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SSM Health Medical Group Adds Key Specialists


​​​​SSM Health knows you want expert care close to home. Not only are we connected to a larger network of advanced specialists, we also are working to bring hard-to-find specialty care to our Southern Illinois communities, including brain and spine surgery and urology​. In 2015, we have expanded our roster of Ear, Nose & Throat and Pulmonology providers, added a bariatric surgeon, a gastroenterologist and ​wound care​. 

Meet the most recent additions to our SSM Health Medical Group:

Colon/Rectal Surgeon

Tatiana Ramirez, MD ​​is a board-eligible colorectal surgeon that is Mayo Clinic trained. She adds to SSM Health Medical Group's Oncology and General Surgery expertise. ​She is based in Mt. Vernon. Key services include​ minimally invasive, laparoscopic and hand-assisted colectomies, colonoscopy screening with polypectomy and management of stoma complications.​

Call 618-899-3980 to schedule a consultation. 


​Jon Taveau, ​DO is a board-certified neurosurgeon who joins our SSM Health Neurosciences​ program and SSM Health Medical Group. He focuses on diagnosis, intervention and treatment of diseases pertaining to the brain and spine.  Key services include pain management procedures, open and minimally invasive spine surgery and brain surgery. 

Call 618-899-4080 to schedule a consultation.


Jeffrey A. Larson, MD is a board-certified urologist trained at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and Washington University. ​​​​Key urology services include general and minimally invasive robotic surgery for urinary concerns and kidney and prostate surgery. He is based in Mt. Vernon. ​​​​

Call 618-899-4000 to schedule a consultation.

​Learn more about our SSM Health Medical Group Specialists​. For select specialists, you can request an appointment​