The American Health Council Physician Board Welcomes John C. Wuellner, MD

NEW YORK, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Health Council welcomes John C. Wuellner, MD to its Physician Board for his unparalleled skills and contributions to the medical field. For the past 15 years as an internal medicine physician at BJC Medical Group in Anton, Ill., Dr. Wuellner has provided high-quality care to countless patients. Specializing in internal medicine, he has molded and perfected his outstanding physician skills during nearly 40 years in the healthcare industry.

As a child, Dr. Wuellner often watched his mother prepare to go to work as a nurse. Her dedication and passion to her career inspired him to pursue a profession in the medical field. He enrolled at Southern Illinois University and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1974; he attended graduate school at Michigan State University for one year pursuing a degree in pharmacology. While he was in graduate school, he was accepted into the University of Illinois College of Medicine. After graduating from medical school in 1979, he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He relocated back to his hometown of Alton, IL and has been practicing medicine there since 1982.

At BJC Medical Group, Dr. Wuellner performs routine hospital rounds — usually twice a day — as well as sees patients in his office. He is known for his strong work ethic as well as his strength in clinical skills. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and from 2013-2017, Vice president and then President of the Medical Staff at Alton Memorial Hospital. He received the Alton Memorial Hospital Chairman’s Award in 2015; it is awarded annually to a physician who typifies the mission of Alton Memorial Hospital and has contributed significant service to the hospital. He also earned the first ever Clinical Specialist Award at Alton Memorial Hospital in 2013.

With a fruitful career that continues to prosper each day, Dr. Wuellner attributes his success to truly enjoying what he does. He personalizes the care he gives to each patient and takes the time to listen to and educate his patients. As a family-oriented person, he is proud of his son and daughter — a military doctor who is currently an orthopedic surgery resident and a family practice physician assistant respectively — as well as his wife, Dr. Kathie Wuellner, who is a pediatrician.

In his spare time, he enjoys farming, hunting and fishing (particularly with his family) and visiting his grandchildren. He plans to continue to work in the medical field for several more years providing excellent care.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at:

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. The AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and

For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Moore

American Health Council

Hauppauge, NY United States

Phone: 1-631-617-6590