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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.

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.

Paul Arnold, MD

Neurosurgery
,
Neurosciences
,
Spine

4.0 out of 5 (83 Ratings, 9 Comments)4.083

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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: 2018

Contact

Carle Neuroscience Institute
610 N. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 383-6555 (217) 383-6555

Medical Interests

  • Complex spine surgery
  • Spine trauma
  • Cervical spine trauma

Medical Training

Fellowship

  • Spine Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1992-1993

Residency

  • Neurosurgical Residency, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1986-1992

Qualifications

Education

  • MD, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, 1984
  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1980

Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Paraplegia Society
  • American Spinal Injury Association
  • AOSpine International
  • AOSpine North America
  • Association for Collaborative Spine Research
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Lumbar Spine Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Spine Arthroplasty Society

09/23/2019

The doctor was rude. I felt like he didn't even try to help me. He just said I can't help you and told me to leave after speaking to me for only 5 minutes.

08/26/2019

The nursing staff, and the receptionist, and even the workman's comp representative Paula were very helpful in getting the things we needed, but the doctor was very condescending and made my husband and I actually feel like we were beneath him and didn't even know why we were there even though we were specifically told to follow up with him. And we were, we're just now comfortable, not comfortable in the way he treated us. Thank you.

07/29/2019

Dr. Arnold is the worst provider. He has an awful attitude and he needs to be checked. I mean like if he's going to be the doctor and he has to be have more consideration for the patient.


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.

09/23/2019

The doctor was rude. I felt like he didn't even try to help me. He just said I can't help you and told me to leave after speaking to me for only 5 minutes.

08/26/2019

The nursing staff, and the receptionist, and even the workman's comp representative Paula were very helpful in getting the things we needed, but the doctor was very condescending and made my husband and I actually feel like we were beneath him and didn't even know why we were there even though we were specifically told to follow up with him. And we were, we're just now comfortable, not comfortable in the way he treated us. Thank you.

07/29/2019

Dr. Arnold is the worst provider. He has an awful attitude and he needs to be checked. I mean like if he's going to be the doctor and he has to be have more consideration for the patient.

07/15/2019

Excellent service

03/19/2019

My surgery was cancelled bc of infection .. so was a bit different but everyone handled it very well!!! Especially Dr Arnold!! He was just awesome about it all!!! ??

03/04/2019

The young lady that was my nurse was excellent!!!

02/14/2019

I was treated professionally and courteously by the entire staff during my entire stay there.

01/28/2019

After I got checked in and explain to the nurse what I wanted why I was there after filling out all of the paperwork and everyone having at the doctor came in didn't bother looking at the paperwork started asking me all the questions that were already on the paper that I already explained to the nurse. So I feel like there was a lack of communication or the doctor didn't care enough to look over any of the paperwork is that I had already filled out when I walked in I explain him what was wrong. He wanted me to go through therapy. I explained I already been through therapy and didn't really have time for that and it didn't work the last time but he's insisting on it. So I was just not happy with him. I feel like he didn't have A lot of concern, so I do appreciate your time. Thank you.

01/14/2019

[...]we've been very disappointed in our interactions with Dr. Arnold. Dr. Arnold should not be allowed to see pediatric neuro or spine patients. It is very frustrating to talk to him, and his manner is very off putting, abrupt, and harsh with his patients. [...]