Patient Referral

SIU neurosurgeons will provide excellent care for your patient whether they have common disc disease or more complex cranial disease.

Our physicians will provide you with detailed reports of your patient’s care from initial evaluation to follow-up.

Referring a Patient to SIU Neurosurgery

We care about our relationship with you, your patients, and your office staff.
That’s why we work hard to keep you informed of your patients’ care by providing detailed reports from diagnosis to treatment to follow-up.

How to refer a patient:

1 Call.
Please call 217-545-5878 to schedule an appointment.  If you have difficulties with scheduling at this number please call 217-545-7585.

2.  Fax.
 Complete the attached Request for Consultation (PDF) form and fax to 217-545-9719

 The following information is needed to make the appointment:

Prior to the Appointment:

Prior to the scheduled appointment, the following information must be faxed or mailed to the Appointment Scheduler:


Mailing Address:
Department of Surgery – Neurosurgery
SIU School of Medicine
421 North 9th Street
PO Box 19680
Springfield, IL 62794-9860

Without this information, we may not be able to complete the consultation and ask that the appointment be rescheduled.

If you have questions please contact the division chair, Dr. Cozzens at 217-545-8863.  It is our goal to provide expedient access to our neurosurgical service and always welcome suggestions on how to improve.

We will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Thank you for allowing us to participate in caring for your patient.