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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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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 St, Urbana, IL 61801
(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 St, Hoopeston, IL 60942
(217) 283-5531

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Located in Olney, Ill., Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is a 104-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 E. Locust St, Olney, IL 62450
(618) 395-2131

Convenient Care vs. ED

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

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*These locations are Convenient Care Plus locations.


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Kristi Esker, APN, FNP

Family Medicine
Convenient Care Plus
Sleep Medicine

4.8 out of 5 (140 Ratings, 21 Comments)4.8140

Why do some of our providers not have a star rating? This can be for several reasons, including:

  1. The provider has not yet received the minimum number of patient satisfaction surveys to be eligible for display.
  2. The provider practices in a specialty or office that does not use the specified surveys currently used for these ratings.


Joined Carle: 2008


Mattoon on Hurst (primary)
2512 Hurst Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-5900 (217) 258-5900

Medical Interests

  • Women's health
  • Obstetrics & gynecology



  • MSN, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007


  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Registered Professional Nurse
  • CPR
  • Basic Fetal Monitoring, AWHONN Certified

Professional Societies

  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses


Kristi Esker is a very attentive provider. She is a great listener and remembers my history. She genuinely cares.


Kristi did a great job making an awkward visit not quite so awkward.


Everyone was nice, and the appointment was right on time.

While Carle measures many aspects of our patients’ experience, only the survey questions specific to each provider are used to calculate their star rating. The surveys asks patients to evaluate their physicians in areas like communication, listening skills and respect. Results are used to evaluate patients’ overall perception of care and to identify areas for improvement. For each provider, ratings from their patients are averaged together to form a single star rating.


Kristi Esker is a very attentive provider. She is a great listener and remembers my history. She genuinely cares.


Kristi did a great job making an awkward visit not quite so awkward.


Everyone was nice, and the appointment was right on time.


My experience there was very good.


The minute I walked through that door form the minute I leave I'm well taken care of. Everybody's very friendly, the doctors I've seen have all listened, and seem to generally care about my feelings and what I need to be done, get done with my health care. I really appreciate it. I love Carl.


The staff were all friendly and the service was fast.


Kristi Esker is a great nurse practitioner, I prefer seeing her over anyone else. She is always friendly, kind and listens to your concerns . I always great great treatment when she sees me.


I saw ms.esker. She is kind, competent, with very good interpersonal skills. The only issue I encountered was checkout: I was referred to checkout #4. The checkouts seem assigned to different providers. I was told to check out at #4. The staff at 4, however, was at lunch from 12 to 1, without leaving a note who would fill in. So I asked checkout #3 who seemed not all too pleased. In short, please clarify who is in charge when the counter a patient is referred to is unstaffed.


Love Carle, Love my NPA's and MD's. Love the CMA's and SN's. Love my PSR's. Everyone at the Mattoon facility is great, polite, considerate, helpful, wonderful people to care for me. Thank you Mattoon Carle!


getting through on phones and getting to MATTOON staff is very difficult


I am so pleased to have a provider who listens to me with compassion and offers suggestions. Kristi Esker offered 2 new ideas to try to help me. I sure appreciate her interest in me.


I came in for a really uncomfortable, physical procedure, and I left the office feeling like I had one of the best appointments I've ever had. So I can't say enough good things about Dr. Esker. It's really strange to come in dreading an appointment and leave really happy. So she should be very, very proud of her good work.


I noticed on some of the Medicare receipts that I received the the cost of these treatments are different. So I'd like to get that all straightened up. One time it's one price and one time it's another price some time its surgery and I don't have surgery. So I'd like to get that all straightened up. Thank you.


I have always had great customer service at Carle in [...]. Everyone is so kind and genuinely concerned. Kristi Esker has always been a bright spot in my appointments. She is caring and actually knows what my health issues are. [...] I hope that all of your employees are appreciated for their hard work and dedication. Customer service is everything!!!


They are great, the provider I usually see is out of office and the one I seen in her place is just as awesome. they were very helpful and kind. I have nothing bad to say about my experience from the front desk to check out everyone was friendly and professional


I absolutely LOVE Kristi Esker. She takes the time to really ask thorough questions, and answer MY questions with knowledge and honesty. She is professional, yet is so very relatable. I trust her with my health!! I am so thankful for her expertise and skill in making me feel comfortable and well informed. Thank you, Carle for providing such a great health provider for your patients!! I recommend her to everyone I know!


Both the provider and nurse made sure I was as comfortable as can be while in an uncomfortable situation :)


Everything was good. [...] But everything was fine. I liked her very much.


Great care


I hope the maintenance workers make sure all the hooks are on the walls to hang up clothes. One hook is not enough. One was on the floor so I handed it to a nurse and asked that it be placed on wall for next patient. Very cooperative staff.