Melinda Vortman

Family and Community Medicine
Family Medicine

    About me

    Melinda works directly with patients who are seeking, receiving treatment or have been identified as having substance abuse challenges. Melinda demonstrates therapeutic approaches while demonstrating high professional and ethical standards. Melinda empowers patients to reach their full potential through person-centered interventions with a strong focus on building authentic and healing relationships. Melinda is working to bridge the gap between patients in the community and the services they need. Melinda helps enhance skill-building interventions to assist patients in effectively utilizing a wide spectrum of resources, managing symptoms of illness and developing daily living skills to gain greater independence, employment and other meaningful activities.

    Treatment overview:

    Opioid use disorder is a chronic disease, like diabetes or high blood pressure. A person with opioid use disorder can regain a healthy and productive life with treatment. Medications can be used to treat opioid use disorder. Buprenorphine (Suboxone®) is one of those medications and if that is the right choice for you, it may be prescribed.

    We offer MAR as a part of a comprehensive program, that includes medical appointments and behavioral therapy sessions. Additional treatments may be suggested based on the patient’s needs.

    SIU Medicine would like to be a part of your journey to recovery. To learn more or request an appointment please call: (217)-899-1817. 



    Education & training

    Undergraduate Degree
    Bachelor's in Psychology, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL


    Treatments & procedures

    Clinical locations


    SIU Center for Family Medicine - Jacksonville

    425 East State Street Jacksonville, IL 62650
    Mon: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
    Tue - Fri: 8:00 am-4:00 pm