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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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George Panagakis, DO, MS

Ophthalmology, Eye

4.7 out of 5 (160 Ratings, 19 Comments)

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Joined Carle: 2001


Urbana (Main Campus) (primary)

611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3150

Medical Interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Eyelid and brow surgery
  • Selected surgeries of the face, including skin cancer of the eyelid and brow
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus
  • Laser surgery of the eye

Medical Training


  • Wayne State University School of Medicine Sinai Hospital, Detroit, Mich., 1997-2000


  • Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 1996-1997



  • DO, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Ill., 1996
  • MS, University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill., 1992
  • BA, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo., 1989


  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery


I've told everyone about him.


Explained things very well


Dr great, scheduling is horrible

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've told everyone about him.


Explained things very well


Dr great, scheduling is horrible




professional and competent


Dr. George Panagakis quickly identified the problem, suggested treatment possibilities and answered all my questions concerning my treatment.


Waited 1 1/2 hours to see him and he spent 5 minutes with me.




Excellent experience!


.... I have confidence in the providers ability and skill.


Dr Panagakas is the best


Excellent experience, ... time seeing this dr. explained everything thoroughly & prepared me for what to expect from cataract surgery.


I am from ... and preferred Dr. Panagakis to my usual Dr.


I think Dr. P is a fabulous doctor. It was hard initially to get an appointment because he is so booked. Once I got in, though, he, and the staff, were very responsive, and when I needed an appointment, ..., I was promptly given one.


I was told Dr Panagaskis was the best and I truly believe it. I really liked him, bedside manner and skill!


Not as friendly as my other doctors but maybe he is overworked.


The Dr. is excellent in providing the best care for me with ...! He and his staff are kind and encouraging!


very good


excellent experience