Dr. Stephanie C. Whyte is a Family Physician fed up with broken healthcare systems that valued her ability to type and sign her name over her expertise. So, she started The Doctor Is In, a direct primary care (DPC) practice in Minooka, IL. Removing middlemen has allowed her to serve her patients better, getting to know what their goals for their health are and working with them on those goals, not on metrics set by someone else. “Good health” looks different for each person, and it is important to meet patients where they are to help them align short-term and long-term goals.
Dr. Whyte enjoys spending time with her family, and can often be seen hitting up local trails for walks with her parents. She also loves traveling the world with her husband and her friends, and will happily chat with patients about upcoming trips and offer advice when able! She will likely bend your ear the most if talking about Ireland, where she goes once a year to see family. She is also known for her unique fashion sense, tending toward 50s/60s styles, and throughout the pandemic always having color-coordinated masks with her outfits.
Most importantly, Dr. Whyte makes sure that her patients understand that “good health” doesn’t happen overnight, and we ALL struggle with it! As a person who doesn’t get nearly enough sleep or exercise, and who consumes far too much sugar, she lets her patients know they can speak honestly about their struggles in building a healthier lifestyle, while celebrating the little wins, just as she does. Small changes make big differences, both in the health of patients and in changing the way we deliver healthcare, and with her DPC practice, she aims to make long-lasting differences in both!