Stephen Platt, M.D.
Family Practice & ER Physician
Dr. Stephen Platt is a family medicine specialist and ER physician at Memorial Hospital, Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago. He completed his Family Practice Residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria and has been in private practice and on staff at Memorial Hospital since 1977. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Illinois Medical Society and the Randolph County Medical Society.
Dr. Platt chose Memorial in Chester after his brother opened his dental clinic here. He was attracted to the tertiary care environment that still allowed independence in treatment and care for patients. He enjoys the traditional model of care that allows him to care for his patients in an office setting and in-patient care at the hospital. This allows patients comfort and continuity, knowing their family provider will also be overseeing their hospital care.. He feels the staff at the Rural Health Clinics maintain a focus on patient care, they are supportive, collaborative, and very professional. When asked what his favorite thing about Family Practice was, he stated, "the full spectrum of care and my patient relationships." The greatest reward in his career has been the appreciation and respect he has received from patients. In 2022, he is celebrating his 45th year in the Practice at Chester. The practice was opened in 1968 and he has been instrumental in the growth, advancement, and implementation of new improvements at the Rural Health Clinics and the Hospital.