AboutDr. Brett Wilkerson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Peoria, IL, with another office in Peoria, IL. He has 14 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Wilkerson is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Proctor Hospital and Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center O.S.F.. He speaks English.
Dr. Brett Wilkerson has the following 2 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
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- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Wilkerson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
530 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61637
5409 N Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
- Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center O.S.F.
14 Years Experience
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1999