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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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Paul M Tender, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery, Digestive Health


Profile

Joined Carle: 1997

Contact

Urbana (Main Campus) (primary)

611 W. Park Street
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3080

Mattoon on Lerna

200 Lerna Road South
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-5900

Medical Interests

  • Surgery of intestinal diseases including colon cancer and colitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Endoscopy

Medical Training

Fellowship

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill., 1993-1994

Internship

  • General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., 1988-1993

Qualifications

Education

  • MD, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, 1988
  • BS, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 1988

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons