Dr. James McDonnell, MD

Dr. James McDonnell, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. James McDonnell, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

1 S Summit Ave

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • HealthLink
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McDonnell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diplopia
very high
more than 97% of peers
Esotropia
very high
more than 94% of peers
Hypertropia
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. McDonnell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. McDonnell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McDonnell "Director of the Adult Strabismus / Ocular Realignment Service and Pediatric Ophthalmology Service at Loyola University Medical Center since 1995."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McDonnell "I feel it is an honor and a blessing to care for and serve each and every patient. I love what I do. Patients with crossed eyes experience an extremely thorough and ongoing detailed assessment. We always make sure we have exhausted every other option before recommending surgery. If surgery is needed, we use the most up-to-date outpatient techniques including minimally invasive surgery and adjustable sutures to bring their eyes back into the most normal and physiologic appearance and function possible with care and precision. We are available 24/7."

4  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Strabismus
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cyclotropia
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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6  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Eye Institute Med College Wisc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Wisc Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McDonnell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McDonnell's Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonnell to family and friends
15 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. McDonnell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr McDonnell is truly top of the class. He always has time for his patients, his bedside manner is impeccable. I’m so glad I found him to treat my strabismus.
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Worst doctor ever!!!
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I lived 23 years with eye alignment issues. Dr. McDonnell fixed those issues with 1 surgery and now people cannot believe how perfect my eyes are. Dr. McDonnell walked me through every step of this surgery and checked in on my the following days after the surgery. I felt like I was Dr. McDonnell's...more
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Dr. McDonnell did corrective surgery on both of my eyes in 2004. I have referred several people to this awesome, amazing and gifted man. To date my surgery is still corrective.
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Dr. McDonnell performed the most thorough examination I have ever had with any doctor. He was able to find a solution for my double vision following cataract surgery. I would recommend him to anyone who has a vision problem that has not been able to be solved by another doctor. Dr. McDonnell leaves...more
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