Meet Our Providers

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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Medical Services

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

James R Egner, MD

Oncology, Hematology, Cancer

4.8 out of 5 (32 Ratings, 24 Comments)

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Joined Carle: 1982


Carle Cancer Center/Mills Breast Cancer Institute (primary)

509 W. University Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3010


401 N. Keller Drive Suite 3 and 4
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 347-6400

Mattoon on Hurst

2512 Hurst Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-5900

Medical Interests

  • High dose chemotherapy with marrow rescue in treatment of malignancies
  • Therapeutic apheresis procedures

Medical Training


  • Hematology/Oncology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1979-1982


  • Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals, East Lansing, MI, 1977-1979


  • Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals, East Lansing, MI, 1976-1977



  • MD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1976
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1972


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
  • North Central Cancer Treatment Group




I like *Dr. Egner.


*Dr. Egner is a very good doctor!

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.




I like *Dr. Egner.


*Dr. Egner is a very good doctor!


Every thing has been good.


I get along with him very good.


Always very good. [...] and I say he is the best doctor I have ever had.


I have a complex chronic medical condition that is extremely rare and not well understood by science. *Dr. Egner & I have developed a doctor - patient relationship over time that has aided in treating the symptoms of my conditions.


Dr. Egner is the BEST!


All good.


Doctor Egner is the best of the best doctors that I even seen. He is so knowledgeable in all fields not only his own field. Very nice, very kind and concern. I wish you have more doctors like doctor Egner!


He's thoughtful & funny!


Good relationship.


Dr. Egner is very thorough and always takes the time to listen to whatever I may ask. He has always been very direct and to the point which I appreciate.


Always good.


not quite my contemporary with the wisdom of "old age", knowledgeable, no apparent burnout. and likely enjoying life. . .a man believed with empathy. . .he can appreciate the sometimes new pleasures of advanced age and reason to fight for life. . .[...].. . .thank you


Sympathy, empathy... many years of experience, likely "seen it all" but no apparent burn out - not quite my contemporary and still enjoying life likely suggesting to him that there were still years for me to enjoy in ways a 35 year old could not understand - No, I do not try to run 5 minute miles and neither does this provider, but we both can enjoy a good book...


I get along with the Doctors, Nurses, Receptionists just fine. Have not had any bad experiences with anyone.


*Dr. Egner is providing skilled, caring support for me.


Everything wonderful.


*Dr. Egner & I have developed a good doctor-patient relationship over time. This is important to me, because I have a complex, chronic condition requiring considerable monitoring & thinking over time.


Dr, Egner spent a great deal of time asking questions and providing information about my current health situation! I was very impressed with his knowledge of my health condition, and his willingness to remain with me until all of my questions/concerns were answered.






Dr. Egner is a great doctor. Full of knowledge and caring. Thank you