Richard L. Brown
Dr. Brown has enjoyed working in private practice since 1980. Besides his work at Prairie Podiatry, LLC, he travels to his independent offices in Taylorville, IL and Pana, IL as well. He also travels to many of the surrounding area assisted living facilities such as River Birch Senior Living, Illinois Presbyterian Home, Taylorville Estates, Gowin Parc, among others to bring foot care to those patients. And for patients who find it difficult to travel to the office, he will take his talented services to them in their own homes.
Dr. Brown graduated from Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois. He then obtained his Associate of Science Degree from Lincoln Land Community College before obtaining his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from The Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at Central Community Hospital in Clifton, Illinois.
Dr. Brown is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Brown enjoys being an active staff member of Springfield Memorial Hospital, HSHS-Saint John's Hospital, as well as consulting staff member of Taylorville Memorial Hospital and Pana Community Hospital.
He is a past President of The Zone Three Illinois Podiatry Society and past member of the Board of the Illinois Podiatry Society. He was the first Chairman of the Department of Podiatry at Saint John's Hospital for eleven years. He participated in research associated with diabetic wound care at SIU School of Medicine with his business associate Dr. John A. Shoudel.
Dr. Brown's community activities include singing in the choir of Blessed Sacrament Church and past member of the Board of Directors of the Springfield Classical Guitar Society.
John A. Shoudel
Dr. Shoudel has been in private practice since 1991. He has also been an Associate Clinical Professor in the department of Orthopedics, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, since 2010. Dr. Shoudel also worked with the Memorial Medical Center Diabetic Wound Clinic.
Dr. Shoudel is a graduate of Rochester Community High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. He completed his residency at Cook County Hospital - Scholl Affiliated Hospital Residency, Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Shoudel is certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Shoudel is a member of the active hospital staff for Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was the Department Chair for Saint John's Hospital’s Department of Podiatry from 2003-2018. Dr. Shoudel was also a committee member for the Diabetes Advisory Committee, Southern Illinois University Diabetes Education Program, from 1994 to 2000.
Dr. Shoudel has also been a co-investigator for several medications in phase three studies directed at treating diabetic foot ulcerations.
Dr. Shoudel holds professional membership in both the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Shoudel has an extensive history of community involvement:
- Trustee of the Village of Rochester, 2000 to 2015
- Trustee of the Rochester Police Department, 2000 to 2015
- Chair of Police, Parks, Public Health and Safety Committee, 2000 to 2015
- Former member of the Citizens Corp Council
- Rochester, Illinois 2002 Citizen of the Year, July 2002
- Melvin Jones Fellowship Award in 2010
- Chair, The Boo Crew Charity Haunted House, 2000 to present
- Chair, Rochester Fourth of July Celebration, 2002 to 2014
- Chair, Rochester Fourth of July Parade, 2000 to 2002
- Officer and Member, Rochester Lions Club, 1999 to present
- Site Captain, Project Play construction site; 1999
Thomas J. Cockayne, Jr.
Dr. Cockayne is originally from the Springfield area and is a graduate of Ursuline Academy. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois. He completed his three-year residency at the dual program of Mt Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois. He was surgically trained in both foot and ankle surgery and is board qualified in both from the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Cockayne holds professional memberships in the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Cockayne is a member of the active hospital staff for HSHS-Saint John’s Hospital, Springfield Memorial Hospital and Carlinville Area Hospital.
Dr. Cockayne is married with two children.