Sandra Yockey, M.D., ’90, Pediatrics
Dr. Yockey took a hiatus from medicine and spent 13 years doing the toughest job: raising children. She, her husband, Jeff, and their two children, Sarah and Jonathan (now 16 and 14 years), lived for seven years in the Colorado Rocky Mountains where Jeff was a camp director. The family lived in Lithuania during the '08-'09 school year where they worked at LCC International University, a liberal arts university of 600 students from 20 different Eastern European and former Soviet Union countries. While there, she taught a course in Anatomy and Physiology, studied Lithuanian, and traveled around both eastern and western Europe. Today, the family lives in Urbana, IL where they are building a home in a neighborhood close to the University of Illinois campus. Dr. Yockey is a pediatrician at the Community Health Improvement Center (CHIC) in Decatur, Illinois. She loves the challenges of serving an underserved population among a great group of colleagues including Dana Ray-Dotson, M.D., ’03. Janet Patterson (former SIU Pediatric Residency Director) is the medical director.