Richard L. Brown

D.P.M., A.B.F.A.S.

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 board 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.

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.

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