Lakeview will continue to provide TelePsych Services as well as office appointments. Please see TelePsych Connect tab above. Please contact your insurance company for covered computer services to ensure coverage.  


At Lakeview Medical and Psychiatric Healthcare, we’re committed to providing you and your loved ones with exceptional care in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere. Located in Macomb, IL,  Lakeview Medical and Psychiatric Healthcare is known to be the best psychiatric office in the area. We have an outstanding team that consists of a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. We believe that our patients deserve the best care, and we make an effort to make sure you always feel welcome and at ease.
Whether you’re coming in for psychiatric medication management, individual counseling, or group therapy, our dedicated team has the skills and resources to manage all your mental health needs. We can’t wait to help you feel better today.



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Our Team of Qualified Health Care Professionals



Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Michael Bednarz, MD, attended University of Michigan, obtaining his Bachelors of Science in Biology with Honors in Biochemistry.  He also attended Wayne State School of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine.  Dr.  Bednarz also completed a combined Residency Program with dual training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Rush Presbyterian St. Like’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL.  Here, he also received training in Forensic Psychiatry.  He is a Licensed Physician and Surgeon, holds a Controlled Substance License, DEA License, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.  He is currently on the Sex Offender Management Board, the Illinois Mortality Review Board, and the IDFPR Illinois Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment Licensing & Disciplinary Board.  He is currently the Forensic Medical Director and manages six forensic hospitals and residential facilities throughout Illinois.  He is also the Acting Medical Director of Alton Mental Health Center, where he is responsible for psychiatric and medical care of the forensic and civil units.  Dr. Bednarz is also currently the Medical Director and Attending Psychiatrist at the Illinois Department of Human Services Treatment and Detention Facility, where he is responsible for the management of psychological and medical treatment of men committed under the Illinois Sexually Violent Persons Act and also responsible for psychiatric services in the residential treatment program.

Accepting patients ages 8 and above.



Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Hernandez received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Texas. During her training, she worked with two psychologists in private practice doing both Forensic work as well as psychological assessment with adults and children. In 2013, Nikki completed her predoctoral internship at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center specializing in substance addiction and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Following this position, she accepted a postdoctoral training position with Liberty Healthcare in the Sexually Violent Persons civil commitment program. Dr. Hernandez is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois, as well as an Illinois Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider and Illinois Licensed Sex Offender Evaluator.

Accepting patients ages 11 and above.



Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse  Practitioner

Ashley Martin MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC is a lifetime resident of the Macomb area, graduating Macomb High School is 2006. She went on to get her Associates degree of Nursing at Spoon River College in 2009. From there, she completed her RN-BSN at WIU School of Nursing in 2012 then received her Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014 from the University of Illinois-Chicago. After working as an RN and Family Nurse Practitioner, Ashley saw the great need for patients with psychiatric illness such as depression and anxiety going unserved in the Macomb area. She then decided to get her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and graduated from the University of St. Francis in 2018. With certification in both family and psychiatric medicine, Ashley uses her knowledge to provide compassionate holistic care.

Accepting patients ages 8 and above.



Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Gerald Carreon, MS, LMFT Received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, in 2003 and his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, at Argosy University Hawaii in 2006. He is member of the Illinois Counseling Association, West Central Illinois Professional Counselor's Association, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, and Sex Offender Civil Commitment Program Network. Gerald has worked in private practice for 6 years, working with individuals experiencing depression and anxiety. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he creates a safe, trusting, and therapeutic relationship with individuals, couples, and families to improve communication and emotional intimacy. He uses a compassionate approach to assist individuals to build coping skills to improve the quality of their lives. He also has extensive experience in working with victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Gerald is a proud military veteran, having serviced our country in the Marine Corp for 4 years. With a military background, Gerald also specializes in treating military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As well as working with individuals and families, Gerald plans to utilize his skill sets to provide group therapy services.

Accepting patients of all ages.


Kristen Draughan, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kristen Draughan, MSW, LCSW, received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Hannibal La-Grange University in 2011. While there, she played softball on a scholarship and continues to be a die-hard Cardinals fan. Following graduation, Kristen attended St. Ambrose University and received her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2015. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

Kristen draws on her experience over the last five years to address the individual needs of her clients. She has conducted suicidal/homicidal risk assessments and has worked with various mental health diagnoses such as: Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and personality disorders. Kristen’s years of experience has also led her to observe the majority of her clients struggle with shame; because of this, she has completed several trainings on Shame Resilience Theory by Brené Brown. She incorporates the components of this theory into her sessions to improve her client’s self-worth and resilience.

With her background in social work, and her years of experience, Kristen creates a warm and inviting atmosphere with the use of several treatment modalities; some of which include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Shame Resilience Theory. Her goal is to empower clients as they wade through difficult times, to validate their experience, and to provide them with skills to navigate painful situations. Accepting clients ages 10 and above.


Missy Wester

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager



We are always looking for exceptional talent, take the time to complete an application today.

Send your completed application and resume by email. The subject of your application should include the position your applying for only followed by the word "application". 

Candidates must have a positive attitude and eagerness to complete tasks while working in a team setting.  Apply below! 

***Current openings include a front desk receptionist***

30-40 hours per week, flexible schedule. Some job duties include: 

  • Answer and direct phone calls in a polite and friendly manner

  • Welcome visitors in a warm and friendly manner, and answer any questions visitors have

  • Maintain reception area and all common areas in a clean and tidy manner at all times

  • Operate standard office equipment on a regular basis, including a fax machine, a copy machine, and a computer

  • Keep detailed and accurate records of patient calls received.

  • Recording insurance information into electronic health record. 




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Covering the Care We Provide

Lakeview accepts the plans below but we are not responsible for providing information 

for individual policies for in-network and out-of-network costs. You may have to pay copays, deductibles, and out-of-network costs. 

Contact your insurance company prior to your appointments for benefit information. We have provided links below!



Accepted Insurance

Not all policies may be accepted. Please check your individual policy for covered services. Click the link here to find coverage:



Accepted Insurance

Not all policies may be accepted. Please check your individual policy for covered services. Click the link here to find coverage:



Accepted Insurance

Not all policies may be accepted. Please check your individual policy for covered services. Click the link here to find coverage:


We currently have a waiting list for new patient appointments.  At this time, we will not be adding to this wait list.  Please check back in with us in a few months.



1. Confirm our providers are in your insurance network with your insurance company.
2. All forms must be completed prior to appointment and can be emailed, faxed, or brought to office.  Email forms to: or Fax 309-276-0615
3. Our office will contact you once forms are received to schedule an appointment in the order received. 




Come Visit Us

Monday-Friday 9-5

Saturday by appointment

Copays and deductibles must be collected in full at each office visit as mandated by your insurance company.

We accept cash or credit card for payment.  Sorry we do not accept American Express or checks. 

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We’re here for you when you need us! Call us to schedule an appointment. All messages will be returned within 24 hours or the next business day.

1601 W. Jackson Street Suite 104
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone 309-575-3222

Fax 309-276-0615

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