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Expanding Our Team: Meet the New Family Practice Providers Joining Our Clinic!

Memorial Hospital of Chester, IL will be welcoming two new family providers to their Rural Health Clinics in Chester and Steeleville during the summer of 2024. Dr. Zachary Orme, D.O. will be joining the healthcare team in July and Dr. Monica Lukose, M.D. will be joining the clinics in August.

The Rural Health Clinics are looking forward to the new providers joining their family medicine practice with their unique healthcare backgrounds and specialties.

r. Zachary Orme, D.O.

Dr. Zachary Orme, D.O. is originally from a small town in Idaho, and is familiar with rural community values and finds rural medicine rewarding. He looks forward to completing his fellowship program in June and relocating to the Chester area with his wife, Heather, and their four children in July.

Dr. Orme received his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky in 2020. In 2023, he completed family medicine residency at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama, and is currently completing an addiction medicine fellowship at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Dr. Orme is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

In addition to specializing in family medicine and addiction medicine, Dr. Orme has experience in hospital medicine and a strong background in emergency care. Drawing from his training and experience, Dr. Orme appreciates the full scope of care he can offer patients as a family medicine physician. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and is fluent in conversational Spanish. 

He is passionate about establishing patient relationships, providing exceptional healthcare, and ultimately wants to improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Monica Lukose, M.D.

Dr. Monica Anil Lukose, M.D. and her husband find reward in volunteering within their community, and in their free time love to go hiking. She is excited to complete the family medicine residency program in June, with plans to relocate to the Chester area with her husband in August 2024. 

Dr. Lukose received her medical doctorate from Ross University School of Medicine in Barbados and is currently completing family medicine residency training at Mount Sinai Health System in Chicago. Dr. Lukose’s training at Mount Sinai has allowed her to gain experience in a variety of patient care settings of different acuity and complexity, both acute and chronic and including level one trauma. Dr. Lukose, originally from Vancouver, Canada, moved to the United States to complete her family medicine residency and remained in the U.S. after meeting her husband - Varun Varghese. 

As a resident at Mount Sinai Hospital- Family Medicine program, Dr. Lukose was awarded the Manthani J. Reddy, M.D. award for Resident of the Year in 2022. She was promoted to chief resident during her third year of residency. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and looks forward to board certification this Spring. 

Dr. Lukose’s training and experience has given her the opportunity to provide care to patients of all ages as well as those of various social and economic backgrounds. She has interests in both inpatient and outpatient family medicine and enjoys women’s health.

Dr. Lukose takes a preventative approach in treating her patients, and values connecting and building relationships with them.

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