Jasper County Medical Center

500 South Scott Street
Newton, Illinois 62448
(618) 783-2144

Richland Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer a comprehensive medical center in Newton, Illinois to serve the people of Jasper County and the surrounding area.  Six specialists provide medical services at the Jasper County Medical Center in the specialties of Women's Health, Family Practice, Pediatrics, Ear/Nose/Throat/Allergy, Orthopedic Surgery and General Surgery. 


Melissa Kuenstler, RN, MSN, WHNP

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

   Melissa Kuenstler specializes in providing primary care to women and adolescents (ages 13+). As a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Melissa can provide various health care needs throughout a woman's lifespan. She is an expert in women's focused health care and works in collaboration with Dr. Houston, Family Medicine doctor, as well as various other health care entities.
   Some examples of care she may provide include; pap smears, breast health, osteoporosis, menopause, well women's exams, menstruation problems, birth control, STD testing, prenatal care, screening for various health problems like heart disease, hypertension and diabetes, urinary tract problems, and treatment of infection such as ear, respiratory and throat. 
   Melissa is available to her patients Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call her at (618) 783-2144


Jamie Niemerg, CPNP

Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jamie Niemerg is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and provides care to patients, ages newborn to 21.  Jamie is available full-time for her patients at Jasper County Medical Center in Newton.  Jamie completed training at St. Louis University and clinical sites throughout Central Illinois.  Jamie was born and raised in Dieterich, Illinois and enjoys caring for her friends and neighbors.  In addition to providing general pediatric care, Jamie has special interest in treating children with asthma and special needs.  Appointments can be made with Jamie Niemerg by calling (618) 783-2144.


N. Dejti, M.D.

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) and Allergy Management

Dr. Dejti is an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist) with more than 30 years of experience and a solid reputation you can trust...  He provides medical and surgical treatments for disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck.  He also provides a complete spectrum of allergy testing and management services.  Dr. Dejti accepts both and adult and pediatric patients.  He is available for appointments at the Jasper County Medical Center every other Wednesday.


Jan Stierwalt, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Jan Stierwalt is a Family Nurse Practitioner and provides for the medical needs of both males and females, from infant to adults (all ages).  She has more than 40 years of healthcare experience and a proven track record of helping people manage their health.  Jan is available to her patients Tuesday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Call her at (618) 783-2144.


Prashanth Anand, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

   Dr. Anand specializes in Orthopedic Surgery. Orthopedic Surgeons treat patients with injuries and diseases related to the musculoskeletal system including bones, joints, spine and muscles. Dr. Anand's areas of special interest include knee surgery, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder surgery and sports medicine. He works closely with the RMH Physical Therapy team to provide options other than surgery when possible for his patients. 
   Dr. Anand takes appointments for Orthopedic consultations on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Jasper County Medical Center. If you are having issues with diseases or injuries to your joints, call (618) 783-2144 for a consultation.


Paul Sutherland, Jr., M.D.

General Surgery

   Dr. Sutherland specializes in General Surgery. General Surgeons treat diseases, injuries and deformities by surgical repair and removal of damaged tissues. Dr. Sutherland is available for General Surgery consultations the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Jasper County Medical Center.
   If you are experiencing problems that would require the attention of a general surgeon, call (618) 783-2144 to make an appointment for a consultation.