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Mellinger named chair of American Board of Surgery

August 4, 2020

The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, has named John D. Mellinger, MD, as chair for 2020-21.

SIU Medicine to Relaunch COVID-19 Testing Site

July 27, 2020

SIU Medicine, in coordination with the Sangamon County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) and the Office of the Mayor, is relaunching a testing site at SCDPH to meet the immediate need for expanded testing in Sangamon County.  

SIU Medicine opens new thyroid clinic - July

July 23, 2020

SIU Medicine is now offering multidisciplinary care for thyroid or parathyroid conditions through the SIU Thyroid Clinic. Specialists at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s Division of Endocrinology will offer care and treatments for this vital gland in the neck.

SIU Center for Family Medicine-Taylorville prepares for school with physicals and vaccines event

July 15, 2020

TAYLORVILLE, IL – Do you have a child who needs a school physical?  SIU Center for Family Medicine-Taylorville is hosting a school physical event 9 am – 12 pm on Saturday, August 1, at 303 East Bidwell in Taylorville.

Medical students training with local physicians (July 2020)

July 14, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Family physicians in several Illinois communities are hosting students from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine throughout July.

The season is thick with ticks

July 10, 2020

The tick population may be stable this year, most notably in the Midwest and Northeast, but experts warn these creepy crawlers are still worth avoiding.

SIU Family Medicine readies for school physicals, vaccines

July 9, 2020

Even if traditional “back to school” rituals present new questions for parents, public health officials and providers are reminding families that required physicals and immunizations should still be scheduled. Making those appointments now avoids the high demand period in August.

Resident Physician Program Coming to SIU Alton Family Medicine

July 7, 2020

July 7, 2020, ALTON, IL ─ The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine has added a new residency program to begin serving patients within SIU Alton Family Medicine next summer.