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Center for Medical Arts


2601 W Main
Carbondale, IL 62901


The Center for Medical Arts is a multi-disciplinary health care facility serving the residents of southern Illinois. Primary care services include family medicine, internal medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics. The Center also provides access to specialty care services such as gastroenterology, ENT, urology and allergy/immunology.

Our convenient outpatient facility also provides imaging (radiology) and laboratory services as well as a retail pharmacy. The Physicians’ Surgery Center offers same-day surgery in a warm, personalized setting.

Prompt Care

When you are experiencing an acute illness or injury, or are unable to get an appointment with your primary care  physician, Prompt Care offers medical expertise on a walk-in basis. We provide quality, immediate care services to our community in a timely, cost-effective, and compassionate way.

Open to the public seven days a week:

  • Monday thru Friday, 8am to 7pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 5pm
  • Sunday, 12pm to 4pm

If you have a true emergency, such as acute chest pain, severe shortness of breath, stroke, major injuries, etc. — call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.


Services are available to anyone with a physician's order. The imaging department is conveniently located on the first floor and parking is close to the building.

Licensed and highly credentialed registered technologists perform all imaging procedures. Board certified radiologists, who are physicians that specialize in diagnostic imaging, interpret all images. They act as consultants to the medical staff to diagnose your condition and to provide select interventions. Imaging services are provided by Saint Joseph Memorial Hospital.

Imaging Services Provided:

  • General radiology
  • CT scans
  • Ultrasounds (General, Gynecological)
  • Bone Density Tests

Service Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday, 8am to  5pm


The Center for Medical Arts is committed to providing top-quality patient care. Our laboratory services include comprehensive, dependable laboratory testing, including pregnancy, strep, urinalysis and general chemistry testing.

You can trust our laboratory services to provide accurate results to your physician that will assist in determining the treatment plan that is best for you. We are accredited by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Laboratory services are provided by Saint Joseph Memorial Hospital.

Service Hours:

  • Monday thru Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm
  • Saturday, 8:00am to 12pm

Health Care Professionals


  • Amanda Bleichner, MD, Pediatric
  • Tamara Buckles, MD, Pediatric
  • Lukasz Dabrowski, MD, Pediatric
  • Nader Dababneh, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Alex Garrido, MD, Geriatrics/Family Medicine
  • Tandy Korte, MD, Pediatric
  • Jeffrey Lehman, MD, Allergy/Immunology
  • Melissa Martinez, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Kurt Martin, MD, Internal Medicine/Pediatric
  • Carlos Mella-Picel, MD, Internal Medicine/Geriatric
  • Ana Migone, MD, Family Medicine
  • Srinivas Rajamahanty, MD, Urology
  • Gretel Ruiz-Jorge, MD, Internal Medicine/Geriatric

Mid-Level Providers:

  • Jill Absher, PAC
  • Bianca Bottiaux, PAC
  • Chelsea Fella, PAC
  • Deana Hale, NP
  • Robert Herzog, PAC
  • Wendi Johnson, NP
  • Cori Starkweather, NP
  • Tommie Smith, PAC
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