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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.

Champaign on Curtis No Data Available
Danville on Fairchild* No Data Available
Emergency Department 8 mins
Carle Foundation Hospital* No Data Available
Hoopeston at Charlotte Ann Russell No Data Available
Hoopeston Regional Health Center 27 mins
Mattoon on Hurst* No Data Available
Urbana on Windsor No Data Available

Philanthropy

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

Michael A Novak, MD

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
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Audiology
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Ear
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Nose and Throat
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Children's Hearing Services (ECHO)
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Pediatrics - Otolaryngology (ENT)

4.8 out of 5 (124 Ratings, 34 Comments)4.8124

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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: 1981

Contact

Carle Outpatient Services at The Fields (primary)
3105 Fields South Dr.
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 902-3277 (217) 902-3277

Medical Interests

  • Ear diseases
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Hearing loss and deafness, especially in children
  • Vestibular (balance) disorders
  • Cochlear implants - adults and children
  • Otitis media and speech development
  • Evoked potentials

Medical Training

Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1974-1979

Qualifications

Education

  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1974
  • BS, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1971

Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Neurotology Society

09/25/2019

Well, the doctor I saw Dr. Novak was very pleasant, very fun. Very knowledgeable very well in formally informing and helpful and patience and just very great.

09/17/2019

My left ear infection was increasingly painful and required attention by medical staff experienced with both diagnosis and treatment of the fungal infection. Dr. Novak and his nurse saw me promptly, diagnosed the problem, initiated treatment and prescribed medication needed to clear up the infection. I much appreciate the speed, efficiency and courtesy of the experience.

09/03/2019

Need better signage out front so you what services are located in each building. Somewhat confusing.


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.

09/25/2019

Well, the doctor I saw Dr. Novak was very pleasant, very fun. Very knowledgeable very well in formally informing and helpful and patience and just very great.

09/17/2019

My left ear infection was increasingly painful and required attention by medical staff experienced with both diagnosis and treatment of the fungal infection. Dr. Novak and his nurse saw me promptly, diagnosed the problem, initiated treatment and prescribed medication needed to clear up the infection. I much appreciate the speed, efficiency and courtesy of the experience.

09/03/2019

Need better signage out front so you what services are located in each building. Somewhat confusing.

08/28/2019

Dr Novak is just excellent!!!

08/21/2019

My son received excellent care. With his learning disabilities every person was aware and treated him with much respect and care. He received the best care and my family and I are very pleased.

08/07/2019

Everyone was very respectful very friendly and helpful THANK YOU ALL

07/31/2019

My [...] surgery was [##] years ago at Carle and this place is outstanding. The Doctors are beyond professional and the nurses are the best I have ever had anywhere. My latest surgery was so nice and the care I received was beyond any I could compare anywhere.

07/31/2019

Wonderful care

07/24/2019

Always very pleasant and helpful. A true champion!

07/09/2019

Everything was great!

06/26/2019

I haven't been to Carle in over 30 years and love the entire staff. I never once felt unsure or misinformed by anyone. I will coming back, one of the best places for care and treatment.

06/20/2019

We had a great experience with Dr. Novak. [...]. He was very attentive and kind and listened to everything we had to say.

06/19/2019

Professional, Dr Novak is understanding Very familiar with my ear problem and answers all my questions

06/18/2019

I didn't feel that Dr Novak took my complaint seriously. He said this problem doesn't usually happen that fast and kind of chuckled, but did not bother to check the computer to verify [...] I feel I was sent off without any real plan of treatment (except wait more time and it's been [...] already). This appointment was a waste of my time [...].

06/13/2019

Dr. Novak is a gem. He is not only the best in the area and filled with knowledge and experience, he's a crack up! He relates with people well and was able to get on my teenager's level. I always enjoy seeing him and feel so much better knowing he is overseeing my daughter's ear problems.

06/12/2019

[...]. I want to congratulate Dr. Michael Novak and his team because the truth is that I have with him I am very confident that everything will be fine. Congratulate Carle Hospital for such a good team that they have. I do not know to say more, the truth only to thank God for having put these great doctors in front of me to attend to my little ones. Thanks.

05/14/2019

Always receive good treatment.

05/07/2019

Dr. Novak was very good...he did what was needed for my ears. He cleaned both ears and answered all my questions. We also talked about if this happened again...who should I contact to get the problem fixed. He answered all my questions. He also told me what to do in the future if I have problems. Never once seemed like he needed to move on...until my questions were answered. I feel very confident that I will make another appointment with Dr. Novak. Thanks!

04/25/2019

Could not be any better

04/25/2019

Dr. Novak is an excellent Doctor. I have been going to him for approximately 18 or 19 years.