This week we’re having a conversation with Dr. Jim Turner, a family medicine doctor at the Cork Medical Center in Marshall, Illinois. Dr. Turner and his wife are both third-generation residents of Marshall, a town of about 4,000 on the Illinois/Indiana border. Dr. Turner grew up 2 blocks from where his office is today. He is actively involved in his community and healthcare in a variety of roles.
“This is not just about medicine, this is about the economy and this is about young people getting good jobs and staying in their community.”
Dr. Turner started his career in medicine making ambulance runs. From there he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.