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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

4.6 out of 5 (33 Ratings, 27 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, MI, 1997-2000


  • Internal Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1996-1997



  • DO, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL, 1996
  • MS, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 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


Very pleased w/*Dr. Panagakis.


great doctor with bed side manners!


everything was great

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.


Very pleased w/*Dr. Panagakis.


great doctor with bed side manners!


everything was great


Dr Panagakis is professional and personable.


I have no other experience to compare to this provider.


Dr. Panakas has consistenly provided me with TLC through several issues with my eyes. He provided other therapies trying to avoid eye surgery that I dreaded.


great expert


All experiences with this Doctor are highly positive. Recommend him frequently


well run department.


Very pleased with this provider.


Dr.Panagakis is very pleasant,very knowledgable and I feel I can trust his advice. I know he is very busy, but he makes you feel as if you are his most important patient!


Dr. Panagakis took the time to speak to our son, who was nervous about having eye surgery. Through this conversation our son was put at ease and prepared for the procedure. Afterwards he took the time to check in, follow up and answer all questions that we had. His level of patient care is outstanding and we were so blessed to have him as our surgeon.


I know he is an excellent eye surgeon from past surgeries on friends.


I have respect for my provider.


efficient, conscientious


All good - All positive answers.


everyone knew their job and explanations were clear.


Excellent eye doctor!


Saw me the next day when I didn't understand his exam the first day and called to ask. [...]


very professional and friendly sraff


*Dr. Panagakis & his staff were great. They put our minds at ease [...]. He even called us after hours to let us know the cyst he had removed was benign &...


Great office and doctor.


[...] Dr. P. is very good.


Dr P and his staff are highly professional and give top of the line care. I was especially impressed by the ophthalmology assistants professional demeanor


I've told everyone about him.


Explained things very well


Dr great, scheduling is horrible