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Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

Do your kids play sports? Then you’ll be interested to know that starting August 27th, Sportsology offers a free Saturday morning sports injury clinic to help injured student-athletes for nine weeks during the fall. The Sportsology Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic is located at Rehab Unlimited in Carbondale. Each year, the Sportsology team donates an average of 1450 hours of service to local schools throughout southern Illinois.

Sportsology Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic
305 W. Jackson Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
877.656.4999, call in advance
Saturday mornings
9 AM start time

If your child or athlete receives an injury and you would like for them to be seen by a sports medicine physician and a certified athletic trainer, please call 877.656.4999 in advance. As always, if this is a serious injury seek medical attention immediately!

The injury screening is free, but diagnostic imaging, medications or medical devices (such as crutches) will be billed per your insurance requirements.

Sportsology is a collaboration between the SIU School of Medicine and Southern Illinois Healthcare Rehab Unlimited. The team of sports medicine physicians, fellows and certified athletic trainers work both on and off the field to support your athletes! Our team provides area schools including Anna-Jonesboro High School, Carbondale Community High School, Carterville Community School, Crab Orchard High School, John A. Logan College, Herrin High School and Marion High School with game coverage, on-site injury assessments, screenings and assistance with emergency athletic protocols utilizing national safety guidelines. Learn more about sportsology here

Announcing the New SIU SIH Surgical Residency Program

We are pleased to announce a new training program involving SIH and SIU School of Medicine. As of July 1, third and fourth year surgical residents train alongside surgeons at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin Hospital, St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, and the Physicians’ Surgery Center in Carbondale.

“We are very excited to expand our residents’ experiences to include physician teachers from a more rural setting,” said Satyadeep Bhattacharya, MD, colorectal surgeon and newly appointed Southern Illinois Assistant Program Director for the residency program.

“Our ultimate goal is to make sure our residents are exposed to all types of practices and as many surgical cases as possible before entering the work force. SIU has always been known for being on the leading edge of surgical education.” SIU already has its family medicine residents rotate in southern Illinois.

Jaclyn Wierzbicki, MD, a native of Naperville, Illinois, is a fourth year general surgery resident at SIU School of Medicine and the first surgical resident to take part in the new program. During her first two weeks in southern Illinois, she’s operated alongside surgeons on a variety of emergent and elective cases ranging from bariatrics, cancer, colorectal, endoscopic and vascular surgeries.

“I’m proud of the program that I come from. SIU School of Medicine offers a great surgical education; they are always responsive to what residents are interested in doing. We are a residency program with a mission that we want physician to do general surgery and be prepared to go into a rural practice. This is something that the residents’ have requested for years, and to be part of it from the very beginning is an honor.”

Several area surgeons will be involved in the guidance and education of the residents, including Satyadeep Bhattacharya, MD, David Clutts, MD, Marsha Ryan, MD, JD, Adrian Patriciu Martin, MD, Robert Judson Brewer, MD, Suven Shankar, MD, Carlos Gonzalez, MD, Naresh Ahuga, MD, and Deepu Sudhakaran, MD, MBA.