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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 (146 Ratings, 22 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, Ohio, 2011



  • BA, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Ill., 2002
  • MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich., 2006


  • 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


Best time spent & explanations w/MD.


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


Very good dr.

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.


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.


Dr. Kawakita is an awesome doctor. Takes time to explain things and answer questions. Consults chart notes while he sees me ...he treats me as someone knowledgeable, which I like. My whole ...experience has been incredible. It is obvious that Dr. Kawakita has specific expectations and procedures and his care and those of his staff reflect that.


Dr. Kawakita obviously reviewed my chart and had made notes about the activities I was hoping to get back to .... He was very encouraging about my progress. I highly recommend him to EVERYONE...


Have already recommended him several times.


Very good.


...I was VERY satisfied.


*Dr. Kawakita is an excellent doctor!


I have and will continue to recommend *Dr. Kawakita to others ...


*Dr. Kawakita was wonderful in explaining my condition. He made an "EXTRA-EFFORT" and took the time to show me ...and sufficiently explained my condition.


My experience with *Dr. Kawakita was superior in every aspect. He is super skilled and informative.


He did an excellent job on my ...


I have already recommended Dr. Kawakita to others with a similar problem to mine.


i am lucky to have dr. kawakita at your clinic.


Dr. K is an excellent surgeon he is serious and to the point but a little stiff in his approach. I believe this is because he takes his job very seriously. He could relax a little more and smile on occasion. He is a nice and caring man and should not be afraid to let that show


*Dr. Kawakita is what every physician should be; professional, courteous, caring and someone who builds confidence in the quality of care you are receiving! He is outstanding!


The best.


... he was excellent in all aspects of care ...