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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 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 134-bed hospital with nearly 600 employees serving portions of eight counties in southeastern Illinois.

800 E. Locust St, Olney, IL 62459
(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.

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

*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.

Blair Rowitz, MD

Bariatrics
,
General Surgery

4.7 out of 5 (39 Ratings, 7 Comments)4.739

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.

Profile

Joined Carle: 2012

Contact

Carle Outpatient Services at The Fields (primary)
3105 Fields South Drive
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 902-2100 (217) 902-2100

Medical Training

Residency

  • General Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1993-1997

Qualifications

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Review Corporation, Bariatric Center of Excellence

Professional Societies

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Anderson County Medical Society
  • South Carolina Medical Association

05/01/2019

My experience with general surgery record keeping before and during hospital check-in negatively impacted the surgery floor staff. The error put them in a rush after registration finally cleared me for surgery. I received a copy of a form with my name, procedure and date. Only my name was correct. I called general surgery to confirm the correct date and procedures and have any erroneous Info removed from my records. I also received a letter from Health Alliance saying the same office billed my surgeon for an uncovered eye exam and it stated the service was not billable and I owed $77.00. I was told it would be taken care of. Of course, Nothing was corrected. So, although, I arrived 30 mins early to hospital registration, I got out late, my surgery was on hold till they verified and eliminated the wrong medical procedure. I was a complete nervous wreck. Already anxious about the procedure I signed up for and now they still had the wrong procedure and dates in my records. There are far too many errors in documentation going on in general surgery/bariactrics. What if a patient can't advocate for himself. Would he end up having the wrong surgery? My surgeon happens to be the head of General Surgery. Dr. Rowitz, he said he would get to the bottom of it.

04/29/2019

Wonderful care and compassionate professional providers

04/18/2019

If everyone were on the same page at the hospital I would have gave 100%! The communication isn't very good. My problem is that I was made to do 6 months of dieting classes and exercise with tons and tons of information given to me only to wake up from being under and I was so confused cause everything we were told was not what has happened


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.

05/01/2019

My experience with general surgery record keeping before and during hospital check-in negatively impacted the surgery floor staff. The error put them in a rush after registration finally cleared me for surgery. I received a copy of a form with my name, procedure and date. Only my name was correct. I called general surgery to confirm the correct date and procedures and have any erroneous Info removed from my records. I also received a letter from Health Alliance saying the same office billed my surgeon for an uncovered eye exam and it stated the service was not billable and I owed $77.00. I was told it would be taken care of. Of course, Nothing was corrected. So, although, I arrived 30 mins early to hospital registration, I got out late, my surgery was on hold till they verified and eliminated the wrong medical procedure. I was a complete nervous wreck. Already anxious about the procedure I signed up for and now they still had the wrong procedure and dates in my records. There are far too many errors in documentation going on in general surgery/bariactrics. What if a patient can't advocate for himself. Would he end up having the wrong surgery? My surgeon happens to be the head of General Surgery. Dr. Rowitz, he said he would get to the bottom of it.

04/29/2019

Wonderful care and compassionate professional providers

04/18/2019

If everyone were on the same page at the hospital I would have gave 100%! The communication isn't very good. My problem is that I was made to do 6 months of dieting classes and exercise with tons and tons of information given to me only to wake up from being under and I was so confused cause everything we were told was not what has happened

04/15/2019

I already recommend Carle to everyone I talk to. I live 2 hours away but I prefer Carle for all my health care needs now. And Dr. Rowitz is an exceptional doctor. Your hospital and service excel over all others that I have visited. Thank you for excellent service quality!

04/11/2019

There should be private rooms available

03/27/2019

I have to say they left my husband in the or waiting room til 6.No one came and told him any information. The dr came out and said surgery went well. That was at 1. I work for Carle so you think that would be a lot better experience. In my room the nurse was suppose to change my bag of fluid and give me pain meds at 230 and forgot about me. Didn't come back til 6:30. The dr came in calling me a different patient name. I had to correct him. He did an amazing job! He's an amazing man, I'm sure he had a long day and night! Every time I've been at Carle I haven't had a great experience.

01/18/2019

Awesome from start to finish. Looking forward to my next visit. Total positive experience.