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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 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.


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

James R Egner, MD


4.7 out of 5 (89 Ratings, 18 Comments)4.789

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: 1982


Carle Cancer Center/Mills Breast Cancer Institute (primary)
509 W. University Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-3010 (217) 383-3010
401 N. Keller Drive Suite 3 and 4
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 347-6400 (217) 347-6400
Mattoon on Hurst
2512 Hurst Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 258-5900 (217) 258-5900

Medical Interests

  • High dose chemotherapy with marrow rescue in treatment of malignancies
  • Therapeutic apheresis procedures

Medical Training


  • Hematology/Oncology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1979-1982


  • Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals, East Lansing, MI, 1977-1979


  • Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals, East Lansing, MI, 1976-1977



  • MD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1976
  • BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1972


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
  • North Central Cancer Treatment Group


Dr. Egner is the best. Thanks, Doc..!! [...]


The doctor was excellent, the nurse was excellent. Problem with picking up information following day downstairs at the front counter, lack of communication.


Appointment was at 4:00. Was in the room by 3:50 and doctor was there by 3:55.

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.


Dr. Egner is the best. Thanks, Doc..!! [...]


The doctor was excellent, the nurse was excellent. Problem with picking up information following day downstairs at the front counter, lack of communication.


Appointment was at 4:00. Was in the room by 3:50 and doctor was there by 3:55.


Always timely visits and very helpful


This department I think is just great. The staff is very friendly, helpful, makes you comfortable, and it's just almost a joy to go in to have the infusion. Thank you.


Dr. Egner is always fun to talk to. He brings a special humor to each visit.


I have seen Dr. Egner and the nurses for several years and they always are friendly and competant.


Wait time to check in was surprisingly long. I would like to see a check in option upstairs. At this point, it's not entirely clear to me how and when I will proceed with post breast cancer medication.


The improvements you need to make is the parking situation. It's extremely busy around there with a restaurant on the end. It was just very hard to maneuver the parking, so that needs to be addressed. Thank you.


Dr. Egner is very understanding and helpful to explain everything


Basically a recheck so pretty standard experience.


[...] I would rate it a 10. My visit was very good. Thank you.


Dr Egner is a super doctor, he is so knowledgeable, he knows everything, very kind, very nice, very friendly


although 3 months past since my past visit, he still didn't update the dosage increase of my prescription on my medication list for the medication that I take for this illness. When I mentioned this to him,he was vague about why he didn't do it. I told him that when I get the prescription filled at the pharmacy, the 3 month quantity is short in total.


I absolutely love Dr. Egner. All of his nurses of the staff. Everyone is wonderful, and I would recommend them and actually I have recommended them to other family members or friends that I've come in contact with and blessed to have such a great too. Thanks.


Everyone was just did their jobs excellent. And I appreciate everything that they did and have for me and I just want to say thank you and for the best of care. They are all wonderful the doctor and all his team and I thank you all very much.


I liked how I was able to get in and out very quickly. Thank you.


Dr Egner's knowledge, calm voice and total bedside manner are so calming and reassuring. I would recommend him to anyone who needed to see a provider in the cancer center.