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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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Michael A Novak, MD

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Audiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Children's Hearing Services (ECHO), Pediatrics - Otolaryngology (ENT)

4.8 out of 5 (32 Ratings, 16 Comments)

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Joined Carle: 1981


Urbana (Main Campus) (primary)

611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3130

Medical Interests

  • Ear diseases
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Hearing loss and deafness, especially in children
  • Vestibular (balance) disorders
  • Cochlear implants - adults and children
  • Otitis media and speech development
  • Evoked potentials

Medical Training


  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1974-1979



  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1974
  • BS, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1971


  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Neurotology Society


I wish all the dr. cared as much as *Dr. Novak.


*Dr. Novaks experience and explanation very helpful.


Very good.

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 wish all the dr. cared as much as *Dr. Novak.


*Dr. Novaks experience and explanation very helpful.


Very good.


Dr Novak's experience is evident. He immediately knew what my problem was and solved it.[...] I could not be more satisfied.




*Dr. Novak is a excellent ENT dr. He always spends time and is very concerned about his patients. Does try to help you always in complicated cases. Thankful for his expertise! [...]


*Dr. Novak and his entire staff was excellent!


Dr. Novak is an excellent ENT doctor. I have been seeing him for many years.


All very good. Felt in good hands.


*Dr. Novak is a "great" doctor. Carle Clinic and all his patients are very lucky to have him as their doctor!


*Dr. Novak is a very good ear (ENT) doctor. He is compassionate, caring and concerned about your health.


*Dr. Novak my long time ear doctor. Very professional and through.


Most people already have and are satisfied with their current provider.


I have been seeing Dr. Novak for years. He always explains everything well and takes time to answer any questions. I appreciate his expertise and solicitude and sense of humor very much.


Very good experience.


Got appt. quickly; dr. inspired confidence. I would definitely return if need arose. ...