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Medical Society


The purpose of the Peoria Medical Society is to promote the health and general welfare of the public; to respect and protect the rights and interests of the medical profession; to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge as it pertains to all the branches of the art and science of medicine ; to unite the physicians of Peoria County, IL; to cultivate a true fraternal spirit among physicians; and to participate in organized medicine on both the state and national levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Answers You Need 

Can the Peoria Medical Society help me find my medical records?

If the physician was a member of the Peoria Medical Society at the time of departure from the area, the society may very well have information on where the medical records are located. Remember that medical records are not kept indefinitely.  Current laws dictate how long medical records must be kept and the Peoria Medical Society staff is happy to assist with questions regarding this. 

Does the Peoria Medical Society have any patient records or health information?

No, the society does not have access to protected health information. Please contact your physician to access to your health record.

Can the Peoria Medical Society help me find a new physician? 

Yes, the society has a list of physician members which includes the different hospital affiliations. 

Peoria Medical Society Board & Staff

Paul M. Jeziorczak, M.D., President, Peoria Medical Society 

Board-certified in both general surgery and pediatric surgery, Dr. Jeziorczak is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), International Pediatric Endosurgery Group and the American Pediatric Surgical Association. He previously served on the National Board of Medical Examiners and the ACS Health Policy and Advocacy Group, which addresses public policy issues and concerns affecting surgeons and their patients. He is also an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for local healthcare professionals. A member and volunteer at St. Jude Catholic Church, Dr. Jeziorczak supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Family House and is a past volunteer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in its summer camp program. Dr Jeziorczak serves patients in Central Illinois, where he resides in Peoria with his wife and five children.  Dr. Jeziorczak has served on the Peoria Medical Society Board for several years in various capacities as Director and President Elect and offers a vast working knowledge of Peoria Medical Society organizational history and leadership. Dr. Jeziorczak will serve until November 2023.


Paul Jeziorczak, M.D., President

 William Hauter, M.D., President Elect

James Geraghty, M.D., Treasurer

Jessica Higgs, M.D., Secretary

Roby Lal, D.O., Immediate Past President


Richard Anderson, M.D.

A.J. Cummings, M.D.

Stephen Eyler, M.D.

Tesfu Hailu, M.D.

Jacob Hopping, M.D.

Kamal Kishore, M.D.

Viren Patel, M.D.

Anthony Shadid, M.D.

Steve Smart, M.D.

Stephen Smart, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Harris Jeffries, Ph.D.

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