Dr. Marc Connery, an Illiana native who remembers going to Sauzer’s Kiddieland in Scherillville and watching Channel 32 advertising drag races on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday at the U.S. 30 Drag strip in Hobart.
After experiencing what the Big Ten had to offer at the University of Illinois – Urbana, Dr. Connery received a bachelor’s degree in Physiology. With a mind to enter primary care he attended the Rockford campus of the University of Illinois, world renowned for its focus on preventative care and family medicine. From there he completed his pediatric residency and subsequently attained Board Certification in Pediatrics.
Eventually settling down in Hobart, he has participated in regional healthcare including acting as the pediatric medical director at Saint Mary’s.
Following the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Connery emphasizes preventive care and evidence-based medicine while not neglecting the personal touch. Described as a kid himself, he still surprises the children with his knowledge of comic books, Disney cartoons, and the occasional sleight of hand and mimicry.
After spending eleven years as a physician in big, multi-specialty groups, though some have called him crazy, he has set out to show that a single practitioner can still provide good personalized care in this age of Doc-In-A-Box and walk-in clinics.