About Us

Medical Providers

Dr. Michael Ahearn, MD

“With over 25 years of experience, what has helped me the most to serve my patients has been traveling to foreign countries and helping those people in need, this has really opened my eyes to a new world of medicine. Taking on the new cultures and treating patients who normally would not get care.”

Dr. Ahearn currently has his own successful practice in Kewanee, works in the ER at Methodist, services over 20 area Nursing Homes, and still finds time to be the oversight Physician at Preferred Care Medical Center! For this we are truly thankful.

fullsizerenderTarah Gibbs, APN

Born and raised in Central Illinois and currently living in Tremont with husband, Jason and son, Carter. She is a graduate of Methodist College of Nursing and received her Masters at University of Illinois Chicago as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her background includes working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Pekin Hospital and as a Supervisor of Home Health Care and as a Care Plan Coordinator for Buehler Endowment Home.

Tarah has a desire to work with all patients of all ages and backgrounds, thus expanding her education to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She looks forward to giving back to this community by providing personalized and exceptional care to the patients of Preferred Care Medical Center.

Chiropractic Providers



Carrie MusselmanDr. Carrie Musselman, DC

Dr. Carrie’s first experience as a chiropractic patient occurred following a rebounding injury during her junior year of basketball season in high school. During the initial history and consultation, the Chiropractor became aware of her many years of suffering with migraine headaches. Even in grade school, the teachers would excuse her from class because of the eye pain, throbbing of her head, and vomiting. All symptoms related to migraines. After receiving a number of adjustments, her back pain and headaches went away.

After graduating from high school, Dr. Carrie received a full atheletic scholarship to play volleyball at Division I, Valparaiso University in Indiana. Continued maintenance adjustments allowed her to perform injury free at her peak performance level. Because of the amazing results that she experienced throughout her athletic career, she accepted the offer to work for her home town Chiropractor as a Chiropractic Assistant (CA). This allowed her to learn even more about the profession of Chiropractic and the many different ailments that it effects, by boosting the bodies ability to heal itself naturally.

While working as a CA, Dr. Carrie also furthered her education and received a Certification in Massage therapy. She owned her own massage therapy clinic where she worked hand in hand with many chiropractors, accupuncturists, and medical doctors. In her heart, she wanted to be able to offer her patients more. Dr. Carrie went on to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

TW1Dr. Tim Weech, DC

Dr. Tim Weech joined PCC as an associate doctor in March of 2014. After finishing high school in Princeville, IL he went on to obtain a B.A. in Pastoral Theology from Fairhaven College in 1999 and an A.A. in Accounting from Illinois Central College in 2007.  He then graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in October of 2012 and became a licensed D.C. in Illinois on December 14th 2012. While in internship at Palmer Clinic, he was a Clinical Teaching Assistant, specializing and establishing the electronic records system there.

Tim chose the path of chiropractic because a chiropractor treated him years ago for tension headaches and migraines. Within three adjustments he was off all headache medicine! He decided then to use the rest of his life to help as many people as he can with the natural health care that chiropractic is. Dr. Tim uses the Gonstead, Diversified, and Activator techniques.  He also receives regular adjustments that allow him to continue living pain free and functioning optimally. Dr. Tim’s goal is to treat and educate whole families as to how chiropractic can really help and sustain healthy lives. He will be also continuing and furthering his education chiropractially in nutrition with Standard Process.

In his free time Tim enjoys playing various instruments. He has played piano for 31 years and the violin for 25 with orchestra experience. He also loves to play golf and spend time with his three daughters. Tim has one sister, a brother in law that also graduated from Palmer in 2014, and a dad who is an optometrist in Davenport, Iowa.

drtoddganderphotoDr. Todd Gander

Dr. Todd Gander joined Preferred Care Medical Center September of 2016. Since 1980, Dr. Gander has successfully ran Gander Chiropractic Clinic. He is a graduate of National College of Chiropractic in 1979 and in 2005 was awarded by the Republican National Congressional Committee/ Wall Street Journal as Physician of the Year.  He enjoys spending time with his family. Has been married to his wife, Linda for over 36 years and has 3 adult children, and 5 grandkids with one on the way in October/November 2016! Dr. Gander likes to serve his community in many capacities. He likes to coach baseball with CEGCYRA, attend Liberty Bible Church, and is an instructor for AWANA, Caravan, and Pioneer groups.


 Massage Therapist

Monica Malcome, LMT

Monica Malcome is the Massage Therapist that has joined our team. Monica has lived in the Metamora and Spring Bay area all her life. She has two sons, Adam, age 20, and Ethan age 13. Her hobbies and interests include animal welfare, (she has 3 fur-babies), and keeping in touch with friends and family. She loves music, hiking, the Oregon coast, and swimming.

Monica has always had an interest in Anatomy, and at the age of 42, she followed her dream of going back to school. She has received her Diploma for Massage Therapy from Midwest Technical Institute in East Peoria, IL, and her license from the State of Illinois in 2013. She received an honorable mention from Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and is a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She enjoys every day meeting new people, and reconnecting with familiar faces. She looks forward to being a part of Preferred Care Medical Center, getting to know the community, and assisting people with their relaxation and wellness needs.