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 Gentle Care Consultants, LLC

602 W Franklin Avenue Effingham, IL 62401

New preferred number: 217-342-6677

We are having difficulty with our main line: 217-722-1896

Simplifying Healthcare
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Therapy Sessions


Adult Primary


Complex Health Issues


Care Coordination


My Approach

During an initial appointment in a quiet and comfortable setting, I will listen intently to your concerns and work with you to create a way forward to address your healthcare needs. 

As a clinical nurse specialist APRN, I have graduate level education and 30 years of experience in healthcare. I can assist you in maintaining your health. I can also provide diagnosis, education, and medication to manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression. My emphasis is on health maintenance, reducing risk factors for chronic disease, and successfully managing chronic health issues so that they don't progress. 

Let me help you


Frustration or aversion to connecting with a healthcare provider?


Self Esteem



Powerlessness in regard to your health and wellness?

Lack of understanding

of diagnosis or treatments?

Chronic Stress related to health issues? 

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How can I help? 

Let's always start there. My goal is to make it easier to be you. 

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  1. Nationally Certified Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist

  2. Illinois Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse with Full Practice Authority

  3. Former Hospitalist and Neurology practitioner

  4. Interests include

    1. primary care

    2. wellness

    3. substance misuse

    4. complex patient management




Shelly Kuhns, APRN-FPA, CCNS

Note from client: 

Thank you so much for the calm and relaxed atmosphere for my physical last week. Thank you for not using paper gowns and sheets! I felt respected and protected throughout my exam. 

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Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8:30 to 4:30 and by appt. Wednesdays by appt.

Closed Friday.

please call 217-342-6677

or 217-722-1896.

Accepting Medicare and most major insurance plans

Cash price for visits not billed to insurance

HSA, credit, and debit cards accepted. 


602 W Franklin Ave

Effingham, Illinois 62401

Tel: 217-342-6677

or 217-722-1896

Fax: 833-933-0632

New patient applications available by calling or emailing the office. 

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