Located on the second floor of the Professional Building of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
The SIU Family
Medicine Center-Carbondale occupies the entire second floor of the
Professional Building of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Connected
to the hospital by an enclosed walkway, other specialties located
in the Professional Building include obstetrics, gynecology, urology, neurology, neurosurgery,
thoracic surgery, and orthopedics, as well as a
rehabilitation facility (includes sportsology clinic).
The SIU Family
Medicine Center-Carbondale clinical area consists of a waiting and
reception area, business offices, medical records, two nurses stations,
17 exam rooms, a lab, two procedure rooms, and a supervisor's room. The non-clinical area contains faculty offices,
a conference room, kitchen facilities, and residents' office and
Besides the usual lab tests, the center has the equipment to perform casting, EKGs, skin biopsies, endometrial and cervical biopsy, cryotherapy, tympanometry, colposcopy, and most family planning procedures.
To enhance the team approach, ample space is available for consultations with both full-time and part-time faculty physicians. Residents also have an opportunity to work with a variety of other health care professionals, including psychologists, dietitians, social workers, and respiratory and physical therapists.
The patient population is diverse. Patients have a wide range of educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Patients are from all occupations including migrant workers, coal miners, business people, farmers, and faculty and staff of the University. This diversity in the patient population provides residents with a multitude of experiences, assuring residents of a well-rounded and versatile practice.
Residents also gain clinical experience in the West Frankfort and Adolescent Clinic Centers, which provide residents with experience in rural settings. These centers are located approximately 35 miles from Carbondale. The satellite centers provide residents with further experience in rural health care, including home visits, and in-depth experience with the ambulatory elderly. In addition to working with faculty physicians at the satellite centers, residents also gain experience by working with physician assistants. Residents may also choose the rural track with the West Frankfort Clinic as the base for all their continuity of care clinics.
The Care-A-Van is a school health center as well as a rural health center that provides teen friendly medical and mental health services to all students at Frankfort and Benton high schools and Echo Alternative school five days a week throughout the school year. During the summer, the Care-A-Van provides school and sports physicals as well as special programs to teens throughout Franklin and Union Counties.