Family medicine is the branch of medicine designed to provide basic health care to all the members of the family, regardless of age. The doctor caring for you and your family is referred to as a family doctor or primary care physician. Some insurance providers require a primary care referral before you can see a specialist, so having established care with a primary care physician can be critical.

What can I expect at my appointment with SIU Medicine?


Holistic Approach to Care

During your preventative care annual exam at SIU Medicine, you may interact with your primary care provider in addition to a medical student or resident. Your care provider will spend valuable time with you. They will also provide you with more information to help you understand and prevent various health concerns. We strive to provide a more holistic care plan. This means thinking about the big picture, the whole person - mind and body.


Strong Academic Medical Team

Having a strong medical team on your side can make all the difference in your health. That's why a multi-faceted approach is the foundation of what we do here at SIU Medicine. And, part of our mission is to improve the quality of family medicine, throughout our 66-county care area. Our providers collaborate as a team on everything, from asthma, preventive medicine and women’s health care, to provide the highest level of compassion for our patients.


Evidence-Based Medicine

Our doctors, residents, and medical students are up-to-date with the latest evidence-based medical studies. From preventative visits to treatment, your care is shaped by forward-thinking family medicine doctors and backed by evidence. Because our mission is to continually educate our providers and to elevate the entire field of primary care, you benefit from the latest advances.

We Specialize in the Following Areas (and more):

  • Annual Exam 
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Ear Infections
  • Family Doctor
  • Geriatric Care
  • Hypertension
  • Newborn Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Preventative Care/Exams
  • Urgent Care
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