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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.

Philanthropy

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

Kelly Cunningham, MD

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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Ear
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Nose and Throat
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Cancer
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Pediatrics - Otolaryngology (ENT)

4.7 out of 5 (158 Ratings, 29 Comments)4.7158

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  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.

Profile

Joined Carle: 2011

Contact

Carle Outpatient Services at The Fields (primary)
3105 Fields South Drive
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 902-3277 (217) 902-3277

Medical Interests

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Microvascular reconstruction
  • Thyroid/parathyoid disorders
  • Skin cancer
  • Sinus surgery

Medical Training

Fellowship

  • Head and Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2010-2011

Residency

  • Head and Neck Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2006-2010

Internship

  • General Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2005-2006

Qualifications

Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

09/10/2019

Everyone at the fields was very nice and helpful. First time here and can be very over whelming since it's so big

08/22/2019

Dr Cunningham did an excellent explaining what was wrong and what options were best to pursue. I liked her manner, she made me feel at ease and at the same time was completely professional.

08/19/2019

The only problem that i had with my stay was the time it took to get from PACU (recovery) to the floor which was about 5 hours. This was not hard on me but my family that came out of town and couldn't see me after surgery before they had to leave.


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.

09/10/2019

Everyone at the fields was very nice and helpful. First time here and can be very over whelming since it's so big

08/22/2019

Dr Cunningham did an excellent explaining what was wrong and what options were best to pursue. I liked her manner, she made me feel at ease and at the same time was completely professional.

08/19/2019

The only problem that i had with my stay was the time it took to get from PACU (recovery) to the floor which was about 5 hours. This was not hard on me but my family that came out of town and couldn't see me after surgery before they had to leave.

08/08/2019

Hi, my name is [...] and I had an appointment with Dr. Cunningham and her staff [...], and I just - I really like her. She always takes the time to listen to me, asked me questions. She's always very concerned. I can't say enough about her and her staff. They - they really do a great job. Thank you.

08/06/2019

Yes, this is [...] and I would like to say that they treated me very well, and I did not have to wait long, and everyone was great. So you get a perfect 10. Thank you. Have a nice evening.

08/06/2019

I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Dr.Cunningham or her staff. They have been nothing but great to me and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anybody I know! In my eyes she's the best and I trust her with my life. That's something I wouldn't or couldn't say about very many doctors!

08/06/2019

The doctor spent more time criticizing Sarah Bush Hospital and thier radiologist than she did actually discussing why I was there. She never looked or felt the knot in my neck. Very disappointed. Getting another opinion. Won't be back!

07/16/2019

<....> I always am very happy with Dr. Cunningham <....>. Thanks for very much for taking good care of me and watching out so that I don't have any problems. So I just want to say thanks great job. <....>

07/11/2019

Check in was somewhat delayed (long line of patients). I was not aware that I could use the kiosk for check in. It wasn't marked so I had assumed it was for the eye department. I clarified this with the person who registered me, but would have been helpful to know before standing in line so long.

06/28/2019

Everyone was very friendly and courteous. I was seen in a timely manner and I appreciated feeling listened to by the doctor and nurse.

06/24/2019

There are two particular problems with the new facility at the Field for the convenience of patients with physical challenges. First, you have a major problem with no valet parking. Second, you should easily double, triple, or more the number of handicapped parking spots as none were available at 9:45 a.m. You also need more volunteer help to assist wheelchair users. Your volume usage will only increase and these problems will multiply accordingly.

06/07/2019

The whole experience was wonderful. I just don't like the waiting time to find out when I get my next appointment to get a biopsy when getting a biopsy is a sort of a serious situation to me otherwise it was great.

06/07/2019

caring

05/28/2019

Since we went to the new facility, I think you could do a whole lot better putting some more signs up because it just says 'patients' and you know, no patients and what? And if it hand't been for somebody sitting along the road, I'm not sure I would've gotten to the right place. So I know it's probably just - you know, but it is important.

05/24/2019

I loved the entire care team. They were wonderful with the child.

05/24/2019

The nurses were the best!

05/09/2019

I doubt that you can change any of this, but the building that you're in is a brand new building. The staff is great. Once you get past where the waiting room is for patients it's very nice. But the waiting hallway that you have for patients is horrible, it's cold and it feels uncaring. Think you should have had some community input about the waiting area, but that's it. Thank you.

05/09/2019

Very Happy with Dr. Cunningham. She was very helpful and spoke in terms I could understand!!!!!!

05/07/2019

I got my appointment very quickly. She explained the procedure so there were no surprises. Volunteered her services should I need her again and also discussed speech therapy. Great Dr! !

05/07/2019

Dr. Cunningham was very professional and showed great concern regarding my situation.