ALTON — Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Darcy Eldred-Smith has joined the obstetrics and gynecology department at Alton Women’s Health Center, 2 Memorial Drive in Alton, Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation announced.
Eldred-Smith, who is also a certified lactation counselor, has extensive experience in labor and delivery, postpartum, and newborn care, and provides care for women of all ages.
“Women often don’t take good care of themselves because they’re focused on the care of others,” she said. “That’s why I strive to truly understand my patients and take a personal approach to their overall health and wellness.”
Prior to joining Alton Women’s Health Center, Eldred-Smith served as a registered nurse in the labor and delivery departments at Alton Memorial Hospital, BJC Saint Peters Hospital and DePaul Hospital. She has also worked as a nurse in the Hazelwood School District. She received her master of science in nursing-family nurse practitioner at Chamberlain College of Nursing and her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Missouri St. Louis.
For information about Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, visit www.sihf.org. Eldred-Smith is accepting new patients at Alton Women’s Health Center; for information, call (618) 465-2550.