The Carle Health & Fitness Center Medical Advisory Board is comprised of physicians, providers and leaders from the McLean County community whose clinical interests and expertise are in alignment with the goals and mission of Carle Health & Fitness Center (CHFC).

The Medical Advisory Board serves as a vital mechanism for successfully linking CHFC to the continuum of care.  In addition, the Medical Advisory Board distinguishes CHFC from commercial and community-based fitness centers in the region by creating oversight whereby its programs and services are developed utilizing the best available science, evidence and expertise that the Center has to offer.

Meet the Medical Advisory Board


  • College: Augustanta College, BA 2006 Magna Cum Laude
  • Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • Residency: Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, South Bend, Indiana
  • Achievements: Fellow – AAFP 2021 
  • Leadership: Medical Director CI Pride Health Center (LGBTQ); Chief Resident – Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program 2012-2013

Dr. Houghton is a native of Havana, Illinois. You’ll find Adam running the trails and frequenting local used book stores as he adds to his large collection of books. Adam enjoys family time with his wife and two children. His special interest areas include sports medicine, mental health, women’s health, and LGBTQ health.


  • General Internist: Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Board Certified: Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Medical School: University of Illinois, Peoria, Illinois
  • Residency: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois

Dr. Jeffery Hoschek is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics so cares for patients from birth to end of life.  Dr. Hoschek joined Medical Hills Internists and has been active in his practice since 2008.  He has a strong interest in weight loss and knows how important it is on disease treatment and prevention.  Dr. Hoschek utilizes a comprehensive weight loss plan to help patients be as active, healthy, and fit as they can be.  The most satisfying part of healthcare for him is seeing someone be successful in their lifestyle changes no longer need medications and improve their quality of life.  Dr. Hoschek grew up in a small farm town and loves the outdoors.  He is an avid fisher and hunter and enjoys gardening.  His greatest joy is spending time with his wife, Becky, and their 3 children.  


  • General Internist: Adult Medicine
  • Board Certified: Internal Medicine
  • Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, Illinois
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Dr. Stephen Kindred has been in practice at Medical Hills Internists since 1988.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a very active healthcare provider.  His feels the most important part of medicine is to listen to the patient and really get to know them.  That engenders trust in a relationship that is very important for the patient’s healthcare needs.  Dr. Kindred is the proud father of 6 children and many grandsons.  He has been blessed to be marries to his wife, Lisa, for over 35 years.  He loves spending time outdoors hiking, golfing, and traveling. 


  • General Internist: Adult Medicine
  • Board Certified: Internal Medicine
  • Medical School & Residency: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Sven Klauss joined Medical Hills Internists in 2005 and has a very busy practice.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, focusing his practices on adults 18 and older.  He values the proactive, preventive elements of healthcare and views his role as a healthcare partner with his patients.  Dr. Klauss and his family model the active lifestyle that he encourages all of his patients to live.  He and his wife, Dana, stay active playing tennis and spending time with their 3 active children.