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With providers practicing in 50 specialties at 13 convenient locations, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle.

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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

Convenient Care vs. ED

Carle Convenient Care offers same-day treatment for minor illnesses and injuries through walk-in appointments.

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Philanthropy

Philanthropy gives hope to patients and helps take health care in our community to a whole new level.

Erick Kawakita, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

4.9 out of 5 (72 Ratings, 27 Comments)

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Profile

Joined Carle: 2012

Contact

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

Fellowship

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

Residency

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

Qualifications

Education

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

Certifications

  • 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

07/31/2018

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.

07/25/2018

Very good care & understanding.

07/21/2018

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.

07/31/2018

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.

07/25/2018

Very good care & understanding.

07/21/2018

Very good experience.

07/09/2018

Everything was just fine.

05/28/2018

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

05/08/2018

Very pleased - explained thoroughly!

05/01/2018

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

04/30/2018

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

04/26/2018

I was very impressed with *Dr. Kawakita.

04/25/2018

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

03/28/2018

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.

03/23/2018

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

03/11/2018

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

03/09/2018

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

03/08/2018

Very good every time.

02/28/2018

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.

02/28/2018

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

02/17/2018

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

02/04/2018

Positive experience.

12/25/2017

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

12/22/2017

Great doctor.

12/12/2017

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

11/15/2017

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

11/03/2017

Best time spent & explanations w/MD.

10/30/2017

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

10/25/2017

Very good dr.

10/18/2017

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