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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 (184 Ratings, 19 Comments)

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Profile

Joined Carle: 2001

Contact

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

Residency

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

Internship

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

Qualifications

Education

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

Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Societies

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


11/02/2017

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


10/19/2017

good


10/12/2017

Excellent experience!


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.


11/02/2017

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


10/19/2017

good


10/12/2017

Excellent experience!


08/30/2017

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


08/23/2017

Dr Panagakas is the best


08/17/2017

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


08/16/2017

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


08/09/2017

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.


07/22/2017

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


06/27/2017

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


04/27/2017

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


04/19/2017

very good


03/24/2017

excellent experience


03/21/2017

Long wait and no one came and checked on us, no concern to us for wait.


02/28/2017

My experience was "VERY GOOD" ....


02/09/2017

Dr. Panagakis, is a gentle, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and a great doctor !


01/23/2017

Dr. Panagakis spent the time need for a quality visit, despite having a backlogged schedule. He gave no indication of being in a rush or trying to shorten the appointment. I appreciate his attention to my condition.


01/18/2017

Dr. Panagakis provided me with a thorough explanation of my condition, an explanation of the procedure and what to expect as far as the healing process. He explained that lab results would be available and someone would contact me within two days.


01/09/2017

Really excellent provider and ancillary staff support. Have gone to him for ... years and care has been consistently excellent.