Dr. Christina Ventress grew up in McLeansboro, Illinois. Dr. Ventress received her bachelors of arts degree in biology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in family medicine. Dr. Ventress' residency included extensive training in all aspects of family medicine. She has a special interest in women's health. She is board certified in family medicine.