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.

First & Routine Visit to Gynecology

Your first visit to gynecology

Having a visit to Carle Gynecology is much more than a pelvic exam or pap smear. Actually, you may not have either of these done at your first visit. One of the main goals of your first visit with us is to help you feel comfortable discussing topics like normal or abnormal menstrual patterns, sexual health, STDs, and pregnancy prevention.

After these topics have been discussed, you may have a breast exam, pelvic exam or a pap smear.. A pap smear and a pelvic exam are not the same thing. A pelvic exam may be done for a variety of reasons including as a part of routine health exam and to check for abnormalities. A pap test is done to look for changes in the cells of the cervix. During a Pap test, a small sample of cells from the surface of the cervix is collected by your gynecologist. The cells are examined for abnormalities that may point to abnormal cell changes, such as cervical dysplasia. A pap smear may or may not be collected during your pelvic exam. Check with your gynecologist to see how often you should have a pap smear.

Learn more about the importance of pelvic exams and pap smears »

Your routine visit to gynecology

You will visit our office at regular intervals, usually annually. During this time, it will be important to discuss your gynecologic health. Whether or not you get a pap smear every year, we still need to review other factors important to your health. We will assess your needs for planning or preventing pregnancy and may perform a routine health screening exam, including a breast exam, pelvic exam, pap smear, or STD testing. While we will likely perform a breast exam, depending on your health and a discussion with your provider, you may not need a pelvic exam and pap smear annually. If you are young and very healthy, this visit could be spaced out to longer intervals.