Memorial Physician Services – Women’s Healthcare, a highly-regarded obstetrics and gynecology group, is now a part of Springfield Clinic's Center for Women's Health, effective Jan. 11, 2021. We're proud to welcome these high-quality providers to our nationally-recognized obstetrics & gynecology team. The group will continue to provide care as part of Springfield Clinic at their current location in the Baylis Medical Building (747 North Rutledge Street, Springfield). Learn about our newest team members below.
Dr. Amin completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed her residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. She brings more than 20 years experience and a high level of expertise to Springfield Clinic.
"I grew up in Mattoon, Illinois, and my father was a physician," she says. "He loved what he did, and I think that was just reflected in our family. I have two younger brothers who are both doctors. Our dad was a great inspiration to us, and that's why we chose medicine."
Dr. Echeazu earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Illinois. She's been treating patients for the past six years and specializes in minimally-invasive surgery.
"Working with women superseded anything else I was exposed to in rotations, and I knew that's what I wanted to do," she says. "I don't think there is any other specialty that brings that type of joy. I also like doing things with my hands so surgery was a natural fit."
Dr. Henry earned her undergraduate degree at Bradley University in Peoria and her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Henry has spent time working in rural clinics in Ecuador and brings six years of experience to Springfield Clinic.
"I always liked the idea of working one-on-one with patients," she says. "When I did my first delivery, that was it for me. That's when I knew that this is where I needed to be. I enjoy the mix of deliveries, operations and office visits. We really get to know our patients over the years."
Pamela Kelly received her undergraduate degree at West Virginia University and her graduate degree at East Tennessee State University. She has more than 20 years experience in both health care as well as the public education system.
"I've always loved science and art," she says. "I did medical illustrations for a while, but I just really love that patient contact. You'll find me all the time drawing out on paper saying, 'this is what we're going to do, this is where the problem is.' I teach through art."
Dr. O'Brien completed her undergraduate degree at Illinois State University in Bloomington, Illinois. She completed both her medical degree and residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She has 11 years experience treating patients and has a special interest in dietetic education.
"I grew up here, and this is a great place to raise a family and to practice medicine," she says. "My youngest sister was born when I was in high school. I really got to see and experience that, and it had a big impact and really led me into my field. I also enjoy the relationships I build with women."
Lindsey Ostermeier earned her undergraduate degree from Millikin University in Decatur and her graduate degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She spent more than five years assisting with deliveries in the hospital setting and has served as an instructor for expectant parents' classes.
"What I love about women's health is that there is a lot of teaching that is involved in the care provided to our patients," she says. "It's a privilege to care for women over their gynecologic lifespan, and sometimes for several generations of women in one family at a time."