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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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Paul M Tender, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery, Digestive Health

4.8 out of 5 (71 Ratings, 10 Comments)

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Profile

Joined Carle: 1997

Contact

Urbana (Main Campus) (primary)

611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3080

Mattoon on Lerna

200 Lerna Road South
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-5900

Medical Interests

  • Surgery of intestinal diseases including colon cancer and colitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endoscopy

Medical Training

Fellowship

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill., 1993-1994

Internship

  • General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., 1988-1993

Qualifications

Education

  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, 1988
  • BS, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 1988

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons


10/18/2017

*Dr. Tender is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. For having such an unpleasant situation as a ... a person needs a very pleasant, positive, and caring doctor. I definitely experienced all this with *Dr. Tender.


10/04/2017

As a retired school teacher, I rate Dr. Tender an A+.


09/01/2017

*Dr. Tenders is the best!


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.


10/18/2017

*Dr. Tender is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. For having such an unpleasant situation as a ... a person needs a very pleasant, positive, and caring doctor. I definitely experienced all this with *Dr. Tender.


10/04/2017

As a retired school teacher, I rate Dr. Tender an A+.


09/01/2017

*Dr. Tenders is the best!


07/24/2017

This visit was for a ..., I did not speak to *Dr. Tender very long - nor was I expecting more time. It is my ..., so I know what to expect.


07/20/2017

very impressed with this provider.


05/31/2017

Very pleased with Dr Tender. He was caring and compassionate and even called to see how I was doing personally. I would strongly recommend him as a provider


04/24/2017

*Dr. Tender took the time to answer questions about the immediate problem AND related questions.


02/16/2017

*Dr. Tender is a excellent doctor, surgeon, and person.


01/28/2017

Dr Tender is excellent in explaining what he feels is necessary for future treatment, has reached out to knowledgeable doctors for advice, and is wonderful in asking my feelings and then listening to my concerns. I have all the trust in the world in Dr Tender!!!!


12/29/2016

This was my ... visit with *Dr. Tender but I was very satisfied & will not hesitate to make an appointment with him in the future.