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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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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.

Karen Wiarda, DO

Cardiology
,
Heart and Vascular

4.7 out of 5 (75 Ratings, 11 Comments)4.775

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: 2016

Contact

Heart and Vascular Institute in Mattoon (primary)
200 Lerna Road South
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-5900 (217) 258-5900

Medical Interests

  • Women's health
  • Preventive medicine
  • Echocardiography

Medical Training

Fellowship

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2013-2014
  • Cardiology, Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI, 2008-2011

Residency

  • Internal Medicine, Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI, 2005-2006

Internship

  • Internal Medicine, Garden City Hospital, Garden City, MI, 2006-2008

Qualifications

Education

  • DO, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, 2005

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography

Professional Societies

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

02/28/2019

The only complaint that I have is that my wrist has hurt ever since the procedure, and I wish now that I would have just let him go in the groin, and refuse to let him go in the wrist, because I don't know if I have carpal tunnel or not.

02/22/2019

Dr. Wiarda is always caring and compassionate. She is a great doctor and has a fantastic personality. I am always comfortable talking to her about health concerns because she listens and cares.

02/12/2019

Hi, the doctor does a great job of telling the information. The nurse was great, all that all that that whole building everybody I've worked with it's been really good, and they're great and I must somebody get some way out of line it'll stay that way. Thank you.


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.

02/28/2019

The only complaint that I have is that my wrist has hurt ever since the procedure, and I wish now that I would have just let him go in the groin, and refuse to let him go in the wrist, because I don't know if I have carpal tunnel or not.

02/22/2019

Dr. Wiarda is always caring and compassionate. She is a great doctor and has a fantastic personality. I am always comfortable talking to her about health concerns because she listens and cares.

02/12/2019

Hi, the doctor does a great job of telling the information. The nurse was great, all that all that that whole building everybody I've worked with it's been really good, and they're great and I must somebody get some way out of line it'll stay that way. Thank you.

02/08/2019

Ohh, I have nothing to criticize. I'm very well pleased with Dr. Wiarda and the nurse. Thank you.

02/08/2019

Karen Wiarda is great Cardiologist.

02/07/2019

Dr. Wiarda is the greatest!!

01/28/2019

I checked 5 on the recommend question because I do not recommend providers to anyone.

01/17/2019

Hi, I respect Dr. Wiarda as much as she respects me. Thank you so much for a good heart doctor.

01/16/2019

Don't believe I could be cared for any better. Karen Wiarda is the best. She's excited about her work, loves the challenge, and I think up to date on treatment procedures. Very thorough care for me. Possitive results. HAPPY PATIENT-I feel great.

01/14/2019

As far as Dr. Karen Wiarda goes she is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. I admire her she communicates well. She's got a good bedside manner, she's very, very thorough and knowledgeable. As far as Carle and General goes, your communication and phone system is absolutely atrocious. Bordering on unethical, and it is too many layers. Too many layers before you can talk to anyone. However, Dr. Wiarda nurses and herself are make themselves more accessible than other doctors at Carle and that is one reason why I like them so much

01/14/2019

The service was great. It was very timely. Nurse and DR explained the visit and scheduled the next say appt.