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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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Patricia J McNussen, MD

Neurology, Neurosciences, Neuro Ophthalmology

4.8 out of 5 (44 Ratings, 27 Comments)

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Joined Carle: 1991


Urbana (Main Campus) (primary)

611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3440

Medical Interests

  • Optic nerve disease
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Migraines
  • Drug-induced headache

Medical Training


  • Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1987-1989


  • Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1984-1987


  • Adult Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 1983-1984



  • MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 1983
  • BA, Hastings College, Hastings, NE, 1979


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association for the Study of Headache
  • American Medical Association
  • Champaign County Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Iowa Eye Association
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Fellow


Took a great deal of time examining and explaining the diagnosis.


Have never had a bad experience.


Overall a very good 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.


Took a great deal of time examining and explaining the diagnosis.


Have never had a bad experience.


Overall a very good experience.


We were over the top happy with everyone. *Dr. McNussen was the best I have every seen for my eyes. She took so much time. I felt like she didn't want to miss anything. The nurse was sweet. I had her laughing. very impressed. Thank you.


I wish all doctors were as friendly, knowledgeable and caring as *Dr. McNussen.


Good experience.


[...] We think she is the greatest. She is now taking care of my eyes. She is so concerned and caring. God has blessed her with great talent.


*Dr. McNussen is amazing - she is the best doctor I've ever had. She truly cares about her patients.


Have been a patient for years and very satisfied.


*Dr. McNussen is one of the best & most thorough physicians I've ever seen. I was highly impressed with her.


*Dr. McNussen was excellent.


Although being ill is no "fun," EVERYONE from Carle - particularly *Dr. McNussen & staff are great!


*Dr. McNussen is a great doctor! She had made my recovery [...] as easy and comfortable as possible!


Excellent provider. Always take a great history. Great listener - take her time but efficient. Answered all your questions. I'm really going to miss her when she RETIRES!


*Dr. McNussen is exceptionally thorough, listens carefully and takes written notes. Her tx. for my medical issue is very effective. Our office encounters are never rushed & provides a summary and explains the ongoing plan of care.


If I must visit a doctor's office this is the one I don't mind going to. Dr. McNussen is busy but she makes you feel like you're the most important person right now. She is very good at what she does. Her knowledge and experience are obvious. Dr McNussen listens very well and asks the right questions. She's a wonderful doctor.


My husband and I were impressed with *Dr McNussen. [...]


I Absolutely LOVE Dr. Mcnussen. She is the only reason I use Carle [...]


*Dr. McNuesson was very good. She answered all my questions and explained every thing to me I would highly recommend her.


One of the better doctor I have seen.


[...] I trust her. That says everything.


*Dr. McNussen is what I call "an old time doc" very interested in you explains everything.


In my 54 years - No one has given me the time, attention and thorough exam as *Dr. McNussen. She was wonderful -


I have been with *Dr. Menussen since [...] and she is a wonderful dr. and person!!!


Excellent provider very happy with her.


Could not have been better. THE BEST.


Dr. McNussen is the best physician I have ever had. She truly cares, she takes the time to care for me, and she respects me and my knowledge.