Benjamin Shepherd

MD Family Medicine and Psychiatry
Location 1916 North Main Street Princeton IL 61356 Phone: (815) 663-2165
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Board Certified in Family Medicine and Psychiatry.

Dr. Shepherd is originally from Dixon, IL, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, IL and then graduated from the Iowa Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Program.

Dr. Shepherd returned to the U of I College of Medicine in Rockford as an assistant clinical professor. He currently sees patients at the University in Student Health and Wellness. In the past, he has worked as a staff physician at KSB Hospital—Mt. Morris Clinic in Mt. Morris, IL, at Winnebago County Jail as a psychiatric consultant, and at the former University Psychiatric Services in rockford. He also is currently serving as a psychiatric consultant at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle and as the medical director for the St. Margaret’s Center for Holistic Health & Wellness.

Dr. Shepherd is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians and Association of Medicine and Psychiatry.


Family Medicine and Psychiatry

Medical Degree

University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford, IL


Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program

Hospital Affiliation

St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley
Spring Valley, IL

To make an appointment, please call (815) 663-2165.

SMH Peru And Spring Valley Will Be Closing All Current Operations As Of Friday, June 16, 2023 At 11:59 P.M.

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