Currently serving as the medical director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Dr. Lamont Tyler is a clinical physician focusing on acute care and urgent care. A medical graduate of Midwestern University in Illinois, Dr. Lamont Tyler holds membership in professional organizations such as the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP).
An organization dedicated to education, advocacy, and promoting the wellbeing of Illinois residents, the IAFP supports family physicians and the communities they serve. Every December, the IAFP helps lead a statewide effort to encourage people to get a flu vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that up to 49,000 people per year die from flu-related factors in the United States. The illness is highly contagious, which is why medical professionals strongly recommend getting vaccinated to prepare for the winter flu season. Along with getting a flu shot, people can take help prevent spreading the flu by washing their hands with soap and water frequently and avoiding contact with people who are sick.
As Medical Director of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center’s PromptCare, Dr. Lamont Tyler takes pride in the diverse array of services offered to all individuals on a walk-in basis.