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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.


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Uretz J Oliphant, MD

Trauma Surgery
General Surgery
Critical Care
da Vinci Surgery
Robotic Surgery

4.6 out of 5 (65 Ratings, 10 Comments)4.665

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: 1992


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

Medical Interests

  • Breast surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Trauma surgery

Medical Training


  • Trauma/Critical Care, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Chicago, IL


  • General Surgery, University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals, Chicago, IL


  • General Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1983-1985



  • MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN, 1983
  • BA, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1976


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
  • ATLS course director
  • American Board of General Surgery

Professional Societies

  • Admissions Committee; University of Illinois
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Associate Fellow of College of Chest Physicians
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Clinical Affairs Committee; University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Fellow American Society of Abdominal Surgeons
  • Illinois State Committee on Trauma, ACS
  • Illinois Surgical Society
  • International College of Surgeons
  • Member Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma
  • Member Western Surgical Society
  • Societe’ Internationale De Chirurgie
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Warren Cole Surgical Society
  • Western Surgical Society


Carle is great!


I enjoy working with [...] and Dr. Oliphant. I am very comfortable with them and feel like they both care about my health and well-being.


Once again doctors were not on same page. First I was told emergency surgery then no. Nurses and other staff, housekeeping etc were outstanding.

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.


Carle is great!


I enjoy working with [...] and Dr. Oliphant. I am very comfortable with them and feel like they both care about my health and well-being.


Once again doctors were not on same page. First I was told emergency surgery then no. Nurses and other staff, housekeeping etc were outstanding.


The only negative was during check out this employee was unfriendly, did not smile she seemed tired. Could not read her name


I'm not sure if it had anything to do with this surgery but it would help if the nurse's were required to tone it down with their perfumes. Just out of surgery smelling their strong perfume can make the nausea worse. The strong smells of other things was overwhelming and made me sick to my stomach. I'm sure I'm not the only patient that felt like that.


I have worked at Carle for 22 years. I have never been admitted after a surgery. The care was wonderful. My night nurse was extremely attentive, compassionate, competent. I need to figure out her name so I can send nominate her for Daisy award. Thank you so much for the great care.


Thank you


The night shift was great. The day shift was terrible. I would make agreements with the day staff and they would not hold up their end. One provider would tell me one thing and another would say something different. The nurse would tell me they were asking the tech to do something and vice versa but the task would not be carried out until I sought out the person myself. It was a very frustrating visit. Also, the tape adhesive is dangerous. I imagine it leaves the elderly bloody when removed.


The intake nurse was amazing. The nurse practitioner was very informative. She had a lot of information to share very understanding the doctor. However was a little bit rushed. Made me kind of second guess. the process that's how I felt. It was just a little bit rough.


After waiting 2 weeks after referral the doctor ordered a cat scan to be done before surgery could be scheduled. Dr. indicated desk would schedule CT but they couldn't due to needing pre-auth from health Alliance. It has been four days and CT still not scheduled and nurse said it could be up to 2 weeks for authorization which is totally unacceptable and my symptoms are getting worse. The doctor wants a cat scan...I should be able to get it without a bunch of red tape.