Dr. Carol Bauer, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 62

Dr. Carol Bauer, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa medical school in 1989. She is affiliated with medical facilities HSHS St. John's Hospital and Memorial Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bauer to book an appointment.

Dr. Bauer

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE, Springfield, IL

720 N Bond St Springfield, IL 62702
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Bauer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Ache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer treats Ear Ache more than 81% of her peers

Dr. Bauer treats this condition more than 81% of her peers

Tinnitus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer treats Tinnitus more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Bauer treats this condition more than 79% of her peers

Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer performs Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty) more than 76% of her peers

Dr. Bauer performs this procedure more than 76% of her peers

Dr. Bauer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Wound Repair

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(217) 545-8000

Dr. Bauer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Coventry Health Care of Missouri PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Bauer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bauer

3.3

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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processing my ear to hear to catch up and what sounds or never heard of ,, still learning slow processing.. more ways to go
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Struggled with severe tinnitus (ear ringing) for years. Went to several doctors who offered no help. Dr Bauer understood how debilitating the problem can be. She started treatment immediately and she successfully cured my problem. Very pleased. She was very attentive and polite.
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  • Office environment
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Bauer has been wonderful with my daughter. She's been a patient there for the past 3 years. We travel over an hour to see her in Springfield and it is well worth it. After being told that there was nothing left to be done for our daughter's hearing loss (due to a retracted ear drum which was attached to the bones in her inner ear), Dr. Bauer provided many surgical and non-surgical options. I believe she is truly passionate about what she does and cares about her patients.
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Biography

Dr. Carol Bauer, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. She...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology

Education

1995
Baylor University
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Residency Hospital
1990
Butterworth Hospital/michigan State University
Internship Hospital
1989
Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Medical School
1980
Grinnell College
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Carol Bauer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bauer frequently treats Ear Ache, Tinnitus, and Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bauer treats.

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Dr. Bauer's office is located at 720 N Bond St, Springfield, IL 62702. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE, Springfield, IL

Springfield Office720 N Bond St Springfield, IL 62702
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Southern Illinois Univ ENT

Southern Illinois Univ ENT301 N 8th St Fl 5 Springfield, IL 62701
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bauer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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HSHS St. John's Hospital

Springfield, IL

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Memorial Medical Center

Springfield, IL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received