Locations: Evergreen Park, Mokena
Dr. David Beckmann
Director of Family and Pediatric Care
“Once I understand a person’s goals and challenges, the path to wellness becomes clearer.”
David founded Family First Medical Group in mid-2019 with the goal of providing expert family care to Chicago’s southwest neighborhoods. He believes the way to live a healthier, more meaningful life starts with the patient, not the doctor. He listens, provides suggestions and recommendations, and ultimately helps find a plan that each patient feels comfortable following. When you meet him, you immediately understand his relentless desire to build a lasting connection … and you can’t miss his warm smile.
Prior to FFMG, the Downers Grove native spent one year at Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin, and seven years at MetroSouth Medical Center here in Chicago. He received his undergrad degree from the University of Illinois, then studied at the University of Chicago Priztker School of Medicine and University of Wisconsin – Madison Family Medicine Residency Program.
When he isn’t racking up medical honors (he’s a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society), he’s hanging out with his wife and three kids.
Hobbies: Running, gardening, writing, and playing with my kids
Two truths and a lie: I completed my Eagle Scout rank at age 14, I love creme brûlée, I’ve visited 21 countries.
Languages spoken: English and Spanish, with some French
Favorite local restaurant: Fry the Coop
Three things I love about Chicago: Hanging out near the lake shore in the summer, the incredible museums, and of course the food!
Valuable piece of advice I was given: You can always try to be better.
The super power I would choose and why: Being able to teleport because I’d like to see more of the world and I’d never be home late!
This song always puts me in a good mood: “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
The app on my phone I can’t live without: Texting
The app I can live without (but don’t want to): Instagram