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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 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.

Robert A Gurtler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
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Orthopedics
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Sports Medicine

4.8 out of 5 (128 Ratings, 36 Comments)4.8128

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: 1984

Contact

Carle Orthopedics and Sports Medicine (primary)
2300 S. First St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 383-9400 (217) 383-9400

Medical Interests

  • Arthroscopy
  • Sports medicine
  • Joint replacement
  • Head Team Physician, University of Illinois

Medical Training

Fellowship

  • Sports Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1983-1984

Residency

  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1978-1983

Qualifications

Education

  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, 1978
  • BS, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 1974

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

10/04/2019

the nurses are very personable, professional and just plain excellent. The anesthesia staff was great. The overall experience could not have been better.

09/27/2019

Wonderful experience - no complaints. I will return to Carle for any other procedure I may need done.

09/20/2019

All were very professional and treated me with the utmost respect. I could not have asked for any better 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.

10/04/2019

the nurses are very personable, professional and just plain excellent. The anesthesia staff was great. The overall experience could not have been better.

09/27/2019

Wonderful experience - no complaints. I will return to Carle for any other procedure I may need done.

09/20/2019

All were very professional and treated me with the utmost respect. I could not have asked for any better care.

09/19/2019

my husband has health issues and was pushing me in a wheelchair. the staff was very nice and offered to let him rest and also go get the car. they took care of transporting me so that he would not need to which was not their official duties

09/19/2019

Dr Gurtler and nurse were great

09/16/2019

Carle surgery center is a very welcoming and clean atmosphere with exceptional staff. The nurses, CMA, anesthesiologist and surgeon are all top-notch. Yay Carle!

09/12/2019

Every staff member I encountered was awesome.

09/06/2019

Size of room was surprisingly small

09/06/2019

I had a great family of nurses and doctors who made me feel comfortable. Thank you everyone. [...]

09/03/2019

I've been always well treated and taken care of completely through Carle. And the doctor I saw, I have had him for many surgeries. I've always been very happy with the results.

09/03/2019

WhAt I needed

08/30/2019

It was my last day, and they seemed to forget I was there, they need to take care of you up to the last min. Just because you are checking out , you shouldn't feel less important.

08/29/2019

Dr. Gurtler is awesome and Jan, his nurse, and the other nurses, are spectacular in orthopedics. I've been there, had several surgeries, and can't say enough good things about them.

08/23/2019

I felt I was very well taken care of.

08/13/2019

My experience was really well. I love my doctor and he was a really great.

08/12/2019

Just thank all the staff for the great professional service and excellent work.

07/08/2019

We liked the nice new facility, but is the quality of the surgeon and the care of all the medical and support staff that will continue to bring us back to Carle.

07/05/2019

Everyone was very helpful and attentive to my needs. I really appreciate the nursing staff and their care. Thank you to all the Carle surgery staff.

07/05/2019

First experience at the surgery center everyone was Awesome and treated me with respect

06/17/2019

Dr Gurtler is a great sports med physician. He has such a caring concern for his patients.