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Kirby Medical Staff

Kirby Medical Center and Kirby Medical Group (KMG) are committed to excellence in medicine and compassionate, affordable, and convenient care. We continue to grow our medical staff family with those who share our mission and care deeply about the health and well-being of the members of all the communities we serve.

Family and Internal Medicine Medical Staff

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Narain D. Mandhan

Narain D. Mandhan, M.D., FACP – KMG Monticello

Internal Medicine, Chief Medical Officer

Schools Attended – Sindh Medical College (Medical School)

Residency – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Internal Medicine, 1993-1996

Certification – Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine

James E. Manint

James E. Manint, D.O. – KMG Monticello

Family Practice/Geriatrics

Schools Attended – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Medical School)

Residency – USAF Medical Center, Scott AFB IL.

Certification – Family Practice & Geriatric Medicine

Brian C. Yocks

Brian C. Yocks, M.D. – KMG Monticello

Family Medicine

Schools Attended - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 1999

Residency - Southern Illinois University, Decatur, IL, 2002

Certifications - Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine

Lauren Coovert

Lauren Coovert, PA-C, Certified Lactation Counselor – KMG Monticello

Schools Attended – Marquette University, Milwaukee, Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences and Masters of Physician Assistant Studies

Certification – BLS

Special Interests – Women’s Health, Occupational Medicine, Pediatrics, Breastfeeding Support, and Counseling

Joseph "Jay" Lamb

Joseph "Jay" Lamb, PA-C – KMG Monticello

Schools Attended – Parkland College, AAS Respiratory Care; U of I Springfield, BA Health Services Administration; Southern Illinois University, BS Physician Assistant; University Nebraska Medical Center, Masters Physician Assistant Studies

Tanya Bowsher

Tanya Bowsher, FNP-BC, ANCC – KMG Cerro Gordo

Schools Attended - BSN Millikin, MSN Walden University

Certifications – FNP-BC, ANCC, and Certified to perform DOT physicals

Megan Murphy

Megan Murphy, PA-C – KMG Atwood

Schools Attended - Parkland College, Eastern Illinois University, Indiana State University

Certifications – NCCPA Board Certified, BLS, PALSACLS, NRP, HIPPA, OSHA

Sara Wells

Sara Wells, RN, MSN, MHA

Clinic Director - Kirby Medical Group, Monticello & Atwood

Schools Attended - Richland Community College, Associate Degree in Nursing; University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; University of Phoenix, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration

Certifications - BLS, ACLS, PALS

Hospitalist Program Providers

Emergency Department

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Thomas Scaggs, M.D.

Thomas Scaggs, M.D.,

Emergency Department Medical Director

Schools Attended- MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL., 1989, BS, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., 1985

Certifications- Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine

Special Interests- Emergency Medical Services (prehospital systems), Aeromedical Services, Toxicology


Carle Physician Group Monticello Providers

Mental Health Services Providers

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Tara Beckett

Tara Beckett, LCSW

Mental Health Services

Tara Beckett is a licensed clinical social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with children and their families.  Tara focuses her practice on families, children, adolescents and women’s issues.  Tara has experience working with depression, anxiety and PTSD related issues.  Tara is a trained divorce mediator and has extensive experience working with families on issues related to life stage transitions and communication.

All counselors are participating providers in most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information on these counseling services, please call (217) 762-6241.

Kristine R. Donaldson

Kristine R. Donaldson


Kristine R. Donaldson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 16 years of experience in the field, working primarily in substance abuse prevention
and education, substance abuse treatment and crisis intervention, as well as general conditions such as depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Ms Donaldson
is dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive therapy and support services to her patients of all ages at Kirby Medical Center.

Jaime Porter

Jaime Porter


Jaime Porter is a licensed clinical social worker that is now seeing patients at Kirby Medical Group in Atwood.

All counselors are participating providers in most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. For more information on these counseling services, please call (217) 762-6241.