Well being First in Calhoun is now providing pediatric providers to the residents of McLean County.
Dr. Kumarasooriyar Kumaravelu, also called Dr. Kumar, is the pediatric physician for Well being First. Kumaravelu can be seeing youngsters ages new child to 19 years previous.
Kumaravelu, initially from Jaffna, Sri Lanka, has 15 years of expertise working in drugs.
He can be providing providers for kids who’re sick and nicely, those that want sports activities and faculty physicals, immunizations and ADHD remedy.
Based on Kumaravelu, having the ability to assist youngsters is one thing he’s enthusiastic about.
“Serving to a 60-year-old stay to 90 years previous is essential, however serving to a 6-year-old stay to 90 years previous is so much,” he mentioned. “Pediatrics is my calling.”
Kumaravelu mentioned he started working in Kentucky at Fort Campbell as a pediatrician. He now resides in Earlington.
He mentioned he needed to increase his providers to Calhoun as a result of he obtained plenty of sufferers from McLean County and surrounding areas.
“There’s a want for it,” he mentioned. “I hope I can serve them.”
Kumaravelu has a doctorate diploma in drugs from St. George’s College College of Drugs within the West Indies. He accomplished an internship at St. George’s Hospital and his residency on the College of Drugs and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey.
He was chosen for America’s High Pediatric Award by friends and sufferers in 2008, 2014 and 2018.
Kumaravelu is presently accepting new sufferers. Appointments might be made by calling 270-273-9310 or 1-877-677-7017. Stroll-ins are additionally accepted. Well being First is at 295 Foremost St. in Calhoun.