Dr. Paul Arnold, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Arnold
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Carle Foundation Hospital

611 W Park St Urbana, IL 61801

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Dr. Paul Arnold, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Urbana, IL. He is affiliated with medical facilities North Kansas City Hospital and University Of Kansas Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arnold to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arnold

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Based on 39 ratings

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He has been the best Neurosurgeon I have used!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Leslie – Dec 23, 2020
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if you want a skilled surgeon he is your guy.
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Konrad E Gunderson – Nov 27, 2020
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Doctor Arnold is a skilled neurosurgeon, the only one in the area that would take on my surgery. I had a large, benign tumor attached to the spinal cord cover in the C2-C1 area of my spine - a very dangerous place. He advised us he probably could not remove all of it but he did! I see people complain about his lack of conversation. He is direct and not chatty but if you have questions he will answer them. If I wanted conversation I would have gone to a bar. I needed my life saved.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Rosie in Saint Paul, KS – Aug 31, 2018
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Dr Arnold is very skilled. He is direct and to the point. Very pleased with my outcome
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Kansas City, KS – Apr 05, 2017
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I did not know Dr Arnold prior to seeking an emergent consult on a serious lumbar herniated disc/stenosis problem that I was experiencing. BOTTOM LINE: I found Dr Arnold to be direct and to the point and very knowledgeable. If you are prepared to ask him questions about your condition he will directly answer them. I felt very comfortable that his diagnosis and treatment plan was best. My discectomy and laminectomy went well and I'm back to work two weeks post surgery. I recommend Dr Arnold.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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George Holland in Lansing, KS – Nov 16, 2016
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Agreed, Dr. Arnold is an introvert and his bedside manner isn't the best, but he is a brillent surgeon. I was medically retired after 22 years active Army. Soon after I was out Dr. Arnold did a cervical fusion in 2014 and a discotomy (Mar2016). Even though things were going so well, I herniated the same disk (L5/S1) and need more help (maybe a lumbar fusion) and I won't pick any other Dr. I will take skill and brains over manners any day. He took me quickly when I was in unbearable pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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MP trooper in Kansas City, KS – May 13, 2016
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Dr.Arnold did spinal fusion on me from C5-C7 I think he is a good doctor he just doesn't talk much you wait for a long time to see him but he is a busy man.
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  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Sam in Topeka, KS – Feb 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Arnold is committed to providing optimal care of patients with complex spine disease such as degenerative disc disease, spine tumors, spine fractures...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Education

1993
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
1992
University of Illinois
Residency Hospital
1986
U Ill Hosp
Internship Hospital
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
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Does Dr. Paul Arnold, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Paul Arnold, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Arnold frequently treats Spinal Stenosis, Cervical Spine Myelopathy, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Arnold treats.

Where is Dr. Paul Arnold, MD's office located?

Dr. Arnold's office is located at 611 W Park St, Urbana, IL 61801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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

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Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Spinal Stenosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Cervical Spine Myelopathy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arnold treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Arnold treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Dr. Arnold's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Oral and-or Facial Athletic Injury
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Sciatica
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tumor
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Arnold accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Preferred PPO
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MultiPlan PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Carle Foundation Hospital

The Carle Foundation Hospital611 W Park St Urbana, IL 61801
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