Welcome, Joe!!!

JoeDaesch_Promo_PicWe are overjoyed to announce that Joseph Daesch has started practicing with us as a fully board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP)!  Joe joined us ten years ago at age 18 as a medical biller.  Since that time he has worked and studied hard to earn his RN from the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College followed by his PNP (Master’s degree)  at Vanderbilt University.  Many of you have seen him with us this last year as he has done his clinical training at our Caseyville office.  He is now trained and ready!

Insurance Confusion?

Sometimes when doctors change practices the transition process itself causes insurance companies to send out automatic notices to families of patients that state the doctors will no longer be participating in their health plans. This can cause a lot of understandable anxiety for parents!

But never fear: Dr. Johnston and Dr. Ponciroli are accepting ALL major insurance plans (including UnitedHealthcare, Anthem/Blue Cross, Aetna, Cigna, Tricare, Illinois Public Aid and MANY OTHERS) just like our Caseyville location. If you received a letter stating otherwise, just disregard it. You can also call our office with any questions at 345-5437. We would be happy to help!