Dr. Carol Bauer, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemaleAge 63

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Dr. Carol Bauer, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1989. She is affiliated with medical facilities HSHS St. John's Hospital and Springfield Memorial Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Carol Bauer, MD

Siu Physicians & Surgeons Inc

720 N Bond St Springfield, IL 62702
Accepting new patients

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

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer performs Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Bauer performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Tinnitus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer treats Tinnitus more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Bauer treats this condition more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Bauer's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo

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(217) 545-8000

Dr. Bauer accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Coventry Health Care of Illinois
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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
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Options PPO

Dr. Bauer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bauer

3.4

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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All I want is an appointment - My primary care Dr. is at the Springfield Clinic and her only referral is to a Dr. at the clinic. 217 486-8869 if an appointment is possible. DO NOT POST phone #
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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.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Todd – Jul 31, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Biography

Dr. Carol Bauer, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Springfield, IL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. She...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Neurotology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Baylor College Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
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, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), and Tinnitus. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bauer treats.

Where is Dr. Carol Bauer, MD's office located?

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

Practice

Siu Physicians & Surgeons Inc720 N Bond St Springfield, IL 62702
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Southern Illinois Univ ENT

Springfield Office301 N 8TH ST Springfield, IL 62701
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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

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Springfield Memorial Hospital

Springfield, IL

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received