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Carle Foundation Hospital

Based in Urbana, Ill., the Carle Foundation Hospital is a 413-bed regional care hospital that has achieved Magnet® designation. It is the area's only Level 1 Trauma Center.

611 W. Park Street, Urbana, IL 61802   |   (217) 383-3311

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center

Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center is comprised of a 24-bed critical access hospital and medical clinic based in Hoopeston, Illinois.

701 E. Orange Street, Hoopeston, IL 60942   |   (217) 283-5531

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Located in Olney, Ill., Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is a 134-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 East Locust St, Olney, IL 62459   |   (618) 395-2131

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Erick Kawakita, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

4.9 out of 5 (72 Ratings, 27 Comments)

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Joined Carle: 2012


Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (primary)

2300 S. First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 383-9400

Medical Interests

  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Muscle sparing knee replacements
  • Arthritis treatment

Medical Training


  • Adult Reconstruction, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2012


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH, 2011



  • MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2006
  • BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, 2002


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


He answers all questions and is very thorough. He went through everything a little too quickly for me to grasp it all at once, but I understand how repetition gets a bit monotonous.


Very good care & understanding.


Very good experience.

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.


He answers all questions and is very thorough. He went through everything a little too quickly for me to grasp it all at once, but I understand how repetition gets a bit monotonous.


Very good care & understanding.


Very good experience.


Everything was just fine.


He explained everything very well. He told us his concerns and how to proceed. He took his time. Did not feel rushed.


Very pleased - explained thoroughly!


*Dr. Kawakita is one of the best doctors. I always recommend him.


The doctor spent 45 minutes explaining the upcoming surgery and asking questions about my conditions.


I was very impressed with *Dr. Kawakita.


I believe he is the best physician [...] I have ever had the pleasure to use.


I was really impressed with this provide. He seems very knowledgeable and polite. He explained everything very good. I would recommend him to any one else.


[...] THis was a very positive experience.


I highly recommend *Dr. Kawakita. I have recommended him to friends & family.


I had an excellent experience. PRovider gave excellent explanations in regard to future procedures. Provided excellent examples visually as well as verbally.


Very good every time.


Everyone involved in my app. was very friendly, courteous, & professional. *Dr. Kawakita did an excellent job of examining, telling my about surgery on my knee and setting up a surgery date. Answered all my questions & concerns about surgery. Appt. time was right on time. I was very pleased with my visit.


[...] I have referred 3 of my friends to him- therefore I trust both him and his staff and his process.


I was very please of my whole [medical procedure] with *Dr. Kawakita. I would highly recommend him to other people.


Positive experience.


Dr Kawakita and his staff do an amazing job..I cannot say enough about how good they are!!


Great doctor.


Wonderful care & experience - Have recommended him to several friends.


Already had my daughter to have her [medical procedure] by *Dr. Kawakita.


Best time spent & explanations w/MD.


He didn't talk loud enough for me to hear.


Very good dr.


Happy with my ...I recommend *Dr. Kawakita to my friends.