Meet Our Providers

With providers practicing in 50 specialties at 13 convenient locations, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle.

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Medical Services

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

Convenient Care vs. ED

Carle Convenient Care offers same-day treatment for minor illnesses and injuries through walk-in appointments.

Not sure where to go? Click here for a list of conditions appropriate for the emergency department

Philanthropy

Philanthropy gives hope to patients and helps take health care in our community to a whole new level.

Classes & Events

Carle offers free community events open to members of the public. Select a category to view the calendar of upcoming events.

Risk factors and screening

Risk factors and screening for gynecologic cancer vary by cancer type:

Cervical Cancer

Risk Factors

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • High sexual activity with multiple partners
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Having given birth to three or more children
  • Long term use of oral contraceptives
  • Having HIV

Screening

Pap Test
The National Cancer Institute recommends that women in their early 20s be tested regularly. Regular pap screening reduces cervical cancer mortality by 80%. Screening is not recommended for woman 65 and older.
HPV Test
The Centers for Disease Control recommends getting tested for HPV or be administered the vaccine that protects against three types of HPV. The vaccine can be administered at age 9, but it is recommended for girls ages 11-12.

Endometrial Cancer

Risk Factors

  • Estrogen therapy
  • Obesity
  • High-fat diet
  • Nulliparity (never having given birth to a child)
  • Early menarche and late menopause
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Tamoxifen use
  • Nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome

Screening

  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Endometrial sampling (biopsy)

Ovarian Cancer

Risk Factors

  • Being middle-aged or older
  • Family history
  • Having had breast, uterine, or colorectal cancer
  • Having never given birth
  • Having trouble getting pregnant
  • Having endometriosis "a condition where tissue from the lining of the uterus grows elsewhere in the body"

Screening

  • Rectrovaginal pelvic exam
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • CA-125 blood test

Uterine Cancer

Risk Factors

  • Women going through menopause are at higher risk
  • Being obese
  • Taking estrogen for hormone replacement during menopause, without other hormones
  • Fewer than five periods a year
  • Having trouble getting pregnant
  • Taking Tamoxifen
  • Family history

Screening

Screening is not recommended for people without the signs of uterine cancer. Consult your doctor and know the symptoms prior to any screening. A pap test does not screen for uterine cancer, only cervical cancer.

Vaginal & Vulvar Cancer

Risk Factors

  • Having HPV
  • Having had cervical precancer or cervical cancer
  • Having HIV
  • Smoking
  • Chronic vulvar itching or burning

Screening

Screening for vaginal and vulvar cancer is a routine pelvic examination. Similar to ovarian and uterine cancer, a pap test does not screen for vaginal and vulvar cancer.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control, National Cancer Institute

Screening

There is no screening tool for head and neck cancers. To make a diagnosis, physicians will complete the following:

  • Patient medical history evaluation
  • Physical exam, including fiberoptic endoscopy (a thin tube used to see the inside of the throat)
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Biopsy

Tests will vary depending on patient symptoms. The following are commonly performed:

  • Lab tests generally include examination of body substances.
  • X-rays create film images of areas inside the head and/or neck.
  • CT scans use a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the head and neck. The pictures are created by a computer linked to an X-ray machine.
  • MRI scans, otherwise known as magnetic resonance imaging, use a powerful magnet linked to a computer to create detailed pictures of areas inside the head and/or neck.
  • PET scan uses a modified sugar that is absorbed by cancer cells. Cancerous cells appear as dark areas on the screen.