- New and
Established Patient Appointments (618)
- Vaccines for
meningitis, pertussis, tetanus, HPV, shingles, and
pneumonia are in stock most of the year.
- Shiloh's first Family Medicine
Physician is Dr. David
Mitchell, of The Country Doctor, Ltd, located
off Hartman Lane in St. Clair County, Illinois. At the
Family Medicine of Shiloh office, patients receive
care from a Board Certified Physician.
- New patients are
welcome to join the practice. The new patient may want
to visit the NEW
PATIENT FORMS section. Please bring the completed
forms to the initial appointment. Paper forms are
available to patients without internet
access. Insured and self paying new patients
usually are scheduled the same week of the call
day and next day appointments usually are available to
most established patients, who are part of the
insurance plans. Two phone lines exist
for appointments, 277-3197 or 277-3214.
- Why choose The Country Doctor for your
see the same doctor at each office and hospital visit,
meaning you see a doctor who is familiar with your
David Mitchell cares for inpatients and outpatients.
Dr. David Mitchell also sees skilled nursing home
patients at some nursing homes. The Country Doctor
balances classic family medicine care with modern
- Familiarity and reassurance. Simply
having a familiar person care for you in the office
and hospital is very rewarding to the patient and the
physician. Seeing the same doctor means a decreased
medication error rate and a high quality of
- Stability. Dr. David Mitchell grew up
in the Belleville/Shiloh area. Dr. David Mitchell has
cared for patients at the same location since 2002 and
has been a physician since 1999. Dr. David Mitchell
survived the 2004 exodus of doctors and built a strong
practice of quality patients.
savings. The Country Doctor is the first St. Clair
County practice to publish its common
fee schedule. By having a low overhead, the
Country Doctor helps the patients save money.
and flexible hours. Saturday hours save you
time and money, by not going to the emergency
department for a urinary tract infection or a sinus
- Email is available
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to e-mail for
non same day appointments and nonurgent
- Common vaccines are in stock,
including meningitis, shingles, pneumonia, seasonal
flu, tetanus/pertussis, and hepatitis A/B.
- In-office lab testing is available
with almost immediate results, including for
urinalysis, screening for diabetes with a Hemoglobin
A1C, and INR coagulation monitoring for patients on
warfarin/coumadin. Full lipid/cholesterol panels with
glucose testing for annual insurance physicals with 5
minute results are available.
The Country Doctor
welcomes the patients who will choose the same doctor for
their inpatient and outpatient care in an independent
established patient calls after hours for an urgent
health concern, the patient talks to Dr. David Mitchell.
The exchange number is for established patients and
health care workers. If you have an after hours urgent
question or concern, please call 277-3214. If it is
important enough to call Dr. Mitchell, then you must be
seen in the office within 48 hours for an evaluation of
your medical concern. Please note that a board certified
physician, Dr. David Mitchell, personally calls you back
for your concern.
Dr. David Mitchell
is the only physician to start a solo practice since 2002
and to maintain independence. Dr. David Mitchell
continues to see inpatients at the local Belleville,
Shiloh, and soon O'Fallon hospitals. The Country Doctor
also sees skilled nursing home patients and regular
nursing home patients, including at Rosewood, Memorial
Care Center, Four Fountains, and a few other facilities.
Dr. David Mitchell believes in continuity of care in an
Dr. David Mitchell
is the first solo, independent physician to admit a
patient to the new Shiloh Memorial Hospital East. Dr.
David Mitchell is one of five private physicians at Saint
Elizabeth's Hospital, one of approximately six family
physicians at the Main Memorial Hospital, and one of
approximately four family physicians at the Memorial
Hospital East, who cares for his own patients. Being
listed on staff at a hospital does not mean that your
regular physician will see you for your inpatient
For years the hospitalists, despite having multi
million dollar computer systems and lists of admitting
physicians, continue to see incorrectly emergency
department and transfer patients who are my regular
office patients and who have Dr. David Mitchell listed as
the primary care physician in the computer. This happens
5-10 times a year and disrupts continuity of care. It
takes less than a minute to look in the computer for the
primary care physician and to notify admitting that Dr.
David Mitchell should be seeing the patient. I am
challenging any hospitalist, who sees one of my regular
patients, to donate $200 to the
Belleville Area Humane
society for each inpatient encounter.
- Please feel
free to click on the links at the bottom of the page
to learn about the practice. Thank you for exploring
the website, and we hope that you will find a home for
your primary care medical needs at The Country