Primary Care and Specialties

Lawrence D. Atherton

Lawrence Atherton, MD Cardiologist

101 West University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Now accepting new patients
“I value the relationships that I have developed with my patients at Christie Clinic over the past 20 years. My goal is to have patients and families feel that we are listening to them and caring for them as unique individuals while providing the best and most up-to-date medical care available.” 


Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, Cardiology 


University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington


University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington

Medical School

University of Vermont, Burlington


Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 


American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, National Board of Medical Examiners, and American College of Cardiology (Fellow)

Get to know Lawrence D. Atherton

Why I Became a Medical Provider

"Cardiology is an exciting and rewarding profession because it allows us to use our knowledge and technical expertise to help patients survive acute life-threatening illnesses while also caring for them over many years. We focus together on long-term monitoring and treatment, disease prevention, and healthy lifestyles, enabling patients to optimize both longevity and quality of life."

Department of Cardiology

A specialist in cardiology, Dr. Atherton diagnoses and treats diseases of the heart and blood vessels.


Dr. Atherton and his wife, Linda, have four grown children. Together, they enjoy travel, sports, camping and other outdoor adventures, music, and gourmet cooking. Both Dr. Atherton and Linda are very active in the Boy Scouts, with Dr. Atherton currently serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 121 in Champaign.

Hospital Affiliation

Carle Foundation Hospital and Kirby Hospital in Monticello

Additional Locations
Champaign, IL

Christie Clinic on University

101 West University Avenue

Champaign, IL 61820

Main Phone: (217) 366-1200
Billing Services: (217) 366-1382
Toll Free: (888) 391-0412

Monticello, IL

Christie Clinic in Monticello

100 West Washington, Suite 101, in the Moore Building

Monticello, IL 61856

Primary Care: 

Phone: 217.762.3352 
Fax: 217.762.3358

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