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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 118-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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Karen Wiarda, DO

Heart and Vascular

4.7 out of 5 (141 Ratings, 22 Comments)4.7141

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: 2016


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


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


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


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



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


  • 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


This visit was terrific---no way to improve upon it.


Received excellent treatment once again.


Dr. Wiarda is very thorough and complete holistic care.

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.


This visit was terrific---no way to improve upon it.


Received excellent treatment once again.


Dr. Wiarda is very thorough and complete holistic care.


Yes, I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Karen Wiarda as my doctor. She listens and she's a very caring understanding person. I would highly recommend her to anybody.


The doctor is not fluent in English.


Very thorough. Dr. Wiarda is easy to talk to with a great sense of humor. Great to have her in my care


The office is very good at keeping me informed as brother and power of attorney. All correspondence is appreciated. Thank you.


Dr Wiarda cares about my immediate concerns and lifelong health. She has consistently demonstrated expertise that I do not hear my friends and acquaintances experiencing from other doctors. Moreover, I feel she cares about me as an individual. She expects to EARN my trust and confidence through quality medical service.


Only have been to one visit, hope next visits are handled in the same manner that the first visit was handled.


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.


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.


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.


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


Karen Wiarda is great Cardiologist.


Dr. Wiarda is the greatest!!


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


I'm doing this for my husband, [...]. We are very pleased with the clinic.


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


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.


I have a very pleasant experience for Doctor [Wiarda] and her staff and the secretary out in the front. They're all very nice very comforting to me and it's just a good good feeling and a good group. That's one of the highest recommendations. I could give anyone. Thank you.