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Welcome to SBL Orthopedics

Sarah Bush Lincoln has 12 orthopedists on staff with a wide range of specialties and is quickly growing to meet the demands of community members and area high school athletes. Their practices also reach a large geographic area including Southern Illinois. Sarah Bush Lincoln earned The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organizations commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.  

The Sarah Bush Lincoln Orthopedics and Sports Medicine facility is located in Prairie Pavilion 2 on the Sarah Bush Lincoln campus (1000 Health Center Dr., Mattoon). It is staffed by five extremely skilled surgeons: Eric Brewer, DO, James Kohlmann, MD, Louis Mendella, DO, Donald M. Sandercock, II, DO, FAOAO, and Jeremy Stevens, MD. All are board certified. C. Andrew Bays II, MD, sports medicine, specializes in non-operative orthopedic care. The Advance Practice Provider is Kendal Butler, PA-C.

The Sarah Bush Lincoln Bonutti Clinic is home to five innovative and skilled orthopedists and an occupational medicine clinic. The clinic, located at 1303 Evergreen Ave., Effingham, serves the southern region. Orthopedic Surgeons include Joseph Ajdinovich, MD, Peter Bonutti, MD, FACS, FAAOS, FAANA, Timothy Gray, MD, FAAOS, Frank Lee, MD, FAAOS, and Didi Omiyi, MD, FAAOS. The Advanced Practice Providers are Stacia Dennison, APRN, Kayla Deters, APRN, Evan Hakman, PA-C, Jennifer Hess, APRN, Nick Watkins, PA-C, and Nick Williams, PA-C.

The clinics treat a wide variety of orthopedic issues and routinely performs procedures on shoulders, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and hips, sets broken bones and follows their patients through rehab. Our certified athletic trainers and physical therapy staff members at both clinics work together to provide expertise on the side lines and in the weight rooms in an effort to prevent, minimize and eliminate injuries.

Sarah Bush Lincoln has invested in equipment and staff to help area athletes regain their strength and return to their games. Our athletic trainers are certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Board of Certification, and are members of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Through this association and continuing education, they stay ahead of the trends. Their love of sports and standard of ethics make them great role models to the students with whom they work. For more information about Sarah Bush Lincoln Orthopedics and Sports Medicine call 217-238-3435 or Sarah Bush Lincoln Bonutti Clinic call 217-342-3400.