Physician Services
  • Physicians at AthletiCare  

    Athletes are highly motivated to get better quickly. The physicians at AthletiCare understand this and work with athletes to get them back in the game as soon as medically possible. Our physicians see everyone from weekend warriors to elite athletes.

    AthletiCare offers a full range of orthopedic consultation and treatment, including but not limited to:  

    • Arthroscopic surgery and knee reconstruction
    • Total joint replacement
    • Other surgical options and evaluations
    • Treatment of sports injuries to knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, hip, and back (sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations)
    • Treatment of overuse injuries, such as tendonitis and stress fractures
    • Gait, running and throwing video analysis
    • Custom orthotic fitting
    • X-ray
    • Casting
    • Injections
    • VO2 max testing

    Our board-certified physicians specialize in sports medicine, orthopedics and podiatry. They work closely to bring a wide range of expertise to each patient’s situation. Each one is dedicated to empowering individuals to reach their personal fitness and health goals, no matter their state of health or fitness.

    To make an appointment with an AthletiCare physician, please call 217-744-PLAY (7529). 


    Dr-Diane-Hillard-Sembell Diane Hillard-Sembell, MD
    AthletiCare Medical Director & Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Hillard-Sembell specializes in ligament and cartilage repair, sprains and knee problems.

    Dr-Brett-Western Brett Western, MD

    Dr. Western is a non-operative orthopedic physician who specializes in fractures, back pain (including injections) and joint pain.

    Dr-Rishi-Sharma Rishi Sharma, MD

    Dr. Sharma is a non-operative orthopedic physician who specializes in fractures, chronic tendinitis, PRP injections and ultrasound guided procedures.

    Wottowa_Christopher Christopher Wottowa, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Wottowa is a hand and upper extremity specialist.

    Dr-John-Fleischli(2) John G. Fleischli, DPM, FACFAS

    Board certified in foot surgery, Dr. Fleischli specializes in the surgical treatment of foot deformities. 

    Dr-Terese-Laughlin Terese Laughlin, DPM

    Board certified in foot surgery, Dr. Laughlin has a special interest in running-related injuries.