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I have found my calling in direct primary care

We are your urgent care & primary care office under one roof.

I’ve never been happier practicing medicine the traditional way, but with tools we both use every day.


First and foremost thank you for taking some of your time to stop by and check out our practice.  I really do appreciate the interest. My name is James Chandler and I am the provider for Square1. Growing up in Georgetown Illinois, I knew from a young age that medicine and helping people was my calling.  That calling came into practice when I graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2007.  It has been one heck of a ride since then! Post graduation, I have earned extensive experience in family medicine as well as emergency medicine.  In addition to my civilian career, I am currently serving my country as a provider in the Army.  All of these opportunities have allowed me to gain skills and knowledge in treating/managing a variety of both acute and chronic diseases.


Why the change?

I am making the switch from the traditional medicine model to direct primary care because I started this life to help people.  CEO's, insurance companies, and big business provide an endless roll of red tape to hinder that process (honestly I don't know where they have room to store it all!). By clearing these roadblocks to your health, it gives me the opportunity to really get to know my patients.  One of the most important things I have learned is that medicine is not a "one size fits all" process.  Each patient is an individual and needs to be treated as such. This practice model will allow the time in the daily schedule to form this kind of a partnership between provider and patient. 


Truly, I love everything about practicing medicine but when I'm not in the office you will find me......

  • Spending time with my wife Marie and our beautiful daughters Harper & Finley

  • Enjoying all the time I can with my 5 nieces and nephews

  • Sundays is our time for church and family

  • Rooting for the Cubs…don't judge me that just means I’ll stick with you, even when things get tough!!

  • Being a camp counselor at one step camp-programs for children with cancer

  • Talking health, wellness, and fitness

  • Serving as a major in the US Army

  • Relaxing on my kayak catching fish

James Chandler Square1 Doctor

James T. Chandler

That's more than enough about me...I can't wait to learn about you!

James Chandler Square1 doctor
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