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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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Samatha Tipirneni, MD

Spine, Neurosciences, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

4.5 out of 5 (50 Ratings, 20 Comments)

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Joined Carle: 2009


Neuroscience Institute (primary)

610 N. Lincoln Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-6555

Danville on Vermilion

2300 N. Vermilion Avenue
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 554-1800

Medical Interests

  • Thoracic and lumbar injections
  • Cervical facet injections
  • Cervical radiofrequency nerve ablation injections

Medical Training


  • Anesthesiology, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, 2008


  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2004-2007


  • Deemed University Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, 2000
  • Washington University in St. Louis Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2000-2004



  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, board eligible

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Association
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • St. Louis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society


Spent minimal time with me for both initial visit and this re-check post PT visit. On both occasions, spent more time talking about herself than my condition.


Very good


the provider is very helpful and provided me with additional exercises [...] to relieve pain

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.


Spent minimal time with me for both initial visit and this re-check post PT visit. On both occasions, spent more time talking about herself than my condition.


Very good


the provider is very helpful and provided me with additional exercises [...] to relieve pain


[...] I'm not seeing her again and I wouldn't refer any one to her.


Everyone was very kind and understanding. They were friendly and helpful with everything. I have recommended their services to several people. I will come back again & again as needed. Thank you.


I am so pleased with treatment *Dr. Tipirneni gave me. I'm 80 to 90% pain free in my back and some days much better. THANKS.


I called the day before to see if they had my record. They said they did. When I got to my appointment she said she didn't have. Then stated her medical assistant was out for the day. She never did go look for them while I was there. Her care while I was there was excellent I just wish she would've tried to find my records


Everything good


She is always very pleasant, and caring for my well being.


everyone was wonderful. I highly recommend this provider.


Very good dr.


Sent to Carle for me time treatment went well. Very thorough & courteous.


Very satisfied and would recommend to friends.


Dr. always explains things to me and nurses all of my questions.


She is very good doctor and I have recommended her already. [...]


no bad experience.


I strongly recommend that this doctor be required to participate in sensitivity training for persons with disabilities. The receptionist insisted my dad complete a form that identified his areas of pain as well as rating scales. However, she refused to look at it and insisted my dad verbally her the same information. He attempted to explain it to her but when he didn't do it quickly enough to her satisfaction she interrupted him. she insisted he point to the areas of pain [...]. Then when he didn't do it quickly enough to her satisfaction, she again interrupted him [...] and demanded he tell her where his pain was located. When he did, she pronounced that she didn't "do"those [...] and we would have to see someone else. She also told us she didn't know why he was seeing her and the only reason must have been because she had openings in her schedule. She then quickly concluded the appointment and left the room. At that point , my dad asked "when are we going to see th doctor?". I told him that she was the doctor. This visit was a complete waste of time. I want to emphasize that this experience is 180 degrees different that all other experience with health care providers at Carle clinic and hospital. everyone has been amazing and so kind. This doctor definitely doesn't reflect the typical high quality of care provided at Carle.


*Dr. Tipirneni has always been a caring and well prepared doctor.


*Dr. Tipirneni is the only physician I trust to do this procedure.


The dr was very knowledgeable about my condition. She explained and showed me what my issue was and how we could make the painless.