Maybe you don’t feel like you need a primary care provider.  At Sparta Community Hospital’s Family Health Center, we’d like you to consider the advantages of establishing a relationship with a primary care provider before you need one.  A provider who knows your health history can manage existing conditions as well as help make recommendations that can avoid or prevent serious issues later in life. Whether you’re learning to walk, or struggling with senior health issues, your primary care provider will be there for you and your family when you need them the most.


207 S Burns Ave.
Sparta, IL 62286




Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Our Providers

Russell Coulter, MD

Dr. Coulter has been practicing family medicine at Sparta Community Hospital since 1983. His practice is located at Family Health Centre in Sparta.Dr. Coulter completed his Medical Degree at Rockford School of Medicine and his Family Practice Residency at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine affiliate hospitals in Springfield, IL.

Amy Eppstein, MD – Pediatrics

Dr. Amy Eppstein is an extraordinarily well trained and board certified Pediatrician (American Board of Pediatrics). She joined Quality Healthcare Physicians in the summer of 2017 and serves the medical needs of children, ages newborn to 18 years of age at the Sparta Community Hospital Pediatric Clinic at Family Health Centre, 207 S. Burns in Sparta. While a medical student at the University of California) Dr. Eppstein was selected to participate in a special medical services program called PRIME, which enabled participating students to address real problems in real community situations. Specifically, she was able to study with special emphasis on addressing healthcare disparities in medically underserved populations.

Joann Emge, CEO commented, “Dr. Eppstein brings a specific skill set to our community which will enhance the delivery of pediatric  healthcare services to the diverse population we serve. We are so pleased to add Dr. Eppstein to our medical staff.”

Christopher Moore, DPM

Donald Bassman, MD – Orthopaedic Surgery

Tong Zhu, PhD – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with expertise in Pain Management

Tyler Tanzyus, APRN
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