Dr. James McDonnell, MD

Dr. James McDonnell, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James McDonnell, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.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
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Strabismus Surgery

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McDonnell to family and friends
3.7
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 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 (5)

Oak Park, IL |
Worst doctor ever!!!
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in Milwaukee, WI |
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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in Bolingbrook, IL |
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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Geneva, IL |
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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Surgury can not be considered a success if you extropia after at
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. McDonnell accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. McDonnell has admitting privileges

Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S 1st Ave
Maywood, IL 60153
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