Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine Faculty

Jolyne Kaar MD

Clinical Assistant Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaFamily Medicine
Work 815 Main Street Peoria IL 61602
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Biographical Info

Dr. Kaar grew up in Peoria and attended Bradley University as a Biology major. She continued her training at Rush Medical College and completed her residency in family medicine at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois, graduating in 2008. After residency, Dr. Kaar joined a group practice with Advocate Health Care, working in Orland Park. After four years, she missed the teaching aspect of medicine and transitioned to faculty at Advocate Christ Family Medicine Residency Program. In 2016, Dr. Kaar and her family moved back closer family in central Illinois and joined the faculty at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Kaar’s interest is in integrative medicine and she completed a two year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine through University of Arizona.

Dr. Kaar lives in Edwards with her husband Brendan and their two sons, Micah and Isaiah. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, yoga and playing piano.

My passion is educating my patients on eating a plant-based, whole foods diet and utilizing stress reduction techniques and herbs/supplements to reach their optimal health. I love using creative ways to teach students and residents to pass on the same principles to their own patients!

Categories: Family Medicine, UICOMP