Bernadette Ray, MD

Gibson Area Family Medicine, The Paxton Clinic

The Paxton Clinic: 227 N. Market St., Paxton, IL 60957


Gibson Area Family Medicine: 201 E. 8th St. Gibson City, IL 60936



Board Certified Family Physician

University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
Family Medicine Residency Program, Rockford, Illinois
Memberships and Certifications:
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
Certificate in Travel Health™, International Society of Travel Medicine
MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL
BS, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Comprehensive family medicine including obstetrics/maternity care, pediatrics, adult medicine, wellness/
preventive health, contraceptive device management, office procedures, and travel medicine.
Philosophy of Care:
To utilize a team-based approach to the care of individuals, families, and the community, because health and wellness extend far beyond the traditional doctor-patient relationship

Dr. Ray is the only Travel Medicine provider in mid-state Illinois between the Chicago and St. Louis metro regions with the International Society of Travel Medicine’s Certificate in Travel Health™ (CTH) designation. Board certified in Family Medicine, she is able to provide a full range of care for all types of travelers (pregnancy, traveling with children, traveling with chronic diseases, etc.) Through the I-Care system (Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange), Dr. Ray can download a new client’s complete vaccine history if previously listed in the system, and all vaccines given in her clinic are uploaded to the I-Care system as well. 


She and her husband, Dr. Darrin Ray, have two children, Connor and Sophia. Dr. Ray enjoys cooking, baking and music.



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