Dr. Reach grew up in West Frankfort Illinois and attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale, then SIU School of Medicine Springfield, where he met his wife, Dr. Pamela Hunter-Reach. They completed their residency at SIU Carbondale as well and were invited to stay as faculty, which they did until their daughter started school.
They worked closer to home in Anna Illinois, Dr. Reach primarily as a hospitalist, and serving as the medical director of The Fellowship House, a residential substance abuse treatment facility. Now that his daughter, Hannah is in law school, Dr. Reach is excited to return to the residency program. In his spare time, he is a working musician.