Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka is announcing that Rodney Alford, M.D., Internal Medicine/Pediatric specialist, will begin seeing patients at the IMH Multi Specialty Physicians Clinic in early August.
Dr. Alford graduated from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois. He went on to complete his residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital (Cook County Hospital), Chicago.
He has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and is an Associate Professor at Loyola University – Stritch School of Medicine, Illinois. Dr. Alford is a Preceptor for The Primary Care Immersion Experience for Medical students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois. He also is a preceptor for Nurse Practitioners at multiple universities including Purdue University, Olivet Nazarene University, and Governor's State University.
Dr. Alford is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of internal Medicine. He is a member, delegate, and trustee for 11 counties of the Illinois State Medical Society. Dr. Alford speaks Spanish as a second language.
He has won several awards, including: The 50 Most Positive Doctors of America, the National Jefferson Award from the American Institute for Public Service, and the highest award for Public Service given to a U.S. Citizen, the Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis Award. Dr. Alford has been the recipient of the Damien Humanitarian Award of Loyola University, the Dr. Martin Luther King Service and Leadership Award of Loyola University Medical School, the PUSH – EXCEL Above and Beyond Award, as well as the NAACP Image Award for Medicine.
Dr. Alford's philosophy of care is: "Exceptional health care only exists when there is excellent communication between the patient and the entire team of health care providers. My goal of maintaining exceptional health care for my patients always involves providing education as the entire individual (Mind, Body, and Soul) is treated."