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Fatima Alao, MD

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Emile Nardone, MD

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Jill Thompson, APN


Dr. Emilio Nardone is a surgical neuro-oncologic specialist with extensive experience in brain and spine tumors, as well as minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. He is fellowship trained in surgical neuro-oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and has mastered and refined the application of minimally invasive techniques to spine surgery. Key hole-outpatient surgeries are routinely and successfully performed.

Sarah Bush Lincoln
SBL Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Prairie Pavilion 2
1004 Health Center Dr., Suite 100
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 238-4982
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Dr. Fatima Alao is is a medical doctor who has trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Neurologists perform neurological examinations of the nerves of the head and neck; muscle strength and movement; balance, ambulation, and reflexes; and sensation, memory, speech, language, and other cognitive abilities. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with a Fellowship in Neurophysiology/Epilepsy from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.

Jill Thompson, APN, works along side Dr. Alao.

Dr. Anthony F. Collins is also a medical doctor and graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1992. He works is affiliated with Decatur Memorial Hospital, Saint Marys Hospital and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

SBL Family Medical Center
200 Richmond Ave. East, Suite 3
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 234-7000
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