September 3, 2013
SIU HealthCare Opens Gastroenterology Clinic in Decatur
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s internal medicine department now offers gastroenterology (GI) services in Decatur. The clinic is a partnership with St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.
General GI care, as well as advanced procedures, is available. General GI clinics will be held on Thursdays. Procedures will be scheduled on various days. SIUHealthCare will provide care for a variety of GI conditions, including upper/lower GI disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease and colon cancer.
Associate Professor Dr. Mei Chris Huang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Dr. Madalina Butnariu and Assistant Professor Dr. Aman Ali will provide patient care, along with nurse practitioners Chris Mogren and Rhonda Dolen-Hooker.
"The clinic provides a supportive, collaborative and collegial relationship between SIU Division of Gastroenterology and the GI physicians at St. Mary’s Hospital,” said Huang, interim chief of SIU’s gastroenterology division. "Decatur patients can receive care closer to their home.”
The office is located at 1750 E. Lake Shore Dr., Suite LL-2 in Decatur. Patients can make appointments for SIU Gastroenterology in Springfield and Decatur by calling 217-545-8000.