness gym.

Lynn is married and has 2 daughters.


March 12, 2019     

Melissa J. Lockwood, DPM


Dr. Melissa J. Lockwood is the founder of Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates, P.C. and has been practicing in Bloomington/Normal since 2008.
She is a graduate of Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Illinois. Dr. Lockwood completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor degree in Chemistry and received a minor degree in Anthropology from the U of I in 2001. Dr. Lockwood went on to the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and matriculated with her Podiatric Medical Degree in 2005.
Dr. Lockwood has extensive training in both forefoot (bunions, hammertoes, neuromas) elective surgical procedures as well as rearfoot reconstructive procedures. She has a special interest in the treatment of dermatological conditions (like toenail fungus!) as well as diabetic palliative care.


April 09, 2019        

Kathryn Bohn, MD

Vein Specialist

I first moved to Bloomington-Normal as a student at Illinois State University for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. I loved this community and after medical school and residency, my husband and I moved here to start our practices and our family. I became very involved at the school our daughter attended by being room mother and Girl Scout leader for years. We were very involved with the PTA & band at our daughter’s school and chaperoned many of the band trips. During my 24 years as an Emergency Department Physician, I served on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Family Violence Council. I continue to be involved with Illinois State University as an Alumni and as a member of the Illinois State University Foundation Board. I have served on the Red Cross Board & continue to volunteer with them for their fundraising efforts. Interested in the sub-specialty of Phlebology (vein care), Dr. Bohn completed her Fellowship training under the direction of Dr. Stephen Rivard. After completing her advanced training, Dr. Bohn opened The VEIN Specialists, in Bloomington/Normal Illinois operated by physicians dedicated exclusively to the state-of the-art treatment of vein disease. The vein practice has given me more time to be involved in our local community. I continue to volunteer & enjoy attending many of the fund raising events in our community. I also love to travel, shop, attend movies & plays and cheer on the Illinois State University Redbirds at their sporting events.
Education and Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Southern IL University School of Medicine

  • Residency: Southern IL University of Medicine - Family Practice

  • Residency: Union Hospital, Terre Haute. Indiana – Family Practice

Board Certifications

  • Certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

  • Registered Phlebology Sonographer (RPhS)

  • Family Practice

  • Emergency Medicine


May 14, 2019 

Renee Jocson, RN

Nutrition Health Coach

Renee Jocson is a Nutrition Health Coach and brings 30+ years of nursing into the ring.
Her fight began in 2009, not for herself, but for her then 11-year-old daughter.  Through a strong faith, grain free living, supplementation, detoxification and arming herself with education, she has seen the near knock out of Hahimoto’s Thyroiditis and Celiac Disease in her daughter.  After Renee developed her own autoimmune disorder, she applied the same principles and have overcome many of her symptoms.  Renee is passionate about helping women maintain or regain their health, reduce stress and manage/control autoimmune disorders through healthy food and lifestyle choices.

  • Learn about Autoimmune Diorders
  • Discover what it means to live Grain-Free
  • Get tips on reducing inflammation
  • Share your war storiestrition Health Coach

June 11, 2019       

Chittaranjan V. Reddy, MD 

Retinal Specialist

Dr. Reddy went to medical school at Northwestern University and did his ophthalmology residency at Harvard Medical School.  He did his retina fellowship at the University of Iowa in Retina / Vitreous surgery where he was on the faculty as well for two years.
Dr. Reddy’s practice, Retina Consultants of Central Illinois, spans the Peoria and the Bloomington-Normal areas.


July 09, 2019         

Melody Fitzgerald, MS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Critical Care Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine

Melody is a native of the Bloomington-Normal area and has spent most of her life there with short stints in Champaign-Urbana, Florida and Chicago. “I love that Bloomington-Normal is large enough to offer great career and educational opportunities, but still has a small-town feel,” she said. “This is a very tight-knit community with compassionate Midwestern values that I missed greatly while living elsewhere.”

Pursuing a career in medicine was a natural progression for Melody. “I was exposed to medicine at a very young age due to my mother’s career as a nurse. Watching her work instilled the same caregiver attitude in me. Medicine combined my desire to help people with my love of science – it became the perfect career choice for me.”

When it came time to finding a position, Melody wanted to work for OSF HealthCare due to its strong commitment of providing compassionate care to patients while being a leader in both the health field and the community.

“My hope for each patient is for them to leave a visit with me with a better understanding of their medical care – better than when they first walked through our doors,” Melody said. “I like to establish compassionate, deep relationships with my patients in order to create a comfortable environment to listen to them freely.”

When she’s not working, Melody enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, cooking and baking and reading.


August 13, 2019     

Adrienne Schupbach, MD 


Adrienne Schupbach, MD is a board certified dermatologist specializing in all aspects of skin care, including medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Her professional areas of interest include skin cancer detection and treatment, psoriasis therapies, skin care, acne treatment, and cosmetic therapies.

Dr. Schupbach graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Schupbach earned several awards for academic performance in medical school, including the McGraw Hill Appleton-Lange Award, and she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her internship in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Schupbach then returned to the University of Illinois at Chicago to complete her residency in dermatology. Dr Schupbach is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Her hobbies include traveling, following the Fighting Illini sports teams, and spending time with her family.


September 10, 2019

Matt Hanks, MS, NSCA, CPT

Exercise Physiologist

Matt works one on one with clients to not only help them reach their personal fitness goals, but to also provide them with the education needed to continue their progress at home. His specialty areas include adult and childhood obesity, diabetes, general wellness, arthritis and disease prevention.

Matt is a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He earned both his bachelor’s degree in exercise science and his master’s degree in sport psychology from Illinois State University. 


October 08, 2019   

Liza Yambay Valiente, MD 


  • Medical School at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion in Paraguay (1998-2003)

  • Internship at Hospital de Clinicas in Asuncion, Paraguay (2004)

  • Internal Medicine Residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL (2006-2009)

  • Internal Medicine Chief Resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL (2009-2010)

  • Endocrinology Fellowship at University Hospitals-Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH (2010-2012)

  • Solo Endocrinologist at Advocate Medical Group in Normal, IL (2013)

  • Specialty Field Interests: Thyroid disorders, Diabetes, Pituitary disease and Calcium disorders


November 12, 2019

Kim McClintic, MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian

Kim earned her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics/Nutrition from Iowa State University and her master’s degree in Public Health Administration from Drake University. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Central Illinois Dietetic Association.  Kim has been in practice since 1988 in a variety of areas in dietetics, primarily on an outpatient and community basis.  Her special interest is in wellness and disease prevention.  She has been published in the “Journal of the American Dietetic Association,” and various other trade journals and magazines, as well as being an advocate for health and wellness to the community on television and radio.  Nationally, Kim is featured in an educational video through Learning Zone Express called “Obesity in a Bottle” and has done a series of video streams called “Win at Weight Loss” for State Farm’s Live Well Be Well national corporate wellness program.  She was also awarded Health Educator of the Year 2009 by the McLean County Health Department. She shares her expertise on nutrition and health in a fun and practical manner which inspires change.  Kim has worked for OSF St. Joseph Medical Center at the Center for Healthy Lifestyles since 2000.

Kim has been a long-time friend and supporter of Free Living With Diabetes.  



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